5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) Capsules
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) also known as oxitriptan is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.
It is advised that 5-HTP should not be taken by people on SSRIs or other types of antidepressants.
|Per Serve||Per 100g|
Servings Per Package: 120
Serving Size: 100mg (one capsule)
FORMULATED SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS FOOD. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE OR PREGNANT WOMEN. SHOULD ONLY BE USED UNDER MEDICAL OR DIETIC SUPERVISION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A SOLE SOURCE OF NUTRITION AND SHOULD BE CONSUMED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A NUTRITIOUS DIET AND APPROPRIATE PHYSICAL TRAINING OR EXERCISE PROGRAM.
5-HTP Capsules is regularly lab tested.
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Posted by Ig on Oct 24, 2016
As a sleep product I found that it gave me a slightly deeper sleep where I was dreaming more intensely and more often but I would suggest taking out supplements as well like magnesium, taurine and maybe gaba. Also important to get to bed on time as sunlight will wake you up regardless of how much you take.
As a mood enhancer, initially it was quite subtle but it wasn't until I caught a cold that I realise how useful it could be in times of physical stress. I went from feeling emotionally bad to average and functioning while my body was sick with a virus.
Posted by Alex on Oct 09, 2016
Couldn't ask for more, it does as described and I wouldn't but 5htp from anywhere else now.
Posted by Tommy on Oct 07, 2016
I've recently tried this 5htp product for the first time ! I used to take a sleeping tablet every night to sleep, however I don't anymore since using 5htp take one in morning 2 at night sleep much better and have calmer mood! Recommended!!
Posted by Brent on Sep 30, 2016
5HTP is a very good product as it aids in relaxation, but it also possesses other advantageous benefits. For example, my girlfriend experiences heightened food cravings (especially for carbs) and becomes quite self conscious during the luteal phase of her menstral cycle (one week before her actual period). This is due to the bodies natural reduction in serotonin levels during this phase. Tryptophan, one of the main components in 5HTP, helps to reduce her cravings and calm her emotions, by offsetting the decline in serotonin. For optimal results begin supplementing 5HTP at least one week before the commencement of your luteal phase.
Posted by Linda on Sep 27, 2016
If you already know the benefits of 5htp and looking for a great quality product at the best price and speedy delivery, you've found it! Highly recommended
Posted by George on Sep 22, 2016
This stuff works. If you have sleep problems give this a go. I think it is better than straight melatonin as 5-HTP converts to it anyway and taking melatonin long term is questionable.
Posted by Steve on Sep 22, 2016
I used this product to replace the SSRI (fluvoxamine) that I'd been taking for nine years and which I suspected was contributing significantly towards my IBS symptoms. Stopping the SSRI provided the expected relief from the watery/mucosal bowel, but I was disappointed that I'd also lost what to me was a beneficial sexual 'side effect' of the SSRI: delayed ejaculation. The 5-HTP assumed that function admirably and appears to be a very satisfactory and inexpensive replacement for the intended role of fluvoxamine, but without the wet bowel effect.
Posted by B on Sep 12, 2016
Very quick delivery. I took the first pill in the morning and a few hours later noticed I had more energy and was more optimistic. Took another at night and had a really good night sleep and woke up very refreshed. For months, if not years, I've been waking up with intense anxiety and dread and very groggy, even if I didn't have anything stressful on that day. This was the first time in so long that I've woken up without that feeling. I've been feeling very depressed recently and feeling anxious all the time, but this has helped that I think. There's been a few times where I've felt anxious and depressed again but its not nearly at the level its been before and I feel a lot calmer and better able to manage it. I've only been on it 5 days so far and there's a chance its just a placebo effect. But there's little doubt its had a big impact on my sleeping patterns. I usually have insomnia or just completely irregular sleeping patterns but so far I've been waking up early every day since I've been taking them. My dreams are a lot more vivid too.
Posted by Anon on Jul 30, 2016
Hi, I am weaning off SSRIs, and by using this product, with some Vitamin B and Vitamin D, my moods have been much better controlled, than before I started using it.
Posted by Michael on Jul 04, 2016
Melatonin is not available without prescription in Australia. With a persciption it's stupidly expensive. The effect of taking 5HTP is pretty much identical to the effect of supplementing melatonin. This was especially effective at providing my Nan with unbroken sleep whereas elephant tranquillisers had no to little effect. It did not help me get a more restful sleep, it messed with my "ok but I'd like to sleep more restfully" sleep.
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