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.
5 HTP can be taken any time of day, however many users consume it before sleeping.
A typical dosage of 5 HTP is 100mg.
100% pharmaceutical grade 5-Hydroxytryptophan Griffonia Simplicifolia Seed Extract (contains polydextrose). Capsules contain gelatin.
1. How does it taste? This product is unflavoured and is generally considered to be bitter.
2. What is made from? This product is derived from starches
3. Are samples available of this product? Sorry we do not provide samples of this product
4. How is it packaged? This product is packaged in single 120 Capsule containers. You can purchase 480 capsules for a futher discount, but the product will be delivered as 4 x 120 Capsule containers
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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 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.
Posted by Tracey on Jun 29, 2016
I've been taking this supplement for several weeks now and I have found my overall state of well-being to be notably calmer. I started taking it to mainly help with sleep issues, which have improved a little but I'm hoping that will improve more in time. Overall, a quality product at a great price and best of all, it's an Australian owned and made product. I will make this my go to site for supplements from now on! Thanks Bulk Nutrients! :)
Posted by Anon on May 18, 2016
Just like it says, it doesn't make you drowsy but sleep is so much more restful. I wake up feeling much better
Posted by Jamie on Mar 30, 2016
Awesome! They don't make me tired, but once I go to sleep I dream every night and wake up easily in the morning. Dreams are very vivid, I love dreaming, some people may not.
Posted by Simon on Mar 24, 2016
What a boost this gives me. Admittedly ive giving up sugar and carbs also this week, but 5-HTP makes me feel happy, focused and clear thinking. Ive suffered with depression - this is a real help.
Posted by Sarah on Feb 28, 2016
I have been taking this for 2 weeks now and have found my mood levels are boosted and my sleep is uninterrupted. I am taking it with other supplements instead of drugs for depression/anxiety and I'm glad I started. I feel like I can make some changes and pick myself up since I actually have energy again. Getting a good sleep makes all the difference. I'm happy when I wake up and more productive during the day. I only take the minimum dose and am surprised it works so well.
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