Natural amino acid supplement containing 5-hydroxytryptophan. What is 5-HTP? 5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is an amino acid that converts to serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a substance that acts as a neurotransmitter or chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another. . How does 5-HTP support health? 5-HTP can elevate levels of serotonin which is associated with good mood in humans.*. 5-HTP can increase a sense of well-being.*. Why choose Vitacost 5-HTP? Free of the compound “peak X” for health safety reasons.*. Great quality great value. About Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). . . . *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease.
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Rating breakdown38 reviews
32 out of 38(84%)customers recommend this product.
"Vitacost 5HTP is an excellent product in 100mg caps!
Reason: By using smaller capsule they have to put in same amount of rice flour + stearic acid (vegetable source) and magnesium stearate into an 50mg capsule. Anti-stick agents should be nicely reduced in proportion, but it cannot be done, think about it, they have to use the same amount of anti-stick substances they use for the 100mg caps.
I'm using 3x50mg caps to get some effect. Think again! You ingest twice or 2x the amount of what is NOT 5-HTP by using 50mg caps.
Its not the product, but the amount of helper agents they HAVE to put into smaller caps so the 5HTP doesn't stick to capsule walls and get through the necessary manufacturing process.
Buy 100mg Vitacost caps, those are excellent and taste good on your tongue.
50mg tastes like rough sand and not your fantastic 100mg caps content at all."
"I take a 50 mg 5- HTP Vitacost brand about 1 hour before bed time to help me sleep. I notice if I don't take one, I wake up cranky the next morning. So in addition to my prescription sleep aid, I always add 5 -HTP to the mix for a good nights rest and immediate awakening the next morning."
"This product had no effect on me whatsoever far as i could tell. Almost done with bottle. Did nothing for me, did not make me drowsy or help me sleep whatsoever. Will not be buying again. I have tried other brands of 5-HTP in the past with no effect there either. So it is not the brand, just the 5-HTP."