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.*. Exceptional quality at an extraordinary 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 breakdown163 reviews
143 out of 163(88%)customers recommend this product.
"A doctor who uses SAMe and 5HTP said he prefers the 5HTP as it allows the body to produce the requisite levels of serotonin. Fewer blood tests needed to prevent serotonin levels from becoming too high.
2 capsules every evening seems to keep me on an even keel, mood-wise; and the price is half of what the SAMe cost me.
"Great product for the price. It's hard to find 100mg capsules for a low price that actually still work. Thank you Vitacost for offering this, and other products, at reasonable prices. I will continue to purchase these vitamins."
"This product is not as good as when I have purchased 5HTP from Vitacost in the past. It is not as fast acting and does not last as long as the older version. It is still better than some that I have tried, but not the same high quality that I had come to expect from Vitacost."
"I use this periodically as a sleep aid when I can't seem to relax enough to fall asleep. However, I have also found that taking a capsule every night results in tiredness through the next day. I will continue to use on a periodic basis."
"I had been to the Dr. Several times and they couldn't figure out how to help me get some sleep or help me with my mood without prescribing drugs which I won't take, I spoke to my sister in law and she said try 5htp from vita cost so I did!!! Oh my what a difference. Finding out later I'm peri-menopausal, these were just what I needed. My attitude change drastically and after 3 months of no sleep I'm getting a great nights rest. Thank you!!! Will continue to purchase!!!"
"Simple and sweet--this works in combo with a few other items. Take it with Theanine, just before bedtime. About an hour before bedtime, put sublingual GABA and melatonin (Vitacost has a great product for these)."
"I'm very happy with the size and ease of taking these capsules. They do the job and I feel so much better since taking them. Vita cost price is best I have found especially when you know they are good quality."
"Have only been taking this for 2 months now but it seems to be working well. I work a very high stress job with long hours and it seems to help me stay more balanced and feel less stressed out. Am in a better mood by the time I get home too, so I don't drag down the family!"
"Took as prescribed and didn't notice any difference (for me anyways) 3 days ago (5-17-13) I stopped taking the 5-HTP and started taking a melatonin supplement. Now this product does its job. I am able to relax and fall asleep in the late evening and wake up feeling super refreshed with no side effects. I also feel more relaxed throughout the day. Not tired mind you, but just a great overall feeling of a good night's sleep and ready to "pound the pavement" Some may benefit from 5-HTP but for me it was a dud."