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 breakdown144 reviews
125 out of 144(87%)customers recommend this product.
"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."
"I am always looking for ways to not take sleeping pills or tranquilizers for sleep, and combining this with melatonin plus theanine really seems to help. Even if I wake up in the middle of the night, I usually can get back to sleep quickly."
"Why would you even sell a 5-HTP product that is not enteric coated? When it is not enteric coated, the stomach uses almost all of the 5-HTP itself, so almost none of it ever gets to the brain! Therefore, those of you who think this product is improving your mood are all experiencing a placebo effect, which I guess is fine if that is acceptable to you. I will wait for Vitacost to make a proper 5-HTP product."
"I was using NOW foods 5 htp with very good results. I was sleeping well and mood was improved. When I ran out I started using NSI 5htp and my mood declined right away as did my sleep. I felt like I wasn't taking anything. I have purchased NSI products quite often, but am very unsatisfied with the 5htp and will be going back to the other brand."