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 breakdown55 reviews
50 out of 55(91%)customers recommend this product.
"We love it! Both my hubby & I take this product every day., along with flax meal & other natural supplements.... Helps me feel normal, clear headed and I sleep well. I tell people about it every chance I can!"
"I started taking this months ago to help up my mood. It is the first time I have taken any supplement and my husband noted a difference within days telling me how calm and happy I was, back to my old self. I noticed it as well a couple weeks into taking it how I was more relaxed. I am unsure if it is working anymore, I seem pretty "stable" no more crying in the car for no reasons or wanting to hide. It isn't an "upper" by no means, but I no longer feel anxious and sad all the time-normal."
"This product really works! It gives you a feeling of well being without any unpleasant side effects and you get benefit from it quickly. The Vitacost brand of 5-HTP is not only reliable but at a fair price. Many of my family members have tried this product and attest to its remarkable effects."
"At first I thought this was a great pill to help with sleeping. I found that after a week of taking the pill it didn't work as well. So I stopped using it for a week and then tried again. So it shouldn't be used every night I guess. As far as cutting back on sweets, I did notice that I didn't crave it as much, that helps."
"I noticed the effects of the 5-HTP after a few days in a row of taking it before bed. They work great for mellowing out your mind and triggering your body's "sleep switch". The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because of one side effect I noticed. The 5-HTP mellow feeling seemed to last into the first several hours of my morning leaving my mind not feeling fully activated. Tip: Do not take 5-HTP longer than the product recommends."
"This helps so much for mood. I can definitely tell that it improves my attitude, which is really helpful since I'm in school with a full load and a hard major. I don't take this regularly, usually just when I'm having a bad day. But I sometimes take it before I do cardio, which gives me a nice serotonin boost while i work out."