5-Hydroxytryptophan 90 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Item Number: TR1228
  • Serving Size: 2 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Servings per Container: 45
  • Amount per Container: 90 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.68
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  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate metabolite produced when the body initiates the process of converting the essential amino acid L-tryptophan to serotonin. Serotonin levels in the body are associated with the regulation of sleep‚ mood‚ aggression‚ appetite‚ temperature‚ sexual behavior‚ and pain sensation.

    Supplementing with 5-HTP to facilitate serotonin production is preferable to supplementing with L-tryptophan because‚ unlike L-tryptophan‚ 5-HTP cannot be shunted into niacin or protein production. Supplementation with 5-HTP bypasses the conversion of L-tryptophan into 5-HTP by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase‚ the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin and a step that can be inhibited by a number of factors‚ including stress‚ insulin resistance‚ increasing age‚ and deficiencies of vitamin C‚ folate‚ and iron.

    5-HTP is well absorbed when taken orally‚ with about 70 percent ending up in the bloodstream. Intestinal absorption of 5-HTP doesn’t require the presence of a transport molecule and is not affected by the presence of other amino acids; therefore‚ it may be taken with meals without reducing its effectiveness. 5-HTP easily crosses the blood-brain barrier and effectively increases central nervous system (CNS) synthesis of serotonin.

    5-HTP has been shown to have a beneficial impact on mood‚ discomfort associated with fatigue‚ sleep‚ and carbohydrate craving. Several studies of individuals with negative mood status have shown significant positive response with 50-300 mg of 5-HTP daily.

    To further facilitate serotonin production‚ Thorne Research's 5-HTP formula contains the active form of vitamin B6‚ pyridoxal 5'-phosphate‚ which is necessary in order to convert 5-HTP to serotonin. 5-HTP is commercially produced by extraction from the seeds of the African plant‚ Griffonia simplicifolia.

    Each dose of two capsules provides 100 mg of 5-hydroxytryptophan. One bottle of 5-Hydroxytryptophan by Thorne Research provides 90 vegetarian capsules‚ which will last for about 45 days at the recommended dosage.

    Thorne Research strives to provide pure‚ high-quality supplements to people looking to enhance their health and well-being. Its products are commonly used in prestigious research studies‚ and are recommended by many doctors and health care practitioners. The company always goes the extra mile to ensure that Thorne Research dietary supplements are safe and effective for immune-compromised‚ allergic‚ and chemically sensitive patients.





    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Serving Size 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container 45

Amount Per Serving / %DV

Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 6.8 mg / 340%
5-Hydroxytryptophan 100 mg / *

*Daily Value not establsihed.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose‚ Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ Leucine‚ Silicon Dioxide.

This product does not contain wheat‚ gluten‚ corn‚ yeast‚ soy‚ egg‚ dairy products‚ or artificial colors‚ sweeteners‚ or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose‚ palmitic acid‚ or magnesium‚ calcium‚ or vegetable stearates.

Take 1-2 capsules three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.

WARNING: This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. If pregnant‚ nursing‚ or trying to conceive‚ consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.5-Hydroxytryptophan should be used with caution in an individual currently being treated with an SSRI‚ MAO inhibitor‚ or other antidepressant medication.

  • Vegetarian Product
  • Wheat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Egg Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Artificial Color Free
  • Artificial Flavor Free
  • Artificial Sweetener Free
  • Magnesium Stearate Free

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Overall Rating for 5-Hydroxytryptophan 90 Vegetarian Capsules

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5 15 Based on 15 reviews

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    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    11/18/2013

    highly recommended

    Im truly a bit surprised but I think this product takes the edge of my anxiety for food.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Vermont

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    9/19/2013

    Not my favorite

    5-Hydroxytryptophan gave me stomach ache. I prefer the sub lingual version as it doesnt create a stomach ache.

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      Stomach ache
     
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    from SF Bay Area, CA

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    5/19/2013

    good recommendation

    My ND recommended 5-Hydroxytryptophan to help sleep taking one at night. I was also very anxious and overwhelmed at work and the next time I saw her she said to take one in morning as well. It really helps with the anxiety and sleep but my mind is still very sharp and creative at work and I dont have the side-effect of vivid dreams that some people do.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Phoenix, Az

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    4/26/2013

    it works

    Within days of starting 5-Hydroxytryptophan I experienced reduced carbohydrate cravings and feel more rested. So far I am taking 5-Hydroxytryptophan at bedtime only as it does seem to cause some drowsiness.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from CA

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    4/12/2013

    good sleep

    I can sleep through the night and wake up rested when taking 5-Hydroxytryptophan.

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      makes me sleep

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Georgia

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    4/04/2013

    It works

    I needed something to help with depression. My ND recommended 5-Hydroxytryptophan to me. This does work to lift my mood. It also helps control my anxiety. I found too that it helps promote healthy sleep. I take one in the morning and one in the evening.

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      works quickly small pill

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Maricopa, AZ

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    12/12/2012

    Great Product!

    I have been taking Thorne 5HTP for over 2 weeks now. I am feeling great! I was taken it because my Serotonin level was very low. 5-Hydroxytryptophan has helped alot.

    Pros

      How it has made me feel better.

    Cons

      It did give me an upset stomach at first and it at times does give me heartburn.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Phoenixville , PA

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    10/30/2012

    GREAT product!!

    My Doctor recommended taking 3 capsules of 5-Hydroxytryptophan with Melatonin to sleep. It works GREAT!! 99% of the time I get a good nights sleep and Im not usually drowsy at all when I get up!

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from New Orleans,la

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    12/22/2011

    Been a blessing

    Weened off antidepressant with no issues. Then moved up my mg of 5htp week by week. Been taking 5-Hydroxytryptophan everyday for 6 mos. I will only use this brand.

    Pros

      Helps with anxiety low mood and sleep.

    Cons

      sometimes makes me drowsy in day

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Oregon, United States

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    5/31/2011

    Improves Mood Helps Sleep

    Ive been using this 5HTP for about 10 months now. It helps me sleep like i did when i was a teenager plus it improved my mood very quickly. I felt better the next day. I had been on a low dose of Paxil for 9 months prior because of a difficult work situation (which i quit) but wanted off because of the side effects. the only side effect ive had from this is very vivid dreams. My 21 yr old college son was on Celexa for anxiety and depression for about 1 year and also wanted off. He waited 4 months before starting the 5HTP and also felt better immediately. Hes now been on it for 6 months and after years of insomnia hes sleeping well at night. He also has some seasonal depression because it is dark & rainy in our area throughout the winters. Now my 19 yr old daughter has begun taking it - pressures of freshman year of college were making it hard for her to sleep and very prone to tears. she also felt better within 2 days. I have nothing but good things to say about it although after passing it out to several friends most werent as thrilled as i was. To me its all good.

    Pros

      low cost; fewer side effects than prescription drugs; better sleep; better mood

    Cons

      i only take 1 capsule a night - taking 2 makes me too sleepy the following morning. some weird dreams.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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