Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Caps

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  • Brand: Doctors Best
  • Item Number: DRB1042
  • Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)
  • Servings per Container: 60
  • Amount per Container: 60 Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.16
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  • MFG # DRB-00077
  • UPC # 753950000773
  • 5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin‚ a neurotransmitter substance found at the junctions (synapses) between neurons. 5-HTP helps maintain mental and emotional well-being and promotes healthy sleep. Best 5-HTP is based on science-based nutrition and contains a compound extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.

    Benefits of 5-HTP

    5-HTP functions as the precursor for serotonin‚ a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the central nervous system (CNS) and some cells of the digestive tract. In the body‚ 5-HTP is formed by the addition of a hydroxyl group (–OH) to tryptophan‚ a reaction catalyzed by the enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase. This enzyme can be hindered by stress and conditions such as vitamin B6 deficiency‚ which is one reason B6 is included in this formula. Additionally‚ pyridoxal phosphate (vitamin B6) is necessary for 5-HTP to be converted to serotonin. Vitamin C participates in the conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and of tyrosine to norepinephrine‚ another important neurotransmitter.

    Synthesis of serotonin in the brain requires an adequate supply of either tryptophan or 5-HTP as precursors in the CNS. The supply of tryptophan available for conversion to 5-HTP depends on a number of factors‚ including the person’s overall health and the competition between tryptophan and other amino acids for transport across the blood-brain barrier. Whereas tryptophan may be sidetracked into the production of niacin or protein‚ 5-HTP readily crosses the blood-brain barrier and becomes available for serotonin synthesis. Therefore‚ supplementation with 5-HTP is a more direct route to serotonin production.

    In contrast to tryptophan‚ orally consumed 5-HTP is readily absorbed by the mucosal cells of the gastrointestinal tract‚ with up to 70% then appearing in the bloodstream. The implications of possibly altering serotonin in this manner are significant: serotonergic neurons (nerve cells stimulated by serotonin) regulate sleep‚ appetite‚ nociception (the perception of pain)‚ and aggressive behavior.

    A synaptic serotonin deficit is hypothesized to be capable of a major adverse effect on your mood. Supplementation with 5-HTP may help balance your mood via an increase in serotonin synthesis. Best 5-HTP 100 mg may also promote relaxation and a feeling of calmness‚ which is necessary in today’s world. Additionally‚ pyridoxine deficiency may be related to fatigue.

    Some also believe that 5-HTP can support satiety and healthy eating patterns. While serotonin is renowned for its functioning in the brain‚ 95% of serotonin is actually found in the gastrointestinal tract. Accordingly‚ serotonin is deeply involved in gut physiology‚ including visceral perception and weight maintenance. For example‚ feeling less stressed may lessen emotional eating.

    Studies have shown that 5-HTP can positively influence the quality of sleep by increasing restorative REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. This can leave you feeling more energetic and less irritable during the day.

    Finally‚ Doctor’s Best’s Best 5-HTP may serve as a potent scavenger of potentially harmful free radicals. Compounds such as vitamin E and flavonoids derive their free-radical quenching ability from their hydroxyl groups (–OH)‚ which donate electrons to oxidants. 5-HTP is formed from tryptophan by the addition of an –OH group‚ which gives 5-HTP its antioxidant properties; this is in contrast to tryptophan‚ which is sensitive to oxidation. The effectiveness of 5-HTP in preventing lipid and protein oxidation is believed to support liver health‚ similar to vitamin C.

    Each bottle of Best 5-HTP 100 mg by Doctor’s Best contains 60 vegetarian capsules.

    For over two decades‚ Doctor's Best has provided a wide variety of nutritional supplements. All Doctor's Best products are made with the highest-quality raw ingredients available on the market. Its formulations are science-based and tested for effectiveness and safety.





    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.drbvitamins.com

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings per container: 60 servings

Amount Per Serving %DV
5-hydroxy L-tryptophan 100 mg †

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† Daily Values Not Established.

Other Ingredients: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule)‚ rice powder‚ magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Does Not Contain: milk‚ egg‚ wheat‚ gluten‚ corn‚ soy‚ sugar‚ sweeteners‚ starch‚ salt‚ or preservatives.

Take 1 capsule two or three times daily‚ with or without food.

Oral administration of 5-HTP in clinical studies has resulted in gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea‚ vomiting and diarrhea. According to a review of several studies‚ these effects are tolerated by most patients and tend to lessen over time. Side effects are more marked with higher doses.5 A recent review in a toxicology journal concludes that while undue speculation was raised years ago‚ “there is no evidence to implement 5-HTP intake as a cause of any illness.”

Notice: Not to be used concurrently with MAO inhibitors‚ selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or other anti-depressant medications. It should also not be used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans".

Free of "Peak X" as verified by assay.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan Product
  • Vegetarian Product

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Overall Rating for Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Caps

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    from United States

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    7/02/2014

    DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION

    ABSOLUTE GARBAGE. This manufacturer also sell a version which has the B6 NECESSARY for HTP5 to be converted to serotonin. This DOES NOT so you need to spend more and buy a B6 supplement. GARBAGE.

     
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    from austell, GA

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    5/08/2014

    MOOD

    I AM IN A BETTER MOOD WHEN I TAKE THESE. ALSO THEY DECREASE MY APPETITE. THATS ALWAYS A PLUS

    Pros

      PRICE

    Cons

      NONE

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from LI, NY

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    3/06/2014

    Great Product

    I have been taking this supplement for about 8 months at the recommendation of my dr. and I feel they are a benefit to my health

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Tacoma, WA

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    12/11/2013

    Best 5-HTP

    I have a high stress job and take the Best 5-HTP occasionally . It helps to calm my nerves.

    Pros

      I would compare the effect of 5-HTP to having a glass of wine without the side effects of alcohol I am not a health care provider I only play one on TV Note - Check with your natural health care provider prior to taking any supplements

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Washington, DC

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    12/03/2013

    Relieves Depression

    I have been suffering with depression now for about 20 years. I have only been using this product for about 2 1/2 months now but already see a marked improvement in symptoms. I am more emotionally stable I feel a bit more energized and I am less irritable. I believe that I will continue to improve as I take this product.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Yakima, WA

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    11/26/2013

    Helpful Sometimes

    Sometimes this seems to help and other times not really so the jury is out for me. This brand has been the best that I have tried to date.

    Pros

      Easy to swallow and good price.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Oklahoma

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    10/05/2013

    5htp The Mind Mellower :)

    Best 5-HTP is a very good supplement for helping one to come off of anti-depressants such as Cymbalta. Quick noticeable results!

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Durango, CO

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    9/18/2013

    Great for Sleep!

    I love Best 5-HTP - its helpful for sleep and general calming.

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      Affordable.

    Cons

      Nothing

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from atlanta, ga

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    8/07/2013

    help with sleep

    I bought Best 5-HTP for my domestic partner suffering from insomnia due to situational stress. He claims there has been no difference in his sleep after taking Best 5-HTP form a week. My mom used Best 5-HTP for relaxation and rest and found it helpful. I personally dont suffer from insomnia/depression so havent taken.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Los Angeles, CA

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    7/30/2013

    Very Helpful

    Best 5-HTP helps curb carb cravings for me especially right before my period.

    Pros

      The pills are small making them easy to swallow.

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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