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  • Brand: Doctor's Best
  • Item Number: DRB1042
  • Serving Size: 1 Capsule
  • Servings per Container: 60
  • Quantity per Container: 60 Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.17
  • Price per Unit*: $0.17 per Capsule
  • * Price Per Unit may reflect product's price per capsule, tablet, ounce, fluid ounce, etc.
Regular Price: $17.99 $10.50
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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
  • GMO Free
  • Vegan Capsules

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  • Average Rating: 4.4
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    from miami fl

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    4/16/2012

    clear the fog

    Best 5-HTP really helps me to remain calm and compose


    Pros

      everything and the price and the small oill size

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from PA

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    2/05/2016

    Good product!

    I tried Best 5 HTP by Doctor's Best after lots of research and it seemed to help with along with the other supplements I had been taking. I took it along with other supplements in order to help with mood and anxiousness, and I definitely noticed a difference. I think this is a great value for the product and it is a good thing to take if you have trouble relaxing and keeping calm.


    Pros

      It has a calming effect and is a good value.

    Cons

      None.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Cincinnati, OH

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    11/09/2012

    Fast-Acting!

    I have been taking 5-HTP since it arrived a few days ago and my mood has improved.


    Pros

      Fast-acting

    Cons

      One more pill to take

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Kent, WA

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    11/19/2012

    5HTP

    I usually use Thorne or Priority One products but Best 5-HTP 100 mg appeared to be a pure formula of 5HTP (not a blend of misc. stuff) and it was on a great sale. My Naturopath recommended it for sleep and anxiety problems. It takes awhile to build up in your system so you have to take it constantly for many weeks. I am going to try adding Valerian Root extract at night to help with sleep issues.


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Brighton, MI

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    1/17/2013

    My Internist Recommends This Product...

    Best 5-HTP provides building blocks for healthy neurons supports my healthy memory and thinking ability since I am in the older age that needs more help. It works for me I take two 100mg per day. I need all the help I can get.


    Pros

      Sale price I will be ordering more of this product as I have been taking it for a very long time and will continue to do so as prescribed by my long time wonderful doctor.

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Las Vegas, NV

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    2/25/2013

    5HTP

    Best 5-HTP at a great price. Works well. Pureformulas.com has speedy shipping!


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from Holland, MI

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    3/26/2013

    Finally a product that works

    Best 5-HTP is AWESOME!!! Ive been looking for a product that relaxes me to fall and stay asleep. This does the job. Its like the sleep you get after eating turkey. :D. I dont wake up feeling tired or groogy I wake up feeling rested and alive. Plus Ive lost a couple lbs. so thats not to shabby either.


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from columbia, mo

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    2/20/2013

    Great for mood.

    Great deal for the price.


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      price

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from North Carolina

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    4/02/2013

    Loved it

    Ive been taking this for a week now and noticed a very visible change in my mood. I feel more relaxed and focused. I sleep easier. Its really great. I will say though that I did feel drowsy for the first few days. Also start slow. I would start with one a day (I take mine at noon) and then if you feel like you need more take another. But it really is wonderful.


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from south broward

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    3/25/2013

    Great price

    I have been using Best 5-HTP for anxiety and sleep issues. This is a great price!


    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     

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  • Q G Walker on 2/24/2016

    does this product D35 is it cholecalciferd and does it contain 

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    • PureFormulas on 2/24/2016

      Hi there! Thank you for your question. No this product does not contain any dairy, fish, egg, shellfish, nuts, wheat, gluten, soy, sugar, yeast or artificial color. :)

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