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Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Capsules

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Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Capsules
Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie CapsulesBest 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie CapsulesBest 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie CapsulesBest 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Capsules

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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.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings per container: 60 servings

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


† 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.

Best 5-HTP 100 mg 60 Veggie Capsules
4.5 Stars based on 25 Review(s)
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product
March 6, 2014
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

Tacoma, WA
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best 5-HTP
December 11, 2013
I have a high stress job and take the Best 5-HTP occasionally . It helps to calm my nerves.
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

Washington, DC
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Relieves Depression
December 3, 2013
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.

Yakima, WA
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Helpful Sometimes
November 26, 2013
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.
Easy to swallow and good price.

5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

5htp The Mind Mellower :)
October 5, 2013
Best 5-HTP is a very good supplement for helping one to come off of anti-depressants such as Cymbalta. Quick noticeable results!

Durango, CO
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great for Sleep!
September 18, 2013
I love Best 5-HTP - it's helpful for sleep and general calming.

atlanta, ga
2/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

help with sleep
August 7, 2013
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 don't suffer from insomnia/depression, so haven't taken.

Los Angeles, CA
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Helpful
July 30, 2013
Best 5-HTP helps curb carb cravings for me especially right before my period.
The pills are small making them easy to swallow.

claremore, OK
3/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

So far so good
July 30, 2013
I only rate Best 5-HTP a 3 because I have not tried it long enough yet to know but, so far so good. I was looking for a good 5HTP and have tried a few others that did not work very well, but Best 5-HTP seems to be doing well for me. I found it on my own and as of right now I am pleased and will order again. I ordered because my Naturapathic Doctor had put me on a 5htp and it really worked but the price was to costly which is why I went looking for something else.
The price. So far the way it works.

Coral Gables, FL
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Feel calmer
July 24, 2013
I feel calmer and more relaxed and more laid back after using Best 5-HTP for a week. I also have deeper more vivid dreams.

Rosemount, MN
5/5 Stars

June 18, 2013
I always get quality products from Pureformulas.com and in a timely manner. Prices are competitive.
This product does not work for me, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great product for someone else.

Ft Lauderdale FL
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Better rest
May 17, 2013
Since I started taking Best 5-HTP, I am much calmer at night and able to fall asleep better. I am so glad I found Best 5-HTP.
easy to swallow capsules

5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great value
May 13, 2013
I really love Best 5-HTP it seems to work better for me I've been using it for over 6 months.

Atlanta, GA
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great for mood and sleep
May 10, 2013
I use Best 5-HTP for help with sleep and mood. This is a good brand at a good price.
Price and brand

North Carolina
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Loved it
April 2, 2013
I've 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. It's 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.

Holland, MI
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Finally a product that works
March 26, 2013
Best 5-HTP is AWESOME!!! I've been looking for a product that relaxes me to fall and stay asleep. This does the job. It's like the sleep you get after eating turkey. :D. I don't wake up feeling tired or groogy, I wake up feeling rested and alive. Plus, I've lost a couple lbs. so that's not to shabby either.

Chicago, IL
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works great!
March 26, 2013
In stores I'd be paying twice this! I've been using 5-HTP for a little over 5 months. I started using it for sleep, so I'd take one capsule at night with a cup of tea and noticed my sleep patterns starting to regulate. I don't wake up groggy, irritable and foggy in the head like I use to. I've noticed my moods more balanced as well, but I'm not sure if it's just because of the better sleep or the actual benefits of the serotonin production.
Safe, price, calming, improved sleep!

south broward
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great price
March 25, 2013
I have been using Best 5-HTP for anxiety and sleep issues. This is a great price!

Las Vegas, NV
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

February 25, 2013
Best 5-HTP at a great price. Works well. Pureformulas.com has speedy shipping!

columbia, mo
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great for mood.
February 20, 2013
Great deal for the price.

Brighton, MI
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

My Internist Recommends This Product...
January 17, 2013
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.
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.

Kent, WA
4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

November 19, 2012
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.

Cincinnati, OH
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

November 9, 2012
I have been taking 5-HTP since it arrived a few days ago, and my mood has improved.
One more pill to take

4/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very good!
June 21, 2012
Arrived very quickly!

miami fl
5/5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

clear the fog
April 16, 2012
Best 5-HTP really helps me to remain calm and compose
everything and the price and the small oill size

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