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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:  0.19
  • Price per Unit*: $0.19 per Capsule
  • * Price Per Unit may reflect product's price per capsule, tablet, ounce, fluid ounce, etc.
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  • MFG # DRB-00077
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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.

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

Serving Size: 1 Veggie Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60

Amount Per Serving / % DV

5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan 100mg / †

†Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: Modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule)‚ microcrystalline cellulose‚ silicon dioxide.

Non-GMO / Gluten-Free / Soy-Free / Vegan / Vegetarian.

Take 1 capsule daily‚ with or without food‚ or as recommended by a nutritionally informed physician.

Not to be used when taking MAO inhibitors‚ selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)‚ or other antidepressant medications. It should also not be used by individuals taking any of the category of medications known as "triptans".

Keep out of reach of children.

Store in a cool‚ dry place.

  • Gluten Free
  • GMO Free
  • Soy Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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Overall Rating for 5-HTP 100 mg - 60 Veggie Capsules

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    from SPOKANE VALLEY WA

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    12/26/2017

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    Not sure about this

    I haven't noticed positive changes in mood or sleep from 5-HTP 100 mg by Doctor's Best. I have started to forget to take it everyday. I've heard it takes a while to work maybe I'm impatient but I have lost faith in this brand. I used to love the brand but not so much anymore.


     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from PA

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    2/05/2016

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    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.

     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from Pompano Beach, FL

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    7/13/2015

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    A very good product.

    I like Best 5 HTP by Doctor's Best very much. I like that they are very innovative and keep improving their product. It did help me to relax and go to sleep.


    Pros

      Quality and price.

    Cons

      Nothing.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from DC metro

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    3/23/2015

    One of the best!

    I found Best 5-HTP by Doctor's Best to be a great product. Doctor's Best says it all. I would order it again. This has the right dosage and the price is great! I want to try it again and re-evaluate it before recommending it to family.


    Pros

      The dosage and price was great.

    Cons

      I can't say I disliked anything. Except I see the price went up. And I haven't bought it since.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
     
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    from District of Columbia

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    3/07/2015

    No effect for me, but worth a try .

    I've tried a few varieties of 5-HTP over the years in the hopes of alleviating moodiness, and perhaps even reducing appetite as a bonus. I haven't seen benefit in these areas, but perhaps milder cases of depression can be improved with Best 5- HTP by Doctor's Best as long as a proper diet is included. While I can't say it was relaxing enough to lull me to sleep, I think I slept better and woke up less with this, although this benefit was short-lived. I think this is better for those with mild stress (not true anxiety or deep depression), but it cannot be a panacea unless healthy diet is also included.


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      Easy to take, no harmful ingredients.

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      Not effective for all users.

     
     
  • 0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from United States

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    7/02/2014

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    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.


     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from austell, GA

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    5/08/2014

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    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.

     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from LI, NY

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    3/06/2014

    Verified Buyer

    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.

     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from Tacoma, WA

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    12/11/2013

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    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.

     
     
  • 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.

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    from Washington, DC

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    12/03/2013

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    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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  • 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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