5-HTP 50 mg


Griffonia simplicifolia is an African plant which is extracted to produce 5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin.
Product: 5-HTP 50 mg
Brand: NOW Foods (More Products)
Size: 30 Capsules
Dosage: 1 capsule daily
Retail: $7.99
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5 Customer Reviews


Worked well
by LP

When I was having trouble sleeping I didn't want to take prescribed meds or even the usual over the counter sleep aids. I wanted to take something natural so I was told to try L-tryptophan by Now Foods. I don't use it everyday, only when I know I had a bad day and will lie awake with my mind replaying the days events. I usually then take one an hour before I plan on going to bed.
L-tryptophan helps the body to regulate sleep by converting the serotonin in the body. It also acts as an anti-depressant and an aid to weight loss although I haven't lost any weight using it or used it for that reason. As we age we produce less L-tryphophan and sometimes taking a supplement will be all that is needed. I keep this on hand specifically for those days when extra help sleeping is needed.


Worked Wonders
by Traci Anderson

After suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for nearly four years, I was willing to try anything. I did a ton of research on natural products that would help with depression and sleep deprivation and this product was mentioned most frequently.
I used it for several months before my CFIDS started to subside. While I can not be certain if it helped restore my immune system, I am fairly certain it helped me manage the side effects.


A great Help
by Bob Rakoczy

After a horrible holiday season with family medical propblems and financial concerns I knew I needed something to help combat my depression. 5-Htp proved to be a great help. By New Years my friends and family had seen a significant change in my attitude and mood.


Another Good One
by Niki Hause

I feel that all of the companies offering 5 HTP should be commended. A few years ago several natural anti-depressant drugs were prohibited by the FDA and many suffered unnecessarily. However, with the creation of 5 HTP, they were able to eliminate one step in the process that the brain makes the neurotransmitter serotonin in offering 5 HTP. This product converts almost immeditately to serotonin once ingested, and one simply needs to take it to see the effects. It is estimated to start from 100-300 mg 1- 3times a day as needed. For severe depression, increase the does as needed slowly until you can feel the effects. Hardly anyone has any side effects by taking 5 HTP and is a wonderful alternative to prescription anti-depressants. I strongly recommend the 50 mg tablets over the 100 mg tablets so you can customize your dosage from day to day. This is one of the great brands that offer you that option of the 50 mg tablet.


Safer formulation
by Marissa Oppel, MS

I like this product because it is formulated from a plant, as opposed to other sources that can leave constituents that cause unwanted effects. I thought the formulation was good and the capsules are easy to take.