5-HTP

Natural Serotonin

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Product Overview

Product Overview

What is 5 HTP?

5-HTP (5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan) is a compound that the body makes from the amino acid tryptophan and is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin.

5-HTP Benefits

This provides 50mg of 5-HTP per capsule.

Who is 5 HTP Suitable for?

This is suitable for anyone taking part in intense bouts of high-intensity exercise.

Key Benefits

  • Helps increase serotonin levels
  • 50mg 5 HTP per capsule
  • Source of natural serotonin

Suggested Use

Consume 1 capsule daily. Best taken on an empty stomach before bed.

Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet. Keep in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Not suitable for vegetarians. Store out of the reach of young children.

Ingredients

Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Anti Caking Agent (Magnesium Stearate), Capsule (Gelatin), L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia Seed).

Allergens:

Made in a facility that handles Milk, Soy, Egg, Gluten and products thereof.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size - 1 Capsule

Servings Per Container - 90 (90 Capsules)

Nutritional Information

Per Serving
5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan (5-HTP)50 mg

Customer Reviews

Summary

3.97

3.971

(34 reviews)

  • 5    16
  • 4    8
  • 3    5
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Overall:

3

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

22 December 2013 by

Well 2 weeks on this stuff, didn't help me sleep or feel different but i got an incredible tan while 'lumberjacking'. By incredible I mean almost switching race from caucasian to ethiopian (5-HTP increases melanin)." This is ridiculous! It increases melatonin (a hormone) not melanin. Just goes to show you have to take with a grain of salt what you read on the internet. I can't believe the absolute stuipidity of people.

Goes Well With:

A brain

Not so good

Overall:

2

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

2

10 March 2015 by

Hi, I have been taking the 5 HTP for about 2 weeks now and it doesn't make any difference to the sleep I am getting I am sorry to say. It doesn't particularly bother me as I have woken through the nights probably 4 times a night for the last 20 years, so I am used to it and not fazed. I just hoped the 5 HTP would allow me to do so. Hey ho! :) Shaun

others better

Overall:

2

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

10 February 2015 by

Need time to start to sleep better. Anyway next feel not refreshed, heavy. I kad before HB 5htp. ten times better than MP.

Waste of my money.

Overall:

1

Effectiveness:

1

2 February 2015 by

Didn't do anything in improving my sleep. Only have one coffee in the morning, and eat healthy.

improved focus and sleep

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

2

26 January 2015 by

Stacked these with caffeine and l-theanine and am very happy cravings vastly reduced with no affect to eating my prepped meals. Feel more focussed in the gym and quality of sleep is far better...not enough pills per pot as needed to take 4 caps twice daily for appropriate dosage

Goes Well With:

Caffeine pro L-theanine

Better sleep more energy and feeling happier

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

21 December 2014 by

When I first started taking this a few months ago I was a bit sceptical of its effectiveness as with most supplements I try for the first time. After a few days I did notice I was getting a better night sleep however I thought this could just be due to more intense workouts at the gym or maybe I was less stressed. I finished the tub and decided not to repurchase with the assumption it didn’t do anything for me. Within a couple of weeks I was waking up 2 or 3 times a night and feeling very tired in the mornings. I decided to buy another tub of 5-HTP and within a few days I was getting a better deeper sleep (and some crazy dreams like some have reported) and finding it easier to wake up. As far as price goes you get more for your money at MP and the quality seems to be the usual MP standard.

Goes Well With:

Sleep and recovery

Great 5-HTP!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

25 June 2014 by

5-HTP has practically changed my life since I started taking it around two years ago. My friend gave me some of the MyProtein version (tablets) and they seemed good quality, and definitely a great price. I now use patches instead which are slow release, but for people who prefer tablets, I would recommend MyProtein.

Goes Well With:

Good balanced diet and plenty of exercise!

Ok but have had better

Overall:

3

Mixability:

2

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

4 June 2014 by

Pretty good kick, but generally felt they didn't work as well as the same when delivered in patch form. Will keep going though and see where I get to.

It works!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

24 February 2014 by

I have been having problems getting quality sleep. Since taking 5-HTP, I have slept wonderfully. I did feel a bit dizzy and with a mild headache when I woke up the first few days but all those symptoms faded away after a week. I strongly recommend it to any person looking to improve their REMA cycle. It works!

Goes Well With:

Glutamina

5HTP SUCCESS

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

6 November 2013 by

I knew this product would produce the effect I wanted as I have tried it before but I still applaud its effectiveness in weight and inch loss (could also be due to fact that I have become a vegan). I sleep better and my waterworks are more efficient, which is what I experienced the last time I took it when not a vegan and eating unhealthily. Excellent product.

5htp

Overall:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

4

2 October 2013 by

5-HTP really helps me get my sleeping right and I feel the sleep is much better quality, thank you. The price is fantastic too.

Overall:

4

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

4

1 October 2013 by

I have been taking 5-HTP for a couple of weeks now as recommended. I have 1 per night before bed and have experienced better quality sleep.

they work

Overall:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

20 July 2013 by

I read some reviews saying how these tablets give you freaky nightmares I had one nightmare and that was it I didn't have a massively noticeable effect more a subtle deeper sleep I'm sleeping a lot better I haven't had a wrestles night since taking them so from my experience they work very well and with no side effects

Get some sleep and re-charge!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

17 July 2013 by

Perfect product for those sleepless nights, really puts you into a deep sleep, which promotes you to leap out of bed and feel good the next day.

good stuff!!

Overall:

4

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

5

4 July 2013 by

I'm sleeping like a baby.. so far so good, it really works! Just one funny thing, I have funny dreams everynight, I never used to remember them, now, I do so clearly that.. well it's not an issue just a comment!

Subtle

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

31 May 2013 by

The difference 5-HTP makes is small, but it is there, won't help me get to sleep, but I get up in the night less and feel better rested in the mornings, been looking for anything apart from pharmaceuticals to help me sleep better and it's early days but this does appear to be working so far.

Goes Well With:

Zinc and Magnesium

Works great for me!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

14 May 2013 by

I have taken 5-HTP for 3 years now. I take two capsules in the morning before breakfast (together with L Tyrosine). At breakfast I take B-vitamin to get the most out of the 5-htp. If I take 5-htp in the evening, my body gets restless and my sleep doesn't work well. My Protein has a very good price on their 5-htp. The product works very well for me - it is the most important supplement for me together with L Tyrosine. The products provide me with the basics - I get relaxed and filled with energy every day. I have taken a pause a couple of times, to see how the supplements affect me, but so far I have chosen to start with the supplements again. They make a difference for me. I convinced my wife to start taking 5-htp as well, but she doesn't see the same effect as I have done. So my conclusion is that the results vary, you need to try for yourself.

Goes Well With:

L Tyrosine

nice dreams

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

7 May 2013 by

I got this 5-HTP with the Bedtime package and I have nothing but good things to say about it. I had a good sleep and no crazy dreams as many have stated. I have felt a difference in body fat and the scales are tipping the right way... down. This is a good product for cutting.

Goes Well With:

milk Protein

Overall:

5

29 April 2013 by

5-HTP is an excellent product, combined with ZMA and I'm out like a light!

Goes Well With:

ZMA

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

17 January 2012 by

"Great product, worked exactly as id hoped. Been using for 2 weeks now with no other dietary or supplement changes. Result: I have slept deeper, more restfully and without waking once during the night, any night. No next day grogginess, wake up feeling fresh and well rested and recovery has improved as a result of the improved sleep quality."

Overall:

2

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

18 August 2011 by

"At first I had problems with dosage, and best time of day to take, but I just worked tis out by trial, and error. I found best time to take FOR ME was 4/5 hours before bed, one 50g tablet gave me restless sleep, and nightmares, so I split a capsule, mixing half with water, and replacing cap on the rest. I found after about a month I could increase this to 1 capsule without the side effects of sleep disturbance. I have been able to stop taking a low dose Prozac I was on, and Amitriptyyline I took at night to help me sleep, which is just great as I hate using chemical based drugs if possible. I sleep well, wake bright, and HAPPY, ready to get on with the day, and feel I can cope with my other cronic illness better, as I am not depressed. Unfortunately I have been experiencing cramps in my legs at night, which is often severe, I hope it is not the capsules, but I am going to have a break from them just to see what happens. I still think 5-HTP are well worth trying."

Overall:

1

Mixability:

3

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

3

15 January 2011 by

"I tried these coz I've always struggled to get good quality sleep, my mind just comes alive when I hit the pillow. Anyway, 1st night I took 1 pill on empty belly about 10pm and it had me fairly quickly falling asleep so great start I thought. However the next day I was really drowsy and took didn't feel proper awake til about 10am. In the afternoon I also felt nauseous which is not like me at all. I persevered, tried another 2nd night and drifted off to sleep easily, very vivid dreams which is fine, slept well but again really groggy in the morning. 3rd time I took I woke up drowsy and with a banging headache. I felt almost hungover with the drowsiness aswell. I was also starting to have hot flushes like a menopausal old lady! So, ive stopped taking them now and may try something else, sleepmax perhaps or something rosea, i need to research ingredients. I may try taking these 5htp perhaps with a meal to see if that makes a difference. but not on a school night. They do induce good quality sleep but for me there was side effects that I don't like."

Overall:

3

Mixability:

1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

3

25 October 2010 by

CAREFUL! I use all kinds of supplements and was happy to give these a try. They dramatically increase ability to sleep but make you feel awful next day. Would only recomend these to be taken on weekend or on day off as they make it very hard to wake up in the morning and leave you dazy for several hours after you wake. Not the best product in the world but I still love MP : - )

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

22 September 2010 by

"Since coming back from holiday i was finding it hard to sleep, couldnt get off to sleep, and when i did i was waking up all the time, in the morning i felt like i hadnt slept. Decided to give this a go as its fairly cheap for 3 months supply, and jesus is it good, its nothing at all like a normal sleeping tablet, you just drift off naturally, go into a really deep sleep, and wake up normally feeling so refreshed. I can wake up in a morning and just get straight out of bed, awake and ready, instead of putting my alarm on snooze for ages cos im too sleepy to get up. I have NEVER slept as well as i do when ive had one of these, they have been an amazing help and i cant praise them highly enough."

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

13 July 2010 by

These are great priced and work well! it dose what it says on the bottle!!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

4

28 June 2010 by

Was havin vivid dreams and nightmares coz i was off it for about a fortnight. came back on it last night. and i slept like a baby for a full 12 hours. feel recovered and its my off day-so big lifting 2moro!

Overall:

5

Mixability:

1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

11 May 2010 by

"just got it for nearly a week. it really does help improve my sleep and control my eating, may be even better than those appetite suppressant out there :) love it"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

11 December 2009 by

"Been using it a week now, it helps sleep as suggested."

Overall:

4

Mixability:

4

Taste:

4

Effectiveness:

4

8 September 2009 by

"I am on my second tub atm. Have definitely noticed a difference in my sleeping, quality wise anyhow. I probably just need to go to bed sooner! lol. Dont take it anytime around taking zinc+mag as i was in a daze for most of the following day. I have been a v.poor sleep for most of my life and this is the only thing in several years which has had any effect!! Thank god!!!! Cheers MP!!!"

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

30 August 2009 by

I decided to start taking this product because I often have trouble sleeping. Pretty much as soon as I started taking this as suggested I have been sleeping like a baby and dreaming more. Which suggests to me I'm hitting REM asleep more often and for longer. Not sure about curbing appetite as I don't tend to wake up in the middle of the night hungry. For aiding natural sleep I would recommend it.

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Overall:

3

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

21 July 2014 by

Been using it have noticed any great effect as of yet but still early and will update when notice a difference

So far so good

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

23 June 2014 by

I bought these mainly to help with my sleep. Ive been taking 3mg of melatonin before bed for the last month which have helped a little but this seems to be better so I've stopped taking melatonin. I've also been a bit stressed out at work and so I'm hoping after a month or so once I've let them get into my system properly that they might help a little bit but I've only been taking them for a week so far so too early to say. I've noticed when I wake up during the night, I have no problems drifting off to sleep and always feel really drowsy and providing I give myself a good 8/9 hours sleep, I wake up feeling refreshed and fine the next day at work.

5 htp

Overall:

5

Mixability:

1

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

16 April 2014 by

Didnt use because i brought zma aswell and have read that its bad to mix zma and 5htp

Overall:

3

Mixability:

3

Taste:

3

Effectiveness:

3

9 May 2010 by

"Well 2 weeks on this stuff, didn't help me sleep or feel different but i got an incredible tan while 'lumberjacking'. By incredible I mean almost switching race from caucasian to ethiopian (5-HTP increases melanin)."

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