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Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules 45 ea

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Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Produces results (11)
  • Simple to take (10)
  • Acts quickly (8)
  • Easy to take (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (14)
  • Women (6)
  • Men (4)
  • Older people (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Regular user (12), Health conscious (8), First time user (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

the pharm hate this

There's a lot of hype and misinformation about 5-htp. I choose Natrol because many companies add other, less safe, ingredients. Natrol is consistent. 50-100 mg can put me to sleep...Read complete review

There's a lot of hype and misinformation about 5-htp. I choose Natrol because many companies add other, less safe, ingredients. Natrol is consistent. 50-100 mg can put me to sleep in 15-30 minutes and it's restful natural sleep. Best taken with B-vitamins but you can take a B-complex in the morning so you don't get an energy boost at night. Regular use of 5-htp has cut carb cravings and more effectively managed depression that prescription antidepressants. Taking 5-htp with an antidepressant can be dangerous so consult your dr if you may still have it in your system. Antidepressants are SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) help to keep serotonin in the bloodstream but if you are deficient it's like pressing the gas pedal with an empty tank. The 5-HTP refuels the tank. It's especially good if you are under stress and need more serotonin than you take in. Symptoms of serotonin deficiency include carb cravings, depression, sleep difficulties and intestinal problems (something like 90% of body's serotonin is in your gut, a supplement can restore "normal function" so start slowly).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well, I read all of these ...

Well, I read all of these wonderful reviews and had to give this stuff a try. I took one 50mg capsule on Tues. evening. I dreamt a lot, which I don't normally...Read complete review

Well, I read all of these wonderful reviews and had to give this stuff a try. I took one 50mg capsule on Tues. evening. I dreamt a lot, which I don't normally do. I didn't exactly have a good night's sleep because I kept waking up, but it was ok. The dreaming was nice :). The next day I took another capsule in the morn with breakfast. Was on a "high" sort of, just lots of energy all day. About 8pm I came down with sudden cramping which turned into diarrhea for about an hour. I also had a cough, so took some cough med before bed. Woke up an hour later very groggy - sinus medicine groggy, but I'd only had cough med. (which I've taken before without any side effects). Then my heart started racing and I had to get an ice pack out of the freezer and hold on the back of my neck to keep me calmed down until I fell asleep! It was extremely strange. Weird enough that I'm too afraid to try another dose!!

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Depression relief

By denito

from Texas

describe yourself Regular User

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Acts Quickly
  • Produces Results
  • Simple To Take

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

    Been using 5-HTP for several years. I suffer from occational mild depression. This helps me through the tough times by increasing the dose a little. This is what the chemical manufactors are copying with their dugs that have sever side effects. 5-HTP has no side effects.

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not sure if it works, found a cheaper br

    By melissa

    from bay area, ca

    describe yourself First Time User, Health Conscious

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

        I switched to this from prescription anti-depressants. I didn't see an improvement in my mood, but I didn't get worse so maybe it works and I just need a higher dose. Whatever the case, I won't buy this one cause I found it way cheaper at [...], look them up and you will save a lot of money if you are taking higher doses of this.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        best brand/dose

        By beachbum

        from PR

        describe yourself Health Conscious, Regular User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Acts Quickly
        • Produces Results

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Older People
          • Women

          Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

          Natrol sells the best 5HTP out there, and 2 capsules-50mg dose 2 times a day is the most effective dose I've used. I really feel the difference, I feel happier, tranquil, in a good mood always and It just gives me a great boost. I just don't like how expensive it is, this bottle only lasts for me 11-13 days so I'll be spending [$] a month on 5 HTP.

          (6 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          5-HTP Versus Sammy

          By WPI

          from Hamilton, NJ

          describe yourself First Time User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Acts Quickly
          • Produces Results

          Cons

          • Causes Side Effects

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

          I have taken Sammy off and on over the past few years when stressed out. As I was reading the reviews on the drugstore.com brand, I noticed that someone recommended 5-HTP instead of Sammy. Since it was so much cheaper, I decided to try it. To briefly summarize my different results with 5-HTP versus Sammy:

          5-HTP - takes the edge off. It must be taken with food otherwise it really messes up my stomach and makes me sick when taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I took 3-4 each day.

          Sammy 400mg - takes the edge off AND makes me feel a little bit happier. I’m not giddy, but I feel good. Not stoned feeling, just positive and up beat. Sammy is taken on an empty stomach, which is a great thing since I don't eat as soon as I wake up but I need to take something for stress when I get up.

          In summary – I’ve decided to take 1 Sammy first thing in the morning and supplement with one or two 5-HTP in the late afternoon if needed. I will not replace Sammy with 5-HTP.

          With both, I’ve noticed a very slight weight loss because I am a stress eater. When I’m not stressed, I don’t eat as much.

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Medical Dr. prescribed 5-HTP for me

          By Donna D

          from Mesa, Arizona

          describe yourself Regular User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Acts Quickly
          • Produces Results
          • Simple To Take
          • Works right away day 1

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • For anxiety
            • For depression
            • For food cravings
            • For irritability
            • Men
            • Older People
            • Short-Term Solution
            • To help you sleep
            • Women

            Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

            I take 8 caps/day, as prescribed by my Dr. for carb cravings and depression/anxiety. I was suspcious that such a simple solution would stop my cravings and depression all at the time, a simple amino acid. Voila! It works. I have managed my eating for 2-1/2 months, lost 20 pounds, and my anxiety and depression is 95% gone. This product is definitely worth trying. It worked for me from day 1. It actually excites me, so I learned that I have to take all 8 tablets spread out throughout the day up until about 6 p.m., 2-3 first thing in the morning, 2-3 with lunch, etc. If I take it too late at night, it keeps me awake, which is strange, because it is also advised to help you sleep. Experiment for yourself what time of day works best for you.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By CJ

            from Atlanta, GA

            describe yourself Health Conscious, Regular User

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Produces Results
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Women

              Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

              I take this when I can not go to sleep. I take about
              30-45 minutes before I go to bed. It is great.
              I get a good nights sleep with no hang off the
              next day. I like the 50 mg. Larger dosages
              make me sleepy the next day.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It works!

              By Vicki

              from Iowa

              describe yourself First Time User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Produces Results

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

                I was a skeptic but was willing to try. I try to remember to take it with meals and at bedtime and it has really taken the edge off my depression. No side effects. I highly recommend this product.

                (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing!

                By Adviser22

                from PR

                describe yourself Health Conscious, Regular User

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Acts Quickly
                • Good Taste
                • Produces Results

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

                  Amazing product, I personally think this are the best 5 HTP capsules available, the only problem is that if you take like me 200mg a day, you are using 4 caps a day and you run out of the product fast(in 13 days approx.) but overall very effective, I feel it calms me and I feel in a better mood 15 minutes after taking this.

                  (1 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not sure

                  By It's me

                  from New Jersey

                  describe yourself First Time User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

                    I'm not sure it actually does anything. I am giving it a chance. I seem to be in better spirits but I don't know if that's life or the 5HTP so I can't recommend it yet.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    It works!

                    By Healthy Hinter

                    from Snohomish, WA

                    describe yourself Regular User

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Produces Results
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Natrol 5-HTP, 50mg, Capsules, 45 ea:

                      I take this product to aid with depression and fibromyalgia.

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