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Reason for taking: Depression
8/2/2015 10:14:09 AM

Reviewer: RjoyD, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking vitamin Shoppe brand 5htp with vitamin b6(b6 helps in convert to serotonin better I guess) for 2 days.I take 50mg twice a day about 4-6 hours apart on a empty stomach half hour to an hour before a meal. So far it has boosted my energy and pulled me 85-90% out of my depression, I still lack focus, mental clarity and motivation, but to be fair I have inattentive ADD. I was taking ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
7/7/2015 7:11:30 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In started with 200 mg, and felt great, I don't live in USA I am using another brand 100mg started taking two pills, and felt nausea all day. I lowered to 100mg and feel fine. I prefer Arrow brand.

Reason for taking: Depression
6/30/2015 10:40:29 PM

Reviewer: Lark, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking 100 MG each evening for about 3 months. I have found that it is great at keeping me from becoming a weeping mess each month from pms. The first week or so I had a very apathetic attitude towards everything and found it difficult to be motivated. Once my system adjusted I felt a lot better and more "normal" then I have in a long time. If I forget a pill I am very ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
6/17/2015 8:21:10 AM

Reviewer: rick, 19-24 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am a 1st year med student and tried this supplement(5-HTP, 100mg) for a minor depression. It certainly did help the depression but it usually made me feel sleepy during the daytime, in such a way that I couldn't really concentrate on my studies. It kind of 'paralyses' your mind and thats probably why it works great as an anti-depressant. I wouldn't recommend anyone to take this s ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
5/8/2015 4:15:39 PM

Reviewer: themedspeds, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I get random severe depressive episodes usually every 4-5 years. When these episodes began I have low mood (except at night time), anxiety and sleep maintenance insomnia. I purchased this product after about a week of my depressive episode. I took one pill a day for the first weeks then switched to 2. After about 2 months I gave up because I didn't feel any different. Luckily there were no add ... Show Full Comment

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