Skip to content

User Reviews & Ratings - 5-HTP

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of 5-HTP.

«5-HTP Information

Review this Treatment

Overall User Ratings

302 Total User Reviews

Average Ratings

See products with 5-HTP

User Reviews

«Previous 66-70 of 72 Next»
Reason for taking: Depression
5/4/2010 7:02:22 PM

Reviewer: Medicinegirl123, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking 5-HTP for appetite control. Then, I realized that it helped to regulate my mood. I have been taking it on and off for about 3 years or more. I noticed that it works best if I take it regularly. For me, it might be better to take the 100 mg capsule every other day for normal days, and once a day when anxiety and depression symptoms are higher. I used to take it when my depress ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
4/21/2010 9:00:25 PM

Reviewer: gerard56, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
takes the edge off.. feeling well being

Reason for taking: Depression
4/11/2010 5:20:41 PM

Reviewer: SoCalGal, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My M.D. suggested that I give it a try, after I asked her to consider a prescription for my mild depression. She told me that 5-HTP was worth trying, as she'd had patients who found it very helpful, without the weight gain and other side effects of prescription products. She did suggest however, that I alternate a few weeks 'on' with a few weeks 'off' for best results. I' ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
4/8/2010 11:36:09 PM

Reviewer: amber7579, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking 5 HTP for about 6 months and have had no side effects and when i take on a regular basis, feel like my mood is definitely improved. I can tell when I forget to take it. i would not suggest anything other than antidepressants for serious depressions, but for me and my mild - sometimes depression and PMS it seems to work great and i have not noticed any side effects the entire tim ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
10/22/2009 4:24:25 PM

Reviewer: Michael, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have taken as much as 400mgs of this product with no side effects. I find as little as 200mg has been a great help in easing any "dark" moods I may have.

«Previous 66-70 of 72 Next»
Search for a Vitamin or Supplement

Ex. Ginseng, Vitamin C, Depression

Today on WebMD

Woman taking a vitamin or supplement
Quiz
St Johns wart
Slideshow
 
clams
Quiz
Woman in sun
Slideshow
 
fruits and vegetables
Video
!!69X75_Vitamins_Supplements.jpg
Article
 
Woman sleeping
Article
Woman staring into space with coffee
Article
 
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.