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

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Reason for taking: Depression
12/3/2013 1:48:40 AM

Reviewer: jah457, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Started ( 3 weeks ago ) this after stopping my Select. So far results have been amazing. I feel overall content, my constant urges to eat have subsided, and my physical pain has decreased immensely. No side effects at all.

Reason for taking: Depression
11/29/2013 10:13:29 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Brand Product: Other

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Everytime I take it i end up vomiting and sometimes I feel like my brain is burning. I have only taken it twice and after today I will never do it again.

Reason for taking: Depression
10/12/2013 10:59:51 AM

Reviewer: mrsw, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After years and years of taking different anti-depressants and more anti-depressants which somewhat help but I still never feel like me. Now I am taking 5-HTP and have never felt so good. I am not having any depression. I haven't slept so good in years. I finally feel myself again. There might not be "enough" scientific evidence, but it sure beats all the nasty side effects from ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
9/30/2013 5:04:49 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After a few weeks of feeling sad and depressed after his brother's death, my husband suddenly became clinically depressed, even considering suicide. We live in a small town with skimpy medical care, so I looked on the internet and read about 5-HTP being more effective than antidepressants. He also started taking Omega 3 with lots EPA and HTP, VItamin D, B-Complex and theanine because they we ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
9/10/2013 5:14:22 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking 200mg 5-HTP spread over two doses each day, not for "depression" as such but for low mood. It's an important distinction as I can't make a recommendation for its effectiveness for severe depression. However, for my mood, I was amazed! It really works! I am noticeably brighter, less negative, more motivated, able to move about quicker and exercise, and my over ... Show Full Comment

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