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Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release

Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release
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Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release

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Description
Relaxing, Promotes Positive Mood

Helps Control Appetite and Promote Normal Sleep


5-HTP 200mg Time Release has a delivery system that releases 5-HTP slowly and then steadily over a period of time. 5-HTP is a drug-free, amino acid derived from plant that naturally increases the body's level of serotonin, the chemical messenger that affects emotions, behavior, appetite, thought and sleep. Today's stress filled lifestyles and dietary practices may negatively affect how the body handles serotonin. Regular use of 5-HTP 200mg Time Release helps promote a more positive outlook and greater appetite control.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
Take one tablet, one time daily, with a meal. Do not exceed recommended dose.
Serving Size   1 Tablet
Servings Per Container  30
Amount Per Serving   % DV
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) (derived from Griffonia seeds)    200.00 mg   ** 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Cellulose, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, hypromellose, Silica, Stearic Acid

No Yeast, No Wheat, No Corn, No Milk, No Egg, No Soy, No Gluten, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Added Sugar, No Starch, No Preservatives

Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:  Consult your healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, or are taking prescription drugs including drugs for depression, migraine, Parkinson's disease or psychiatric/emotional conditions.

Keep out of reach of children

Manufactured by Natrol, Inc.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Health Notes

5-HTP

5-HTP
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Depression
Consult a qualified healthcare practitioner2 stars[2 stars]
Depression has been linked to serotonin imbalances in the brain. Supplementing with 5-HTP may increase serotonin synthesis and reduce symptoms.
Fibromyalgia
100 mg three times per day2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with 5-HTP may ease symptoms.
Insomnia
Adults: 200 mg two hours before bedtime and 400 mg at bedtime; children: 3 mg per 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body weight2 stars[2 stars]
5-HTP is converted into serotonin and might, therefore, be helpful for insomnia. In one study, supplementing with 5-HTP appeared to improve sleep quality.
Migraine Headache
200 to 600 mg daily for adults, 20 mg for every 10 pounds of body weight for children2 stars[2 stars]
Several studies have found 5-HTP to be effective at reducing the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine headaches.
Obesity
Take under medical supervision: 600 to 900 mg daily for no more than 12 weeks 2 stars[2 stars]
5-HTP has been shown to reduce appetite and to promote weight loss.
Sleep Disturbances
Refer to label instructions 2 stars[2 stars]
5-HTP is used by the human body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep.
Tension Headache
Adults: 300 mg daily; children: 100 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Taking the supplement 5-hydroxytryptophan may lessen headache frequency and limit the need for pain-relieving medications.
Bipolar Disorder
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Supplementing with 5-HTP has had antidepressant effects in people with bipolar disorder; the effect was greater when combined with an antidepressant drug (doctor's supervision recommended)
Eating Disorders
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
5-HTP has been shown to reduce appetite in weight-control and diabetes trials. However, what effect 5-HTP has on people with eating disorders is unknown
Seasonal Affective Disorder
900 mg a day of a standardized extract1 star[1 star]
The supplement 5-Hydroxytryptophan increases serotonin production and has shown antidepressant activity. It may be useful in the treatment of SAD.

5-hydroxytryptophan is used by the human body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function. Serotonin appears to play significant roles in sleep, emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, and other body functions.1

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Ratings and Reviews

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Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (6)
  • Boosts energy (5)
  • Restful sleep (3)

Cons

  • Price (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Before bed (5)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Miracle in a Bottle

By queenbee61989

from GA

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Before Bed
      • Everyday

      Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

      I suffer from PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), which is a very severe form of PMS, and I had heard that 5-HTP helps treat that along with mood swings and other emotional issues. I was really skeptical because I've tried several other things that weren't very effective and I thought this sounded too good to be true. Shortly after I started taking it I noticed that I felt more calm, and much less moody and emotional. Once I hit the point when my PMDD should've kicked in I could tell a HUGE difference. It was more like mild PMS and I never got crazy emotional or bawled my eyes out for no reason. My hubby loves this stuff since it's pretty much vital to his well being ;) He calls it my "happy pill" and makes sure I take it every night. I take it before bed because it makes me a little sleepy and actually helps me sleep better. It also improves my stress/anxiety level, which is great because I'm an RN and my job can be extremely stressful. I've started recommending this to everyone I know who suffers from PMDD/PMS, depression, mood swings, stress/anxiety, or emotional instability. I've gone through several bottles now and am super happy with the results. It's worth every penny!

      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Where did you hear about this product?:
      • Friend or Family Member

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lives up to its promises

      By laurie.decesare

      from Morrison, CO

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Boosts Energy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

        I notice a major difference taking this product. It delivers on all its promises to increase energy, improves mood, controls appetite and helps with insommnia.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        It works, but....

        By hondadude11

        from Beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina

        About Me Anxiety, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Aids In Sleep

        Cons

        • price
        • Results Not Consistant

        Best Uses

        • Before Bed
        • Depression Anxiety
        • Everyday
        • Sleeping At Night

        Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

        I'm on a Seritonin uptake depression medication. I'd been having trouble sleeping and staying asleep. Consiquently, my depression/anxiety and fibromyalgia flared up frequently, particularly when I was under stress. Exercise didn't help the depression or the fibro. I started on 200 mg. It was great at first: I took it before bed and I fell asleep as soon as I got in bed, I felt refreshed as soon as I woke up and I had more energy throughout the day. I usually had vivid dreams, so these were even more vivid, but they weren't bad dreams. After about a month on the 5HTP, the dreams started getting bad - visions of being abandoned (something I was going through in real life) and I became depressed due to the disturbing dreams and feeling down all day. I began cutting the pills in half (although that alters the time-release). Since doing so, no more bad dreams, and it DOES help me go to sleep almost an hour after I take them at night. However, I'm starting to wake up in the early morning hours before it's time to wake up and the energizing feeling doesn't last throughout the day anymore. I'll still take it (just getting enough rest is worth the price), but I'm disappointed that it doesn't last as long. Maybe I'll try the 100mg with the time release intact so it'll last all day. Be sure and check with your doctor about taking it if you're taking any SSRI anti-depressants or any anxiety meds. Overall, I'd recommend anyone to give this a try!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Helps me sleep -- YAY!! :)

        By hondadude11

        from Beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Helps With Sleep Issues

        Cons

        • price

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

        When you get these, you need to start on a weekend night or some other night when you don't have to work the next day. For the first few doses they perked me up. After about a week, they started making me sleepy, so I switched from taking them in the morning to taking them in the evening. I had quit taking Wellbutrin as a secondary med for my depression/Fibromyalgia, and this was what I wanted to try in place of it. I'm currently taking Celexa, paired with amitriptyline in the PM for help sleeping. Even with that, I was having trouble not only getting to sleep, but staying asleep all night. I feel a bit better emotionally, I've had very few fibro flare-ups, and most importantly, I'M SLEEPING THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT and feeling "awake" once I'm up. I've been through months of fighting this insomnia (depression-, anxiety- driven) so just to have something to take that will help me sleep throughout the night is worth the $$ for me. Haven't noticed any appetite supression or energy boosts, unfortunately. Overall, highly recommend this product for sleeping/waking issues, which, in turn, helps with the depression, anxiety, and fibromyalgia flare-ups. DO make sure you search for it at different online stores, though - you can catch it on sale on other websites.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You can't go Wrong with this Product

        By theflo

        from Woodbridge, VA, 22191

        About Me Rarely Work Out

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Quickens Recovery Time
        • Sleep comes FAST

        Cons

        • Dreams can be Crazy
        • Has Side Effects

        Best Uses

        • Before Bed

        Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

        To me this is an over the counter DRUG!!! take seriously and responsibly. I take 2hours before I am ready to sleep cause it relaxes you mind and body. Your sleep is DEEP and at times your dreams are chaotic. My wife says everytime I take it I talk in my sleep and make movements in my sleep acting out what I dream about.

        Now the plus is when I wake up I am so RESTED, full of energy, I don't wake up HUNGRY so small breakfast holds me even thru lunch time, I am happy and very stress free things on the job that usually bother me I just laugh over or the stress I usually give into is nonexistant.

        I don't take EVERYDAY as to not be dependant I usually only take Monday thru Friday and give my body the weekend off of it. When I am out sick from work or on vacation I don't take either. I have a stressfull job and I refuse to let the job KILL me and this is my buffer.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Maybe pricey, nevertheless worth it.

        By solomonuw

        from Seattle, WA

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        Pros

        • Increases serotonin level

        Cons

        • price

        Best Uses

          Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

          Would also recommend L-DOPA or L-Tryosine (either one or both help), to increase dopamine levels which complements 5 HTP supplements (serotonin). Retrospect, both serotonin and dopamine will assist suffers with depression.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best sleep in a very long time

          By violetsantiques

          from West Almond, NY

          About Me Busy active life

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Good nights sleep
          • Mood Enhancer

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

              I take this every morning with my other vitamins, no stomach irritation at all. After a couple of days I just felt better. I would be up several times a night and had problems getting to sleep. Now I might get up once (have bad carpal tunnel and this will wake me up) a night. Don't have the sweet cravings anymore either. I will use this permanently.

              (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Helps maintain positive mood

              By spain1563

              from Greensboro, NC

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • More positive mood

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

                I think it mainly is helping to maintain a more positive mood. I have Asperger Syndrome, and one symptom is compulsive behavior. After reading GNC mag April '10 article on brain neurotransmitters, and a health mag article, it seemed that serotonin lack might be an issue. (Neither article mentioned specifically it would help with Asperger's.) The GNC salesman recommended the time released version. I think product helps some with the compulsive behavior, with the better seeing of options, and it definitely helps maintain more positive mood. I think it might be helping a little to reduce sugar craving also. So, doesn't fix everything but does help. I plan to keep taking it.

                (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Helps my Fibromyalgia pain

                By katkli65

                from Chicago,IL

                About Me Yoga

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Aids in pain
                • Restful Sleep

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

                I have fibromyalgia and tried Lyrica and a bunch of other prescription drugs that help initially but have bad side affects. I weaned myself off of Lyrica and decided to do some research on my own. 5 HTTP helps me to get a better nights rest which is a major factor in fibro flare ups. I still get flare ups (mostly in cold, damp weather) but not as many as before (even with the prescription meds).

                (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Will reduce anxiety & cravings.

                By JSHelwig

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Weekend Warrior

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Curbs appetite

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • In the Morning

                Comments about Natrol® 5-HTP 200mg Time Release:

                I heard about this pill on a TV program about weight loss. The speaker was a brain surgeon. He said that low serotonin levels in the brain trigger anxiety & depression, and for some people, food is their comfort. I don't have a weight problem, but this pill has removed my cravings for nicotine ... which comes with the stress of being a trial lawyer.

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