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I use this to successfully help alleviate symptoms of depression.
This product has helped me manage my depression and anxiety. I believe it has worked better than other brands I have tried. I believe it may be attributed to the B vitamins it also contains. This product has changed my life.
Works great for me
When I bought this product I was looking for a high quality high potency 5-htp to help with anxiety and depression. I needed something reliable to balance my serotonin levels. I found naturewise on amazon, and based on the reviews decided to give it a go. This product have proven to be potent and given great results. They are time-release and it keeps my mood elevated throughout the mood. You will definitely notice an immediate difference. Once ingested, you will feel the veil of fog begin to get lifted and a sense of clarity will rise followed by a sense of relief.
My mood has completely changed. I’m sleeping better and my depression is almost completely obsolete. I love that I can take something besides a prescription medication.
I recently decided to get off of my anti depression medicine (Prozac) and it hasn’t been easy. The htp has really helped me with the transition. I’ve been taking it for almost 3 months now. I love that it’s vegetarian, but it does seem fairly expensive for what it is. I would recommend to anyone who needs a daily mood boost.
NatureWise 5-HTP has helped me relax more during the day, sleep better at night and helped reduce depression.
I'm on my third bottle of 5-HTP. My chiropractor recommended I start taking 5-HTP for better sleep and to improve my mild depression. I noticed I was sleeping better after about 2 weeks. I also noticed an improvement in my mood. I'd been feeling rather down for no specific reason. After the first bottle, I wasn't sure I really needed it, so I went without for about a month and really noticed the difference. I won't go without it again. I feel more energetic and well rested when taking this product.
i have struggled with depression on and off since I was a young adult. I have taken antidepressants in the past but prefer not to be dependent on pharmaceutical drugs long term. Daily supplementation of 5-HTP and Mucuna Puriens has helped me to maintain a positive outlook and balanced moods. I have taken other brands of 5-HTP which have worked fine but it does seem to me that Naturewise's product is a little purer/extra effective.
A friend recommended 5-HTP to me after she and I chatted about how I've been feeling for many months now - basically, that I've been mildly depressed, having a hard time shutting off my brain while attempting to fall asleep, and problems with out-of-control eating. I ordered 100 mg from a different brand, and after 3 weeks, didn't feel as if anything was changing. I told my friend, and she said to raise the dosage slightly, so I thought I'd try this brand, at 200mg. After only 2 weeks, I'm starting to feel a difference - my eating has slowed down a lot, I feel fuller after eating too... within 30-40 minutes of taking one pill, my eyes are drooping shut and my brain is calm... and speaking of clam, the mild depression I was feeling has seemed to disappear too, and I've been feeling almost at peace. It's wonderful. I highly recommend this stuff.
I was suffering from anxiety and depression and not being able to sleep. This has already started to work with my sleep patterns, as I take it at night. I’m about halfway through my 60 ct bottle.
I LOVE the 5 HTP Plus. It helps control my appetite and mood very well. I ran out of the product and can tell a huge difference. I was having lots of anxiety and depression and this product has helped control those so much. This is a great product. I highly recommend it!!
I have suffered severe anxiety and depression 10+ years and my doctor recommended giving 5HTP a try. I have truly tried everything, anti depressants and anti anxiety medications for years and couldn’t stand the idea of being on pharmaceuticals for extended periods of my life just to get by. Not to mention besides immediate anti anxiety medications nothing worked long term. Since taking 5HTP I’ve noticed a shift in my moods and overall demeanor. I’m more optimistic, clear headed and feel more in the moment than I ever have. It has really made quite a noticeable difference for me.
Alleviated my depression and anxiety symptoms
Im 24 years old. I was diagnosed with Innatentive ADD at the age of 5. After losing my health insurance, I have been seeking alternatives to adderall to help me with my anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue/ energy levels, brain fog, focus, and overall mood.
I'm not as depressed as I used to be so I believe it's effective. I haven't got the appetite suppressant part or the energy but the depression is a big one and I want to continue using it because I feel the difference
I have been trying everything I find to get my depression anxiety stress and adult add under control but primarily my stress. I was very skeptical about this product because again it was another product promising to do what the other tried/failed products promised. I stopped taking adderal cold turkey to start taking the the 5-htp, so that I could see if it was really working. After about two weeks I caught myself actually feeling happy. Feeling sort of relaxed, enjoying my daily duties and routine. Not edgie at all; i was feeling content and smiling. So I definitely believe 5-htp work. I didn't really notice weight loss. Maybe a bit of less eating but I also take wellbutrin 300 XR. I will continue to use as long as I notice it helping lessen my stress and anxiety.I love the shipping time and cost; arrives super fast and.what else can I ask for. Free third bottle is an amazing incentive. There's really nothing I dislike or didn't like about the product.
I got my free bottle of 5-htp from Naturewuse in the mail last week. I take one capsule before bed every night. I have experienced vivid dreams and wake up feeling refreshed. The supplement is advertised to help treat depression. This is not a magic pill, it will not cure your depression (try passion flower too). Although it would be wise to try this alternative approach to prescription medications such as SSRIs before you commit to them. Everyone's experience will be different with this product. Some people swear by it, and for others it may be fun to give it a try and experience the deep sleep. Overall, give it a shot.
This product has worked really well for me. I had a bad experience with SSRIs a few years ago, but this has worked really well recently to keep my depression in check. I try not to take it unless I need to because I've heard a tolerance can develop, luckily I have avoided that. I would definitely recommend anyone struggling with depression give this a try.
I took the 100 mg version of this for a while after my GP didn’t do anything for my complaints of extreme fatigue, moodiness & mild/moderate post partum depression. It took maybe about two weeks to feel anything, albeit not super obvious. I took the 100 mg version for three months and then stopped when I ran out. I had read somewhere online that 5-HTP shouldn’t be taken for more than twelve weeks at a time. I couldn’t be sure then if it had helped me, but I felt like I had perhaps felt a *little* better, but very much teetering on the edge of falling back into the depression or staying so-so.
I have felt a noticeable difference in my anxiety and depression episodes since I started taking NatureWise 5-HTP. I am grateful to have a natural supplement to aid in my mood stabilizing.
Using the product for depression. It has definitely helped. It's not a cure all, but has improved my mood and energy levels noticeably. It's a great supplement to conventional treatments.
Helps keep my anxiety and depression levels down. I absolutely notice a difference when I'm taking this product, versus when I'm not. For history, I had been on depression meds for years, but didn't ever feel like they were helping me feel *better* so I did some research and decided to give 5-HTP a try. For me - it works AMAZINGLY. That being said...you should consult your doctor before using anything to alter your mood.
Has definitely helped with depression, created overall well being.
This has really helped my energy levels, focus, and depression. I'm not able to exercise daily and I am feeling fantastic!! (I also take an omega supplement too) I've suffered from depression, anxiety, and ADHD my entire life.. This has helped a lot :-)
I have bee taking a medication for depression and anxiety, but this product really helps. It makes me feel a lot better and helps my mind to become clearer. I love that I only need to take 1 pill a day to give good results.
I have been taken this product for a week.
Worked fast, worked great! After suffering from depression for years, the side effects of the medication started to become too much. Figured I'd give this a shot, and it works better than I ever could have imagined! I noticed a difference within days, I'm feeling better, sleeping better, and overall happier! Highly recommend!
I've been taking this for about a month and a half now because I wanted to try something for severe depression. I was led into 5-HTP by my psychiatrist because I wanted to take a holistic approach to my mental health rather than be prescribed a pill full of negative side effects.
I was going through depression and really didn't want to get back on life numbing antidepressants. So I decided to try this with L-tyrosine. I have been taking them together about 2 to 3 weeks. I usually get moody very easily and feel this combo has really helped to chill me out for the most part, but without becoming numb to life like an antidepressant would do. Definetly will keep taking these! As long as you wear before taking the HTP, it will not bother your stomach.
I have been taking these for several months and my moods have completely mellowed out. I am prone to depression and I have not felt that way at all. I also noticed my appetite is decreased and i am not craving sugary foods as much. I was craving sugary foods every single day, know only about once a month, which is nice for weight loss. I will continue to take this because of how it makes me feel, which is better.
I have a history of depression, anxiety, and ADD/ADHD. This product helps me balance my mood and focus enabling me to cut back on my daily rx medications. I will continue to take this product.
Works great for my depression, I don’t get stuck on negative thoughts or problems throughout the day and have slept better. I was taking a lower dose and it worked ok but seems I needed the higher dose. Started my daughter on it last week. No negative side effects. I have problems with medications because everything I take makes another symptom worse. My daughter has Tourette’s and she has the same problem with medications making other things worse so I’m hoping that supplements and vitamins can work for her!
I have been diagnosed with moderate depression. I didn't want to go outside or do anything. I was unmotivated and my family noticed that I was not as positive about things as I used to be. My feelings even started to change for my relationships. Not wanting to go on an antidepressant with abundant side effects, I started looking at some alternatives. I tried the 5HTP in conjunction with the Ashwagandha based on the reviews and much research. The combination of these products has changed my life and it's only been 2 weeks! I have been going out and doing things with my family again and they have noticed I have been happier and able to handle things without getting frustrated when stress hits. I also sleep SO much better. Before, I was waking up 3 to 4 times a night and feeling so tired every day. Now, I sleep through the night 5 out of 7 nights a week which is a big difference. Even on the 2 nights I still only wake 1 time. This product has been a huge benefit to me.
i have been taking this originally for aptite control. i take it after dinner. i feel like it helps calm my whol system down. it makes me feel more st ease as a whole. it gives me enough energy to yoga at night, it holds my energy up so i don’t get hungry. i have a lot of mood disorders and depression and anxiety, so something like this won’t fix that but i will keep taking it to see.
I was having trouble sleeping and was going through a mild depression. but after a few days taking naturewise 5-HTP plus, I have been sleeping so much better and I feel like my depression symptoms are becoming more tolerable.
I have taken HTP a couple times but have the best results with this product. I get seasonal depression so this plus Vit. D3 seem to work well together. Look at the connection between HTP and serotonin.
I have felt a noticeable difference in my anxiety and depression episodes since I started taking NatureWise 5-HTP. I am grateful to have a natural supplement to aid in my mood stabilizing.
5 HTP Plus + has changed my life. I had very severe anxiety and waves of depression. After trials of medication I decided to try a more natural approach and I can't imagine not having it in my life. My husband has noticed a huge change in my demeanor and I have overall sense of happiness with my days. I am constagnly recommending this supplement to everyone I know who suffers with depression and anxiety.
I would recommend for insomnia and seasonal depression.
I've only been using it for about a week but I have noticed that i'm getting higher quality sleep at night. I also used to get bad road rage here in Arizona but it has calmed down a bit as I'm about to control my emotions a little better. I would recommend this over any anti-depressant also, because it seems that my depression seems to be lifting more and more.
This product does wonders! I am full of anxiety and a have depression. This helped with my moods and also helped control my appetite. I eat great but am always hungry at the wrong times.
I recently went through a divorce and lost my life as I knew it. I was stressed, anxious, scared and couldn't sleep at night. I gained weight and fell into a deep depression. Within 10 days of taking this, I began to feel as if there was hope! The depression lifted, I started sleeping and I've lost 6 pounds so far! This helps me feel content and like I can handle my problems. I'm able to stop eating after dinner (I used to be a midnight snacker) and don't have junk food cravings anymore.
Wonderful company and this stuff is AWESOME for depression and your overall state of mind
I was suffering from mild depression before taking this product. After taking one capsule before bedtime each night, I noticed a change for the better after the first week.
I liked the product. I was feeling symptoms of depression prior to taking this. Taking 5HTP seemed to elevate my mood right away and even helped me to sleep. The only drawback was that after taking it for 2 weeks every night, I began to feel like I was unable to control all of my emotions. I was either super excited, really angry, or irritated. So I decided to take 5HTP in moderation after the first 2 weeks and it seems to work that way for me. I was taking it every 3 days or so. Now I have run out and I would like some more of your product.
I have always dealt with anxiety and depression. I had been taking Zoloft for years and I finally got tired of taking a prescription drug, so I tried 5-HTP. It has been great.
This product is amazing. I was falling back into a depression and a friend recommended this to me when I told them I was thinking about going back on an antidepressant. It's changed my mood and made me feel normal again. I can feel a difference between the days I take it and the days I don't. So glad I found this product!
I suffer from depression and anxiety. I decided to go a natural route and after some research I kept seeing people mention 5-HTP having great results. I did some comparison shopping and went with Naturewise because it is a trusted brand. I take other Naturewise supplements. After 2 months I noticed a difference in my mood and overall outlook on life. I was kinda of skeptical but hopeful and I'm glad I went with Naturewise 5-HTP. I've recommended it to friends as well, even bought a bottle for a friend who was skeptical. haha - Chad K.
Taking a substantial dose, morning and late afternoon, of Naturewise's 5HTP Plus+ combined with three other supplements has helped put me back on the track to solid mental health. It's been a long time since I wake up and anxiously go outside and feel the warmth of the early morning sun. Also take a look at the other products that Naturewise produces. The quality throughout their line is well worth the money. By the way this has been an honest assessment on my part of presenting what I assess is a quality line of products that I regularly use and rely on.
High-quality 5-HTP. I only use time-release and previously I knew of just one brand that offered it. Now Naturewise has gone ahead and created an excellent new option. The price is much better and the quality as good as it gets. This is my new go-to brand. 5-HTP is a huge help for me with sleeping and curbing bouts of anxiety and depression. I received my second bottle of this for free just for writing how much I love it. Can't beat that either.
I have been battling depression for 2 years and have been on just about every prescription drug for depression there is. Nothing has helped until I tried NatureWise 5-HTP. I've had more good days then bad since being on it. I truly believe it is making a big difference in my life. Thank you so much NatureWise!!
This winter I've been having a bit more difficulty with seasonal depression than past years. Most days I've had trouble getting the drive and positive attitude I need to start my day. After taking 5-HTP Plus for a month I've noticed significant relief from the low mood I had been experiencing. Combined with exercise and meditation it's been a great help!
I feel calmer and have noticed that I'm not as hungry as I normally am...basically, I don't think that I am emotionally eating as much as I normally do. I suffer from depression and anxiety and after trying many medications decided that I wanted to take more of a natural approach...and definitely feel a difference on this product.
Been using this product for about a week now and absolutely love it so far. Definitely see an improvement in my mood and has reduced stress along with exercising. I fell into a depression and it has helped fight off the symptoms so far. Would recommend to anyone looking for a natural way to feel good and improve your quality of life! Would recommend to any college student!
This stuff works for me! I have been through a lot in the past year, leaving me with anxiety and a very mild depression. I was finding it hard to be positive and this was effecting my relationships with people. I was always in my head-making it hard to have normal conversations with people. I have been taking this for around a week and a half.
I was struggling with sleep, feeling rested, crazy hormones, and postpartum depression. After starting to take this I have been able to fall asleep easier and I feel calmer and nicer during the day.
Works super well!! Been taking for a month or so and I’ve been waking up feeling euphoric and my depression has gone away !! Also noticed my appetite has come back.
I genuinely do feel that this has helped in my over all sour mood. I feel better equipped to deal with daily stress and I feel I'm calmer and more patient. It was originally recommended to me by a pharmacologist friend who suffers from depression. I have recommended it to many people who battle depression. Will continue to buy.
I have been dealing with severe anxiety and depression and was suggested to try this for mood. I am also taking several prescription meds, but have been improving steadily. I can't say it's the at all, be all--but I'm going to continue taking it!
I suffer from depression and I'm not one for taking medications as they always have side effects. I wanted to take a more holistic approach so I came across this and figured why not? After maybe less than a week, I noticed a change in my mood, I'm more positive, I smile, I'm all around feeling good about myself. It's definitely worth a try if you don't like medications that take like a month to kick in.
I began taking this after my postpartum depression symptoms seemed to have come back after a few months off Zoloft. I did not want to start Rx again so I did a lot of research and decided to purchase this. After about a week I noticed a significant improvement in my mood. Even my husband has noticed the difference! It's been about 6 weeks now and I will continue taking this as needed. Highly recommended without any side effects at all.
I have noticed a calming effect while taking these supplements. I am taking them to possibly help my anxiety and depression, along with a medication. I really like it and I plan on taking it daily.
It takes a little bit of time before there are any noticeable effects, but after taking this product for about a week, I have definitely noticed an overall improvement in anxiety and depression. I would recommend taking it before bedtime as it can make you a little sleepy. Like many nootropics, the effects of 5-HTP are very subtle and do not occur immediately, but if taken daily it can improve your mental wellness.
“5HTP has been a lifesaver, I have been without health insurance and unable to get Rx meds for my Major Depression, but when I started taking 5HTP I started feeling better, I am now effectively symptom-free and I am able to do it without expensive medical appointments and prescriptions. ”
I purchased 5-Htp to replace Venlafaxine prescribed by my doctor for depression. I do not like taking pharmaceuticals. Within days it worked as well as the Venlafaxine. I am more active (vs laying in bed most days). I will continue to take it until I feel I am over my depression.
I have anxiety and insomnia, coupled with depression. I mainly take it to assist with depression and sense of well-being. I am also overweight and have found that it does help with appetite control and elevates my mood somewhat. I am sleeping better at night and feeling more restful.
I wouldn't go so far as to say that it solves stress and depression, but it certainly does make things easier to handle. Definitely helps me get to sleep, although I have extremely eccentric dreams after taking it.
I recently weaned myself off of a low dose of an antidepressant that I had been taking for 2 years, in the hopes that I could go the holistic route to treat my depression. I did some research, and learned that 5-HTP supplements may be the way to go. Naturewise had really good reviews, so I decided to try their brand. I've been taking it for a little over a month now, and I feel really good! I've forgotten to take it a few times, and I can definitely tell when I do. I have so much more energy than when I was taking the antidepressant, and so far I would say that the 5-HTP is just as effective at treating my depression symptoms. Maybe even better since I don't have to deal with the tiredness, lack of emotion, and weight gain I had with the antidepressant.
I started taking this to ward of mild depression. After a few weeks, I can really feel a difference in how I feel. I will keep taking this and it is a good brand that I trust. I've taken a lot of supplements that didn't do anything. This one really does.
(I share this account with my son) initially, I was given a bottle by a friend and then bought some for my (adult) daughter that is wary of prescription medications and attempting to go a more natural way with supplements, diet and other lifestyle changes for menopause, depression and anxiety. both her and I would say the results have been positive. She feels although it doesn't help her get to sleep, it definitely has improved her sleeping patterns to the benefit of her work schedule and has alleviated some of her symptoms. For myself, I feel it helps lift some of my 'brain fog' and has helped in reducing some of my moodswings. We're both going to try taking it for a year and see how it goes
Skeptical, but I needed to try something besides feeling angry and agitated all the time. I would say by day 4 I started feeling better in a way I can't describe. I am less annoyed at people and at little things one shouldn't get angry at. I missed a day of taking the recommended dose and I snapped right back into feeling extremely agitated all over again. It's hard to measure being in or out of a state of mild depression or anxiety, but overall I think it is helping. I am glad I gave it a try!
Great product!! If you are looking to even out your moods whether it be anxiety, depression, short/long term recovery, grief and loss, sleep issues... this helps tremendously and the B6 being the right amount integrated with the capsule i feel makes a big difference. I take it with a ssri and no issue as well as Sam, l-theanine and tryptophan and gaba. no side effects for but ask your pharmacist or nutritionist. Highly recommend!!!
I am pleased with the performance of 5-htp from naturewise.com. I purchased this for help with anxiety, depression insomnia and appetite control. I have obstructive sleep apnea and 5-htp has worked well for me to relive the symptoms above combined with a two mile brisk walk daily in 30 minutes and a light workout. I have lost 5 lbs and feel much less anxiety.
LOVE this product!! Found it to be an excellent value and very helpful! In perimenopause and have mood swings, depression and anxiety. THIS has truly helped me - will buy again and again!
I've been using this 5-HTP supplement for two weeks, and I'm extremely happy with my results already. I tried it as a measure to recover from situational depression (my own diagnosis) in the year following my divorce. Within the first week, I felt relief of the sadness that had plagued me. It's no magic bullet, as I still have to identify and release negative thought patterns that bring me down. However, I think the 5-HTP is helping to balance my chemistry so that I can do that work.
Very glad I tried this product for depression and anxiety. It works better than the antidepressants I was on. Its best to start out with the smaller dose and work up to the 200 mg.
I have only been taking these for a week now to help keep my mood up and my negative thoughts down. So far it has been an effective product overall. I noticed that I am less self critical and usually in a lighter mood where as before I would be so serious about life and each and every action I made. For me it almost acts as a barrier to my negative thoughts and helps keep a general positive outlook on present life. I suffer from certain anxieties as it is usually always synonymous with depression. This product has helped fight off some of these conditions which can be crippling to our lives.
I suffer from anxiety and depression due to hypothyroidism. Since taking this product, I have noticed my anxiety and depression symptoms have greatly improved. As an added bonus, I have also noticed my appetite has been greatly reduced as well. I love this product and have recommended it to several friends to try as well.
I'm writing this review to receive my 2nd bottle of NatureWise 5-HTP 200mg for free. That is a bonus, but I would have wrote it for free. I used 5-HTP to battle depression from a PTSD several years ago. It helped immensely. Last year, premenopausal symptoms have caused weight gain and lack of sleep, which led to depression. I tried NatureWise 5-HTP 200mg and have been using it for a month. My mood is better, my appetite is diminished and I'm sleeping more. I couldn't have asked for more.
It gmhas lowered my depression helped with anxiety and I'm sleeping better
This is a awesome product, I have been taking this over 2 weeks now and my mood has improved dramatically. I have more energy and my mood is up up and away every day, and Im loving this. I thought my energy problems were hormone related but not so. If your looking for something that will take away your depression and no hope of tomorrow you have found it. The price is unbeatable for the results you get.
Great Product!! better than depression medication. I feel much calmer and my mood improved after a couple of days of use!. recommend it 100%
Really helps my depression I’ve been taking for a few weeks also helps if you’re coming down on anything also.
Good product will continue to take thi it has really help get me out of my depression. Tried a different brand first gave me bad heartburn
I have been taking 5htp for about a year and a half now. I have tried several different brands. I have to say that this has been the best result! I take this supplement for anxiety/depression but it also has weight management benefits. Love this product!
I was struggling with anxiety, exhaustion, frustration and mild depression. Within the first few days of taking this product I started noticing my mood improve. I feel more energetic, focused and confident. I still struggle with anxiety, but it definitely decreased since taking this product.
I've had the BEST results with NatureWise 5HTP Plus! I've dealt with depression and difficulty sleeping for years which have wreaked havoc on my over active appetite. I've used otehr 5HTP products with decent results but naturewise has proven to beat them all with significantly noticeable uplifted mood, appetite control and for the first time in a very long time restful nights sleep consecutively with no cloudy feeling in the mornings. I really can't recommend NatureWise enough. It is by far the most effective 5HTP I've ever tried! I use it everyday morning and night.
Improved emotional stability, cured mood swings & some of the mental effects of PMDD. Improved depression and anxiety.
I suffer from Chronic Treatment Resistant Migraines so I have a lot of issues with sleeping and depression. This supplement has helped tremendously in being able to handle stress and anxiety. Additionally, because of this I have more control over making healthier decisions with health.
At first it made me feel a little weird but after a few days I felt like my old self again. I was calmer and have not had an anxiety attacks at all. I am so glad I found this product. I would recommend this to anyone with anxiety or depression issues before reaching for anything prescription wise.
I am constantly researching different supplements for insomnia, anxiety/depression, and appetite suppressants. I've ordered a couple of products in the past from NatureWise and loved them so I knew this had to do something for me. The first day, I took one in the evening couple hours dinner. I noticed I didn't have much of a appetite..I don't know if it's possible for it to work that soon but it seemed to be..that evening I was able to relax and have fun with my husband and one year old son...this is going to sound so corny but whatever...I haven't felt such a sense of peace and happiness in a long time...the energy was just right, not overbearing..by the time it was time to go to bed, I had no desire to stay up late binge eating, I just wanted to go to sleep and that I did...
I have always suffered from depression. I was on Prozac for a while, then Wellbutrin, then back to Prozac, but I was always hesitant to be on prescription pills. I weaned myself off of them but then soon fell back into a deep depression. Along with exercise I find taking this supplement keeps my mood more stable than before. In my opinion if you're feeling sad, what do you have to lose by taking a supplement? It's not going to make you feel worse.
In December 2016 I was sitting on my couch and once again feeling down, but why? There was no specific reason I was sad, I just was. I decided I was tired of feeling what I consider to be this low grade occasional depression that has occurred with me since high school (I am now 42). Something inside me said there's gotta be something wrong or tripped up with my brain, body, hormones or serotonin levels that is out of my control.(In other words, it's not that I suffer from a negative attitude...) I wanted to find something to help with serotonin levels to see if that made a difference, and after reading the reviews here at length I thought I'd give this a shot. It's almost hard for me to believe I feel as good as I do, and I don't believe this is a placebo effect. I have taken 200mg/day with food for 2 months straight. I didn't realize until I mentioned to my girlfriend who's a Physician Assistant that 5-HTP is actually considered an anti-depressant such as St. John's Wort, but much easier on the body than for example Prozac or Zoloft. I am sitting here very still and quiet now as I type this and I almost feel giddy inside after my morning pill. It is a relief. Don't get me wrong, I still have moments I feel sad and frustrated but *only when there is a good reason* to feel these things... Then they pass. I no longer seem to feel down for no reason in a way that stays with me an entire day. Finally, I don't believe all supplements are going to work for everyone. Perhaps this just helps/fixes an issue in my body, but if you are feeling down it may be due to another reason that this pill doesn't help. I think we just have to try different things until we find what works for us. I hope this works for you! And no-- I in no way received a discount or free bottle of pills for writing this. This is my own personal review. Good luck! :-)
I have notice a difference, my depression and mood has changed a lot. I was taking prescribed antidepressants but the side effects on those antidepressants were bad. On october I bought another type of 5-HTP but wasn't helping much, but when I bought this NatureWise on December; I have felt the change in me. I was more positive and had energy. I sadly stopped for 7 weeks, which I know I really shouldnt have stopped buying this. So I will be ordering this again.
It’s mt first day of taking this product i love it.
I suffer from significant depression, severe anxiety and complex PTSD. This product has changed my life even in the short (less than 30 days) time I've used it. Typically on my charts lists the little phrase "treatment resistant" which means the numerous medications I've tried just simply do not work for me but this, this worked for me from day one and got better with every use! My husband and I both notice when I forget to take it. I must take this at night before bed because I do tend to get a stomach ache but nothing when I take it at night. Love love love!
I've had issues losing weight after a hysterectomy because I just love to eat especially snacks, I also suffer from bipolar 2 disorder and depression. I've been taking the 5-HTP Plus+ for almost a month now once a day at night I've since been able to stop taking Cymbalta, Wellbutrin and Seroquel. My mood is actually better with the 5-HTP which I use in conjunction with Lamictal. I not only feel and sleep better I've also lost almost 10 pounds and no longer have cravings for the sweets and snacks like I used to, my appetite has definitely decreased by at least 50% and I'm loving it, I would buy this by the case if I could it's done wonders for me. I'm happy I wish I would've found this product years ago!
My husband and I both get a little down when the weather is cold and grey ie seasonal/ major depression. We take this in addition to 10000 iu of D3 daily. We tried this product and were very impressed with how it lifted our moods and helped us to sleep better at night. We both have better appetite control and have less hangry moments.
So far I like the 5-htp. I have taken it before, years ago, and didn't notice anything at all (for depression). I think this product is a bit different, could be the time-released aspect. I do get a bit nauseous after taking it, and I am hoping that goes away.
I love this product. It really helps my mood and keeps me balanced, especially when it's that time of the month. I also love it because it helps with my depression without taking away my sex drive.
I started taking this to help with mood- I don't have clinical depression (those who do should check with a practitioner before taking). I felt a real difference in a few weeks; had a more positive outlook and was overall more cheerful.
I got the 5HTP Plus 200mg based upon a recommendation from my therapist. I was experiencing some significant bouts of depression, and she said this might help out. I tried it the day after she recommended to me and noticed big differences. I wasn't quite as negative, I felt more rested, and genuinely happier. Its helped me to stop dwelling on things. Overall, I would definitely purchase this again, and I plan to.
This stuff has made such a difference in my life. I struggle with anxiety and this has helped me so much since I didn’t want to go down the medication route before trying herbal! I’m so glad I did! I researched it and also recommended this to my sisters husband who hasn’t been struggling with depression so terribly that iit was affecting their marriage to the point of separation. He refused to see a doctor and didn’t see where anything was wrong. I sent this to them and she asked him to try it not really thinking anything would come of it. Guys through the power of prayer and this supplement he has become himself agian and there’s marriage is healing! It also helps with sleep and supposed to help with hunger ( I’m low carb so I can’t speak on that since I don’t have a lot of hunger anyways) thanks so much for such a great product.
It has helped my depression in ways I never thought possible.
I have fibromialgia, lupus, depression a anxiety disorder. This pills really works Im in good mood after 15 days takings this pills and my insomia gets better too. after i get this pills my anxiety was out of control, i get 10 pounds in this process, and after taking the pills my anxiety related to the food gets better in 70%. Finally i can say this product is really good and works for me.
I haven't been taking this long, but hope this product helps with serotonin levels to fight off depression.
I have struggled with depression for 8 years and decided to stop taking prescription medication for it a year and a half ago. I didn't like the side effects it had. I've been dealing with depression more lately and decided to try the 5htp. It has really improved my mood a lot. I'm not as upset, my anxiety is less, I'm not as angry or as snappy with my kids, and I sleep much better at night. No negative sides effects that I've seen!
I had trouble sleeping and I used to take Zoloft for my depression and anxiety but it made me gain weight so I stopped taking it. I started taking this to help with all that and so far I’ve noticed a big difference. I’m definitely a lot calmer and my depression has gotten easier to deal with. I’m hoping after a couple more weeks it will even get better.
I have suffered from depression and anxiety from childhood trauma for YEARS. Lately I have been trying to lose weight but have been plagued with emotional eating from the first day I started taking it
I gained 30lbs due to my post party depression medication. I got off the medicine but couldn't lose the weight. I ordered this product and lost 10lbs in three months. I enjoyed this product because it didn't give me the jitters and supressed my appetite.
I am an alcoholic in recovery. I take 5-HTP from Naturewise for its bioavailability. It helps replenish my serotonin supply thereby reducing anxiety and depression from post-acute withdrawals.
I wanted a natural alternative to medication prescribed by a doctor for my mild/moderate depression. I have been taking the HTP 5 for a bit over two weeks and it has helped incredibly. I would recommend this product.
5-HTP is a wonderful option for those who suffer from depression. I have used this product for several years, and am pleased to say there are no adverse effects from it. A bonus is it helps with weight loss as well. I will continue to use 5-HTP, and have recommended it to others who have also gotten great results.
I have been taking this product once a day for about two weeks now and it has improved my mood significantly. I personally like that the packaging has a number you can call if you have any questions whatsoever. Also, if you suffer with depression I would recommend this product it has helped me along with St. Johns Wort. I would recommend this product to my loved ones or friends if they needed something natural to help improve their mood. Very happy with the quality and performance of this product.
I've been taking this product for over a month and I think it's really helped my overall mood. I suffer from depression and anxiety and I think it helps with the depression. Sleep and anxiety still seem to battle each other a bit, but it's important to remember these kind of products work differently for everyone. I loved the promotion to receive a free bottle. Will continue to use this product.
I started taking 5-HTP to stabilize the mood and sleep, which I had problems with lately due to high levels of stress and depression. My doctor recommended taking this supplement, and, quite frankly, I was skeptical and doubtful of the positive effects, but I gave it a try nevertheless.
I have had depression on and off since my teens. When I hit 28, I had my second beautiful son, and a slew ton of health problems arised. My ways of coping with depression and my adhd non-medically disappeared, along with my quality of life, thanks to a bad hip. I just wanted relief so I went the conventional route of anti-depressants. YEARS of anti-depressants. Then right before I turned 34, and 2 hip surgeries later, I got fed up with all my prescription meds. I safely got off all of them and started to do research on all-natural/safe alternatives, never looking back. From January to May of 2018, I was trying healthy diet and supplements, but I felt that my depression only became worse and worse. More research later taught me that when taking SSRI medication, it can mess up your natural production and storage of Serotonin. I was devastated but relieved to know why my mood was steadily going downhill. More research later led me to Naturewise 5-HTP Plus+ 200mg, thanks to ALL the positive reviews of people who were going through the same thing as me. I am today, only 4 days away from taking this for my first month, and I have been sharing this with EVERYONE!! Now, not everyone will get the same effects as me, but I felt a slight shift in my mood, 45 mins after taking my very first dose. It was the FIRST mini-deep breath I have had in a LONG while. I cried. I was so relieved. I notice more shifts every week and I feel balanced. I will happily take this for the rest of my life.
I have been using this to help treat my anxiety and depression and so far I feel like it is working. It arrrived on time and is well packaged.
Wonderful product that works quite well for anxiety and depression issues.
Had a really stressful winter due to having to put 2 of my dogs to sleep and was very depressed. Son was failing school. I usually can pull myself out of depression but this time it was just really difficult due to perimenopause. Was thinking of going on antidepressants but was afraid of side effects so I decided to try this. I started with a half capsule for a week and proceed to a full at week two. Started to feel better. Felt more positive, less stressed and was able to sleep better. Will definitely take this next time for sad.
I am taking this as a recommendation for depression. Other medications have been adjusted in the meantime, so I will continue this while everything evens out and I can correctly discern if it is beneficial for me. I have not experienced any side effects from it at all, I can say that much. And, my symptoms are not worse by any stretch. So it is possible this is good for me but I would like a little longer than a month to make a reliable review. I will update.
Helps with mood swings, anxiety, and if you have mild depression. Also curbs appetite.
I believe this product is helping with my anxiety and depression. My friend recommended it to me. I will continue taking this product
This a great product for those who need help with their mood from depression. This product has calming affect on your body and it enhances the mood.
I've had trouble dealing with feelings of sadness and depression. I also emotionally eat and sometimes never feel satiated. I've taken this product as a natural means to help with my symptoms. I've never been very consistent until this last month because I started to notice a great difference. I feel a lot more calm and my mood is more stable. I have noticed a decrease in my appetite as well.
I've struggled with anxiety, depression, and insomnia for as long as I can remember. I've gone the pharmaceutical route, but wanted to try something natural. Since taking your product nearly a month ago, I've noticed a significant reduction in my anxiety as well as a massive boost in my mood and ability to sleep at night (without waking). I don't believe in miracle products, but this is as close to it as I've found. I'm incredibly happy with my purchase and the results.
My main reason for taking this was to find an alternative to prescription medications. I suffer from depression and anxiety. I could instantly feel a difference when taking this also super bonus is the curbing of your appetite. I am excited to try some of the other products that are offered.
After having a horrible reaction to Zoloft (cystic acne everywhere!) while being on it for only one month, I had to find something quickly to help me while I was going off of it. I started on NatureWise 5-HTP Plus the very day I stopped my daily 50mg of Zoloft, and I am literally happy to say that I have been stable and have not had one symptom of depression, anxiety or panic attacks. I have been on the 5-HTP Plus (twice a day) for over two weeks and am upbeat, energized, sleeping well and feeling like my old self again. Since I am dealing with peri-menopause, I also (one week later) started taking a supplement "DrFormulas Menopause Supplements for Relief, Support and Weight Loss" in addition for hot flashes and night sweats, which also might be helping my mood, but the 5-HTP Plus, in my opinion, is the main reason I am doing so well mentally and emotionally. I will not be going back on any prescription mood stabilizer, and can't recommend this supplement enough. Be certain to follow directions and take it with food.
I started taking this product several months ago to help with depression. I feel so much better than I did on prescription anti-depressants alone. I am still taking the prescriptions, but hoping with this I will be able to eventually stop taking them. I can't even believe the difference in my depression since I've been using this. I was recently out of town and ran out of my prescription for a week. I ran to the store and got a bottle of this, and it helped maintain my positive mood even without the anti-depressant withdrawal that I have suffered from in the past. There were times before trying 5-HTP that I felt hopeless and nearly suicidal, but I haven't had those feelings while using this supplement.
Dare I say, this stuff really works? I do. It really works. After almost a decade of seeking treatment for both depression and anxiety, I completely stopped taking medication (Lexapro, Paxil, Wellbutrin, Seroquil... the list goes on) in 2014. The last two years, I've forced myself to work out and eat healthier, but still struggled tremendously and experienced some of the worse symptoms in my adult life (including a complete collapse of my sobriety). I found out about this product about six weeks ago and immediately ordered it.
This stuff gave me energy throughout the day and helped me through my post partum depression. Will definitely buy again!
For the past few months I've been having severe boughts of depression, something that has never happened to me before. The littlest things would set me off and I would be sad and cry all day and I wouldn't even know why. It was getting so bad that my boyfriend was worried for me. Him and I were fighting everyday (we've been together for 3 years and rarely if ever fight) and I would be upset over nothing and just cry nonstop. I didn't want to go to the doctors because I didn't want to admit that anything was wrong so I decided to look for something that could help elsewhere. I stumbled upon these and after reading the reviews decided to try them. I've only been using them for a few days now but I already absolutely notice a difference. I've gone five days now without even feeling the slightest bit sad. I've been laughing as much as I used to before this wave of depression set in. Even things that would've set me off into a spiral of sadness haven't even phased me. I really just can feel myself being much happier and healthier after even just a couple days.
Amazing results, always on time. I loveeeee this stuff. It has helped me through depression, and just plain hard days. Take with food!
Love this supplement. I use it to stabilize my moods from postpartum depression. Only side effect is that it makes my period late.
I'm taking this to improve my quality of life having chronic pain and accompanying depression. When used with SAM-E, improves how I feel by about 20%, which makes a huge difference for me. Will most definitely continue to buy.
I am the biggest advocate of 5HTP. I have PTSD and a stressful job and 5HTP really helps me manage my depression and stress better than the SSRIs I was prescribed years ago. The time release is ideal, and I find this supplement helps with insomnia and anxiety additionally. Sometimes gives me vivid dreams as well. As with any supplement, make sure you check for drug interactions- you can't take 5HTP if you are already on an SSRI like Prozac, Zoloft, etc.
I think it takes almost a week to notice a difference but these really do help take the edge off my depression. If used while exercising 3 to 4 days a week you will notice more of a difference.
I have suffered from anxiety and depression for years and 5-HTP really does help. After about a week I noticed better sleep and just in general feeling less stressed. I will warn that the first week also is a little hard on my stomach but I've taken all different brands and that's always to be expected. Felt slightly bloated in the morning but it goes away after a few days. Delivery was quick and the price is low, I'm a repeat customer and will continue ordering this product.
I've battled mild to moderate depression my whole life. I've been on multiple antidepressants throughout my life. They all gave me negative side effects which only added to my depression. This stuff really does help. I feel more upbeat and I sleep really well at night.
I kid you not, this stuff is great. I really thought the all natural route would be silly to try and not work but i like this a lot. I use it in combination with PMS support, and it really helps keep the crying and the other mood swings at bay. I feel much better when i have this. but i will say its best to take all the time rather than just starting a few days prior to your period and a few days after, its just more effictive if you take it all the time. but if you forget often its ok, it still works. I love it. better than Zoloft!
This product was recommended to me by my cousin. I purchased right away. Then I attended therapy - my therapist was concerned that this type of supplement would cause me to slip into mania due to a previous diagnosis of manic depression. So I never took these. Nothing against them, I was looking for something to take while waiting on an appointment with a doctor but I trust my therapist to steer me in the right direction and it doesn't sound like these are it for me.
5-htp is helping me get through the shorter winter days without going to the doctor for depression medication.
Excellent product. My doctor just recommended time released 5-HTP to me again for help with anxiety and depression.
I am a 25 year old college student and I came across this supplement online after searching for natural ways to boost my mood and to relieve my stress, anxiety, and slight depression. I didn't want to get on anti-depressants or anxiety medication because a prescription drug is what caused these symptoms in the first place (Finasteride, also known as propecia or proscar) but that is another story for another day, and if you are on it, I can't recommend enough that you wean yourself off it immediately.
There is a GOD!! I am not sure what made me look into vitamins for depression. Whatever it was I came across this wonderful product. I purchased it from my local Vitamin Shoppe and boy have I been lucky. Its not that you will notice a big change in the way you feel, its more or so that you will realize a limited amount of terrible days(moddiness, etc). I have suffered from depression and anxiety all of my life. I took prescription drugs while I was younger. I was on so many highs and lows with prescriptions(happy, sad, crying spells). This product seems to keep you NORMAL?? That's the only way that I can describe it I take many other vitamins for different reasons but I am so glad that I came across this product. I recommend this for others who have a huge problem with being frieghtened/fearful(anxiety) along with moodiness, and a distaste for this world(depression)...
I'll be taking this the rest of my life! Wonderful stuff that is a drug free plan to beat depression and anxiety.
5-HTP is a magical way to gently encourage sleep....the side benefit is that it also gently adjust seratonin levels which control things like depression...being a post menopausal woman and NOT taking hormone replacement because I survived cancer...I get "down" on occasion...if I stop using this supplement (100 mg at night) not only is my sleep better but I am my usual bright sunny self...taking life's speed bumps in stride. Natrol (also NOW supplements)makes a good one...Amazon makes it affordable.
Helped me feel normal after years of struggling with depression anxiety and feeling like I couldnt be myself again. I decided to try it. Its a life changer no doubt. I did notice a difference and I for sure know it was not a placebo.
After struggling with depression for awhile, my counselor suggested I try a supplement to help remedy the chemical inefficiencies in my brain. This product gave me a noticeable mood boost, and whenever I tried going off it, I could tell I became less peppy within a couple of days. I think I would recommend this for people who aren't dealing with depression because who couldn't use a little mood boost?
5-HTP is a miracle to prevent and cure and protect against neurotoxcicity for a specific "hangover." (Not alcohol.) If something you take tends to be the most amazing thing ever but then you feel completely apathetic and dead the several days after then that is merely because your brain used more serotonin at once than normally. This is not dangerous or brain damage it merely means you need pre-cursors to serotonin the day before you party, a couple while partying, and most importantly take several a day after partying for up to a week.. You will IMMEDIATELY notice the great difference. The 5-HTP added seems to out serotonin back in and kept it stable until your brain made its own again. This is a wonderful supplement. It is also good for insomnia and depression and anxiety. It is like what turkey and chocolate have to cause drowsiness. I highly recommend 5-HTP instead of SSRIs and some sleep meds. However it does not work better than Benzos for anxiety and panic attacks so always keep those on hand if needed.
I suffer from chronic depressions. I take this stuff once a year and it gives me a good boost for 10-12 months.
Was addicted to *Big Pharma* (diff meds for depression) for 13 longgg years when I decided the side effects and half-working werent worth it anymore. Did research on more natural, healthier alternatives for fixing my depression and alot of websites mentioned this 5-htp. Tried it at 100mg and INSTANTLY felt a lift. Decided then and there to stop the ridiculousness of the ups/downs I had been experiencing on the prescribed pills, and went cold-turkey off them. DONT RECOMMEND THAT but with alot of prayer, consuming lots of natural protein, and bananas (a wonderful seratonin builder) I did it!! Been *pharma-free* for 3 weeks now and wow soooooo glad and more alive feeling!! Have found, however, that am needing to up my mg so will try the 200mg and see how that does. All in all, I have been doing the 100mg, 4x a day and depression hardly there AT ALL, anxiety gone, and appetite controlled once again!!( gained 75# on Effexor). I DEF RECOMMEND this pill!! Also, I found a book on the subject and it helped guide me through. LV LV LV my new life!! :) As an update (now 3 months later) I have switched over to the XR 100 mg and still going great!! I have found that the XR has less side effects that occur sometimes with the regular pills (mainly nausea and sleepiness). Still, depression is a thing of the PAST thx to 5-htp!! :) I STILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WILL LISTEN!!
Not a placebo. They actually improve mood amd decrease negative feelings. Great in the winter to combat "seasonal depression". NOT AS GOOD AS INSTANT RELEASE.
I can't say enough great things about this product! I have suffered from mild depression for most of my life, but I hate taking prescription medication for a variety of reasons. Taking one of these each morning has been just enough to keep me on an even keel. I no longer have the lows and terrible, hopeless and sometime suicidal thoughts that used to plague me. I also don't feel like a zombie either, as I so often did on meds. My desire to actually go out and live life has returned, and my relationships have improved dramatically. Also, I have suffered from an uncontrollable carbohydrate addiction for some time, and this product helps control that, as well. While not dramatic or overnight, I have noticed that I have lost weight, as well. I started out taking it 2-3 times a day, but that actually disturbed my sleep (I woke up 4-5 times per night). Now, one pill each morning with my breakfast does the trick. I haven't felt this "normal" in quite some time. When I went to GNC to purchase another bottle, they tried to sell me their store brand. But it wasn't time release, and I really think the time release is an important component here. I highly recommend Natrol 5-HTP Time Release.
After struggling with depression for awhile, my counselor suggested I try a supplement to help remedy the chemical inefficiencies in my brain. This product gave me a noticeable mood boost, and whenever I tried going off it, I could tell I became less peppy within a couple of days. I think I would recommend this for people who aren't dealing with depression because who couldn't use a little mood boost?
This with Vitamin D is a common cure for depression in Europe. It works here, as well. You want to get a quality time release style like this one otherwise you're going to get peaks of usage, and that's your mood: going all over the place (what goes up must come down) because your 5-htp couldn't keep itself on a leash. This stuff time-releases so you get it all day. I take in the morning with food. I have used many brands of 5-htp and this one works very well and is very affordable: I've seen 5-htp up in the $30 range at some places/brands.
A VERY GUD PRODUCT I'D RECOMMEND THIS TO MY FRIENDS WHO HAS DEPRESSION !!! AND IT WORKS VERY WELL 4 ME
This works great! About halfway through the bottle I could notice that a dark cloud over my head seemed to disappear. It's not a happy pill, but my head just felt clearer and my mood improved. I have seasonal depression and this helped a lot.
lifetime of sever depression,years ago told have rapid/mixed bipolar 2,anxiety disorder ,BPD ,D.I.D.I talk to troubled teens,vollunteer NA support at home.RX treatment cant be it,working to spread herbs,natural ways amongst any mental health grp and hopefully something positive will come,no one knows mental anguish as much as those who live it.. no issues,first time trying 5-htp so after time and comparing natrol might be my buyer for several items if other samples from buyers/items but ill update after receiving mix samples from others..n manic state so sry for msg
Doctor told me to take this for my low grade depression ... feel it's helped.
I have not completed my first bottle of this product but I currently use it with SAM-e for depression. I don't know that I have been on it long enough to know if it is doing well for me but I am seeing a little difference in my depression.
My doctor recommended 5-HTP for my slight depression and anxiety as I refuse to take pharmaceuticals. I have definitely noticed a lift in my mood on the days I take it and I'm pretty sure my family has as well. The only thing I dislike is that I seem to feel a little more tired when I take it. I might start taking it before bed but since it's time released, I'm not sure that would help.
I have very severe Anxiety and depression and I was able to get off SSRI anti depression pills and use this! This stuff works even better and I have zero side affects. It changed my life for the better and I have been recommending and telling people about it. I've been taking one or some days two at night and have felt so much better. It's amazing how fast this stuff works! Ive been on this product for about 3 months now and it's been just awesome and family and friends say I seem so much more cheerful and energetic. Taking this product has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my 29 years of life and will continue taking it for the rest of my life.
I read reviews that these pills would help my mood and help make me feel happer. It turned to be a GREAT alternative to anti-depression pills. It took about two days to work, but after I took them every day after dinner, I've never felt better. Plan to use them for a long time.
This supplement has really helped me a lot. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and my doctor wanted to give me an antidepressant. I tried it for two days and felt like a crazy person, so I stopped. I do not suffer from depression, but some antidepressants work for some people with fibro. Upon researching how to boost serotonin levels naturally, I came upon 5-HTP and ordered this. I am now on my second bottle of it because I feel so much better! My appetite is suppressed, I am not craving sugar as much, my monthly cycle started and I was actually surprised because I usually have horrible PMS and I did not have any symptoms at all, my anxiety is better, and my sleep is better.
This product has definitely helped me with depression. I use to get it at a vitamin store for alot more money than what Amazon is selling it for, at least 11 dollars less. If you really are suffering with mood disorder and depression, you should give it a try. I started out with the 50 mg time release tabs and worked myself up to 150. From my research you can take a very high dose of this safely. I actually preferred this over prescription meds. I have noticed myself to be more calm and able ti handle stressful situations better. I have not experienced any side effects that I've heard of either.
Shipped quickly. If I take it before I go to bed, I don't have trouble waking up and my morning starts out better than if I didn't take it. I have the 100 mg tablets as well but I've noticed they don't seem to last through to the morning even if I take 2. Some people have complained that taking one 100 mg at night wakes them up in the middle of the night too. I feel like that's happened to me even after taking two 100 mg but I'll have to test this out again to make sure. You could take these in the morning since they're extended release and designed to prevent sleepiness during the daytime but I find that it's better if I take it at night. Helps me sleep too. I highly suggest this for those who are plagued by depression.
My husband is taking this and I have to say is has been a God send. He's always been what I would call "moody" or "grouchy" . He would call it "Depressed" because hes the one experiencing it of course. After starting this product he has a much more rational outlook on life. I only gave 4 stars because there is one side effect. For a 5 day stretch of time, my husband stopped taking these (for no reason other than forgetfulness). He was unbearable to live with and admitted that he was contemplating suicide. If you are taking this product, you need to do it consistently and if for some reason you stop taking it... you need to let someone know that you may have a week of extreme depression as you come down from it.
I was diagnosed with depression as well as generalized anxiety disorder with social anxiety and while this hasn't helped much for social anxiety at this point, its been a wonderful thing for depression.
For the past 8 years since I was 14, I have been on more than one medication for anxiety disorder and severe depression. Last month my doctor put me on a new medication since Prozac stopped working for me. It was a nightmare. I had awful side-effects like nose bleeds, bruising, vivid dreams, and I had many sad moments. 4 weeks into them and I wasn't seeing myself getting better. I got off them after I had a breakdown and I spoke with my doctor that I was going to go the natural route because I really am tired of medications.
Since weaning off my SSRI and taking 5htp starting at 50mg, I now take 200mg before bed and I've found a significant change for the better. I sleep better and have more energy during the day. My anxiety and depression is not as bad as it was when I first began 5htp. Will be buying again.
Ive been taking 5 HTP for about a week now. I really like it! I don't have depression but I do get upset and quite often an when I'm not actually upset I still don't feel like yay happy! Since taking these at night I have slept really well. I use to just lay around in bed and not feel like getting up but now after 7-8 hours I'm wide awake and fell great with energy and no aches or pains! I have also been in a way better mood. I have only got mildly upset one time in the last week and I think with out these I would have been way more upset.. Ive been singing a lot and like dancing and every day life just seems a little brighter.
I have used 5-HTP for about 6 months in a lower dose 50 mg 2x a day, and it has helped feel calm. I am hoping the larger dose will help compensate for the anti-depression drug I was taking.
I had a stress induced depression and really didn't want to take any prescription pills cause their side effects. Anyways, when I took these during the day they made me too sleepy but really calm and relaxed. I couldn't work efficiently with it so switched taking them to night. Seem to help but I was able to remove my stressors that caused the depression in the first place so I don't know how much help were the pills. Definitely have the calming effects so that was much needed. Still taking them out of fear of depression coming back
I use HTP-5 to help reduce stress, depression, anxiety. I've been taking it for almost 1 year now. It works well, with L-dopa Mucina - by now now foods. If you can not afford both. Go with the L-dopa by now foods. It works well for all the symptoms I mention above.
My husband takes this combined with Sam-E, and it really helps keep his depression under control. It hasn't completely gotten rid of it, but he hasn't had any really bad depressive spirals since he started taking this.
I'm on my second bottle of 5-HTP. The first bottle was the 100mg dose and it worked pretty well, but I thought I'd try the higher 200mg dose. I am so glad I did. It's very affordable and it makes a very positive difference for me. I have been a yo yo dieting, chronically depressed insomniac for 40 years. I started this higher dose on 1/20/17. I'm writing this on 2/3/17. Since January 20 I haven't had even one sleepless night. I've been trying to lose 35 pounds since last March (2016). Every ounce lost is like pulling teeth. Since 1/20/17 when I started the 200mg dose, I've lost 7 pounds - half a pound each day for 14 days! As of this morning, I'm 2/5 of a pound from my goal. I haven't been able to lose weight this easily since my twenties. The past 3 days I have had a few things happen personally that would normally have set me back to the lowest depression level. I'm guessing it's the 5-HTP that is keeping me feeling calm and, I have to say- almost happy.I can get through the day without crying or catastrophizing and being completely depressed and undone every time something goes wrong. I know everyone's different, but for me it works great!
I have a laundry list of medical concerns. Those concerns are so dire that the constant, pressing feeling of hopelessness is often overlooked by the top medical providers in our country. That is not a slight. But trust me, other chronic needs that I have take precedence.
I am giving this a 4 because I have only been taking this a few days. I had been on sertaline for years a small dose but wanted to try something different. Iam also overweight since I was 5 years old. I had depression very young also. My home environment was loving and also felt my weight and depression were chemically linked to neurotransmitter deficiency. I have had weightloss surgery and can still eat past full because my brain continues to tell met to eat even when stomach says its full. So this supplement for me is an attempt to see if I can figuere out this brain connection to my health. So far i feel okay. No depression. I have had some dizziness at times. Very mild and i attribute that to coming off my sertaline taper. The supplement came fast through prime and in great condition. So I would say i will need to come bck later to review.
We have found Natrol 5-HTP (200 mg) Time Release to be incredibly helpful with mild depression, insomnia, and anxiety. I first read about Natrol in the book, The Chemistry of Joy, which was required reading for the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing course titled the Art of Healing. The book mentioned that 5-HTP may help to increase serotonin levels as well as aid in sleep and relaxation. It didn't go into great detail on Natrol's mood enhancement, which we noticed after a few days. One thing that the book definitely didn't specify about Natrol was the frequent dreams which depending on the consumer might be a positive or a negative. We both happen to appreciate the dreams and think that is what aids in the positive outlook; however, the better attitude may simply be due to a full night's sleep.
I bought this primarily to help with my anxiety and my insomnia. I have severe depression and moderate to severe anxiety. Functioning is hard some days. I have anxiety attacks when I'm riding in a car, ever since I nearly died in a car accident in 2010, but taking this every day made the anxiety a little more tolerable. Sleep also came easier. It might not work for everyone, but this dosage worked for me.
This supplement was recommended to me by my therapist after being diagnosed with Major Depression earlier this year. She had initially recommended i look into prescription mood stabilizers, but that is definitely not the route i wanted to go. It has really helped me gain control of my mental processes so i can manage them in a healthy way. It is very mellow and subtle, but i do feel it could be easy to build a tolerance. i typically only take 1-2 (100mg) of these after breakfast during the work week and take a break from them on the weekend. I like the 100mg option bottle over the 200mg so i can have a little flexibility on the days that i feel more in charge of my mood (the bottle recommends max 200/day, i believe). Definitely don't take these on an empty stomach and an achey headache may occur but will subside quickly especially the more water you drink. Make sure to conduct research of your own on what exactly this does when introduced in your body to make sure it addresses what you need it to address (if this is for mood stabilizer) since there may be other supplements out there that can better suit what you want-my brother has found more success with a GABA pill over this one, for example.
I'm big on vitamins- really any natural way to nurture your body without drugs is my priority. I've heard great things about 5-HTP, and I even read in an article by Dr. Oz that it literally has the same effect as anti-depressants; 5-HTP works to produce more serotonin in your brain, which is the feel-good chemical that regulates mood, and in turn appetite and overall motivation to take on your days. Anti-depressants work to produce the same effect chemically, and in my personal case, just caused a slew of other side effects. This is a no-brainer for me; I'm all about curing depression through medicine and outside factors; I avidly take St. John's Wort as well as Niacin at night. I watch documentaries on hollistic health and I read about the topic often; it's something you have to take upon yourself, mostly, because media and the drug companies definitely don't support these studies. To each their own--I'll stick with my vitamins!
Been taking these for 2 months for a more natural way to treat my MDD (depression) and general anxiety. I've never felt more like my old self before my mental health issues arose. I took prescription medication previously and hated all the adverse effects, but most importantly the price tag. I find with 5-HTP I don't' get a cloudy mind but actually think clearer. The appetite suppressant part is also kinda nice considering most anti-depressants cause weight gain or bloating. I will admit, I still have struggling days, but you can't expect any supplement or drug to eliminate the issues completely. I prefer this over SAM-E because with SAM-E I end up feeling tired all day, which then makes me lazy, which then makes me more depressed.
It took a few days to feel a difference but it really did calm me down. I've been dealing with depression for the past 3 years and anxiety all my life. This supplement, taken twice daily, takes the edge off my moods and panics. On bad days It works so well for me that my husband can tell if I've forgotten to take it.
I received these 2 days ago, and already I feel a difference. In the past, I have taken several brands and types of 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥natural, and over the counter products to help manage my mild anxiety, panic attacks, and depression, including Natrol Day & Night, Hylands Nerve Tonic, L-Theanine, and others.
I have been taking this off and on for the last two years. LOVE it! Every year I go through bouts of depression and anxiety (same time every year). This helps get me through these periods, when I would otherwise be so irritable and sad others wouldn't want to be around me. It may not work for everyone, but it certainly has for me. I do notice a decrease in appetite as well. I would recommend this!
I've been taking 5-HTP time release 200mg once a day for about 5 days now along with L-Theanine 200mg once a day. I take the L-Theanine when I first wake up and I take the 5-HTP after I eat breakfast. I suffer from generalize anxiety disorder and social anxiety along with depression but do not take prescription meds for it. I've tried prescription meds when I was a teenager which seemed to make my anxiety worse and my lows worse. My anxiety and depression typically are manageable and something I just deal with but for the last few months they have been hindering my daily activity. I've gained weight and found myself not leaving the house so I started to research a more natural course of action I could take and that is how I found L-Theanine and 5-HTP. So far I've noticed a change and my anxiety and depression are more manageable. I feel like the longer I take them the better it will get. I am very satistfied with this product and would recommend it. The only side effect I have noticed is I do get some heartburn after I take the 5-HTP but I have found if I increase my water intake that side effect has gone down.
This is amazing. I was experiencing a crisis and someone recommended 5-HTP. I would say within 2 days I was right again. This is something that actually worked! I have not noticed any results regarding appetite or sleeping, but I did not buy it for those purposes. It helps through the rough spots. If you have depression, please speak to someone, but in an emergency, this may help you through the worst of it. Also, I tried another brand, and this one seems to work better. Don't know why, but finding that it works, I will not change brands.
I was skeptical before buying it but now I love it. It perfectly helps my mild depression and doesn't give any side effects such as drowsiness. Highly recommend
I've suffered with depression for years. In the past I have tried almost every anti-depressant drug on the market. I could not handle the side effects, so just suffered through the depression. I recently had alot change in my life, and the depression became worse. I inquired about an herbal product at a local vitamin store. They recommended 5HTP so I tried it. It took a little while to figure out the dosage that I needed. But, I am very pleased with the results.
I use this on top of my anti-depressant. I have major problems with depression. 5-HTP helps tweak my mood up and get me through the day. Natrol is a good brand. I really like that these are time release so I don't have to take several throughout the day.
I like this supplement. So far I've been taking it about 3 weeks. The only thing I've noticed is that my mood is calmer and lighter emotionally when I've taken one the night before. I haven't noticed it affecting my sleep ability or my appetite... But my outlook is less heavy. I'm not sure what to rate this, but since I have noticed it's helped lighten my heavy depressed energy - I'll say 5 stars just for that!
I have suffered from depression off and on all of my life. About two months ago, I stopped taking prescription Cymbalta to try this out. So far, I am very pleased with the results. If this product continues to work for me in the "dark" season, I will be saving $400 a month.
My husband has taken these for about two years for minimal despression. He went off them for a while and I could definately tell the difference. Sadly he has had to move onto something more effective.
This supplement has been a miracle for me! I've had trouble sleeping since I entered menopause, and I posted on Facebook to ask my friends for advice. One of my friends suggested 5-htp and I ordered this brand. I took it for a few nights and was delighted by the way it helped me fall asleep and stay that way. I started researching it and decided to take one in the morning as well as evening.
This product has made my life feel like normal again. I was suffering from depression after a personal loss. Some days I felt extreme sadness, almost to tears. Within only a couple days after I started taking this pill, my depression went away! The truly amazing thing is that I don't experience any other effects -- it feels like I'm taking nothing at all -- just my sadness is greatly diminished!
I started taking this for my anxiety and depression. And it really has helped with both of those conditions. I do experience some diarrhea and stomach upset, but these are brief and are manageable. I will order it again.
I've tried 2 other brands...and although they worked for the first part of the day, I would end up "crashing" towards the end of the day. These are best, and I will be keeping up on this brand for now on. It does help with my energy and mild depression...and also helps greatly with stabilizing my mood so I have a lot less mood swings. I don't crash on these, so overall....my favorite brand of 5-HTP.
Good product. Really helped with my anxiety and depression. I take it at night and in the morning I take L-Tyrosine. I take 100mg of 5-HTP with 1000mg L-Tyrosine. Made a WORLD of difference.
This product seems to aid with anxiety and depression. The secret seems to be to remember to take them daily with food.
I've been taking these for a week (extended release formula). Depression and anxiety run in my family. I was not expecting to even look for results until I'd been taking them for about a month, but I've notived major changes I the first week. My temper a week ago was flaring so out-of-control that I was top-of-my-lungs yelling at my children every day for about 2 weeks and most days prior to that for the past several months. I have not "lost it" at all since the first full day on this supplement. I have not allowed anxiety to overwhelm me at all this week, which is huge for me since I suffer from somewhat debilitating anxiety on a regular basis. Moreover, I've been battling alcohol dependency for over a year. I typically have about 4 drinks daily, but I have not craved the alcohol since starting 5HTP. I've also noticed a significant change in my appetite. I've actually lost 1.5 lbs this week without trying. I'm mad at myself for not trying this product sooner! My only fear is the warning on the bottle about not using the supplement for a prolonged period because it can lead to too much serotonin production. I'm just unsure how safe it really is to continue to use this product for more than a few months at a time.
I have struggled with depression and anxiety for years now. I have taken prescription medications and while they help with anxiety, the side effects are unpleasant. I have tried B vitamins, Omega 3s, and vitamin D and while they are all good for the body, did nothing for my anxiety. These pills really work for me. I could feel a difference as soon as I started them. I have been looking for a natural remedy so as to not go back on prescription medication and these are definitely it.
It is a little hard to tell what this is actually doing for me, but I do think it's having some effect. I bought this behalf on reading hundreds of reviews after searching for something that would maybe ease depression or anxiety that I was having after my miscarriage. I had also read reviews about it helping with binge eating, which was always a constant battle with me, no matter how healthy I was eating!
This has been definitely helping with my mood swings and depression, it seems that the longer I'm on it the more it does. I have no side effects and take it along with my other meds/supplements with or without food. I like this time release option that a lot of other brands don't offer because it keeps my levels stable which is important to me since I have such extreme mood swings already and I need something that won't wear off suddenly or that I don't have to take precisely at the same time each day. I have tried countless types of supplements and brands for mental health related issues and I would definitely recommend this one for anyone with similar symptoms or concerns.
While trying to come off Cymbalta (horrible drug!!) and dealing with painful withdrawal, I read 5-htp helps. I started taking 200mg and it helped some with the brain shocks of Cymbalta withdrawal. I increased my dose to 400mg 1x daily and saw more improvement in withdrawal symptoms. I have been off Cymbalta for over a year now. I have been taking 400mg - 800mg of 5-htp every morning. I have no issues with this supplement and I am doing much better with anxiety, depression, tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and generally feel more relaxed and calm. I only wish this brand offered higher doses or higher pill count so I need less bottles. Overall very happy with the product
For the last few years I have been dealing with some crazy weird anxiety. I smoke weed, and to be very honest that has always helped when my mind starts to attack itself with negative thoughts. I get emails from a company who suggested a 1 Hour Kava root spray (it was an advertisement, but when I looked into it, it seemed to work for a lot of people) and it worked. But only for an hour at a time, and it would numb my tongue. This led me to research more into Kava root and supplements to take instead of the spray. I found what I was looking for and this product was something that people had purchased with Kava regularly. Incredible reviews, so I figured I would try it. That was almost 3 weeks ago and I can honestly say that this stuff has changed my life. I see that some people take them about 2 hours before bed to help with sleep, but I take one after breakfast and it helps me concentrate more, I'm far less anxious (if at all), I sleep better, I wake up feeling better. I have dreams again! Which I feel like it's been years since I can remember my dreams. Everything is just...better. I still smoke, but SO MUCH LESS than I did before. I would highly recommend for anyone who suffers from any sort of depression or anxiety. Even a little help can go so far.
This product is awesome! I live with a paranoid schizophrenic but couldn't do so without this product. This product relieves the stresses of everyday life and keeps me on an even footing. Can't recommend this product enough! I take 200mg twice daily 12 hours apart. I no longer have night terrors or that "da ja vue" feeling. The "unreal feeling" after heart surgery is gone! No more depression which is common place in people with heart problems. I feel normal again! I've had no ill side effects.
I ordered this based on reviews referencing mild depression and/or stress eating. I had noticed an increase in both recently and decided to give it a try. The calming effect is almost instant! I am considerably more tolerant of situations that would normally set me off. My sleep is sound and deep. I'm having dreams again!
Very effective- I switched up from a 50mg supplement to taking one of these daily and noticed an improvement in my mild clinical depression within about a week. Absolutely going to continue this regimen.
It's only been 4 days, but I saw an immidiate response. First of all, vivid dreams, more than usual. Calmness, not the usual "tired" calm, with irritability, inability to focus on more than 1 thing, but a true calmness. I realized I needed this, but I've tried it before with little to no benefit. Then I saw slow release- that's the ticket! I'm having stable steady energy the next day. I'm able to calmly answer 1000 questions from my little ones while on a task. I'm focused for sure. I have ADHD and depression. It's been a life long "disability". I am also sleeping better at night. I'm more cuddly and patient. This supplement can work synergisticly with medication that has started to lose effectiveness.
I really like this product, it helps keep me calm and focused I highly recommend this and its all natural. If you have bi-polar, PTSD, and mild depression this is the product for you!!
I don't normally leave reviews but I had to for this product because it's amazing! After three days of taking it I already felt happier and more positive. I'd been dealing with depression for over a year and I'm so glad I found these pills!
I have been using this product for years and as a subscription through Amazon it's a really great price. I do well with this higher dosage with the timed release, and I haven't needed prescription medication for depression in over a decade. I'm not aware of any other company that commonly offers this dosage in timed release and certainly not at this price.
Awesome, controls my moodiness a lot better that the crap the dr had me on. I highly recommend this product for anyone suffering from depression or moodiness!
This is my first review of many items i've bought on here. I rate this a solid 5 stars. Feeling some mild depression I decided to look for a non prescription solution. Working out always helps but 5HTP definitely balances me out. I take it at night before bed with melatonin. Its helped me stabilize my sleep/eating schedule. Unfortunately I tried to stop taking it and I felt more than just low...... but after starting it back up I felt great. Sucks to be dependent on something but it works for me.
I started taking 5-HTP after researching natural ways to deal with depression. I don't have depression necessarily, but have situational depressive moments. It's when I get in a "funk" caused by sadness, stress, or whatever. I've been on anti-depressants in the past, and I didn't notice that much of a difference. Besides, I wanted to the natural route with adding supplements and making subtle changes in my lifestyle to help manage these moments I have.
After encountering a major setback at a high-pressure university of overachieving peers (where most of us have never really encountered serious failure in our lives), I fell into a new intensity of depression that I had never experienced before. I am familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as general mental self-awareness, but insurance and cost issues prevent me from accessing prescription medication. Feeling like a "tough it out" attitude and a few hugs from friends weren't going to be enough this time to get me back up to baseline serotonin levels and the ability to function day-to-day, I decided to give this a try because I didn't know what else to do.
I've run into a wall with my depression lately and finally decided to buy some pills to help. I've been on this for a few days, and I can positively and sincerely say I feel better than I did before. I have the energy to do normal tasks that were so taxing on me just weeks before. It's no miracle product but i feel alright, and that's pretty great by me. Although I must say, this pill has me out and asleep by 11pm which is really saying something since I am usually able to stay awake until 5am daily with no problem.
Works better than the doctors prescribed medicine because it’s without all those side effects. Prozac made me feel like insomniac, but this helps the depression and I still feel normal but just not as tired.
I use these daily for my bouts with severe depression. It took a few days for my body to react with the pills, but once they did, my depression has been down. I still do have it at times, but it's not on a constant basis.
My teenage son has had insomnia since I can remember! and has taken melatonin only for it, It has not been working lately, so I found this product and noticed it also helps with depression, well it works! AND an added bonus for him is that he sleeps through the night, he used to wake up and could not go back to sleep for hours, now if he does wake up he goes right back to sleep. Glad I got this!
My husband's mild but persistent depression really seems to have improved since taking this product. He is glad that he is not on prescription medication because he was worried about side effects.
I've been experiencing depression related to life circumstances- illness in the family, work stresses, personal etc... Was feeling the worst today that I have probably in months and found 5-htp through a Google search. I picked it up at Walgreens, ate a pill and attempted to work for an hour.... At the time of taking the pill I felt like I couldn't move or think. Now an hour later I've put in a great amount of work that it probably would have taken me all day to do in that state, and I have much more sense of wellbeing. It's sort of a miracle. I am generally a really positive, happy productive person so days like this when I feel so low are a real road block. But maybe not anymore! That being said I probably wouldn't take this regularly but man. One hour later and I feel almost like I could pump my fists in the air with glee!
I was skeptical this wouldn't work and stubborn to give into taking a pill every day for my "depression," but I finally went for it. And I'm very happy I did! It's not a magic pill that cured me of depression, but it does balance me out a bit so that little things that would bother me or things that I would dwell on really don't bug me that much anymore. Or if they do, I get over them quickly. This has been especially helpful at my job! Like the other reviewers, I've noticed changes in my eating habits and some minor weight loss. I haven't noticed any regularity in my sleep patterns though. Overall, very satisfied with this product. No weird side effects.
I struggled with some depression following a loss, and this has really helped. I found the time release version and it's really good.
I was on 50mg of Zoloft, 74mg of Wellbutrin, but didn't really want to be dependent on these medications forever. So I've been trying this as a more natural alternative. For the last few weeks, my husband has said that I seem happier and have a lot less stress. The only downside to this versus those prescriptions is that this doesn't build up in your system, so you need to make sure you take it perfectly every day (if you're like me and have chronic depression/anxiety issues) or you'll start to have the dark feelings creep back quickly once it's out of your system. Btw, this brand is AMAZING...so cheap and effective. I use their brand of melatonin too.
I have been using it for a little more than a week now and my intention is to use it to overcome my PMS related depression. I think it is keeping me in a much better place emotionally although I am using it along work Dong quai.
just as the bottle says, TR option is nice! This has been known to help with transmissions, and imbalances in chemicals that trigger depression, anxiety, etc. I've been on anti depressants my whole life and currently trying to come off, this along with other supplements and an extremely healthy diet (most important of all). Will definitely help, can't guarantee a fix but it's better than taking prescription drugs.
I wasn't diagnosed so I can't say confidently that I had a mild depression but to be short I took it for 3 days whenever it came back to me and my mind has been feeling so clear whatever time of day it is, I feel more control of my sad emotions like it tries to come in rarely but it never pops up anymore :) My mind has been clear
I have taken 5-HTP years ago for the first time and they really helped. I would take it for 2 month and then not take it again for a year. Since my old brand no longer exists I have switched to Natrol. I am always cautious with any supplement and try to take the smallest amount that will produce results. In this case I take one pill every morning after I get up. I take it with some sparkling mineral water, which helps the pill to go down easily. After several days I noticed that my negativity is slowly disappearing. I think more clearly and I can reason better. The other thing I noticed especially after reading the reviews here is that I eat better. Intead of running out to grab some lunch, I bring a healthy lunch from home. I can even look at catered leftovers at work without the urge to eat some of them. I eat a little less (I am not a heavy eater anyway), but cravings have disappeared as well. I swore off cake for lent and I will probably stop drinking the one can of soda I usually have per day. I just seem to feel more content with less......
I started taking these to help with depression but as a side effect these seem to have helped curb my food cravings. Which is helping me lose weight. Which helps with my depression.
I've suffered with depression and anxiety for 20 years. One day I came across a book called "The Mood Cure" so thought I would buy it, just to see why so many people were raving about the overnight changes they had experienced after reading the book. the basis of the book is to repair your brain chemistry naturally, with amino acids. I had given up on anti depressants that didn't really work (made me zombie like) and had horrible side effects like weight gain, loss of libido etc. So, after reading all the case studies and taking the false mood quiz, I ordered the 5-HTP. As crazy as this sounds, I felt like a new person within 24 hours. The biggest most immediate change I felt was that I didn't feel afraid, or have that social anxiety. I could go grocery shopping by myself again! Then I noticed, that I didn't have ANY symptoms of PMS after suffering with bouts of such debilitating depression that I was diagnosed with PMDD. I felt hopeful, and loved, and secure... getting out of bed and going to work was no longer a struggle for me. I looked forward to interacting with people. My brain felt sharper and more alert, and I was sleeping through the night again.
The pills were shipped promptly and I received them within a matter of days. Very pleased! I have noticed a difference while taking these and I will continue to for as long as I am able. I struggle with high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. I feel less anxious and more balanced while taking these pills. Sometimes you just have to give in and get the help you need! It doesn't mean you are weak or that there is anything wrong with you, it means you are doing all you can to be the best you can be.
Found significant help for my depression in less than 24 hours from taking it. Read on the internet that this ingredient can bring significant help in 24 hours if it is just a depression with no other symptoms.
This is the second time I have ordered this product. I gave it a good month and I am very happy with the results. I bought this product to lift my mood in the hopes of taking a holistic approach. You don't necessarily feel "different" right away but after some time, I felt generally happier. I would recommend this to anyone with mild depression or just as an added mood lifter. Very satisfied.
I do not ever leave reviews but this stuff is great! My anxiety and depression are finally manageable and my moods have improved 100%
I've been using this product for a little more than two weeks now to get the full affect of the product and understand how well it works. I'll start off by saying I'm 18, and although I was never diagnosed with depression or social anxiety, it was very apparent to me in my day-to-day lifestyle that I was experiencing the symptoms of it. That being said, the first time I took this pill I thought I was experiencing a placebo effect! How was it that this little product that I came across while searching for an appetite suppressant could work so well? It calmed me down, lowered my agitation, and virtually knocked all of my sadness and overthinking right out the door! Although I sometimes experience negative thoughts, they no longer control my overall emotions and sense of well being. Along with helping my depression and anxiety, this product has also helped me fall asleep quicker and stay asleep, and the appetite regulation has also helped me to feel fuller, faster! I'll definitely be ordering another bottle when I run out of my current one! TRY THIS PRODUCT! You won't regret it!
Great product....use regularly for tension headaches, and weight control...can also be good for depression and anxiety, as well as tension headaches.
I was suffering from mood swings and bouts of depression. Since take 5-HTP I've felt much more balanced. When things get stressful I'm feel calm and cool.
I didn't notice a drastic change when I started 5-HTP. But when I ran out and was off it for about a week I noticed the reason I started it , mild depression
As a military service member, its hard to find help for depression without being ostracized / rejected for treatment, or in my case, be booted out of a special community because of certain clearances and expectations. This been the best alternative to an SSRI and can personally identify that I have had a difference in mood, for the better.
The NatureWise 5-HTP is helping me sleep a lot better and wake up a lot easier. I've also noticed it helping me not feel super hungry all the time. It also helps balance out my depression/anxiety without making me feel super high/low. Really fantastic product.
This product is great. I have been using it to treat mild depression, and have gotten great relief, much better than any of Big Pharmas products. Even better, they are going to give me a free bottle of 5htp just for using a great supplement and posting a review. Thumbs up Naturewise.
I have always struggled with anxiety and depression. Since starting Naturewise 5-HTP, my mood has improved significantly. I have also noticed increased energy which has prompted me to start exercising again. I have lost 15 lbs since starting this product!
I've suffered from depression for years but didn't like the side effects of pharmaceuticals (weight gain, extreme sweating and sleepiness.) I tried 5-HTP as an alternative and it's been working for me for awhile. It did make me sleepy after a couple months of use, so I started balancing it with L-Tyrosine to combat that. I like this particular product for the value.
I've been taking 5-HTP for management of mild anxiety and depression for about two years. Some brands definitely work better than others for me, naturewise is one of the 'working brands.'
I've been trying different brands of 5-HTP as I've found that in general it helps stabilize my mood and reduce anxiety, as well as help me feel more rested. This brand has been the most effective! I can definitely tell the difference when I forget to take it and I can tell the difference between this and other brands. Additionally, as many people have found, taking 5-HTP can cause GI distress. This brand causes the least of that which I'm so grateful for. Would definitely recommend for depression, anxiety, mood swings in general, and restful sleep!
A friend recommended this to help with my depression. Seems to work fine.
I have fibromyalgia along with anxiety and depression and am overweight from a number of medications that I had been taking in the past for various health conditions. I had recently tapered off my Zoloft (an SSRI). I had decided with my Dr.'s permission, to try a natural supplement instead of the SSRI in an attempt to help with some of the above mentioned health conditions. I have been on the Naturewise 5-HTP supplement for almost three months and it has helped somewhat with the fibromyalgia pain and sleep problems but has helped a whole lot more with my moods and anxiety and depression. I have no plans to go back to the side effects including weight gain of the SSRI medications. A very welcome benefit of this product is the dampening effects on my appetite which has helped to contribute to some very much
I was really struggling with depression but looked to find more natural remedies for this rather than a prescription. I began taking 5-HTP and within 2 weeks I noticed a huge improvement in my mood. I was waking up happier, I was less irritable, and things didn't upset or bother me as easily as they used to. I love this product and I'm so glad I found it!!
I started taking this 5-HTP with Garcinia Cambogia, and a thermogenic about 30 days ago, and wow have I noticed a difference in my mood and my sleep! I am currently on medication for ADD and depression, and I feel a boost with this supplement. I go to bed so easily and I actually noticed it was easier for me to get up in the mornings. I didn't feel that overly tired sluggish feeling I normally do. The trick though, is to make sure you take the 2nd dose! I usually take mine around 4 or 5pm. This supplement is definaly a must for me now, I feel more focused and just a nice boost in my overall mood and overall energy level.
This product is amazing. I was going through sudden anxiety attacks and depression for a few months. My whole life I never felt that way before so I was really scared and stressed at how this happened out of the blue. My professor recommended I take 5-HTP to help with my serotonin levels. It makes me feel more motivated and hopeful. I feel happier too! It's also a great appetite controller. I usually snack a lot through out the day but taking this really controls the feeling that I want to eat.
I started taking this due to depression. It seems to be helping. A nice bonus is that my appetite is reduced, too.
I have had depression and chronic anxiety for many years. I have been on various prescription meds with horrible side effects. I was looking for a natural product as an alternative and came across 5HTP. I can honestly feel the difference in my energy levels, moods (much calmer) and it relaxes me when taken at night. I love that the ingredients are such great quality too!
Helps with depression, low moods, and anxiety
I was suffering from insomnia and depression. After 2 weeks of taking 5-htp I began sleeping a full 8 hours or more every night. My outlook on life is getting better, and I'm motivated to do the things I used to love doing, again. I am so grateful I found a natural way to a better life rather than depending on a healthcare/pharmaceutical system that is broken.
I started taking 5-HTP by recommendation of my OBGYN for moderate post-partum depression. I've continued to use it as an addition to my exercise routine and other supplements, as my moods have stabilized more than any other time in my life! I LOVE knowing that I'm getting a little extra emotional support from 5-HTP. My skeptical husband has even noticed a difference in his own stress levels after taking 5-HTP consistently for a couple of weeks.
I love this product! It greatly improves my mood and helps to combat seasonal depression.
I've had a lifelong low-level depression with bouts of severe depression and anxiety. This is the only thing I've ever taken that I've noticed a marked difference almost immediately (approximately 1 week). Since taking 5-HTP supplements, I fall asleep easier at night, wake up earlier, have significantly reduced appetite, reduced anxiety, and an overall more positive mood and outlook. I'm recommending it to all of my friends and family with serotonin imbalances.
I began taking this for depression. My mood has improved dramatically and stabilized over the last few months.
Using 2x per day to manage depression, have been using for the last 3 months. Depression is nearly nonexistent.
Excellent product. I feel it will give me good results with continued use. I want to wean of my depression meds and I have a feeling it will work.
The 100mg regular formula changed my life for tge better with respect to anxiety and depression. Unfortunately that formula is no longer available. The 200mg time-release formula has no effect and even seems to make my axiety and depression worse.
I battle with severe depression. I’ve tried several different methods, treatments and products but I haven’t found anything that helps long term. So far, I am having a positive experience with the 5-htp. I’ve been told that I “seem better” and I’m feeling more hopeful and optimistic.
I've been taking these for about two weeks. I don't want to use prescription depression medication because of all the side effects. Since taking these I have felt a lot calmer and it also curbs my appetite.
I was diagnosed with mild depression...instead of using prescription drugs to help - I tried this. I take one pill at night before bed, I sleep better and my moods have leveled out. Definitely helped me.
I suffer from PMDD, so during Luteal phase I don't feel myself (depression, anxiety, tension, mood swings, binge eating). My friend gave my 5-htp (Naturewise) to try. It helped my after a couple of days of taking it. I started to feel more relaxed and calm. Couple of days ago I bought my own bottle, so it seems to be a relief for me since I don't want to take prescribed medication or antidepressants. Plus it's natural, delivered from seeds of Griffonia plant.
I have always struggled with depression and anxiety and this has helped!
I take the 100 mg during the day as needed and the 200 mg at night. It helps with depression, anxiety, appetite control. I highly recommend researching the product and trying it out. It has helped me a lot and is much better than the prescription antidepressants I have been put on in the past. I am really impressed and wish I had known about it earlier.
It has worked very well for me. Helps me sleep, and with anxiety and depression. No side effects, other than some loss of appetite (although not major).
I have always dealt with depression. Often times I would isolate myself from my friends and stay in my apartment watching TV and succumbing to my eating disorder of overeating and sometimes purging. Since I started taking Naturewise 5-HTP, I feel like I have more energy, and am generally in a better mood than before, which helps me while I'm in school because a better mood makes studying easier and less stressful. Love it! I also have noticed I don't overeat very much anymore, which has made me much more comfortable with myself and my body. I can't say it's all the 5-HTP, but it has definitely helped in my recovery from my ED.
I started to take this product in place of the medicine I was on for depression and anxiety. I feel it is working tremendously. I do not feel anxious often to where I need my Xanex. I feel massively decreased signs of depression since taking this, and it is natural which is the best part. i am so glad I got out from under the control of prescription medicines and found this supplement.
Feeling great, motivated, and optimistic in a cold and gloomy climate. I have seasonal depression and current lack of sunshine gets me down when I don't have 5htp around. In the past, my psychiatrist recommended. Naturewise 5htp works.
I have depression and 5htp changed my life for the better.
I have suffered from mild to severe anxiety and mild depressive episodes off and on over the years, and just over the past yr I've struggled with episodes of not being able to sleep day in and day out, due to health issues, which only made my health worse with such a sever lack of sleep... I discovered the best remedy for all of these issues, is none other then this amazing vitamin 5HTP. It not only helps to calm my nerves and anxiety, but it also helps me sleep more solid thru out the night, and allows me to wake more clear headed and rested in the morning. And during a depressive episode, I take one dose, and fall asleep for a few hrs. When I wake up, the depression is gone... However, I don't take this product on a daily basis, every day, as I only use it when I'm struggling with those issues, So I end up using it maybe 3 to 5 times a wk, mostly when I'm struggling with a lack of sleep, till my sleep pattern seems to be better again, but I've long decided that I won't be without my 5HTP ever again... I Thank God for leading me to an this natural product that I know won't cause sever side affects like medications do... Hallelujah.
I purchased this for a family member who was having mild depression. It's helped him a lot and he's going to continue taking it. Just one a day!
My teenager takes this, with the pediatrician's approval, and it helps with hormonal mood, anxiety, and depression issues. The depression is secondary to social anxiety - difficulty in social situations as a teen is not an easy thing to deal with which results in depressed mood. I could tell an improvement after the first few days; less self isolation, improved mood, etc. This does not aggravate the anxiety at all (one capsule in the morning and one in the evening 100 mg. each) and the pediatrician is monitoring. I did quite a bit of research before trying this in lieu of prescription antidepressants and I have included a link for information below. Last but not least, Nature-Wise is a brand that I trust for quality products.
I bought this product hoping to relieve my insomnia, but I got more than just a good night's sleep. My adult son started using it for depression, mood swings and anxiety. It's made a HUGE difference in him. He's happier, less moody, and more motivated. Thank God!! He's been suffering with depression and anxiety for many many years, but he hates to take prescription drugs because they only mask the problem or cause other health problems. 5-HTP has really made a difference in him. I was slightly skeptical at first, but now I'm a believer. This stuff really works! God is good and all glory to Him!
I am this product's biggest fan. I had been on anti-anxiety, antidepression medications for about 6 years. Nothing really helped and I always felt in a fog. I finally made the decision to ween off my latest antidepressant (pristiq). A friend recommended this product to me and after much reaearch decided to give it a try. Turns out, after about 2 months of use taking 200mg a day, I feel better than I EVER did on prescription medications. I also suffer from migraines and this has helped keep them at bay. I can't recommend it to my family and friends enough.
As someone who cannot take SSRIs, 5HTP has been amazing for my depression. I notice a shift in my mood within 30 minutes of taking two pills. This has been a lifesaver for me.
very helpful to naturally combat depression
Helped me turn my Postpartum Depression around through natural supplements.
I have severe Panic Disorder and I also suffer from depression, which is not easy to treat as usually medicating one disorder will exacerbate the other one. I'm currently taking Welbutrin for my depression, which works wonders and gives me tons of energy and motivation. The problem is that it is an upper and makes my anxiety so much worse. I cannot mix my medication with anything for anxiety, so I've been forced to deal with one or the other. I started taking 5-HTP and the feeling of peace it gives me is wonderful. I fall asleep easier, I feel positive, and it takes the edge off my nerves. I love this product!
I've always struggled with insomnia, depression and anxiety. The 5-HTP seems to be working well. I've been sleeping better, my mood has been more stable and my anxiety is not nearly as intense despite only taking half the recommended daily dosage.
Helped immensely with my post partum depression - however, it messed with my period too much for me to continue use.
Helps mood, Depression lifted. And curbs appetite. Great product.
This product is wonderful ! I quickly noticed a difference in my attitude and everyday mood. I can be edgy and suffer from mild depression but don’t care for prescription medication so this is a great alternative !
I hope this isn't premature, because I just received this product a little over a week ago. But I've tried 3 different SSRI's in the past, as well as natural substances for depression (St John's Wort, SAM-e, Rhodiola), and within a few days to a week, I felt manic with each of those. So I've also tried ionic Lithium (from Amazon) but I still didn't sleep well and my mood was depressed and anxious. However after just one dose of this 5-htp I could tell a difference- I felt more relaxed, my mood lighter and my sleep improved. I am a very cautious person, so I came off of the St John's Wort and L-tryptophan I had been trying, and I'm cautious with Flexeril and Imitrex I occasionally use as all those things combined together (including Lithium), along with the 5-htp can trigger a potentially fatal Serotonin Syndrome. But I have to say I'm so far really amazed at the 5-htp and the difference that it seems to be making for my overworked brain. I hope I can say the same things in a month, and also a year from now- we'll see. But so far I'm really glad to be trying this product.
I have been taking this for a few weeks because I have problems with my mood and have insomnia. I have recently quit smoking and am taking Wellbutrin/Zyban to quit smoking and I have read that 5-HTP also helps nicotine cravings and I haven't smoked in a few weeks and I am sleeping better. I have taking many NatureWise products and believe how they have dark bottles to protect from sunlight helps from the product to not degrade. I also have anxiety and had to take anti-depressants but I did not like the side effects. 5-HTP works and I don't notice any side effects. I recommend this product over the other 5-HTP products because NatureWise is known for their quality and it also it also includes vitamin B-6 which others don't.
I bought this product for a friend who was having trouble with postpartum depression and noticed that it was also good for sleep. I ended up buying a bottle for myself and have been sleeping better than I have in years. I will certainly continue to buy this product for me and my family!
Great! I have challenges with my moods & experiencing depression periodically. This product seems to stabilize me. I will continue taking daily :)
I have persistent mild depression which is intensified by SAD in the late fall and winter months. I started taking this supplement once before bedtime about 4 months ago, in addition to 1000 mg of St. John's wort spread out over the day, and 2000 mg of Fish Oil. It has improved the quality of my sleep (less waking up, less racing thoughts, easier to get back to sleep after waking), and seems to provide just the right amount of mood lift in conjunction with the St. John's Wort to get me through the day without undue irritability. Taking it at night, I haven't noticed any side effects. On occasions when I've taken it in the morning with the St. John's Wort, I've had mild symptoms of Serotonin Syndrome (some rapid heartbeat, mild headache, some nausea). So, I won't repeat that experiment again. In the past, I have used both Paxil and Lexapro for depression, with various issues, including frequent migraines (the Paxil) and random daytime sleepiness (Lexapro). I find the current combination I'm taking, along with regular light box use in the darker months, keeps me on a pretty even keel. I have not tried other manufacturers' versions of 5-HTP, but Naturewise's product seems to be of good quality and potency.
Great product really helps with depression and appetite control.
I was on Wellbutrin for depression, but was able to get off with these.
This really helped my moderate depression in a matter of days. Worked better than the Wellbutrin I take. I strongly recommend it.
I took this in the past and it worked great. I definitely didn't want to start taking a prescription drug again and this works great for the depression and pains that come from fibromyalgia. I highly recommend it.
I was suffering from mild depression after a divorce and found this product with great reviews, so I decided to try it. I could feel the difference in 2 days. My mood seemed to be a lot better, my outlook on life was positive and I even was sleeping a full night again.
This product works well if you take it nightly. It has helped my depression and anxiety. Make sure you don’t use it if you are taking an SSRI though. It could cause serotonin syndrome. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend it. I can also tell a decrease in my appetite since I started taking this.
After a few weeks of research, I ordered this product to help with the production of serotonin and melatonin to avoid getting back on anti-depressants. I've been using this product for a few months now, and it has made an incredible difference in my overall demeanor, and has helped tremendously with my anxiety and depression. I did not experience any weight loss with this product (as others have reported). I'm such a fan of this product that I've suggested it to other friends who suffer from similar conditions, but who don't wish to take antidepressants.
As an alternative to traditional antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, 5-HTP helps me with stress and mood management.
It has made a huge difference in my mood especially. Natrual help for depression.
I suffer from both depression and anxiety and recently got off of all prescribed medications. I noticed an increase in symptoms of both depression and anxiety, and began searching for natural alternatives to relieve said symptoms. 5-htp has helped me sleep more soundly, wake more rested, feel less anxious, and feel more optimistic about things. I still struggle some, but it has certainly seemed to help make things a bit easier. On days that I forget to take it, I can definitely tell the difference. 5-htp is great, and the fact that NatureWise brand uses vegan capsules means that I will be purchasing this product many times in the future.
This product has helped with my depression/fatigue just as much (if not more) than my regularly prescribed antidepressant.
This product is a great way to naturally treat depression symptoms.
I really like this product. It has worked well with my seasonal depression. I feel much less anxiety.
Another great supplement from this company !!! I now take their 5,000 iu Vitamin D, Thermo Blend day and Nightime, and I have been equally impressed with all of them. My daughter struggles with anxiety and depression as well as sleep issues. Though not a cure we have noticed a significant improvement overall since taking the -HTP. I also take it to help manage my issues with sleep and anxiety, so it works well for a wide age range as well since my daughter is 16 and I am 47. Something I really like is that it is truly a supportive supplement, so the changes are subtle, not drastic and artificial. I will continue to explore the other supplements they offer as well as some they will be introducing in 2017 per an email I received .
I take this for depression and anxiety, so far so good. It does cause me insomnia, so for me, its best taken of a morning. Currently taking 100mg per day, and will up the dosage as needed. Seems to be doing the job!
I started taking 5 HTP on advice from my doctor due to low seratonin levels. I have definately noticed an increase in mood since starting. I tended toward mood swings and bouts of depression, and have felt much more happy and content. I have also had less trouble falling asleep than I used to. I haven't noticed any weight loss, but I have not gained any weight while on this (I was steadily gaining before) My doc had originally recommended Physiologics brand, but when they stopped making 5 HTP I switched to Naturewise brand. It is more affordable and I have not noticed any decrease in my mood or ability to sleep since switching brands. They also send you a free second bottle!! Bonus!
A great help with depression type symptoms and I'm only taking half the dose!
This product has helped me stay out of depression
Great Product, good for depression.
This product is fantastic! I'm a strength and conditioning fitness professional and rarely do I recommend supplements for my clients. I started taking 5-HTP as a natural way to combat major depression. Instead of relying on expensive SSRI medication from a psychiatrist, I decided to give this a go and I am thoroughly satisfied with the result. 5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, which is the most crucial neurotransmitter for stabilizing mood and motivation. If you are suffering from depressive symptoms, I highly recommend this product!
highly recommend this product..helps with my sleep and depression!
awsome it helps me sleep better and helps with depression
I have struggled with depression and social anxiety for many years. After being on antidepressants that made me feel like a zombie, I decided to look into a natural alternative. After weening off my medications, I started taking this supplement. Honestly I haven't felt this good ever. My sleep has improved significantly and I've had more energy at work and throughout the day. I went from being someone who was exhausted every morning and ready to go to bed at 6pm most nights to being able to workout at 5am and still have tons of energy in the evening. I will be using this product for a long time and would highly recommend it.
I purchased a bottle of NatureWise 5-htp after trying other brands and finding them somewhat lacking. Having been hit with a severe case of clinical depression that has lasted over a year now, I have tried all the over the counter antidepressants available, having done my research and deciding against taking prescription SSRI's due to all the terrible side effects and the fact that modern medicine is still unclear as to how they work, or if they really work at all. St. John's wort was useless and SAM-e made me anxious and made my head feel strange and uncomfortable. 5-htp seems to work better than either of these and also helps with the insomnia that accompanies my depression. It has been hell, literally, and I am thankful for any slight relief, and 5-htp seems to be helping. I also like that NatureWise is the only brand I've come across that labels itself as non-GMO as this is really important to me. Very satisfied with the results I've seen in the two weeks that I've been taking NatureWise 5-htp. The very fact that I could write this speaks wonders. My depression was so terrible that I couldn't even put words together. And they sent me a free bottle as well for sharing my experience. Awesome. Thank you.
5-HTP has really helped with my depression and anxiety. It even almost completely relieved my withdrawals when I quit smoking weed. I ordered this brand because of the positive reviews on Amazon and because it also has B6 in it which helps the 5-HTP metabolize better. Not many other versions offer this! I've been taking it for almost a year now and it's been a great product.
Great for natural anti-depression.
I can feel a difference in my mood when taken twice a day. I have slight seasonal depression and this product worked great
I love this product because help with depression and appetite control and to sleep well
nNxeity and some depression research has led me to taking 5htp. It provides me relief without RX.
I have depression and I feel that this product helped pep me up a bit and also suppressed my appetite somewhat.
This product has helped my depression and my insomnia. I highly recommend this brand.
Amazing for depression (I took anti-depressants for years and this is far preferable). It also helps me sleep better at night.
I had started taking phentermine about 1 month before starting this supplement. Others had mentioned to me that my mood had changed, or that I seemed distant. I also just had this feeling of being "off," things just didn't matter to me, or irritated me to the point of tears. Seemed like slight depression almost. I did some research and found others taking phentermine also experienced what I was, and had supplemented with 5-htp. So I decided to give it a try, the worst that could happen was me being out $20. This was 7 months ago, and I can honestly say that after the first month of taking this, that I felt back to feeling normal, in that I no longer felt "off" or distant.
I struggle with depression and I tend to over eat to cope with it. I did some research and came across 5-HTP and thought this may help me with both of these issues. Originally I started taking one pill with breakfast and one pill with lunch and didn't notice much of a difference. I realized that I tend to feel most down at night, and that's when I generally over eat. I began taking one pill in the late afternoon and one pill with dinner. Since doing that, I feel less stressed at night, tend to eat less, and sleep better. In combination with walking and watching what I eat, I have lost 5 lbs since taking 5-HTP. It's not magic, but it definitely takes the edge off and helps me feel more stable.
I LOVE my Nature Wise 5-HTP! As someone who suffered from severe depression,I was told by doctors that I would have to be on Prozac the rest of my life! Well, they were wrong. My research showed me that 5-HTP is far better in raising the serotonin level. Keep up the good work, Nature Wise!
I use 5-htp for a tendency to depression and this product has worked consistently over several bodies to help ease anxiety and depression naturally!
I love this product! After weaning off an anti depression drug I had been taking for 18 years I was afraid of uncomfortable side affects. Once I weaned off slowly and started taking 5HTP, I feel much better. Now one in the AM and one before bed does the trick with a more natural product.
This has changed my mindset to be much calmer, less anxious and much more able to go with the flow. I also find that I am more optimistic and less tendency for despondency and depression. Nothing has ever worked for me like this. Pharmaceuticals overact in my body and cause negative side effects. With this I've had none. only positive.
I was very skeptical about ordering 5-HTP from Intranaturals because, I have tried several different 5-HTP supplements made by various by companies that did not work. Each company making the the same statement that their 5-HTP naturally boost serotonin level, enhances mood, helps control appetite, and improve sleep. But, after suffering for many years from chronic insomnia which, caused my Leptin levels to be out of control causing me to overate and gain s lot of weight. That made my existing health problems much worse. I have Lupus, severe Spinal Disc Degeneration , and spinal stenosis causing a lot of nerve damage. That means I am in constant pain. Prescription sleep medications and antidepressants did not help my insomnia. Needless to say, all the above contributed to a low serotonin level and depression. I have refused to take more prescription medications. I am already on too many as is. I started taking the 5-HTP twice a day as soon as I received it. I did not notice a difference until I have been taking it about 1 week. I began to sleep better, feel less hungry , and my general overall mood has improved. Getting more sleep also helped to decrease my pain level. I have felt better physically and emotionally better the past week or so then I have felt for the past 3 years. I am thrilled to find a supplement that actually does what it is claims to do. I highly recommend this product to anyone having the same or similar problems that I've been enduring or anyone suffering from a similar problems. While it may not work for everyone, I believe it can help the majority of people who need it. Since, IntraNatural 5-HTP is working so well for me, imagine what it can do for people who has mild insomnia, are overweight, and have mild depression. While I do take an anti-depressant, the 5-HTP has really made the difference.
I bought this product after I did a lot of research on it because I was looking for a natural way to boost serotonin levels. I am an anxiety/depression sufferer for more than 10 years and was and am on medication for most of those years. I thought surely if there is medication to help there has got to be more natural ways that the body can get serotonin levels into the body without chemicals. This is the product I have needed all my life. It definitely has to build up in your system but after a week I noticed a difference in being more calm and at peace. This feeds your brain. It does exactly what the product says it does. If you are looking for a supplement to help you with mood and mental struggles this is your product! I am so happy I found such a good brand. I highly recommend this product!
This supplement is a mood lifter and improves my quality of sleep. Great alternative to prescription antidepressants for mild cases of depression and anxiety. Will keep using as a part of my health arsenal along with a multivitamin, omega, calcium.
I am a mom of 3. Life gets to me sometimes, and 5htp is the only thing that has helped me. Not even prescribed antidepressants helped in the past. This product also helped me control my appetite. Love it and can not live without this product.
Started taking it because I read it was good for depression and helping you sleep. I've been sleeping better and not feeling as down as I was.
I heard about taking 5-HTP from a naturopath to help naturally boost my sons mood and help with his anxiety. He’s 6. It has really helped. He’s a much happier, well rounded 6 year old since starting it and I feel good about giving it to him knowing it’s not harmful and made of the highest quality ingredients.
I agreed to try and review this product because with my history the motto "Don't give up!" prevails. I have tried many many remedies both OTC and prescription. Most offered no relief or the side effects were so severe they far outweighed the benefits. I learned to be patient, most products take 2-6 weeks to really get into your system. I am not looking for a miracle, just some honest and consistent relief for my anxiety, depression and yo-yo weight (which for me occurs with the ups and downs of the anxiety and depression. I am into week 4 on taking the 5-HTP by IntraNaturals. And much to my surprise this best Anxiety pill I have ever taken and I have tried many brands. The capsules are easy to swallow. The bottle is opaque which is great since light can affect some supplements. I don't know if 5HTP degrades in light but with an opaque bottle I don't have your worry about it. Better safe than sorry. It doesn't cause me an upset stomach, bloating or gas. It doesn't have any taste.
Gave me very vivid dreams which I loved and helped me with my depression and fluctuating moods. Wonderful for sleep and appetite control as well. I will be repurchasing.
I’m a busy New Yorker who burns the candle at both ends. I’ve always been prone to bouts of mild depression. I’ve recently started a vitamin regimen -in the morning; half a Men’s multi vitamin, half a vitamin B complex and DHEA. And in the evening, 40 minutes or so before bed I take the 5- HTP. All organic or vegan (or so it says )
I purchased this product to help with jet lag after returning to the US from Thailand. This was my first trip travelling far enough to experience jet lag. I had no idea jet lag could include serious anxiety and depression. Once I started taking the supplement I had a noticeable change in my mood and was able to sleep through the night without waking up anxious. I feel completely recovered from the jet leg but will continue to take this product as it seems to keep me balanced overall.
Really helped with anxiety and slight depression.... I would definitely purchase again!!!
Has been an effective replacement for prescription regarding depression for my wife. Very pleased and definitely worth a try!
I purchased IntraNaturals 5-HTP for my husband who has bouts of depression. Let me say that this product is very effective. By the end of the 3rd week it suddenly dawned on me that his mood has improved so much. A positive mood and clear rational thoughts are normal amongst most of the people we encounter. Therefore, if you are a positive and upbeat person you will move about normally not having a second thought about someone being happy. So it did take time for me to notice. But when it hit me it hit me in a huge way. I was so happy to have my husband back. He hadn't noticed either because he has just been busy getting things done that he had put off. I would say at about the 2-week mark is when he begun having a more upbeat and positive attitude. I am grateful for this product.
Awesome non-prescription relief for mild depression. My chiropractor recommended that I try it after my father passed away. it makes a noticeable difference.
Great product if you suffer with sleeping problems. It has helped me sleep better!
I love it. I have been taking it for about a year because I have minor symptoms of depression. I was unable to tolerate SSRIs because of the side effects. This supplement is just enough for me. I take have worked up from 200 mg per day to 300 mg. great stuff.
I have depression, insomnia, and appetite issues (I get the "sad eats"). I've been taking antidepressants (mainly SSRI's) for the past 20 years, with little success. I stopped taking them a few months ago, and wasn't doing so well. I've been taking this product for about 2 weeks (100mg when I wake up, another 100mg a few hours before bed). I started with one capsule in the morning, then bumped it up to 2 capsules daily after 4 days. After the first few days, I noticed improved mood, less cravings for junk food, and my sleep felt less disrupted. After about 10 days (and taking 200mg per day), these positive effects became more apparent. I haven't noticed any side effects thus far, and have no complaints. I wouldn't suggest taking this if you're already taking any other antidepressants (talk to your doctor. Seriously.) It's probably not going to completely 'cure' chronic, severe depression, but I definitely prefer this product over prescription antidepressants (namely zoloft, paxil, buspar, nortrypyline [a trycyclic], celexa, effexor, etc). And yes; I received this product free for writing my honest opinion. With that said, I will continue paying for this in the future, because it simply works well for me. I hope this helps some of you out there.
This is by far the best 5-HTP supplement! I have what has gone from major depression to mild depression. I've stepped down from pharmaceuticals to a more natural approach and 5-HTP has played a major role in allowing this transition. Also, compared to pharmaceuticals, I don't have to worry about the associated weight gain. I highly recommend this brand - no side effects, no worries about "fillers". Remember to take it at night. I wake up refreshed and ready to go!
I have been purchasing this for someone with depression issues. She started taking this along with Zinc, B6 and B12. Her attitude has greatly improved. Smiles and laughter instead of tears. She reports some of the best sleep in her life while being able to spring out of bed without feeling groggy. She even attributes her 10 pound weight loss to this product.
I never write a review, but i have been sending this to my dad who suffers from alcoholism, insomnia, anxiety and depression for three months now and Everytime i talk to him he tells me Thank you so much and goes on about how much it has changed his outlook on life... He takes 400 mg, 200 in the morning, 200 in the evening (though i only recommend this dose for those withh high tolerances). His anxiety, depression and insomnia is pretty much gone and he has lost weight and feels like drinking less. It makes my heart swell to know i have helped alleviate lifelong suffering for a man who almost wanted to commit suicide few months ago... this product was a lifesaver for him.
I recently purchased this product when I noticed my anxiety was at an all time high. Within the first day of taking it, I notice a significant difference in my mood change and my mental state of being. I am so much happier after taking this pill and will continue to take it to level out my mood. I suggest it to anyone who is suffering from depression or anxiety! It’s a lifesaver.
Great for depression and helps with anger issues. It helps level out my bipolar. Everyone notices that I am in a better mood. I take one every morning when I wake up and my days seem to go a lot smoother with my head stabilized.
So far, taking 3 - 100mg tablets a day of 5-HTP (one after breakfast, one after lunch, and one after dinner) has helped to curb any anxiety and depression that I used to experience. It has also helped me to sleep more soundly without unnecessarily waking up throughout the night. You will notice that it will improve your quality level of sleep in a day or two, but may take longer (it varies from person to person) for it to curb your anxiety and/or depression (it took about 2 weeks for me to notice the difference in my mood). 5-HTP has been a Godsend for my mental well being and the BEST brand seems to me to be pretty solid in quality and I really like that they are made in a GMP certified facility (which is good for quality control of what I'm putting into my body) and are non-GMO.
Your 5-HTP is beyond awesome! The extra seratonin is making a huge difference with my depression and anxiety and of course, I am getting deeper sleep and feel more relaxed and grounded with your 5-HTP.
I find this supplement helps relax me and aids with sleep, especially when I take my sublingual Vitamin B with it. I struggle with anxiety, depression and poor sleep but this Supplement helps regulate my moods.
I was dealing with a really bad bout of depression after the end of summer. It was beginning to affect my school and job and I needed help. Getting in to see a professional isn't always easy and I was hesitant to be given prescription mood elevators besides. So while I waited to see a professional I looked for some supplements. Since this was given such high reviews I tried it out. The first day it came I took one and went to class. By the time it kicked it I wasn't dwelling on upsetting things, or if I did, they didn't cause that stomach dropping depression. The side of the bottle recommends you take one a day however, looking through the internet I found the max you can take is 300mg=3 pills. I would take 1 in the morning and one at night to help with sleep. After about three weeks I had to up it to two in the morning and one at night. I was also taking St. John's Wort. While these pills didn't stop me from thinking of the incidents that led to my depression, it did stop me from feeling depressed, worthless, and not wanting to participate in activities. Add that to working through the issues, I was able to wean myself off these after 4 months.
I have been taking this supplement for over a year now and it works great for me. It was suggested to me by my therapist as I did not want to take prescription meds for anxiety and depression.
I’m that person with a laundry list of medications I’ve tried to help fight my depression. From 20+ medications to yoga to reiki to TMS-you name it I’ve tried it. I had no expectations of this helping me out at all but I had nothing to lose. 5-htp isn’t a miracle but close to it! It has helped clear up that foggy, heavy, just blah feeling that comes up with depression. I’ve been taking it for a little over 2 months and I can say I feel a little more pleasant and have a bit of a better outlook/general disposition. I haven’t had any of those days where I couldn’t get out of bed or “sick days”. It helps-really. I take this 5-htp along with b12, iron and vitamin d3. Honestly, give it a shot it helps it really does.
I've been taking 5-HTP for a few months to help combat the effects of my depression. Previously, I was using prescription medication. However, its effects were actually making things worse, so I decided to find another solution. The results have proven (at least for me) that 5-HTP is much more effective to help with my depression. I chose this brand because it's void of fillers that I've seen in other brands. It's also made in the USA. I would recommend this product.
I cannot praise this product enough! I highly recommend for anyone looking for an alternative to prescribed medication (to treat mild to moderate anxiety and depression). Of course, follow your doctor’s recommendations.
I have what I'd consider mild depression and moderate anxiety. It's enough to make me sit in my car crying instead of going inside, or lay on the sofa instead of getting up and getting myself the dinner I need... for 6 hours. It'll come and go, but when it comes, it stays for months. I am the queen of drug side effects, so I was really afraid of antidepressants, because they tend to have a lot of side effects for most people who take them. I decided to try one last thing before I went in for a prescription - 5HTP, which I researched quite a bit beforehand. It's the main ingredient your body uses to make an important neurotransmitter. Made sense to me. And within a week and a half of starting it, I was feeling a little better. Not high in any way, just not quite so weighted down and miserable. It brought me up to the level of "meh," which meant I had the energy to do the things that would make me happy and healthy again. Seemed too good to be true. So I went off it. Ok for a month or so, then, CRASH! Went back onto it. "Meh" and improving again. Maybe that was chance. Tried it again. Ok for a few months! Then an awful crash. Back on the 5HTP, and better. Alrighty then, I'm staying on this supplement forever!
Yes, a great product. Have been using it for several months now. I took St. Johns Wort for 15 years, but had to find an alternative because it interacts with the Zantac and the Statin meds for high cholesterol that I was put on. I was told that the St. Johns would cause the meds to over-produce the effects of both drugs. After some research I found that 5HTP would have similar positive results as the St Johns, without the drug interaction. I love how I feel and I sleep like a baby without a sleep aid. I will continue to purchase it from IntraNaturals, as they took the time to write to me to see how I was doing. That's customer service at it's best. Thanks to them for making this fine product. If you have mild depression or anxiety, or just need something to take away your stress and help with sleep, then this is the one for you. It does take a week or so to kick in, but I wouldn't be without it.
As a supplement to my prescription antidepressants, these pills seem to be helping to pull me out of a stubborn depression that my medicine wasn’t helping with. I’ve been using for couple months now. Actually it begin to help after a few days so give it a bit of time....But does begin to work faster than the prescription anti-depressants.
I take 1 capsule 3 times a day and it's helped my depression so much. I feel great!
5-HTP works quite well in assisting people who have low grade depression by providing a precursor for the brain to produce more serotonin. I used this supplement for a family member who suffered from depression after a gallbladder attack.The results are not immediate, it takes a few weeks, so consistency in a daily dose is important. This particular supplement worked quite well. We have used only one other variety. Both showed notable improvement.
It helps me stabilize my mood and become the old me after family drama went down.
I take these late afternoon or early evening or bedtime when I feel like I'm slipping into sadness or depression -- later in the day because they can make me a little sleepy. The next day invariably I feel better.
I have a thyroid disease which can cause clinical depression because of the lack of hormones being produced in the body. I have a great life, but when I'm hypothyroid, I get feelings of mild depression that are difficult to get through without the use of anti-depressants, which I refuse to use. I thought it would be good to try something natural that can help with the production of seratonin and other "happy hormones." I was surprised to find that this worked within a week of taking one every day. I'd read that I should take three a day for what I needed, but one has been more than enough. It's also helped me sleep better.
I take this every day and have felt a difference in my mood. I'm much happier now that I take it. I have also noticed that it is harder for me to fall back into depression or it does not last as long as before.
I have been taking these for several months to help elevate my mood for depression, anxiety and stress. I take one morning and evening with breakfast and dinner, and I notice the effect rather quickly. Along with eating healthy raw foods, getting enough sleep, and meditating this has totally worked for me and I feel so much better.
I have been dealing with depression and wanted to try a natural supplement, the good reviews and the fact that they're vegan convinced me to give them a try. I have had a noticeable lift in my mood while taking these. I will definitely purchase again.
5-HTP has always worked wonders in eliminating depression and anxiety. This brand works just as well as others that I have taken.
So here is the thing, I have waited until I had time to have a good night sleep before taking this, but the real thing is I have depression really bad and real bad here lately being the crap weather and rain, cold, grey skies, Thursday I didnt even change my clothes or leave my house. I have been ugly and mean to my family. But then I had the opportunity to take these witout the fear of what my sleep would be like, and I am not one that really has issues sleeping, I read about 30 minutes before bed each night and then sleep all the way until the alarm clock wakes me up. so I was worried that these would make me fell like a zombie or I wouldnt wake up or something, so that is why I had to wait until there was a day that I could take them and nothing would mattter if I was groggy or sleepy all day. But these did not have any impact in my sleep that I am aware of. But today, they day after I took these) is the very first day I have felt anything like myself, now I have to say that today also was beautiful the sun was shining, people were smiling and happy and well I felt GREAT! I thought it was because of the weather, until I sat down to check my accounts and realized I still had to review some things and this was one of them that was waiting to be reviewed and that i just took this last night.. WHAT???? maybe just maybe my life can be good again. I am stating here today that I believe that it was also this. IT is good to get all the help we can and I am very pleased with this one. I am happy to have the discount so I could try these out and my review is my own and if you liked this review or it helped you PLEASE let me now. OH and this bottle I got didnt look like the pictures on this page. but I am ok with that. Pictured below is what the product looked like.
I started taking 5-HTP a couple of years ago to help stabilize my mood and ease my depression. I tried a few brands but always found the quality to be hit or miss. Sometimes they’d work great, other times it felt like I didn’t get enough of a dose. This hasn’t been a problem with Nested Naturals. I can take half the dosage I had been taking of the other brands and get the same results. I’m very pleased with the potency and consistency of this product.
Struggling with light depression and anxiety, but controlling it without prescription medicines, I find this to be such a great herbal product. My therapist reccommended it, and I will continue using daily for years to come.
I have been taking this for about 3 weeks now to try to manage my anxiety and depression in a more natural way. so far i have had no side effects as i did to my doctor prescribed medications. i feel like this is a great alternative for me, and it also helps curb my appetite which is always a plus. i would recommend this product to a friend.
I'm always wary when using supplements, especially when it's one with such a unusual name. However, it was recommended to me by a co-worker for the depression I deal with on a daily basis. I was lucky enough to find this brand on Amazon for a really low price. Just an hour after taking the recommended dosage, there was a noticeable difference in my room and my overall well-being. I felt great! Things that would usually spiral me into a depression instead gave me what I take as a positive outlook. Could it be mind over matter? Yes. But do I truly think it's the product that works? Absolutely. Highly recommend this for anyone suffering from depression and who doesn't want to use prescription medicine.
Love this 5-HTP supplement. It's a lot cheaper than other brands out there for the same level of effectiveness. The color of the bottle protects the light sensitive chemical from degrading, so you know the manufacturing took this into account. I have been taking 5HTP for a few months now for depression-like symptoms and for aid in sleeping, and would recommend this to anyone.
This was recommended to me by my Obgyn when I told him I was suffering from anxiety and depression. I was talking meds (Zoloft) given to me by my MD but it was not working so I decided to try the 5htp recommended by my obgyn and I must say WOW this has been working wonders for me. I sleep well no signs of anxiety I am back to my normal giggly self. I love love it I think it’s my next best friend! Working pill😁
I've been battling with mild depression and anxiety for the past year. At first, I was on a very low dose antidepressant which helped get me out of my funk. After I felt stable, my doctor and I decided I was ready to be off of my antidepressant and asked some of my dear friends what they use instead. Several people recommended 5-HTP as a serotonin booster. I figured I had nothing to lose, and it couldn't hurt my body to try. I liked that Nested Naturals is vegan and transparent about what they put in their product. I've been taking it for about a month, and I have been feeling pretty good (coupled with fish oil, journaling, prayer, exercise and eating more whole foods and getting plenty of quality sleep). I can't say if this brand works better than others because I've never tried anything else. I also can't say if this will help you, you should consult with your doctor before changing or quitting any of your medication! I plan to continue to take this vitamin forever probably. Thanks Nested!
Many people nowadays suffer from anxiety, depression and stress. I've been suffering from chronic depression my whole life and I just wasn't functional, taking SAM-e helped me get a job and reach stability, but I still felt a lot of anxiety and stress. Taking 5-HTP supplement together with SAM-e has made my days a lot more enjoyable, I can easily rest now and focus on the things that matter to me. I highly recommend this product to anyone who has been suffering with these mental issues and needs a break to catch a breath a build stability in their lives.
This little bottle has brought so much RELIEF into my life. I have had numerous health issues lately which have resulted in depression and insomnia.
So far it works good for my depression.
I think it may be working for mild depression / feeling disconnected. I did have a noticeable increase in vivid dreaming, but no nightmares. Did not notice any effect on appetite, but I wasn't using it for that.
A friend suggested I try using 5-HTP for several benefits; depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, weight control and menopausal symptoms, to mention a few. After reading reviews and researching various brands, I decided to try Nested, 100 mg capsules about 6 weeks ago and noticed a significant improvement in my moods, sleeping habits, mental clarity and energy. I since have been able to stop using my prescription antidepressant, which was the greatest benefit for me. I highly recommend this product to anyone searching for natural supplements for depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, weight control, menopausal symptoms and more!
I have drastically changed since taking this! I have depression and ADHD. This has been amazing for me!
I have had trouble sleeping and with depression. I am trying this supplement to see if it will help or not. So far it looks like it has quality ingredients and is easy to take. i hope to update my review when I have had a chance to take it for awhile. Based on my own research though this should be something that helps with both issues. I am excited to try it!
I started taking this product about 2 weeks ago. I wanted to wait a bit before I wrote a review to really start to feel results. My conclusion after 2 weeks of daily use...
I've been using this product for maybe a week and so far I'm liking it. I have depression but I feel it's not bad enough to warrant a prescription so I tried this on recommendation from my cousin. I feel like my moods are stabilizing. I was getting so low at night for the week before I tried this, crying and harming and feeling very down but since trying this I haven't felt that way. I'm not sure if it's combination of the product and the fact that work this week was stressful so I was too tired to feel upset or if it's just the product itself but I'm going to keep taking this and I hope it continues to help.
I have suffered from migraines, typically brought on by lack of sleep, anxiety, and depression for many years. I bought this more for the sleep aid claims than anything, but have noticed that I'm typically in a better mood, have less "bad" days, and can actually be in a crowd without completely dissolving into a panic attack after taking one a day for about 3 months. I take 5-HTP in conjunction with 1mg of melatonin before bed and usually fall asleep within an hour rather than many hours later or not at all. Because of the better sleep, I've had less migraine attacks, which makes this a win in my book! I let IntraNaturals know that I loved it, so they sent me a second bottle for free. Even my husband has noticed a difference in my mood and overall well-being and for that, we're both thankful.
IntraNATURALS 5-HTP is an excellent product. I don't suffer from depression or take SSRIs, but I imagine 5-HTPs action is not nearly as intense. However, for those with depression, 5-HTP may be a great adjunctive therapy. I take 5-HTP as needed. I have extreme mood fluctuations associated with diet and blood sugar. When I feel my mood dropping, I take 100mg of 5-HTP, and feel much better within a half hour. It seems to, in turn, aid in appetite control. I highly recommend this product. The company is great.
Very good product and a good supplement for people suffering with depression.
I take 5-HTP an hour before bedtime for depression. I also sleep alot better. A more sound sleep. Been taking for about 6 weeks now. I feel good in the mornings. Not tired or depressed. I'm a happier Me! Love this product!
If you have thyroid, mthfr mutations, adrenal fatigue, anxiety or depression, you need 5-HTP. 5-HTP is a naturally occurring substance that comes from the seed pods of a West African plant. In humans, 5-HTP is the immediate precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, so it is quickly made into serotonin in the body. Serotonin is needed in many bodily functions. It can help with general mood, depression, anxiety, insomnia, appetite control, PMS, headaches, fibromyalgia and many other ailments. This easy to swallow capsule is 100mg., vegan, non GMO, and free of all major allergens. This bottle is a four month's supply. . It helps so much!
Been using this for almost a month and I'd have to say that It has helped me with handling depression/anxiety issues. I was told by a nutritionist to try a St. John's Wort for this and I'M SURE GLAD I DID! FIVE STAR PRODUCT! Much better than taking horrible prescription meds.Handle it naturally. It may take a little longer to work than prescriptions, but that's the nature of your body.
The product has definitely helped me with depression... So thankful.
I’ve been taking St Johns Wort for about 4-5 months now... I experience mild anxiety and depression, and had read that this supplement can help. I HAVE noticed a difference since taking this, a little more motivation, not as likely to sleep in as long as I used to... however this was also in accumulation with yoga and other minor changes. But, I’d like to think it helps. Placebo effect or not! Just be sure to check with your doctor if you’re on any prescribed medications, St Johns Wort has been known to counteract with certain drugs, including anti-depressants.
The sooner you order these the better. I bought these hoping they’d help with my depression. My depression was so bad I missed work on occasion to get it under control. I took 2 pills daily (morning and night) and was unsure if they were working until.. day 8 I was feeling 80% better. Day 10 I was feeling 100% better. I’ve been taking these for weeks now and I’m always in a great mood. I’ve been afraid to talk to my family, friends, or even my doctor about my depression. I’m glad I found something that works!
This seems to give just the right amount of mood boost without unpleasant side effects that prescription antidepressants can cause. Also, there is no discontinuation syndrome. That being said, it does not pack the punch that prescription drugs have either, so if you have major clinical depression, this might not help enough.
1st line drug for depression in Europe. I would take this over an SSRI pharmaceutical anyday
Using for hormone regulation and mild depression. working fantastic!
Works fast. Typically within a day or two at the latest. For those suffering from depression or post partum depression or menopause i would definitely recommend, of course after you consult a doctor. I am no doctor but it worked for me within 2 days.
So I have pretty severe depression this summer. At first I took one capsule a day, but am now up to three. It significantly helps my depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety. If you have depression, but antidepressants don't work, then I strongly recommend this. Since it's natural I receive no side effects.
Seems to be helping my spouse with depression and muscle tightness.
I'm severely dyslexic and have always had problems with anxiety and depression. Normally I take an antidepressant and mood stabilizer, but I wanted to try going off so I tried this to take the edge off. It definitely dosen't work as my prescribed med's, but I can tell you that it most definitely takes the edge off. Anyone that has gone off of psych med's will tell you about brain zaps... If you don't know Google it. This helps big time! I wouldn't recommend going off your med's, but if you do try this and talk to your Dr.
I used to take zoloft for my anxiety but decided I wanted to go off of it. After weaning, I wanted to have something natural as a backup for days when I'm just not feeling right. I have noticed that when I take one kid these capsules my mood will change within about an hour or so. Even my fiancee asked, "Why are you so happy today?" I think they are great for a pick me up for those who suffer from mood swings or minor depression/anxiety. Of course, you should always consult a doctor before making and big prescription/medication changes.
I've tried many different St. John's Wort. I found this to be among the best. It was very fresh, I could feel it working and was really very happy with my purchase. This will be my go-to brand for St. John's Wort. This herb is a lifesaver for me after trying many pharmaceutical antidepressants that either had terrible side effects or did not work. As someone prone to depression, quality in this supplement is very important. VitaStrength is excellent.
It takes several weeks for one to notice the change St. John's does to his or her mind, and if you've been battling depression as I have/had, try it. Being happy feels great. Every couple months you may have to up your dosage. I'm 35. Never in my life have I been happy until 2 years ago when I began taking it. These days, instead of counting all the things that are wrong in my life, I've started counting those that are right. Need a change? Do it.
feel better, depression gone Thanks!
I've had low grade depression for most of my life and started taking (two/day) this St Johns Wort about two months ago. It has helped w/o any drugged, antidepressant feeling. I would try them for a month or so and see if they help you.
I have noticed a HUGE difference in my husbands anxiety and depression since he started taking these. I will buy these over and over again. He only takes one capsule/day and he says he has noticed his stress is so much more manageable. I highly recommend to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up to get through the daily challenges.
I've used St John's Wort for years and this is just as good as what I normally purchase, its actually stronger than the 300 mg capsules that I normally buy. I started taking this when I was much younger to help decrease PMS symptoms. I joke that it has saved my family's lives many times over. There would be times when I would run out and think that it wasn't doing much good but I would soon realize (or my family would tell me) how horrible I was and I would realize why. It also helps with the seasonal "blues", I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and that lack of sunshine can really affect my mood.
Very helpful. I think that, in conjunction with 5-HTP and a good quality CBD oil, you can treat your anxiety and depression just as effectively as with a prescription SSRI, but without the awful side effects. This is just my experience, mind you, but I've struggled all my life and feel better now than I have in years. BTW, I take one in the morning and occasionally another in the evening with dinner.
My doctor wanted me to start taking an SSRI (escitalopram [Lexapro], Prozac is in the same family) for my slight depression and anxiety and I really didn't want to take artificial, chemical pharmaceuticals that caused dependence and made you worse off than you were when you miss a dose. Now as a nurse you wouldn't think that I would think that way, but I do. Now don't get me wrong, if a person has a major issue and really needs the pharmaceutical strength and variety, more power to them. Who am I to judge, I just don't believe that they are for me. In my 20s I was I took an SSRI (sertraline [Zoloft]) for years and was able to wean myself off of it (thank God). I just think that if your issue isn't major it can be treated with some natural products. Just make sure to tell your doctor about ALL of the medications that you take even natural herbs and such due to serious drug interaction. And never take St. John's Wort with other mood altering medications unless approved by your doctor.
Saw a difference in my mood the first day I started taking this. I don't know if it's a placebo effect, but it's working! I recommend it for mild depression/anxiety.
Have only been on about a week, but it seems to be helping. Was diagnosed with depression a couple of years ago and tried to stay off synthetic meds. Used to use irwin naturals sunny mood product then went off when I started feeling better. With the holidays and winter, the blues creeped back in so I decided to try something different. Am on the lowest dose for now and will increase if necessary. Product shipped quickly and easily. Would order again.
I have had great results addressing my depression using this product. I don't usually get immediate results from natural remedies, as they usually take a few days to weeks to really take effect. However, this product knocked out the depression in about 3 days - I was very pleased.
This stuff works great for mild to moderate depression!
Works well but not as effective as medications for depression.
really has improved my mood
My husband's go-to daily regimen for fighting depression and it works pretty well for hi! High dose on these tabs and the gel cap really appreciated!
Love this product!!! I have Cerebral Atropy a brain disorder which when triggered causes difficulty in processing Information. I have headaches which triggers depression. I was prescribed Lexapro and Prozac but they counteracted with some of my herbal supplements. So I read about St. John's Wort. This is such a gift from God!!! I still have the headaches but I do not spiral into depression. It gives me so much clarity and my doctor was so happy that it works so well! I AM SO GRATEFUL!!
St. John's Wort is an amazing supplement and one I have taken for years. St. John's wort is most commonly used for depression and conditions that sometimes go along with depression such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. There is some strong scientific evidence that it is effective for mild to moderate depression. It has proven to be effective for me in my opinion. The SAt. John's Wort by VitaStrength comes in a bottle of 100 capsules. Each capsule contains 500 mg. of St. John's Wort Extract and Powder. It is recommended that 1 to 3 be taken a day. I take 2 per day. These are easy to swallow and produce no negative side effects in me. This bottle will last me 50 days. It is USA manufactured in a GMP facility. It is possible that it also helps with fibromyalgia, which I also have. I know that when I don't take this supplement I feel worse than when I do, so it is now a staple in my supplement regimen. VitaStrength is a company that I would order from again. These work for me and that is all that I need to know. Good product.
I read a few studies on depression and St.John's Wort, it seems in many German studies this dose 300mg TID was as effective as first line antidepressants for depression, without nearly as many side effects. These studies oddly enough were not replicated in the US.
This product saved my life. Highly recommend to anyone who deals with depression.
These work great. I take 3 a day and it really helps with depression. I highly recommend you give them a try.
Worms great for controlling my anxiety and depression. It took about 3 days and I started to feel better. I could see a change in my mood and well being. Highly recommended.
I was researching things to help with anxiety and mild depression. St John's Wart was the most popular remedy I found. The teas were a bit pricy, so I tried this product. All I can say is wow, what a difference! Two tablets in the morning, and two in the afternoon instantly changed my mood. Eventually, I went to two in the morning since I was feeling so much better. Highly, highly recommend!
I HAVE BEEN USING THIS PRODUCT LESS THAN A MONTH. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING DEPRESSION FOR ABOUT 8 YEARS. I HAVE BEEN ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS. NONE HAVE REALLY HELPED MORE THAN ONE OR TWO MONTHS. AND THEN THEY STOPPED. A LOT OF THEM CAUSED SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS, LIKE TROUBLE SWALLOWING AND SKIN ERUPTIONS. MY SYMPTOMS INCLUDE---SADNESS, NOT SOCIABLE, CRYING, HELPLESSNESS, LACK OF ENERGY AND FATIGUE, NECK SHOULDER AND HEAD PAIN, LOW SELF RESPECT, HOPELESS, UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE, DRUGGED FEELING, FOGGINESS, BAD HYGIENE, FUTILITY, NO GOALS. IT IS NOT PLEASANT AND IT WON'T GO AWAY. IT HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE, FOR THE WORSE. I GUESS I'M LUCKY, IN A WAY, BECAUSE I HAVE SUFFERED ONLY 8 YEARS OF THIS. NOW, I'M 65, SO AM ON THE DOWNHILL SIDE OF MY LIFE. I'M THANKFUL IT WASN'T WITH ME IN MY YOUNGER YEARS. I REALLY MISS MY YOUNGER YEARS, WHICH I NOW SEE AS GREAT. THAT IS ONLY A MEMORY NOW AND MY FUTURE SEEMS BLEAK! THIS ST. JOHNS WORT HAS SEEMED TO HELP WITH SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS. I'M FEELING MORE SOCIAL AND THE CRYING IS LESS. I HAVE A BETTER SENSE OF WELL BEING. I STILL HAVE SHOULDER, NECK AND HEAD PAIN. THIS PRODUCT HAS HELPED ME, NOT CURED, BUT HELPED. OVERALL I DO FEEL BETTER. I WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE POSITIVE RESULTS. THIS IS MY HONEST REVIEW AND I RECEIVED A DISCOUNT WHILE PURCHASING THIS ITEM
Working great for my son who has ADHD and some depression.
I started wth 2 a day for 1st month with some relief of depression symptoms. I am now increasing to 3 a day bc my symptoms started to return. Hoping it will help.
Gave these to my mom who is going through a divorce and can't stop crying. If she misses a dose or two she literally starts sobbing. Then realizes she must have forgotten them, when she catches up on her doses she is fine again. I think she takes two a day, 1000mg total. They didn't work for me (I'm also on prescription meds for depression) but my mom can't function without them.
Helps my depression better than any prescription drug!
I have been taking a St. John's Wort supplement for a year or two now along with my prescription medications for PTSD and depression. My doctor is a very "herbal" guy and also recommended that I add St. John's Wort yo my medication regiment so I took him at his word. I started taking St. John's Wort the same day as my other medications since I know some of them will not show any effect for a couple of weeks, and I was very surprised that after just a few days I noticed my mood improving and being more stable with my moods. I cannot say for sure which medication it was, but I just know I was very thankful for it and felt a great deal of hope that maybe I could get better. Since then I have always taken St. John's Wort religiously, so I was very excited to use this product. I look for a few things when buying St John's wort such as made in the USA, GMP certified,
Relieves depression and is awesome
I have mild depression, and this works great.
So far works great! I have noticed a difference in my mood and overall well being at work and during the day. I work in a stressful demanding environment and you have to maintain calmness in constant pressure. I would recommend this to someone that has mild or medium anxiety or that feels down at times. It helps to calm your nerves and be in a better mood. If you suffer from severe depression or anxiety I would recommend talking to a doctor first before starting this. But overall great product!
I've been taking these since at least July of 2016. I have depression and anxiety due to PTSD. They really do make a difference in my mood. It's not a cure but the boost really helps me manage it. I really appreciate not having to take two pills to get the desired effect which is why I chose this one, as a lot of recommendations are for 600mg daily and most of the other supplements I could find only came in 300mg capsules.
I'd always been a happy person.... Until childbirth. Was treated for post partum depression with Prozac and gained 20lbs over 2 years with it. Finally got off Prozac and decided maybe it's not post partum anymore...I'm just depressed. Tried 5-htp and it did nothing for me. Went to St. John's wort, this was the first brand I tried. Within 2 weeks my mood was better.... Not the fake, happy-all-the-time feeling with Prozac, but a nice, normal feeling. No more hopelessness. Sure I have bad moods and at times I hate my job, etc., but I'm not moping about. Plus I've lost 10lbs and am able to maintain a healthy diet. I felt like on Prozac I couldn't... No willpower. Not sure if St. John's wort has an appetite-suppressant type thing to it, but it's been years since I've been able to stick to a diet and exercise program. I take 500mg in the am and again in the evening. I don't worry about whether I've eaten or not. I'm thinking that's a high dose? But it works and no side effects. I'm on my second bottle. I even recommended it to my mom who I think has the same cranky-type depression/anxiety as I do. Ps Unlike most other reviewers I was NOT compensated for this or any other review. I just hope this helps someone, maybe so they don't have to go to the shrinks, pay and arm and a leg, make inconvenient stops at the pharmacy and gain a ton of weight. Try this first!
Have struggled w depression for a number of years. This product has lightened my mood within the first week of taking it. BTW I'm a psychiatric RN and chose this course of treatment rather than other pharmaceuticals.
It works for my seasonal depression. Have tried several other prescription alternatives and never felt they did anything. I live way upstate NY and the winters are long and miserable. Started taking this and within a week I could feel a real mood boost.
I have used St. John’s Wort in the past and present now to help ease depression. I combined it with other vitamins too, like B12, etc. This has always helped lesson the depression when it comes around, and I notice the difference significantly from when I’m on my vitamins vs not. Like anything, St. John’s Wort needs to build up in your system before noticing a result. It’s not an instant happy pill or a cure. I take one a day. If I ever were to stop, like anything else I’d wean off it, like take every other day, until it was less and less. Sudden stopping or starting off with twice a day, can make you have headaches or feel nauseous. This is a very common supplement used in the UK for depression. Obviously, things depend on your type of depression as well, as some people would probably need an actual doctors medication.
This product saved my life like you would not believe, I know because I don't. I have suffered from mild depression all my life but since removing the iud mirena, my hormones are completely imbalanced and I suffer from PMDD which exacerbates depression and anxiety times a million a week before menstruation and once my cycle begins I am fine. It causes such a disruption in my work and relationships as I am nearly bed ridden with anxiety and depression.
I started taking this supplement to relieve symptoms of mild depression and mild to moderate anxiety. I had tried prescription buspirone for a couple of months, but didn't care for the side effects that never went away for me. St. John's Wort gives me zero side effects and I really do believe that it has helped my mood just as much as the prescription medication, if not even a little more. I currently take 2 capsules a day, but may increase to 3 to see if the results are even better. It just makes the world seem like a little bit happier place. :)
Sometimes I feel depressed but then I take one pill with food and I feel back to normal again! Thanks a lot! this product really works with small depression!
So far I've been trying this product for over a week and the results have been good so far. I'm finding that my mood has improved overall and I'm beginning to be more productive. I am glad I found out about Saint John's Wort through watching YouTube videos about natural ways on overcoming depression, and I have recommended this product to friends who are also going through depression. Do you research because I have read that Saint John's Wort can interact with other medications making them less effective. If you are on medications of any kind, I recommend talking with your doctor just in case.
We use these with Saffron to treat depression. It is obvious when we miss a dose and the depression sets back in. This combination has worked great and keeps us off of mind numbing, weight gaining prescriptions treatments with loads of side effects.
I started taking other brands of St. John's Wort a few months ago for nighttime depression. Some reviews I had seen said to give it a couple of days to start working and some said for six weeks, so I gave it six weeks and in that time the night time depression went away. I know it was the St. John's Wort because at one point it came back and when I checked the new brand I was taking I saw that each tablet was only half the strength (150mg.) as the previous brand. I went up to two to get me back to the previous dose and was fine again. So St. John's Wort in general really does work.
I have had struggles with my depressions for over 20 years and found this product on line and thought I would give it a try, great price with good results..
I, like so many, have struggled with depression on and off my entire adult life.
Started taking this to battle depression on my first deployment. It works really good to replenish that dopamine, especially if your a regular smoker.
I have bipolar II with mood switching all the time. This is excellent. Try taking it with Now Foods or Vitamin Shoppe Brand L-Tryptophan 500 mg at night. Excellent. Helps me sleep and am awake happy and normal.
It does help with minor anxiety and depression.
This product is amazing. I take it as a preventive measure when I feel a depression swing coming as life's challenges will take you there. I also started taking it more when the time changed for daylight savings because I am a winter depression person. I have to give it an hour or so to digest then I can tell the difference.
I suffer from anxiety and depression because of a love one being sick and in a nursing home. I was left to deal with this by myself for the last 5 years. I take care of my daughter and worry a lot about her. So it hasn't been nice for me or her. I purchase this product having doubts about its effectiveness. But everyone who wrote a review about this product said great things about it. And it's very cheap price did make a difference. I started out taking 4 per day but after a couple of days I felt strange. It was like I had no feelings or emotions. So I stopped taking it. I waited a week before I tried them again but this time I only took 1 per day. I'm glad I didn't give up. I assume that 4 was too much for me but 1 was the magic number. I haven't felt this normal in a long time. I still can't believe it. So I would strongly suggest anyone who is going through difficulties give this product a try.. Good luck!
I had been feeling anxious and not sleeping well. I had taken St. John's wort previously for similar issue with good results so decided to try this one. Did not notice immediate results but continue used to take it each day and after awhile......2 or 3 weeks did feel a noticeable difference. I will say, for me, it works well for mild depression and or sad/anxious feelings. I did just order a 2nd bottle.
I have been using this product for about 2 months now and have really noticed a difference in my daily mood. I take one in the morning and one around lunch time. I don't suffer from any major depression or anxiety, but do get stressed or frustrated very very easily. Since taking this supplement I have really noticed that my stress or frustration is less likely to make me feel like I'm going to have a meltdown. I still notice the stress, but it feels more manageable then when I was not taking the supplement. I'm really happy to have found this product and have already recommended it to several friends.
This seems to work like many SSRIs, but without the side effects. In fact St. Johns Wort, one of the ingredients, has a similar pharmacological effect on serotonin. If you think pharmaceuticals are an excessive response to being in a slump once in a while, this might be for you. I have attention regulation problems in addition to mild depression from time to time, so I take Mood Support with True Focus. The combo seems to give me the kick I need.
I would recommend this to anyone, an affordable altenernative to often harmful prescription drugs. Anyone with mood issues or depression would benefit from this safe, easy to use product.
Like all herbs, they work for some and not so much for others. Both my teenage daughter and myself have chemical imbalances and clinic depression. The meds we are supposed to take can get a bit expensive with no insurance, so I have looked for other ways to make things more manageable. I take the lowest dose of this every morning and my depression and moods are much better. Meds might help me more, but these definitely do their job. I've been using them for about a year myself.
Arrived early in great condition, good product.
I liked this product because it has several different herbs in one package. It has St John's Wort that helps with depression, and Valerian that helps with insomnia and anxiety. I actually thought their effects were somewhat opposite but this formulation seems to have done a good job balancing them. I would not take this all the time unless one is constantly under stress. Don't think of it as a totally safe remedy with no side effects. The formulation contains very strong herbs and vitamins that might become addictive or even counteract its initial effects. Spirituality, healthy diet, exercise and connecting with people should always be considered as a more permanent and effective solution.
I get PMS mood swings. Crazy hormones combined with winter depression, my emotions are all over the place PMS week. I refuse to be put on any doctor prescribed medication and prefer to go all natural. This stuff, so far, works! I was actually in good mood PMS week after taking it and even my husband said 'thank you' for being so pleasant to be around. Instead of taking Now Food's mood pill all month, I just started to take B12 vita and that seems to really help too. This mood pill is full of B12, so make sure not to take them the same day.
I take this at bedtime and it relaxes me and helps me sleep better. Also helped with my depression and overall mood!
My daughter, now 10 years old, was diagnosed with several disorders which created depression, anxiety and violence. I never thought we would ever be able to live without those heavy medications, even though she still had problems. Then my husband got laid off and we had to try something else. After all the research, I put her on Mood Support and Holy Basil. She has never been "normal". Now nobody ever says anything, or looks at her funny. She is actully very popular now. I'm happy that she's happy.
I really like this product it helped me with moodiness and depression. This product works better for me when I take it at night because it helped me to relax. I also take 5htp vitamins in which they help me to get great rem sleep.
Yaaaaaaaassss! Excellent with depression control and anxiety
Let me start off by saying I was extremely skeptical about this product! But after trying them I am here to say that these supplements most definitely helped free me of the debilitation of depression. Within just days of starting these I started making small improvements everyday such as playing music I enjoy, getting dressed and putting on make-up, and housework. I feel silly even writing those things but those of you who have experienced depression know how it can turn everyday tasks into a gruesome chore. Now Foods Mood Support gave me the boost I needed to start living again. I am no longer fatigued, I'm a more patient and playful parent, and can generally enjoy everyday life with the help of this product. It also helps tremendously with PMS symptoms.
This has definitely helped, subtly, with my mild depression/anxiety. I feel that I have had more energy throughout the day and have been waking up easily in the morning. One thing I have noticed, which may or may not be due to this product, is that I have unintentionally lost a few pounds since starting these in early January. I have heard that 5-htp is an appetite suppressant, so maybe that is why. I also have been taking melatonin or valerian to fall asleep at night, because I've been having problems staying asleep. I take vitamin D and fish oil along with my standard multivitamin and this combination has me feeling better than I have felt in a few months. I like that this product has a blend of all the recommended mood boosting herbs, so I don't have to buy multiple bottles.
This combination of herbals and vitamin supplements is a big help, especially if I take it in the evening around dinnertime It helps to relax me and prepare for slowing down before bedtime. It has a very long listing of helpful ingredients to fight off depression, and to maintain a good mental outlook. I'll keep on using it until something better comes along.
I don't take Prozac anymore, took it for years, Now I take Mood Support, drink plenty of water, take Rhodeolla, no more depression or foggy brain.
This stuff really DOES work. I was going through some hard times lately and needed a serious boost in moral. I decided to give these capsules a try and I am glad I did. I did take 3-4 at a time instead of 1 as stated on the bottle, but I can tell you that it works. It figured that it cannot be too harmful, since its all natural. It does improve your mood and feeling overall. I would recommend it to any one fighting stress or depression.
I love this! I have suffered from ongoing depression nearly all my life. I was on wellbutrin and wanted a more natural way. Tried many other herbs for depression nothing completely lifted the depression. This combination has been a life saver for me. I take two before bedtime and within two months I had stopped my scripts. I make sure I have plenty as to not run out. I never want to back slide into that deep dark hole I have been in several times in my life. Also this has improved my sleep cycle. I go to bed early and get quality sleep and wake up early. Would give this product 10 stars if I could..
I would take reviews that essentially claim these pills are magic, e.g., "he's like a new man after just two days!" However, over the years, I have occasionally taken St. John's Wort ("SJW") during bouts of mild to moderate depression. The last time, I tried this, as it contains the recommended dosage of SJW, along with some other ingredients that some people find helpful. As I see it, they are a bonus, because I was about to buy the same number of capsules of SJW, for about the same price. If the other ingredients in this formula are ineffectual, they're harmless. But the other ingredients are mostly vitamins (and vitamin deficiency can cause or exacerbate depression), and all of the ingredients are intriguing. I mean, I have read some studies about most of them, that sound promising. But I know SJW well, as it has been subjected to countless studies for a very long time, and in places like Germany, it's very common for physicians to prescribe it rather than anti-depressants (because it's been shown to be as effective or more effective than several popular prescription meds). So while their are many brands of SJW to choose from, I trust NOW generally in for quality, and this formula has worked for me.
Am using product on 91 yr old who has some dementia & depression. Pharmaceuticals had undesirable side effects. The mood pill seems to even out the mood swings; the down in the dumps seems shorter; the up times seem more frequent & the day seems to go smoother.
I did not expect this product to work as well as it does. I have tried many products and this one seems to help with my anxiety and my depression the best. I am also sleeping better. I am on my third bottle now and I am about to re-order. If I don't take it for a day I notice that my imbalance comes back quickly. I was taking three different supplements to try to get help but with this one, everything is in one product.
I have battled depression since I was a preteen. I have taken many prescription medications in the past. I bought Mood Support by accident when looking for St. John's Wort. I was grateful that Mood Support made my depression more tolerable in a short period of time, without the side effects of the prescription drugs. I did try St.John's Wort alone and found that it was not as effective. I tell everyone I know that Mood Support changed my life.
I just wanted to add a review on here. My fiance suffers from mild bouts of depression every now and again. This January it was a bit more severe and was getting tough on us as a family. I didn't know what to try as we don't like taking drugs etc... we started exercising more, eating better etc...nothing was helping AT ALL. I was googling deficiencies and what could be missing from his diet that could be affecting his mood and causing this depression and I came across plenty of info that pointed to a Vitamin B/Folic Acid supplement. After checking out the different options I came across this product and when I read the reviews, I was hopeful - but skeptical, as nothing else had worked.
It arrived quickly. I started taking it 10 days ago and I can feel a difference already. I am going through a very rough time in my life and been crying at any given moment. I have had some extreme depression in the last few months. I try to eat healthy and stay away from alcohol. I didn't want to resort to anti-depressants, as I have done that in the past and they did not work for me. I read the reviews and thought I would give it a try. I feel so much better. I am not crying all the time. I seem to be ready for the day and life looks brighter. I would recommend this to anyone who is dealing with some hard times in their life. I am recommending this product to my dad as well.
I dont know why or how but this works. It is helping me fight depression. After 2 weeks my moods swings are stabilizing. I m not saying this is a magic fix however it is a huge help. I recommend trying it for yourself .
I usually take RX antidepressants but they were making me exhausted. I stopped my RX and started these 1x a day 3 weeks ago. I felt less tired and depressed within the first week. I have energy and don't have to nap mid-day. My anxiety , OCD and depression all feel much less bothersome and I'm excited about life again !
This brand is the best St. John's Wort I've tried. I suffer from mild depression and these one-a-days are all I take. They help keep my mood balanced and I am able to get through my days without issue.
I bought this product for my husband. He has been struggling with severe depression for several years and has been on different anti-depressant prescriptions over time. Beyond the accompanying side effects they'd give him he'd also forget to take them because he'd have to take multiple doses per day. He eventually let his prescription run out, pretty much giving up on them. I allowed time for the prescription to clear out of his system first (about three weeks). He agreed to try Solaray 900 mg, once a day pills for a month. It took about three weeks before his depression began lifting, but WOW the positive changes it made! No side effects for him to endure, and the once-per-day dosing is a bonus! I feel like I have my husband back!
I have no diagnosis of depression or anxiety, but I found myself stressed and grouchy. I tried a couple of different formulas, but didn't like having to take multiple pills a day. I found this one to be easy (one pill a day) and after a few days it was nothing earth-shattering, I just was more optimistic. Haven't had any trouble sleeping but my dreams are more memorable and vivid, for whatever that's worth.
I take this with mood support for depression and mood swings and I love it. I have been on it for 7 or so months now and see a big difference. I have tried so many prescription drugs and they last for a little bit then fade away and then I gain weight. Not with this. I definitely recommend it!
I take this daily and bought 4 more bottles worried that they'd stop making it. I noticed a change within days. No more daily PTSD rage. 26 years of depression gone for a year now. I wake up everyday hoping it wasn't just a great dream and can't remember the last time I woke up angry.
After taking traditional antidepressents of various names and having all kinds of side effects (can you believe suicide is one side effect ? - hello!), I found this natural supplement. I love the ease of one tablet daily, and these for some reason work the best of any other brand I've tried, so I'm sticking with them. They are not a miracle cure, but they really do take the edge off depression and help you function much better with no side effects. Drinking enough water and getting sunlight or supplementing Vitamin D3 along with a good multivitamin helps alot too. They also seem to work faster than traditional medicine so you don't have to wait to get relief.
We were having issues with our 7 y/o daughter with depression and moodiness. I knew that St. John's Wort is good for depression and anxiety, so decided to try having her take 1/2 pill every night. Her mood and depression have improved quite a bit. Has changed the atmosphere in our home.
I found this product to be the perfect mg for depression! I’m going through perimenopause and just needed some help with low motivation and depression. One pill at night consistently proved to be a great help to me. I didn’t realize it until I ran out and didn’t take it for a week, gradually I slipped back into depression so I ordered more and back in business! Take it at night as it can make you sleepy.
I had depression and tried st johns word before ...I took 450mg first which didn't do anything for me . Talked to my sister and she suggested to take a higher dose ...ordered 900 mg and took it for 2 weeks and the feeling of joy came back and waking up in the morning started being a joy again .. Been taking it ever since ..it works for me:-)
I bought this product for my daughter. When my daughter started middle school she became a different child. She had mood swings became very agitated and slept a lot. We were very concerned that she was dealing with depression. I have other children on prescribed medication for ADHD and I don't believe in giving medication to my children if there is a alternative. I started my daughter on this and from day one I started to see my child come back to me. She would come home and want to crawl in bed and after these she completely stopped taking naps she was full of energy.
I love this. It has helped me combat depression. Have taken it daily each morning on an empty stomach for three months. No adverse effects.
I have found this brand to be consistently good. I have used it for a number of years for anxiety and moderate depression. While Seasonal Affective Disorder can get out ahead of this, it keeps me from having to use prescriptions during the late winter months in this far north climate where we don't get much sun in the winter.
I finally got it. Love this product. It really helps with depression. I had some issues with UPS saying they had "left it on my porch or doorstep" when in fact they hadn't. So, I had to track down this package. Very frustrating.
This helps with the depression and little anxiety attacks I was having. I take one every day when I get up.
a great product. Help me with very mild depression. Helps get me back to my old self again.
I've tried every anti depressant prescription over the past 25 years. I have severe depression. This stuff works! I can tell a difference. I don't notice the side effects that most SSRI's have. The majority of anti depressants kill your sex drive. I don't notice that with St. John's Wort. I still feel like me, not a walking zombie. St. John's Wort can interfere with certain blood tests so always tell your doctor you are taking this.
Started taking the three-a-day dosage after having a week-long case of the sads. I conducted some research and found a variety of studies that said St. John's Wort worked as effectively as prescription options on mild to moderate depression, so I decided to give it a try. My mood picked up and I finally had the energy to exercise, which is what I knew I needed to do to get out of my funk. I looked online when the bottle started getting low and found this one-a-day formula. I don't notice a difference in my mood with this formula (as compared to the 3x a day), it's significantly less expensive, and it's nice to be able to take one pill in the morning and be done with it.
Works for my depression
I suffer from monthly PMDD symptoms, mainly depression, anxiety and mood regulation issues. Oh the joys of being a woman! I also have dealt with low grade depression and anxiety basically forever, and while being highly functional and a positive person, my perspective tends to air on the gloomy side sometimes. I ordered these originally for the PMS symptoms but they have made such a positive difference in my mood in general! I've been taking them daily in the morning for about 2 weeks now. My mood is lighter, I'm laughing more, joking around more, feel more positive heading in to work every day, and am in general more light hearted. This supplement is great. No side effects and one a day dose is perfect. So grateful to have found St. John's wort! What a difference.
Have been taking it for several years now and I will not quit taking it. I know when I don't take it I do feel the difference in my mood and how I feel. I will recommend it to anyone that suffers mild depression because it works.
My husband developed crippling depression over the summer, though we didn't identify it as that at first. It started with a disturbance in his sleep - where he would wake up every morning at 6am, no matter what time he went to bed, with a heavy weight in his chest and a sense of dread. Those feelings would stick with him all day. He lost interest in all of his favorite activities, coming home only to lay on the couch or bed and stare at the ceiling. His appetite decreased. Since I work with individuals with mental health disorders, I gave him a mental health battery to see if that's what was going on, and he was off the charts on the depression scale. Unfortunately, this was also a time when we didn't have health insurance. I knew about St. John's Wort, but was leery about over the counter supplements, as they aren't FDA regulated and often don't contain what they say they do. I did a lot of research to determine which brand to use, and Solaray came up near the top of the list, and was also reasonably priced. So I ordered it and he gave it a try. After about 2.5 weeks, he noticed the sense of dread/weight in his chest was lessening about half-way through the day. His energy and appetite started to pick up. Between 3 and 4 weeks after starting, he started to sleep a little longer, and he was back to doing some of his activities. He still had dread/weight every few days or so, but to a lesser extent. Today, he is on his last pill in the bottle, so it's been 2 months, and he's back to his old self. No signs of depression left. There hasn't been any side effects either. We have health insurance again, so he told his doctor about the ordeal and the St. John's Wort. His doctor approved of what we did and was thrilled that it worked for us. She is recommending that he continue to take St. John's Wort, as opposed to switching to traditional anti-depressents. (We wouldn't have switched anyway, but wanted her opinion as a medical professional). So, I highly recommend this product. You do need to give it time to work - and we stuck with it realizing this. It was a slow recovery, but totally worth it. We are so thankful he is feeling better.
My husband has been suffering from PTSD for years now, since arriving home from Iraq in 2004. Doctors have put him on every kind of antidepressant, and after awhile, they would have adverse affects on him. I wanted him to try something natural that wouldn't mess with his brain chemistry so much! It was like he was a different person, to say the least. These pills work for his mild depression and anxiousness, but he takes them every other day due to the insomnia the pills seem to create. I have also been taking them every day, and it really helps to calm my nerves when it comes to being a stay-at-home mom. I was getting irritable easily and the wort helps keep me grounded. If I miss taking a pill, I DO notice a difference. I read that vitamin D helps as well when taking the St. John's Wort, so I will be purchasing those as well from Solaray.
Great product, really helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
This product seems to have a wonderful effect on my health since I am prone to depression but do not want to take conventional medication.
Before I begin this review, I would like to say that depression is a horrible, sinking and debilitating ILLNESS that ruins lives, relationships and potential. It is very difficult to explain to a non-depressed individual, and it does not resonate with them nearly as much as it should. I also direct my review towards people with moderate-severe depression, NOT mild depression. I mention these facts to convey my sense of empathy but also to give legitimacy to what I am about to say:
It ready helped with depression.
If you need a little boost in your emotional health, this product will do the trick. I like it because it is a one a day supplement (as opposed to 3 a day) and it has proven to be very effective in helping me overcome mild depression. The effects are not immediate, however. You will start to notice a change in your overall outlook in about 2-3 months. It is well worth the wait.
I have been on this brand for about a year now. And I swear by it. I’ve tried other brands, even cheaper and some more expensive. But I’ll always end up with a day or two of depression. With this brand I never get depression. I ran out a few days ago, I need to order some. However this brand is made- it does the trick. Ordering more now. Depression is the worst thing to live with. And this is the only thing that eliminates it for me.
Being a college student who is prone to anxiety and distracting thoughts I wanted to try something different. After taking St. Johns's Wort for a week I feel less anxious and a little more confident. I really do believe St. John's Wort works for me. I would describe St. John's Wort as a subtle hand that is there to support and pick you up for those who have mild depression or anxiety.
This product is wonderful and exceptionally well priced. Two bottles way below the market price of one bottle at leading pharmacies. It has helped me with anxiety, mild depression and I feel more uplifted. I find I must take three times a day one capsule. I wished they made a Long-Lasting St. John's Wort. However, I definitely know when I've missed a dose. WONDERFUL HERB!!!!! I plan on using it as long as I need it.
I have been taking this for years on the advice of a Psychiatrist friend for mild depression and mood swings. It is fantastic, keeps me off the heavy stuff which I don't need. I understand they have been using this herb in Europe for a longtime for mild depression. It works for me, one a day keeps the flutters and anxiety at bay.
Real St John's Wort works for me. I have been previously diagnosed with depression and was under medical care for that. I was able to eventually get off the prescription antidepressant and made changes in my life to reduce the triggers. I find that St John's Wort helps me keep a balanced attitude without any of the side effects.
they work great! Three pills is one dose, and I usually spread them throughout the day. If you have depression or are going through a difficult time and need a natural mood boost, then this product can be very helpful. There are no side effects
I love this stuff! It works great as an anti-depressant for me. Do your research though, like any other drug there can be side-effects and interactions, and like other antidepressants it can work well for some people but not others. It's still worth a try for people with mild to moderate depression. (it may not help people with severe depression so if that's you, go see a doctor) It's affordable at the dose I take. Shipping is always fast and usually reliable (USPS delivered one package to the wrong house but that was the postal worker's fault not the shipper's. Fortunately the person it was delivered to returned it to us)
I've suffered from depression at an early age (35 now) and was on prozac for about 8 years. Life got a lot better and I haven't had to take anything for the last 14 years. Decided to test out St. John's Wort for the anti-depression effects, to see what it would do. This product is amazing...
Product is of great quality, and it took about two weeks of taking one capsule three times a day, but it made a world of difference with my grief depression. Wow!
This is the only thing we've found for our teenage son who suffers from really bad anxiety and depression that actually helps him. We've tried several medications, and hospital stays with no medicine that he felt better with. If you haven't tried it, I would say give it a try, just be sure to talk with your dr. First because it interacts with several medications so you have to be careful. Your physician may say it's fine but I always double check for interactions on drugs.com i believe thats the site. If not just type it in google and it should come up. You can put in the 2 meds and it'll tell you if it has an interaction or not.
I buy this for people to try all the time because it's changed my life so much I want other people to experience it as well. I used to have heavy depression and even with the high mental strain of military life, these help me stay continuously optimistic. I've stopped taking them for months at a time just due to availability on my post and haven't had any issues in the gaps so I don't think your body will get dependent on these. Worth the try especially if you have any sort of depression.
I am taking this instead of prescription SSRI as I have heard they prescribe St John's wort in Germany for anxiety and depression. It seems to be helpful and I feel better with it.
this product works to control depression and anxiety
Very effective. Check German research on how effective product is in treating slight depression. Very safe, no side effect of weight gain or rebound depression, suicidal thought or homicidal ideation that most prescription medications have. Taper yourself off when you don't need any longer to avoid headache and severe fluctuations in brain chemical balances. Does have a slight risk of increased sun sensitivity. If you burn easy normally, be aware and use precautions. Even though I knew it was awesome & I did my research, I still told my doctor I was taking it.for me, I use it to help deal with the stress of elderly parent living with me and young children. It takes the edge off. I even notice myself getting 'ticked off' easily when I am late on or forget the mid-day dose. While most research shows it effective for depression, I use it for the mood swings and it helps me stay more even keeled!
Definitely helps with mild depression
I've been suffering with depression for a couple years do the loss of a cherished marriage. St. John's wort changed my life for the better in a few short weeks. It does take a couple weeks to really feel good, but it is worth the wait. This brand is standardized, meaning it contains the recommended amount of hypericin for the best results. Other brands I tried were not standardized, the pills were too large, and they caused unpleasant tasting belches. This brand is a small pill with no aftertaste.
My husband uses this every day. It was recommended by his father. Their family suffers from mood swings - not bipolar. I think all of my husband's siblings take it too. I've notice a difference in my husband's attitude since starting it. Depression from having a crappy job - job is still crappy but he handles it so much better. Anger issues with me - he's doing so much better. His father seriously says St John's Wort saved his marriage.
Works good for mild to moderate depression. Saw the difference right away. Takes away that feeling of "elephant sitting on ur chest/unable to breath/concentrate" feeling.
i take st. john's wort to help stabilize my moods and help me not get beaten down from stress. over a decade ago (in my late teens), i was diagnosed with depression / anxiety and took prescription medications to treat it. while the pharmaceuticals did help me get "through it / over it", it came with a lot of unpleasant side effects. after ~4 years, i was able to ween myself off of the medication and no longer suffered with my mental health issues.
This product has helped me with depression. In comparison to prescribed anti-depressants that I have taken, I did not get the high. For example, with Prozac it felt like the world was a brighter place altogether and all activities were more enjoyable, with this product I feel as though more stable, less likely to have crying spells or slip into an emotional tunnel. But on a daily basis I just feel "okay". I stopped taking Prozac because after 6/9 months it stopped being effective.
I really do think these make a difference. But you do have to take them consistently, as you would any other vitamin or medication. You can't just take one and expect it to act like an adderall. Overall mood has increased....even if you are not suffering from depression, everyone can use a natural way to put a pep in their step.
This is my first time trying St. John's Wort. I've never been diagnosed with depression or anxiety, but I've always been a bit gloomy... Maybe I'm just a dark person? Anyway a lot of things in my life changed and I was having trouble bouncing back like I usually do from stressors. Being in the medical profession, I know how serious the side effects of pharmaceuticals can be, plus I don't really trust them enough to try them unless I REALLY needed to.. And I'm not depressed (sleep/eating schedules aren't altered, no suicidal ideation, still functioning day to day etc.).
I was told that St. John's Wort is an herb that can help with depression. I have been feeling very depressed and especially in the mornings. I don't normally write reviews but this is awesome so far. I can notice a difference. It has only been 2 days. Ill keep you posted the next couple of weeks.
This is my third week of taking these (3x per day) and I can tell a HUGE difference in my overall attitude. I purchased these as a last resort before requesting medicine from the doctor to alleviate my depression/anxiety symptoms. I wasn't sure how these would work, but the reviews were so positive I thought I would give it a shot...and I'm glad I did!
I've used St. John's Wort in the past and it did help me with mild depression. When recently I started to feel more blue than usual, I ordered this without checking its interaction with a new medicine I'm taking (Januvia). Unfortunately, Januvia and St. John's Wort are not a good mix. Amazon.com does not accept returns of this product so please check your current meds for interactions with other drugs and vitamins before you order. Thank you.
It's good and you can get the two-pack, commonly used as a natural supplement for depression so a little of this can brighten your day up a lot. Good quality
I used this for when I have an attack of Depression. It lifts it for me.
St. John's wort has helped me for awhile now. I wouldn't say I am happy all the time, but it helps me not get too low and also if I have a hard moment or day it helps me to not sit or stay stuck in that moment or mood. I have never wanted to be on prescription for depression so this has worked for me, also with other work, but I will say I am not against medication, if this wasn't working for me then I would seek a doctor.
*Edit* 4/23/2018- For those who like an update on supplements: after I got my anxiety and depression more under control and figured out the root of the problem, I stopped St. John's Wort with no issues. I did taper down, just in case, but felt fine and didn't have any issues with anxiety or depression. Now, a year and a half later, my anxiety came back with depression added and I can say that adding St. John's Wort again short term to help. I'm very comfortable taking this supplement, and I notify my doctor when I start and stop and at what dose, so she can be watchful for any interactions with medications.
I suffer from anxiety (GAD), mild depression, and PMS. Have three kids: a tween girl (drama queen), a son in kindergarten (the super hero) and a 3 year old son (Curious George). In addition, a full-time job where Hurry-Up-And-Wait is policy. Did I forget to mention that I relocated to KCMO (Go Royals) 7 months ago from GA? The GA bills came with me and my estranged husband is a deadbeat. However, despite the asylum that my life is, I AM HAPPY.
I absolutely love this product so much. I have previously taken Celexa, which produced so many negative side affects. If you suffer from mild depression or anxiety, this product will begin to help after a couple of weeks. I will forever take St. John's Wort. I love this brand, very reliable.
I’ve been looking for some supplements that would help with stabilizing my mood, and generally improving the condition of my depression and anxiety. I had been taking prescription anti-depressants for three years, but they left me feeling so numb that I made it my mission to make a change. The anti-depressants left me feeling like I was sort of in a void, rather than capable of happy feelings and joy. So, after another year of my life down the drain, I started my journey into natural supplements and other ways to self medicate. I initially read in a women’s health blog that St. John’s wort was great for helping with this, and despite an initial wariness towards the product I decided to give it a shot. I started taking 1 or 2 capsules a day, and after about two weeks, I noticed huge improvement in my mood, and my capacity to manage my emotions and moods. My anxiety was way more manageable than it had been, and I was actually making huge improvements in my personal life. I was also recommended a second supplement,
I've been fighting depression for years; took a number of prescription anti-depressants, tolerated the side effects. Finally, I completely changed my life, moved west, found happiness. Got married, progressed in my career, got my son... everything I wanted. Yay! So why, after 6 years, do I begin to feel down again? Panic attacks at work, can't get up in the morning, life's little joys lack luster... (I can answer that, actually, it's that aforementioned career...). I start considering the medications again, but... I don't want them. I remember how awful they used to make me feel. I remember the dry mouth, the missing libido, the head in the clouds. I don't want it!
St Johns Wort works for me. I deal with mild depression all winter long. It seems to take the edge off it. Some say it is worthless but some say that about almost all herbal stuff. When I take this I just feel better, when I don't, well even my wife can tell. She will remind me to take it.I can not speak for anyone but myself. Try it and stay on it for a week. The change is easier to notice when you quit than when your taking it
I cant say enough good things about this. It works great for anxiety and depression. I only take one capsule a day and saw improvement on day 3. I will continue to take this. Its wonderful to have a natural product that works. Many meds have too many side affects.
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