Active Ingredient: L-5-hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP from Griffonia simplicfolia seeds).
Suggested Use: Take 1-2 tablets daily, with or without food, or use as directed by your healthcare professional.*
Caution: A 5-HTP supplement should not be taken in conjunction with SSRI medications unless under the direct supervision of a physician. Use caution when taking 5-HTP and drinking alcoholic beverages, as alcohol may inhibit the metabolism of 5-HTP.
We've taken only the best form of 5-HTP (or 5HTP) that exists — sourced from a European manufacturer, Linnea, which has the purest form of 5-HTP available — and combined it with our proprietary, sustained release technology (SRT).
First, 5-HTP has a very short half-life in the body — only about 90 minutes. That means that it is gone from the body very rapidly after being consumed. This is the reason that most people who take 5-HTP often need to take many doses throughout the day in order to maintain the effect.
The other problem with non-sustained release formulas is that when you dump a lot of 5-HTP into the GI tract all at once, it is rapidly converted to serotonin right there. What you really want though, is for the majority of 5-HTP to be converted to serotonin in the brain. So releasing it over a longer period of time allows the 5-HTP to be gradually absorbed and converted where it is most needed... in the brain.
Not only is this better for seeing a more long-lasting effect, but it can also help avoid stomach upset which some people experience as a side effect when 5-HTP is dumped into the intestinal tract all at once.
For most people, sustained release technology will also provide the ability to take a lower dose of 5-HTP, while still having the same — if not even greater — benefits.
What Can 5-HTP Help Me With?*
How long has it been since you could say you felt your best for several days in a row? For as little as Jigsaw Health’s 5-HTP supplement costs, why not give it a try for thirty days. We guarantee your satisfaction, so there is no risk at all. Give it a try... if it doesn't work for you, just call us and you'll get a full refund - including the shipping cost. That's how confident we are that you will see noticeable improvements within just a few weeks.
Yep. There are times in life when you really do get what you pay for. Don't be fooled by other companies trying to capitalize on the buzz around 5-HTP by selling unrefined, low quality material (often in lower doses and smaller bottle sizes) for less money.
You might as well save your money and use nothing rather than waste even a few dollars on those ineffective options. Jigsaw Health provides 100mg of PREMIUM QUALITY L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (L-5-HTP) per tablet.
The importance is having purity you can trust. Jigsaw's L-5-Hydroxytryptophan comes from Linnea, a Swiss manufacturer of active ingredients specializing in the extraction and purification of plant materials and the synthesis of fine chemicals.
Linnea is absolutely committed to conforming with the highest international standards. Due to this commitment, the Linnea name remains a guarantee of the highest purity, efficacy, and safety.
Linnea's in-house Quality Assurance systems and high standards of operation ensure consistency from batch to batch. And all of Linnea's manufacturing processes are fully validated and backed by comprehensive record-keeping and full batch traceability. Compliance with ICH standards (International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use) is certified by Swissmedic (Swiss Health Authority).
5-HTP is an advanced form of tryptophan, the naturally occurring amino acid that tells your brain to produce serotonin — which is used in the brain to promote overall feelings of well-being. Unlike other expensive options, Jigsaw Health’s 5-HTP supplement naturally helps your body maintain a stable mood and a healthy response to stress. We think you’ll find that so many people are recommending Jigsaw’s 5-HTP because it works and it costs just $0.44 per day!*
I love the mental effect of this product but the side effect I am having is weight gain. Rapid weight gain. I am going to have to stop taking it.
Thank you for the review our 5-HTP. We want to make sure all of our customer are happy with any product they purchase. I'm sorry to hear your experience the unwanted side-effect. It is possible that the sense of lethargy is due to the 5-HTP working! 5-HTP shouldn't cause weight gain, we have heard some cases the exact opposite happening, lack of appetite. With that in mind though, we would be more than happy to refund you with no questions asked! Please give us a call here at 866-601-5800. - Kate M. - Jigsaw Health Customer Service Unknown on 28th Apr 2016
I take 3 everynight and waited about 5-8 weeks before premium results. Travis Hill on 8th Jan 2016
My wife's only been using 5-HTP for 3 days, but already notices a big difference in the soundness of her sleep. Sleeping better with little or no "activity" during the night. She is waking up refreshed and more energetic. I attribute much of this to adding 5-HTP to
the existing supplements she's been using. Big difference! Kind of like the missing piece of the puzzle.
Our experience with 5-HTP has been very positive. Has given us an extra measure of control over my wife's sleeplessness. Just what we needed!
THANK YOU JIGSAW!! Brent on 17th Nov 2015
In the past I have taken Ambien to help me sleep but would feel tired and weak the next morning. Using the 5-HTP helps me relax to get to sleep and stay asleep the entire night. If I use another brand of HTP I go to sleep but cannot sleep through the night. Sherri Z. on 23rd Jan 2015
I have been on this product for 1 month now. I started with 2 capsules a day for the first week and then 1 capsule a day there after. I have a very sensitive system and 99.9% of the time will have some adverse side effect that is just ugly with chemicals and or herbs.
I did my research and there are many products but none that are the pure product. I can not take anything with soy and while the world is embracing soy as the new miracle food for everything; there are some of us who could die from it...
So after only a month I have been able to let all the little things in life go; and I am sleeping again! I can now concentrate on getting through this very difficult time in my life and not sweat the small stuff. I will update this in a few months but for now I think this is something I will actually want to continue as the results have been a blessing. Tracey on 23rd Jan 2015
Another great product, a Standard that JigSaw health has with ALL their products. The best you can get, and you can always expect quality/Pharmaceutical Grade products.
It's Great with a Daily Packet. Taking it with Tyrosine is good for emotional health, for sleep Take it with Theanine and Melatonin.
Of Course, JigSaw has ALL of these and always the BEST! RecoveringHGtoxicity on 23rd Jan 2015
5-HTP was recommended by my doctor. I like timed release and it was getting hard to find locally. I was so happy with Jigsaw Magnesium, I tried Jigsaw 5-HTP. I am equally pleased. Works great. I find that 100mg of Jigsaw is as effective as the 200mg of the brand my dr recommended! Love this product! Beth on 23rd Jan 2015
I've been on a holistic quest since I was in my early 30's. That must be why my body responded soooo quickly to the 5-HTP product. I have been using this remedy for 48 hours now, and I can truly discern immediate relief and a sense of overall improvement which I didn't think was possible in such a short amount time. I'm sure it has something to do with the quality of the ingredients and the answer to prayers. My sincere thanks to your company for developing this supplement. I look forward to feeling like my younger, joyful self in no time. JJinGA on 23rd Jan 2015