Effectiveness Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Decrease Calorie Intake

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well 5-htp is able to decrease calorie intake. The overall rating for this claim is 2.3 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using 5-HTP to decrease calorie intake may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Decrease Calorie Intake

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on 5-htp; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

5-HTP Dose to Decrease Calorie Intake

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
250mg 3x per day 750mg
300mg 3x per day 900mg
544.5mg once daily 544.5mg

These dosages are based on body weight. The default value is 150 pounds. Enter your weight and click update to get appropriate dosages for your own body weight.


Title of Study
Effects of oral 5-hydroxy-tryptophan on energy intake and macronutrient selection in non-insulin dependent diabetic patients
Eating behavior and adherence to dietary prescriptions in obese adult subjects treated with 5-hydroxytryptophan
The effects of oral 5-hydroxytryptophan administration on feeding behavior in obese adult female subjects