5-HTP improve mood

Does 5-htp improve mood?

Effectiveness Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Improve Mood

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well 5-htp is able to improve mood. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of 5-HTP to improve mood. Using 5-HTP to improve mood will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Improve Mood

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.


Title of Study
Oral administration of 5‐hydroxytryptophan (5‐HTP) impairs decision making under ambiguity but not under risk: evidence from the Iowa Gambling Task
The Effects of 5-Hydroxytryptophan in Combination with Different Fatty Acids on Gastrointestinal Functions: A Pilot Experiment
The effects of oral 5-hydroxytryptophan administration on feeding behavior in obese adult female subjects

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