Effectiveness Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Suppress Appetite

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well 5-htp is able to suppress appetite. 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 suppress appetite. Using 5-HTP to suppress appetite will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for 5-HTP's Ability to Suppress Appetite

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 is one study in the database on 5-htp; the confidence rating is 20. 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 Suppress Appetite

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
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
The effects of oral 5-hydroxytryptophan administration on feeding behavior in obese adult female subjects