The overall rating for 5-htp is 1.9 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.
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- Products Containing 5-HTP
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for 5-htp is 1.9 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for 5-htp as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for 5-HTP
There are 5 studies in the database on 5-htp; the research rating is 38. 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. Note, this research rating is for 5-htp as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing 5-HTP
|Products Names||Amount of 5-HTP|
|Full list of all 115 products containing 5-HTP.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase weight loss|
|Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase satiety||decrease calorie intake||suppress appetite|
|Hormone Function Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease cortisol levels|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cognitive ability||improve mood|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve glucose control|
The Supplement Database includes 4 studies on 5-htp dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 750 to 900 milligrams per day, the average dose being 850 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for 5-HTP.