After trying several brands of 5-htp to help with mood swings from a brain injury , we have found Clinicians to be the best and most consistent.
i thought my experiences might help other people so have decided to write my first review. My mother has a significant brain injury from a car accident and as a result has terrible mood swings and rages, sometimes cycling through many times in a day. We tried getting help from doctors but they all seem to be obsessed with ticking boxes. She had been prescribed citalopram previously by a gp but this had no affect on her aggression or her depression so it was stopped in the appropriate way. In absolute desperation I took to the internet to see what could help and discovered 5 htp.
It helped in a very short time, and in such a significant way that all our lives have changed for the better , we can now go out without tantrums and generally live much calmer lives. We still have the odd burst of anger but it is much easier to cope with.
We are three months in and after trying different brands, we have found the Clinicians brand to be the best. The most effective way for my mother to take it is two 50mg in the morning and one 50mg along with one tart cherry pill at 10pm.
i understand that you have to take a break every now and then but haven't had problems to date. i personally can't recommend this product enough and hope other people find our experiences helpful.