What is Vitacost Mood Plus†?
Vitacost Mood Plus† is an all-natural combination formula that supplies 210 mg of St. John’s Wort with 100 mg of 5-HTP.
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an herb that has been used for 2,000 years for health purposes. The genus name Hypericum is from the Latin word hyper, meaning "above," and icum, meaning "spirit." The species name, perforatum, refers to puncture-like black marks on the underside of the plant's leaves.
St. John’s wort, especially its tiny yellow flowers, is a natural source of hypericin and other flavonoid (antioxidant) compounds. Hypericin, a natural pigment and the active ingredient in St. John’s wort, has become the subject of intensive biochemical research over the past three decades.
5-Hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP, is an amino acid that converts to serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a substance that acts as a neurotransmitter, or chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another.
How do St. John’s wort and 5-HTP support health?
St. John’s wort supports mental and emotional well-being.*
5-HTP can elevate levels of serotonin, which is associated with good mood in humans.*
5-HTP can increase a sense of well-being.*
Why choose Vitacost Mood Plus†?
Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
†* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.