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Vitacost-Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort -- 60 Capsules

Vitacost-Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort
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Vitacost-Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort -- 60 Capsules

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Vitacost-Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort Description

All-natural, herb and amino acid formula combines St. John’s Wort and 5-HTP to support mental well-being.*

What is Mood Plus†?

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.


What are the key benefits of Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort?

  • 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.*

Synergy Mood Plus† with 5-HTP & St. John's Wort is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Unique formula combines St. John’s Wort and 5-HTP in one convenient formula.
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle.
  • Incredible value!

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All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.


About Synergy by Vitacost 
Working with your body, Synergy supplements can keep you headed in the right direction. These formulas feature standardized herbal extracts, scientifically researched ingredients and high potencies – all at the best value possible. Synergy provides premium nutrition, because your health is too precious to be making sacrifices. Find your everyday essentials and targeted wellness support in this growing selection of well-researched, quality supplements.


†* 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.


As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
St. John's Wort (aerial)210 mg*
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)100 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, rice flour and vegetable magnesium stearate.

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How Eating Healthy Can Make You Happier

We tend to view dieting as a means to get the aesthetic results we’re after. Thin thighs by summer? Bring on the celery sticks. A flat stomach by fall? Hello, keto.

And yet, research proves time and again that dieting—as we typically think of the term—usually results in failure. Weight is inevitably regained, our mood plummets, we try another diet, fail again—and so a vicious cycle persists, ad nauseam.

But what if we ate to improve our mood? Wouldn’t that minimize the pressure to be perfect and put us in the right frame of mind to consistently make smart eating choices?

Woman Eating Good Mood Food Smiling Because Healthy Eating is Making Her Happy |

The answer is oh yes. Not only does adopting a wholesome eating plan encourage overall well-being, but specific foods can actually improve your state of happiness.

Take bananas, for example. The tasty fruit can not only satisfy your sweet tooth but it may also dispel mood-related PMS symptoms, thanks to its inclusion of B6. Meanwhile, recent research out of Australia found that “people who switched from eating almost no fruit and vegetables in their daily diets to eating eight portions of fruit and vegetables a day experienced an increase in life satisfaction equivalent to what an unemployed person feels after finding a job,” Live Science reports.

How? There are dozens of reasons why—and it doesn’t necessarily mean getting in eight portions. The pigment in carrots (called carotenoids), for example, have been shown to lead to higher levels of optimism, due to their ability to impact key neurotransmitters—brain chemicals that affect your contentment and enthusiasm.

Likewise, healthy eating generally incorporates high amounts of fiber, which is critical for gut microbiota—a component of your body that directly affects your mental outlook. What’s more, eating healthfully—and regularly—keeps stress hormones (such as cortisol) at an even keel throughout the day. This, in turn, keeps your blood sugar levels in check, and helps stave off rollercoaster emotions (and the urge to binge).

Further, foods rich in vitamin D can give you a sunnier stance on life, in that vitamin D is a precursor to dopamine—a hormone and neurotransmitter that bolsters mood, drive, and pleasure.

An unhealthy diet, however—one that is “high in trans fats, sugar and processed and refined foods” increases the risk for depression, “especially in children and teens because it deprives the brain of the nutrients it needs, and breeds bad bacteria in the gut, which impacts our mental and physical health,” Forbes reports. At the same time, eating healthfully has been linked to lower risks of depression and even suicide, while also providing you with the vitality you need to keep making wise lifestyle decisions.

5 Good Mood Food Options

In other words, now is the time to drop that fad diet and begin selecting foods that will directly influence your mental health. Here are five delicious foods to get you started:

1. Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries—all brim with flavonoids, which aid in regulating mood, reducing inflammation and enhancing memory. What’s more, they contain the nutrients anthocyanidins and anthocyanins, which mitigate stress and depression.

2. Fish

Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which act as mood stabilizers and play a role in mental well-being, WebMD says, who also report that breastfeeding mothers who passed on the mahi mahi had higher rates of postpartum depression. Wild salmon is one of your best bets: It’s also high in vitamin B12, which aids in the production of brain chemicals that brighten your perspective.

3. Leafy greens

Whether it’s spinach or kale, you can’t go wrong with leafy greens. Indeed, you’ll be doing your brain as much good as your body: They contain excellent levels of folate (another B vitamin), which has been associated with a lower risk of depression.

4. Eggs

Eggs aren’t only one of the most versatile foods on the planet: They might also bring a smile to your face, thanks to the vitamin D they contain. Vitamin D not only fosters dopamine (as mentioned), but it may also increase serotonin levels. Don’t care for eggs—or follow a vegan lifestyle? Fortified orange juice can also enrich your sense of wellbeing.

5. Dark chocolate

You may be thinking, well, of course. It’s true: Chocolate can bring heaps of happiness, but not just because of its texture and taste: The sweet stuff raises the production of feel-good endorphins (which bind to receptors in the brain that can spur a sense of euphoria), decreases the negative effects of stress, reduces pain, and enhances blood flow to the brain. It’s also a precursor to serotonin—explaining why even a small amount of chocolate can give you a burst of bliss (just be sure you’re consuming 70% dark chocolate or higher). Who knew “dieting” could be so joyful?

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