According to the results of a recent study by the analytical centre NAFI, “70% of Russians are anxious about the social and economic situation.” A lot of respondents admit that they cope with stress “as best they can”, but often not in the way that experts recommend. Evalar, a pharmaceutical company with 30 years of experience in the field of phytotherapy, reveals the potency of a herbal component that is currently available in Russia: 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). We present you two new complexes based on it.

5-HTP is called a “non-drug antidepressant”. It produces serotonin, which is called the “hormone of happiness.” As for 5-HTP itself, it is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan. But with high levels of stress hormones, this process is disrupted. A vicious circle closes: serotonin is especially lacking at the moment we need it so much. But if you take 5-HTP, it joins the process without additional transformations and is immediately directed to the synthesis of serotonin.2

5-HTP preparations helps to:3

  • reduce the impact of stress and its manifestations on the body: anxiety, restlessness, a feeling of nervous tension, irritability, aggressiveness and apathy;

  • calm down and relax;

  • improve the mood;

  • support the nervous system as a whole;

  • improve the quality and duration of sleep.

Moreover, 5-HTP will be of interest to those who keep their weight trim or try to quit smoking: the preparation helps reduce irritability when giving up sweets and cigarettes.3

New 5-HTP 200 mg by Evalar is a preparation with double potency, as it contains 2 times more 5-HTP compared to the usual dosage of 100 mg.4 As a natural source of this ingredient, we use German Griffonia extract, which is standardized for 5-HTP content. This guarantees the declared composition and the dosage of the active ingredient: no less than 200 mg in each capsule. And to accelerate the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin, we added vitamin B6 to the composition in the biologically active5 highly digestible3 form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P). It is directly involved in the synthesis of the “hormone of happiness.”5

If you have taken 5-HTP 100 mg before but need a higher dosage to keep feeling calm, balanced and being in a good mood, you can choose the new 5-HTP 200 mg. And if you are concerned about not only emotional, but also physical manifestations of stress, for example, tiredness, a feeling of tension in the muscles, a headache, take note of the 5-HTP preparation enhanced with additional components: magnesium and extracts of special herbs.

Our second new product – 5-HTP Complex Evalar – is a combination of 5-HTP and vitamin B6, fortified with magnesium, lemon balm, mint, passionflower and valerian. Each of the ingredients is presented in special forms ensuring a high degree of absorption and activity.

✔ Griffonia seed extract of German production is standardized for 5-HTP content.

✔ Magnesium is in a chelate form, bound to the amino acid glycine. This form ensures high digestibility of the mineral.6

✔ Vitamin B6 is in the biologically active form of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P-5-P).5

✔ Melissa, mint, passionflower and valerian are not presented in the usual crushed form but as highly active extracts.

Find more details about the new complex in our expert’s article here.

The 5-HTP preparations are not addictive and do not make you build up a tolerance. If necessary, you can repeat administration courses.

You can purchase our new products in the brand pharmacies of the Evalar chain and in other pharmacies of the country. And you can also find them at and the marketplace Fitomarket.


1 Electronic source: (accessed on: 06.04.2022).

2 Electronic source: (accessed on: 06.04.2022).

3 Confirmed by State Registration Certificates No. ÀÌ. of 09.11.2021 and No. ÀÌ. of 25.10.2021.

4 Compared to the preparation 5-ÍÒÐ 100 mg Evalar.

5 The biological role of vitamins in the body. Methods for evaluating vitamin adequacy in the human body. Methods of vitamin Ñ detection: study guide / L.À. Nikolayeva, Y.V. Nenakhova; State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Irkutsk State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. – Irkutsk: Irkutsk State Medical University, 2014. P. 18.

6 Novikov V. S., Karkishchenko V. N., Shustov Y. B. Human functional nutrition under extreme conditions. – Saint Petersburg.: Politekhnika-print, 2017. P. 108.