Some of the most common antidepressants are SSRIs, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Low serotonin levels can cause low self-esteem and negative moods. 5-HTP (Hydroxytryptophan) is a commonly used supplement for those who wish to regulate their mood. If you smoke marijuana or have a poor diet, you may be suffering from serotonin deficiency, and 5-HTP could possibly help.
Please consult your doctor before taking any supplement.
- 5-HTP, which is converted from trytophan, is an immediate precursor to serotonin. Tryptophan is found in many foods, especially poultry and nuts.
- 5-HTP crosses the blood brain barrier easily.