natural 5 htp dosage for depression?
how much milligram of 5-htp did you take during the three month period?
Thanks for your question.
I started with 50 mg because I was on Paxil and trying to wean off of it. I found that I didn't need to increase the dosage.
Research shows that some people respond better to lower doses, so it’s a good idea to start at the low end of the dose range and increase if necessary.
According to Dr. Van Praag’s writings in the Biology Psychiatry Journal, the effective dosage appears to be between 50 and 500 mg daily. However, if you choose to use 5 HTP as a natural source of serotonin to use alongside an antidepressant like I did, the effective dose may be even lower. (There are dangers in combining 5 HTP with certain meds so talk to your doctor.)
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