If you have three or more of these symptoms you may be lacking in serotonin:
- It hard for you to go to sleep.
- You can't stay asleep.
- You are often irritable.
- Your emotions are irrational.
- You occasionally resort to unexplained tears.
- Noise really bothers you.
- You flare up easily to bouts of anger.
- You feel depressed a lot.
- You feel pain more.
- You like to be left alone.
5-HTP is a byproduct of tryptophan and works best for many people. Therapeutic treatment has noted it treats a wide variety of maladies such as: anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, insomnia, binge eating, pain, and chronic headaches. Studies have shown positive result and compare it to SSRI and tricyclic antidepressants.