I have been using this supplement for 10 days now. I started on it because I have chronic musculoskeletal pain and fatigue also known as fibromyalgia. (And a host of other fibro related problems.) I have read several articles that claim 5-HTP would help by raising serotonin levels, something that is lacking in fibro patients. My treatment goals are to raise serotonin levels, improve sleep quality and elevate some of the pain.
I am taking 2 100mg tablets a day, one in the morning and one at night. Three tablets would be ideal with one being at noon, but I just can’t remember to take any medication during the day, so I have pretty much just given up on that one. I am planning on raising the night times does to two tables and see how that goes, but for now on this review I am only taking 200mgs a day.
I have notice some improvement with my quality of sleep. I do feel a little more rested when I wake up and I have a smidgen more energy throughout the day. Reports state that good results are seen after 30 days and even better after 90 days.
I should mention that I had been taking an antidepressant before I started on the 5-HTP. I stopped taking this while on the 5-HTP because I was concerned with a reaction. From what I can tell so far, I don’t need the antidepressant while taking 5-HTP. I don’t know what the long term affect will be.
So far, I find this to be a great product and I’ll continue to use it at least for 90 days to actually see if longer use makes for better results.