I have very low serotonin. My level is at 65 and the optimal range is b/w 150-200. I also have high dopamine, which is 243.5 and optimal range is 110-175. I had a neuroscreen profile test done through NeuroScience in WI. I have been taking 5 HTP for almost a year and haven't really felt a change in my mood or my sex drive. Sleep is getting better. It has been hard for me to stay a sleep during the night and now it is getting better since taking 5 HTP. My father has type 2 dieabetes and thyroid problems. Should I see an Endrocrinologist about this matter? I don;t want to take an anti-depressant. Any thoughts?
Also, there’s a supplement called 5-HTP that aids in serotonin synthesis. It is marketed for those with depression or insomnia, but I have neither of those and take it regularly, and it just generally makes me feel a little better. There are no side effects, doesn’t make you loopy, and I’ve gone for period without it, but its definitely nice to have to enhance your life.
You need to inform very good on , because if you do somthing without a doctor approval it can have bad consecuincess to your mental health.
It is extremely important to maintain a healthy and bad habits free life, in order to be with normal or optimally high levels of the happyness hormones like serotonin and dopamine and lets not forget that these hormones depend also on the levels and production of other hormones like tiroid hormone and others, so the firs point is obviously a mandatory one if someone want to have and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. Like in every sphere of the life, it's important that one keeps a healthy harmony in everything he do, so everything taken and done in moderation is the right way to maintaining a healthy life.
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