Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
5-HTP vs St. Johns Worts
Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a good day : )

I wanted to post a question here about supplements/vitamins to help with mood or anxiety.

I was in the store yesterday and saw two vitamins for mood : 5-htp and St. John's Worts (not sure if I am spelling them correctly since it was a quick glance).

Has anyone had any success using these over medication? My anxiety is getting better but still here on a daily and I am currently taking fish oil and as of yesterday a multi vitamin for women.

Just wanted to know if there are success stories how here that one of the above vitamins have helped with anxiety and mood?

Pros and Cons are welcome : )
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1666691 tn?1303757948
St Johns worth has good results for moderate depression,Imnot sure about anxiety but as it works as an ssri Id guess it might be good for that too.You cant take it with certain meds though so be carefull. Its also takes about 2 weeks to have effect. Lily
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
1696489 tn?1370825574
I have tried both st johns wort and valerian root.  St john's wort just made me tired, and valerian root made mt head feel buzzy and gave me a headache.  But I must say that i tried these remedies after having been on benzos and trying to get off.... they did not help me.  But they might help you.  Fair warning, tho: DO NOT take st johns wort if you take zoloft!!!  They interact awfully.  Good luck! - Blu
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks to both of you. I actually am not on any meds yet. Still weighing out my options. Would love to try natural remedies first.

Just made my first appt. with a naturopath so I hope that they can help. Not sure if they have experience with clients with depression but Dr. stated that she just took a class on neurotransmitters. So hope that it will be a success : )

Wish me Luck.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on Saw the babies again ...
3 hrs ago
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356, and Jade59 commented on 10356's status
4 hrs ago
4059843 tn?1465214932
Blank
mishymoshymarcy Im actually not even sure a... Comment
5 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar universal
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
London, ON
Anxiety Community Resources