ok i was wondering if st. johns wort can be used to help with my depression i get sometimes the day after and help out with the come down better or equally as 5 htp will. does anyone know?
it states that the difference between the two is this
5-HTP workds by increasing the cells output of serotonin
ST. JOHN'S WORT works like SSRI's in that it increases the availabilty of serotonin in synapses by blocking their reuptake but also increases the availability of norepinephrine, which increases energy and alertness and dopamine, which increases the feeling of well being.
what tha hell does that mean? does that mean 5htp puts serotonin out as where st.johns wort just put the availability of serotonin out. that sounds like a dumb question, sorry guys im just not good when it comes to interpreting that shit. so all in all can i use st. johns instead and it'll be the same or similar?