SAMe versus 5-HTP, which is better for treating Depression? In this video we’re going to be looking at the similarities and differences The benefits and the side-effects of both SAMe & 5-HTP So by the end of this video, you’ll know which supplement might be better suited to help you with your Depression G’day guys, I’m Jesse Crowe, The Traveling Scientist and after studying years of Pharmacology, I’m here to help you live smarter, happier and healthier lives Last week’s video was all about 5-HTP and how it can help with depression You can check the video just up there but this week we’re comparing 5-HTP to SAMe and if you’ve ever tried taking either of these supplements let us know how they affected you in the Comments section down below because we’re all here to help each other S-Adenosyl Methionine or SAMe is a compound that’s produced naturally in the body and it’s involved in a bunch of important biochemical reactions related to pain, liver disease and Depression People who have higher levels of SAMe usually have high levels of Serotonin The happiness hormone, so they’re less likely to be depressed This is similar to 5-HTP, which is the precursor of serotonin So by having higher levels of 5-HTP, you also have higher levels of Serotonin and reduced Depression Both SAMe and 5-HTP have been shown to be better at treating depression than a placebo and in some cases they’re even just as effective as Antidepressant medication Unfortunately, there are no good studies that really compare 5-HTP and SAMe against one another for treating Depression Oh hey there Bud, I’m Danny I was taking both 5-HTP and SAMe for my depression Now the 5-HTP seemed to stabilise my mood a little bit The SAMe definitely helped with the depression, but gave me a bit of anxiety y’know? A lot of energy and thoughts running through my head… So depends on what ya need You can try both and see which works better… Don’t try ’em both at the same time though eh cos I ended up in Hospital, that was a
mistake! Anyway, I got to get to hockey practice now But you take care Bud! So there you go! Both SAME and 5-HTP can help with the symptoms of Depression They act a little bit differently and they have some different side effects But they’re both similar in that they shouldn’t be taken with any Antidepressant medication Because that can lead to Serotonin Syndrome, which SUCKS! And you can also get them both in your natural diet… if you’re eating a really REALLY healthy diet Alternatively, you can just take a supplement of SAMe OR 5-HTP and see if it improves your mood Now, I’m not a Doctor… but I would suggest Don’t try taking both of these supplements at the same time Try taking one for a month or 2, monitor your moods and see if they improve And if they don’t, try taking the other one for a little while and compare the 2 See which one works better for your body If you want to do something about your Depression right now You can download my FREE Resource “Top Tips for Dealing with Depression” That is just in the description down below and if you would like to try taking SAMe or 5-HTP to help with your Depression I’ve done some research and the best supplements that I could find are Recommended in the description below and if you use those links to purchase that supplement, I earn a little bit of money Which really helps me out, so Thank You so much Anyway, that’s all for today guys! Thank you so much for watching! If you enjoyed this video, click the Like button down below And let us know what you think about SAMe and 5-HTP in the Comments section down below Finally, next week’s video is going to be all about Vitamin D and how that can help with Depression So make sure you Subscribe for more Travelling Science every single week And I’ll see you guys next Science Sunday Cheers!