Plant source: Griffonia Seed
Appearance: Off white Fine Powder
Sample: 10-20g for free
Certification: ISO9001, ISO22000, HACCP, KOSHER
5 HTP is extracted from Griffonia seed, a vine native to Africa. it also exists as a natural amino acid in the human body and is also the chemical precursor of serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter in regulating brain chemistry and is especially important in problems such as depression, insomnia, and eating disorders. It also could regulate appetite through the increase in serotonin, leading to weight reduction in obese persons, while helping normalize the weight of people suffering from anorexia nervosa.
The human body produces serotonin through the following pathways: tryptophan → 5-HTP → serotonin.
1. 5-HTP has been shown to be successful in treating insomnia. Not only does 5-HTP help in regulating serotonin and melatonin, but it can also improve stress and anxiety. Therefore, this kind of supplementation can be just as effective in some people as traditional antidepressants.
2. Fibromyalgia is a disease characterized by soreness, muscle tenderness, fatigue, and restless sleep. We do know that people with fibromyalgia have low serotonin levels. Research shows that this supplements can help improve fibromyalgia symptoms, such as fatigue, anxiety, and muscle pain.
3. Helps to suppress appetite and people who take this ingredient tend to reach for fewer carbohydrates and fats.
Potential side effects of 5-HTP include nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. Rarely, allergic reactions to the supplement may occur.