5-HTP is a naturally-occurring chemical in the body and is a building block to serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that helps moderate the transmission of signals between nerve cells. Low levels of serotonin are believed to contribute to depression. This product should not be used for medical purposes.
Supports emotional equilibrium, promotes good sleep and suppresses appetite. Thanks to its calming effect, many people take 5-HTP in stressful situations and to reduce general levels of anxiety.
Natural 5-HTP is made and extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. Griffonia simplicifolia is a woody climbing shrub native to West and Central Africa that bears greenish flowers that produces black pods.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid. It’s a chemical precursor and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin from tryptophan.