Information about 5-HTP
Product name:griffonia simplicifolia seed extract
Main specification: 95%~98% 5-HTP
Appearance: white powder
Plant part used : seed
Extract solution: ehanol/ water
Introduction about griffonia seed
The seeds of the plant are used as a herbal supplement for their 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP ) content.5-Hydroxytryptophan is an important building block for the human body to form serotonin.Serotonin plays an important role in the body specially as a neurotransmitter to transport signals between neurons in the nervous system. 5-HTP also heples you boost mood, reduce anxiety and hot flashes, combat obesity and improve sleep.
Benefit of 5-HTP
5-HTP may help treat a wide variety of conditions related to low serotonin levels, including the following, but there is not much evidence for any of these uses:
Some small studies indicate that 5-HTP may work as well as certain antidepressant drugs to treat people with mild-to-moderate depression.One study compared the effects of 5-HTP to fluvoxamine (Luvox) in 63 people and found that those who were given 5-HTP did just as well as those who received Luvox. They also had fewer side effects than the Luvox group.
Three studies have suggested that 5-HTP can improve symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain, anxiety, morning stiffness, and fatigue. Many people with fibromyalgia have low levels of serotonin, and doctors often prescribe antidepressants.
In one study, people who took 5-HTP went to sleep quicker and slept more deeply than those who took placebo. These researchers recommend 200 - 400 mg at night to stimulate serotonin, but it may take 6 - 12 weeks to be fully effective.
Migraines and Headaches
Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed for migraine headaches. Some studies suggest that high doses of 5-HTP may help people with various types of headaches, including migraines.