5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid found naturally in the seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia, a medicinal plant native to West Africa. 5-HTP raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is the key to regulating mood, sleep, anxiety, aggression, appetite and pain. The higher the levels of serotonin, the happier you feel.
- Balance Mood
- Sleep Better
- Helps Relieve Headaches
- Supports Healthy Weight
Since 5-HTP increases the synthesis of serotonin, it is used for conditions where serotonin is believed to play an important role:
Depression and anxiety: 5-HTP raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is the key to regulating moods.
Insomnia: 5-HTP is found to be effective in promoting sleep because it promotes the release of the hormone melatonin, which regulates sleep.
Fibromyalgia: Studies suggest that 5-HTP can improve the pain from primary Fibromyalgia.
Headaches: Studies demonstrate that taking a serotonin precursor such as 5-HTP is helpful in the management of tension-type and migraine headaches.
Weight Loss: As serotonin levels increase, hunger diminishes and people feel satisfied and full more quickly.
- 5-HTP (5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN)