The amino acids 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) a highly bioactive form of l-tryptophan, both precursors of serotonin. 5-HTP is the more preferred over l-tryptophan due to crossing the blood-brain barrier at a better rate, and is converted to serotonin mire effectively than l-tryptophan, and has a more noticable mood enhancing effect.
5-HTP is extracted for supplementation from the seeds of a plant, Griffonia simplicfolia, native to west part of Africa.
Apetite control: helps weight loss by Increasing feelings of fullness
Improves Depression feeling by Increasing Serotonin Levels. …
Could alleviate Migraine condition. …
Can promote sleep by Increasing REM sleep and deep sleep phase without total duration change
Alleviates stress response
Alcohol and drug abstinence symptoms alleviation
A range of doses from 25mg to 500mg has been studied in scientific researches, for sleep disruption, anxiety, depression, stress, appetite control, and other conditions.
For mood enhancing a dosage between 100 and 200 mg is recommended
What to know
Always consult your doctor prior to taking a supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. DO NOT use if u take MAO inhibitors