What does 5-HTP do for you?

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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) dietary supplements help raise serotonin levels in the brain.

Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, 5-HTP has  positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation.

As a supplement, 5-HTP is made from the seeds of an African plant called Griffonia simplicifolia.


5-HTP  and Hangover/Health benefits?


  • 5 HTP stimulates the production of serotonin - a neurotransmitter responsible for making you feel good. It helps to lower anxiety levels and boost happiness. It also helps to regulate bone density.

  Drinking and drug use can deplete the levels of serotonin in the body so adding 5HTP helps to ensure more production of serotonin.

  • 5-HTP is an intermediate compound in the synthesis of serotonin in the body.

            It is a naturally occurring amino acid synthesized from another amino acid, L-tryptophan.

  Unlike L-tryptophan, 5 HTP is not an essential amino acid and it has no dietary sources.

  However, 5 HTP is the most popular dietary supplement used for increasing serotonin level in the body.

  The 5 HTP used in supplement is not synthesized in the laboratory but  sourced from Griffonia simplicifolia, a plant native to Africa.


Most of the therapeutic and side effects of 5 HTP are due to serotonin since it is directly converted to the neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.

Therefore, 5 HTP is used as an antidepressant and sleep aid. It can also be used to treat fibromyalgia, obesity as well as insomnia and anxiety disorders.


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