Our 5 HTP comes from Griffornia Silmplicifolia which grows in west African countries like Ghana and Ivory Beach.
5 HTP is the metabolic precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Tryptophane, an essential amino acid, is metabolized into 5-HTP by the body. 5 HTP is in turn, converted into the neurotransmitter Serotonin. Serotonin is responsible for mood,
hunger and sleep.
“The most direct way to raise a low serotonin level is to supplement the
amino acid, called 5-HTP, from which it is made. Back in the 1970’s a
professor from Osaka University Medical School gave over 100 patients
5-HTP. After a month nearly three-quarters of the patients reported
either complete relief or significant improvement, with no side effects.
There have been 27 studies to date showing positive results.”
“5-HTP, the most active form of tryptophan, the precursor of serotonin,
also has consistently positive results. You need 100 to 300mg. However,
don’t combine 5-HTP with anti-depressants. Chromium, at 600mcg a day,
has proven effective in two trials of people with ‘atypical’ depression.
This is characterised by feeling tired all the time, carb cravings,
weight gain and being over-emotionally sensitive. Both psychotherapy and
exercise are also proven to help.”
Quotes taken from Patrick Holford
HPLC Analysis (High Performance Liquid Chromatography Testing) 5-HTP 21.32%