What is 5-HTP?
5-HTP is the main active ingredient in the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, native to the mountain slopes of Central and Western Africa. The plant is an evergreen climber, growing to heights of 3m with woody tendrils and a shrub appearance. Locals believe the plant to be an aphrodisiac and use the seeds, bark and leaves to treat many ailments
Benefits of 5-HTP
As well as the aforementioned traditional properties, 5-HTP is commonly used to regulate appetite, concentration, brain activity and sleep patterns. The supplement is often used by those with sleep disturbances or pain throughout the body. You may wish to supplement your diet with 5-HTP as the compound can only be acquired through the conversion of Tryptophan, an amino acid that is found in soy products, red meat, poultry, fish, oat bran, cheese and dark chocolate.
Our 5-HTP powder
We recommend adding our powder to a smoothie for a nutritious addition. Please be aware that this product does not include a scoop and this supplement requires the use of 0.00g scales which are able to measure milligrams. If you do not have scales available, one serving of our 5-HTP Powder (100mg) roughly equates to one rounded 1/16 teaspoon.
Please note- we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, before use of this product. Certain medications may interact with 5-HTP, including those for depression, anxiety and Parkinson's disease, and 5-HTP supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.