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5-Hydroxytryptophan- The Immediate Serotonin Precursor
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), a metabolite of tryptophan, is derived from the seed of Griffonia simplicifolia, a small shrub tree that grows off the Ivory Coast and Ghana. 5-HTP is then processed in France. 5-HTP can also be made synthetically in a laboratory. 5-HTP is all-natural, and is devoid of any “peak x” contaminants.
It is well-established that one of the basic physiological causes of depression is low serotonin levels. Low serotonin levels may also be associated with conditions other than depression, including anxiety, insomnia, aggressiveness, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and some obsessive-compulsive and appetite disorders.
Unfortunately, serotonin taken as a supplement cannot penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, naturally derived 5HTP, a serotonin precursor, is well absorbed orally (70%) and penetrates the BBB, where it is converted into serotonin. Food does not interfere with its absorption.
5-HTP is mostly known to help increase serotonin levels in the brain, which can boost mood and help alleviate depression. However, many consumers are not aware that, being a neurotransmitter, serotonin or its precursor 5-HTP can also help regulate anxiety, insomnia, aggressiveness, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and some obsessive-compulsive and appetite disorders.