What is 5-htp (5-hydroxytryptophan)?

- Sep 26, 2018-

5-HTP is a naturally-occurring amino acid which comes from the beans of Griffonia Seed, a vine native to Africa. In African folk medicine, Griffonia Seed is reputed to be an aphrodisiac, as well as an antibiotic and a remedy for diarrhea, vomiting, and stomachache. Recent research suggests that Griffonia Seed raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is important in regulating brain chemistry and is especially important in problems such as depression, insomnia, and eating disorders. Theoretically, supplementing with Griffonia Seed can raise serotonin levels and provide relief from depression and insomnia.


Name: Griffonia Seed Extract

Active Ingredients: 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

CAS #: 56-69-9

Molecular formula: C11H12N203

Molecular weight: 220.23

Specification: 98%

Constitutional Formula:



Griffonia Seed Extract 5-htp has been used in health care products and pharmaceutic field due to the following functions:

1. 5-htp has the function of antidepressant and sedative, have an effect on the nervous system;
2. It has the function of easing the tension, anxiety and improving the role of sleep;
3. It can effectively control appétit, achieve the effect of losing weight; with the function of improving microcirculation.

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