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Clinical Application and Pharmacological Research of 5-HTP
Dec 13, 2018

5-HTP as a food ingredient comes from Griffonia simplicifolia seed, it  is a natural amino acid (sex substance) found in proteins  daily diet. New supplement 5-Hydroxytryptophan is a prescription drug - a natural alternative to Prozac (Prozac). 

5-Hydroxytryptophan is a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan and is a precursor for the synthesis of serotonin ( 5-HT) in the human body. Serum plays a role in normal nerve and brain function, affecting people's mood, sleep and appetite, and can effectively control pain. When the serotonin content in the human body is small, it is easy to be depressed, anxiety and sleep disorders. 5-HTP can increase the amount of serotonin produced by brain cells and can effectively treat depression.

5-HTP has also been successfully used to treat sleep disorders. Since serotonin is the precursor of melatonin, a natural hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness cycles, when serotonin levels increase, melatonin levels increase, making sleep more sweet.


5-HTP can effectively control appetite, improve the sensitivity of the satiety center, reduce the hunger in the diet control of the weight loss process, make the weight loss process easier and easier to achieve, is the current popular diet food supplement.

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