5-HTP, the amino acid that packs a mighty punch!
What is 5-HTP? 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that serves as a precursor for the biosynthesis of serotonin and melatonin in the brain from the amino acid tryptophan. Currently, depression is thought to caused (at least partially) by having low levels of serotonin in the brain. 5-HTP in supplement form is extracted from the plant Griffonia Simplicifolia, an African shrub. Primary Benefits of 5-HTP 1) Depression – Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP alleviates