5-HTP

$ 20.00
5-HTP

5-HTP

$ 20.00

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OVERVIEW


5-HTP is often used as a mood-boosting Nootropic. Why? It is a precursor to Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is widely believed to cause happiness. Breaking it down further, 5-HTP is a naturally occurring amino acid derived from the seed pods of a West African plant called Griffonia Simplicifolia. When ingested and converted in the brain, 5-HTP acts as an immediate chemical precursor to Serotonin [1].

Taken as an oral supplement, 5-HTP is reported to bridge the blood-brain barrier without much difficulty while effectively increasing the synthesis of serotonin in the central nervous system [2]Its direct effect on serotonin in the central nervous system has implicated 5-HTP in a number behavioral and physiological functions including circadian rhythm, mood, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.[1][3]