Griffonia Seed Extract is primarily used to support mood through its ability to boost serotonin levels by providing high levels of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5- HTP). It has been compared to various tricyclic antidepressants and has been found to be as effective with fewer side effects and quicker effectiveness. Since serotonin and melatonin are involved in regulating the sleep/wake cycle, 5-HTP also enhances sleep quality.
- Country of origin: Derived from the seed of the small shrub tree in Ghana, Griffonia simplicifolia and is then processed in France
- Part used: Griffonia simplicifolia seed
- Solvent for extraction: Water / ethanol
- Stored form: Off-white fine powder
This source of 5-HTP is devoid of any “peak x” contaminants.