5-htp or (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a naturally occurring substance that is derived from from the seed pods of griffonia simplicifolia a west african medicinal plant. In humans is an immediate precursor to the hormone serotonin. It is a non essential amino acid.
- General mood regulator
- Reduces the stress hormone cortisol
- Aids in recovery
- Helps to improve sleep quality
- Can help with mild depression and anxiety
- Regulates your sleeping pattern
A generally accepted dosage is between 300mg - 500mg daily usually taken 30 to 60 minutes before bed for the best results.