- Natural source of 5-hydroxytryptophan
- Support for maintaining a positive mood
- Vegetarian formula
5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytryptophan, by Now Foods is a supplement extracted from a plant that originates in Africa called Griffonia simplicifolia.Amongst other benefits, it increases the levels of serotonin in the organism, an indispensable neurotransmitter for balancing mood and it intervenes in numerous functions such as sleep, appetite, pain, etc.
It is used in natrual medicine as a supplement to improve cases of migraines, depression and fibromyalgia, with B class scientific evidence, which means that it is good, but additional studies are required to establish its greater efficacy compared to other treatments.
5-HTP has been shown to be effective in improving attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, obesity, anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, agression, hormonal disorders, Parkinson's disease, chronic pain, premenstrual syndrome and sexual dysfunction.