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Super Ingredient Series: 5-HTP

5-HTP Benefits of 5-HTP Super Ingredient

Super Ingredient Series:  5-HTP

What is 5-HTP? 5-HTP, also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan, is an amino acid the body naturally produces. The body uses 5-HTP to produce serotonin, our brain and body’s feel-good chemical. 5-HTP is naturally occurring in the body and is also derived from the seeds of an African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia, to be used in supplements. It was approved by the FDA as an over-the-counter supplement in 1995. What are the benefits? Many people take 5-HTP to receive benefits to their mental health, sleep quality, weight management, and other health issues. Mental Health Taking 5-HTP as a supplement increases serotonin levels in the...

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