5-HTP / Griffonia Simplicifolia Seeds Extract

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Product Introduction:

5-Hydoxytryptophan, or 5-HTP, is a naturally occurring amino acid that is extracted from Griffonia Seed. This amino acid is a chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical, serotonin. It is widely used a dietary supplement for use as a treatment for conditions cause by the lack of serotonin in the human brain. 

5-HTP has been studied and shown to be of beneficial in the following conditions: Depression, Obesity, Carbohydrate craving, Bulimia, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleep apnea, Migraine headaches, Tension headaches, Chronic daily headaches, Premenstrual syndrome, Fibromyalgia.



Product Benefits:

Depression: 5-HTP deficiencies are believed to contribute to depression. 5-HTP supplementation has been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression. In clinical trials 5-hydroxytryptophan showed similar results to those gained with the antidepressant drugs imipramine and fluvoxamine.

Fibromyalgia: Studies show that 5-HTP enhances serotonin synthesis, which increases pain tolerance and sleep quality. Patients with fibromyalgia have reported an improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and somatic pain (number of painful areas and morning stiffness).

Insomnia: In many trials, 5-HTP has reduced the time required to fall asleep and improved quality of sleep for those suffering from insomnia.

Migraines: 5-HTP reduced the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in clinical trials. Also, significantly fewer side effects were observed with 5-HTP compared to other migraine headache drugs.

Obesity: 5-hydroxytryptophan creates a fuller feeling - satisfying a person's appetite sooner. Thus allowing patients to stick with diets easier. It has also been shown to decrease the carbohydrate intake in obese patients.

Children's Headaches: Children with sleep disorder-related headaches seem to respond to 5-HTP treatment.


SanHerb's Advantage of 5-HTP

1.SanHerb believes that good raw material to produce good product, so we set up a branch in Ghana, Africa, which leads to us a reliable、low-cost、high-quality Griffonia seeds supply.

2.SanHerb has a mature high purity Vinpocetine extraction and produce process, the purity of 5-HTP can be up to 99%.

3.SanHerb uses pure water and ethanol as the extraction solvent of 5-HTP and we strictly regulate the production process, which effectively avoiding the toxic solvent residue and impurity contamination. Our 5-HTP are in line with almost all the national consumption of health products and medicines quality specifications.


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Other Name:

5-Hydroxytryptophan、Griffonia Seed Extract、Griffonia Seed P.E. 

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20%,25%,30%,98%,99%  HPLC

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Botanical Source:

The seeds of mesquite plant Griffonia simplicifolia


White powder


Medicine、Functional food products


Detailed information

Quantity: 500KG
Product expiry date: 01/12/2016
Produced location: China
Available certificate of product: Other
Packing: Drums
Geographical availability: World
FOB location: CHINA
Payment terms (prefered): Other