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What is 5- hydroxytryptophan
May 08, 2018

5- hydroxytryptophanis an amino acid substance. It can be used as a precursor of serotonin (serotonin, 5-HT) in human body (and then a precursor substance of melatonin). 5- Some double blind studies have shown that 5-HTP can improve the concentration of serotonin in the brain, improve melancholia and promote the formation of melatonin, improve the quality of sleep, and inhibit appetite, but there are still problems in these studies. Therefore, more studies are needed to confirm whether 5-HTP has these physiological functions. Garner seed is rich in 5- hydroxytryptophan, which is the main natural source of 5-HTP.

5-HTP is classified as a drug component in some countries. In the United States, Britain and Canada, 5-HTP is regarded as a dietary supplement (health care product).