|Botanical name||Griffonia simplicifolia|
|Active ingredient(s)||5 Hydroxytryptophan|
|Extraction’s method||Solvent Extraction|
Griffonia seed extract
Griffonia simplicifolia is a West African shrub. Griffonia simplicifolia is the largest source of the compound 5-HTP. Its seeds contain up to 20% 5-HTP, by weight.
Studies that have been done on Griffonia simplicifolia suggest that when supplemented as an herb, it may rival the effects of supplementing 5-HTP in isolation.
However, further research is needed to confirm this effect. There may be other bioactives in the plant that are still undiscovered.
Additional studies are needed to determine whether supplementing Griffonia simplicifolia is truly comparable to supplementing 5-HTP.
5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin, the neurotransmitter sometimes touted to be responsible for happiness. 5-HTP is a simple way to increase brain serotonin levels by bypassing the rate-limiting step, and users reap either the rewards or the hazards of increased brain serotonin.
|Organoleptic Specification||Method of analysis|
|Odor & Taste||Characteristic||Organoleptic test|
|Particle size||NLT 95% pass 80 mesh||80 Mesh screen|
|Bulk Density||0.40 – 0.60 g/cm3||USP34-NF29<616>|
|Loss on drying||NMT 5%||5g/105%oC to weight|
|Ash||NMT 5%||5g/600%oC to weight|
- Regulating mood and emotions
- Causing early satiety
- Improving the production of beta-endorphins
- Medicinal: Treatment of migraine and headache, treatment of depression and sleep disorders
- Pharmaceutical: Treatment of obesity, reducing anxiety
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