Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract
CAS Registry Number: 56-69-9
Source: Griffonia simplicifolia
Appearance: white gray powder
Loss on Drying: < 1.0 %
Ash: < 0.2 %
Heavy Metal: < 10 ppm
5-HTP is a compound created in the body which is used to regulate serotonin levels in brain and central nervous system. According to the web sites used, a supplement of 5-HTP is said to regulate moods, help treat anxiety and aid in weight loss. They also stated that 5-HTP helps with insomnia and lower the risk of heart disease. The risk of heart disease is supposed to be lowered as a result of less anxiety and a more peaceful state of mind.