5-HTP Best in Supplementary Form

Q Can 5-HTP be obtained from food? If so, which ones?

HAYDAR, Shanghai

A 5-HTP is found in tiny amounts in certain foods, such as turkey and cheese. Supplemental 5-HTP is derived from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, the only highly concentrated source of which we are aware. You would not want to eat those seeds, though, because they also contain other substances, such as natural insecticides and certain mutagens that protect the seeds, promoting survival and regeneration. These substances, which arose through the evolution of the species, can be harmful if consumed in large amounts.

The best solution is to use 5-HTP that has been extracted from G. simplicifolia, without any such undesirable substances. Life Enhancement’s 5-HTP is produced with proprietary technology that ensures the highest quality available in the marketplace today.

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