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Introduction of Griffonia Seed Extract

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What is Griffonia Seed Extract?

Griffonia Seed extract is a natural supplement which is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant. 

This plant is a woody climbing shrub native to West and Central Africa. It can grow to as much as 3 meters in height and bears black seed pods. The seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia are known to contain the herbal compound 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP).

In the body, 5-HTP is an important building block used to synthesize Serotonin. As one of the key neurotransmitters for controlling mood and sleep, increasing levels of Serotonin may alleviate anxious thoughts, promote feelings of well-being, and improve sleep.


What does 5 HTP do for your body? It primarily works by increasing synthesis of serotonin, a “feel good” neurotransmitter. This is why it can potentially have positive effects on one’s mood, energy levels, motivation, appetite, sleep and nervous system function.

While serotonin itself cannot be taken in supplement form because it can’t cross the blood-brain barrier, taking 5-HTP is a way to provide the body with resources to make more of its own.


Dosage and Supplements

In supplement form, 5-HTP can be produced from the seeds of an African plant known called Griffonia simplicifolia.

Dosage recommendations vary depending on someone’s symptoms, however typically a range of 150 to 800 milligrams daily has been safely used in most research studies. While sprays are available, tablets taken by mouth are most popular.

Most often, people take a dosage between 300 and 500 milligrams. Sometimes higher doses up to 3,000 grams per day may be needed, but it’s a good idea to get a doctor’s opinion first if taking high doses, especially if for more than several weeks.

Most people begin by taking 5-HTP for about two to six weeks. Depending on how much is taken, the total dosage may need to be divided up into two to three doses per day.

It’s recommended that you start with a low dose and gradually increases every one to two weeks until a target dose is reached.

If your goal is to support satiety when eating and to encourage weight loss, try taking 5-HTP supplements before or with a meal.


·5-HTP is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. It is made from the amino acid tryptophan.

·While not every study has shown that it’s effective in most people, potential 5-HTP benefits can include reducing anxiety, depression, overeating, weight gain, pain, headaches, sleep problems, neurological issues and more.

·Most often, people take a dosage between 300 and 500 milligrams. While sprays are available, tablets taken by mouth are most popular.

·While this supplement is generally safe, side effects may include an upset stomach, indigestion and muscular problems. 5-HTP should never be taken with antidepressants without a doctor’s supervision.

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