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This NEW Extract has a confirmed 98% 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), one of the main active ingredient in Griffonia Simplicifolia.
These herbal extracts are ideal for adding to herbal teas, or other beverages, and can also be added to foods. The usual dose of Griffonia Simplicifolia extract would be 100-300 mg, with meals, 2 – 3 times a day.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor as well as a metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
5-HTP is sold over the counter in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid. It is also marketed in many European countries for the indication of major depression.
5-HTP is sometimes taken by people coming down from MDMA to relieve post-MDMA dysphoria. As 5-HTP is a necessary precursor for the brain to produce more serotonin, and MDMA use depletes a person’s natural serotonin levels, it is believed that taking 5-HTP after consuming MDMA will speed up serotonin production. DanceSafe claims that the anecdotal evidence is widespread and that the theory is physiologically reasonable. Backing up this approach is research conducted by Wang, et al. in 2007, which observed that MDMA-induced depletions of 5-HT (serotonin) were restored in rats after administration of 5-HTP, and suggested that this approach might be clinically useful in abstinent MDMA users.
At high doses, or in combination with carbidopa, it has been used off-label to treat obesity (by promoting weight loss).
In clinical trials of various design, 5-HTP has also been reported to treat fibromyalgia, myoclonus, migraine, and cerebellar ataxia. However, these clinical findings, as for all therapeutic findings with 5-HTP, are preliminary and need confirmation in larger trials.
One of Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine’s most treasured herbal medicines, Gotu Kola is the shape of the human brain – so it’s no wonder it has been revered for thousands of years for its ability to enhance cognitive function. Gotu Kola is known for increasing blood vessel and collagen growth. The plant itself can soak up heavy metals from the soil. Actions: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, adaptogen. Common medicinal uses include: to increase long-term memory, improve healing, prevent hair loss, treatment of psoriasis, treatment of stomach ulcers, to increase skin strength and collagen production. It reduces anxiety and is a natural anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and dopamine. Gotu Kola has a very mild to slightly bitter taste. Traditionally mixed with ghee in Ayurvedic medicine. Legend has it that people observed elephants eating wild growing Gotu Kola and, knowing their memory, decided to try it themselves. Nicknamed the “Herb of Enlightenment” by monks, yogis, sages and Daoists.
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