Product: 5-HTP Griffonia Seed Extract
Botanical Source: Griffonia simplicifolia
Appearance: Fine Yellow-Brown Powder
Loss on Drying: not more than 5.0%
Package: 25 kg per paper drum or packed with little parcel.
- Medicinal Use: The seeds of the plant are used as a herbal supplement for their 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP ) content. 5-HTP is an important building block for the human body to form serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in the body specially as a neurotransmitter to transport signals between neurons in the nervous system. Griffonia simplicifolia also has a legume lectin called GS Isolectin B4, which binds to alpha-D-galactosyl residues of polysaccharides and glycoproteins. This supplement is often given by spider silk farmers to increase production of stronger silk.