5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block
L-tryptophan. It is also produced commercially from the seeds of an African plant known as
Griffonia simplicifolia 5-HTP is used for sleep disorders such as insomnia, depression,
anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, obesity, premenstrual syndrome
(PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD), seizure disorder, and Parkinson’s disease.