Beijing Gingko Group (BGG), the world leader in authentic botanical extract production, announces the product launch of its new, premium quality 5-HTP. “Clinical studies support the use of 5-HTP in dietary supplements to help support a number of critical health functions including mood, cognition, sleep, pain and digestion”, states BGG N.A.’s President, Jay Lee, Ph.D., M.D..
5-HTP (L-5-hyroxytryptophan), derived from the seeds of the West African plant Griffonia simplicifolia has been shown in numerous clinical research studies, dating back to the early 1980’s, to help maintain healthy serotonin levels. Low serotonin levels can lead to a number of health issues, such as depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, anxiety and even obesity.
5-HTP can be an excellent low risk and inexpensive alternative to or partner with modern depression medications. Some studies have even shown that 5-HTP works as well as some antidepressant medications in individuals with depression. As with many dietary supplements, physician advice should be sought, especially when combining supplements with medications.
Although 5-HTP is a readily available dietary supplement ingredient, care must be taken to ensure the authenticity and quality of the raw materials and processing. BGG goes to great lengths to ensure only the finest ingredients, food grade solvents and processing is used in the production of its botanical extracts. BGG has also secured relationships and raw material contracts with key Griffonia simplicifolia farmers in West Africa to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of 5-HTP for its customers. In addition, BGG inventories 5-HTP in both its Los Angeles and Beijing warehouses for fast product delivery.
BGG invites customers to take advantage of BGG 5-HTP’s superior quality, scientific support, domestic inventory, and ultimately, superior value