Dr. Oz said it best regarding 5-HTP “It really works to stop your hunger”. 5-HTP or Griffonia Simplicifolia is a natural chemical compound that is made in your body as it produces serotonin, a major hormone that controls your mood. 5-HTP (Hydroxytryptophan) is produced in the wild in different plants but is abundant in the seeds of the Griffonia Simplicifolia shrub that is native to West Africa. Many of the Doctors on the Dr. Oz show believe 5-HTP to be the best natural appetite suppressant available; those Doctors included Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, Dr. Denise Bruner and Dr. Pina Logiudice all of which “recommend and use the supplement in their practices.”
How Can 5-HTP Work For Me?
Lets go over a little of how this works, and break it down simply. Dr. Denise Bruner was the one saying “Ladies you really need to hear about this! 5-HTP makes serotonin, remember serotonin makes us feel good, feel happy, feel full, and when we feel that way we’re going to eat less. It’s a very safe agent, we in traditional medicine have used it for many years also” She was very excited about the research around 5-HTP that we’ll talk about. The basics are that 5-HTP is made naturally in our body from “tryptophan” (what we think of when we eat turkey) which is then converted into serotonin. These are known as neurotransmitters and have various effects on our brain. This is where it has an effect on our appetite by suppressing it, and increasing our mood. Since so many of us use food to get this same effect, adding a 5-HTP supplement to our diet will help with emotional eaters as well as over-eaters as Dr. Oz said. The single most powerful way to lose weight is by simply controlling the amount of calories we take into our body, and the Griffonia Simplicifolia extract can help to keep us more consistent with our eating habits and diets. Here are some of the main benefits to expect while taking 5 HTP: