5-HTP is a dietary supplement developed by Jarrow Formulas, a reputed supplier of nutritional supplements for more than 30 years, based in Los Angeles, California. The active ingredient of 5-HTP is an extract of Griffonia Simplicifolia seeds, a plant that grows on the coastal West Africa. The product is marketed by the Jarrow Formulas as an efficient aid to deal with depression, anxiety and insomnia, and a natural mood-enhancing.
Jarrow Formulas does not offer clinical studies yet a more complex overview of the product is found on the website of University of Maryland Medical Center. The product can be purchased at an affordable price from retailers that offer promotions and discounts. Consumers from outside USA should consult with the retailer first as there are some shipping restrictions.