5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytryptophan is produced from the seeds of an African plant, Griffonia simplicifolia. In the body, 5-HTP can be converted into serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that can affect sleep, pain sensory, and appetite. Low serotonin levels can be associated with sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, and weight gain.
A new year is here and it’s time to set some goals. Many people make a bunch of promises to themselves around this time of year that never come to fruition. It’s not because their intentions were not good. It’s simply because it was more a list of ‘hopes’ than goals that were thought out and planned.