(Griffonia simplicifolia)

Other names: Schotia simplicifolia, Bandeiraea simplicifolia Benth.

Griffonia is native to the western parts of Africa. Griffonia seeds contain unsaturated and saturated fatty acids, and its most beneficial compound is 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). 5-HTP is a direct precursor and enhancer of the activity of the brain hormone serotonin.

Griffonia may be beneficial for depression, anxiety, weight loss, headaches, and insomnia.

Compliance: food supplement (EU), prohibited in food in Croatia, cosmetics ingredient

These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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