L-THP (also known as Corydalis Extract or Yan Hu Suo) is a potent berberine-type heterocyclic alkaloid. It has been used in research for its potential as a dopamine receptor antagonist. It has a molecular mass of 355.428 g/mol and the chemical formula C21H25NO4.
L-Tetrahydropalmatine (Corydalis Extract) Benefits and Uses
Corydalis yanhusuo (Yan Hu Suo) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine that has been used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine for hundreds of years and contains the potent berberine-type compound, Levo-Tetrahydropalmatine (L-THP).
While it has been used in several studies with human participants, more research is required to fully understand the significance of this compounds benefits and side effects.
L-THP supplements are also known by a few different names, including:
- Yan Hu Suo
- Corydalis extract
- Cordyalis extract
Supplementing with this probably safe at the recommended serving size, but large servings can be dangerous to your health. There is a need for further research into the health effects of long-term supplementation and the use of larger servings. L-THP has the potential to interact with some medications, and caution should be used.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED SERVING SIZE. Use with caution. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.