Description Usage Supplement Facts 5-hydroxytryptophan‚ also known as 5-HTP‚ is a substance that occurs halfway through the process of converting tryptophan into serotonin. As a result‚ you may benefit more quickly‚ since the body doesn't have to spend as much time processing the tryptophan in foods like turkey to make it usable. Serotonin‚ a neurotransmitter in the brain‚ has several purposes. It can support overall health by working to regulate brain and endocrine activity. It may play a role in promoting a good night's sleep‚ because it regulates your body's sleep/wake cycles. Normally‚ your brain's production of serotonin rises when you are exposed to darkness (usually at night) and drops when you are exposed to light (typically during the day); the problem comes when your schedule or habits interfere with this process. Modern technology like TVs‚ computers‚ smartphones‚ and tablets emit a glow that can decrease the amount of sleep you get‚ as well as its restorative quality. Traveling across time zones may lead to jet lag‚ which can also make it harder to go to bed. Night shift workers might also struggle with serotonin production. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Suggested Use Adults: Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule, 1-4 times daily, before meals, or as directed by a health professional. Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. 5-HTP may cause gastrointestinal upset in sensitive individuals. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors. If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Store in a cool, dry place and tightly capped. Keep out of the reach of children. Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 1 vegetarian capsuleServings per container: 60 Ingredients Amount %DV 5-hydroxytryptophan 50 mg † * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other Ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water).