Description Usage Supplement Facts Pure Encapsulations' 5-HTP 50 Mg supports serotonin production to help with emotional well-being, appetite control, and wake/sleep cycles. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an intermediate in the natural synthesis of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to serotonin. The enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase adds a hydroxyl group (OH) to tryptophan, forming the 5-HTP intermediate. In the body, it converts to serotonin with the removal of a carboxyl group (COOH) by a second enzyme. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity responsible for emotion, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. In clinical studies, administration of 5-HTP supported serotonin production. The 5-HTP supplied in this supplement is derived from the Griffonia simplicifolia plant.* *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: As a dietary supplement, take 1 to 3 capsules per day, in divided doses, before meals. Warning: Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Do not use concurrently with SSRI medications or MAO inhibitors. Keep out of the reach of children. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving Size: 1 capsuleServings Per Container: 180 INGREDIENT AMT PER SERVING % 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). Contains no: artificial additives, allergens, GMOs, environmental contaminants or added excipients.