5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin, a mood and appetite regulating neurotransmitter produced within the body.
Directions: As a dietary supplement, start with a low dose of 1 capsule taken with a meal. Increase the dose slowly (every 3-5 days) up to a maximum of 4 capsules taken daily. Total daily intake should be divided into two or more doses, with no more than 2 capsules per dose.
Caution: This product should not be taken by children, pregnant or lactating women. May cause gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea or nausea which usually disappears by reducing dosage or is minimized by taking with food. As with any supplement, if discomfort persists discontinue use. Those suffering from gut disorders such as ulcers, irritable bowel disease, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, etc., should not use 5-HTP. Those using MAO-inhibitors, antidepressants and drugs containing fenfluramine should not use 5-HTP. May cause drowsiness. Do not use while driving or operating machinery.