L-5-HTP Benefits: Tryptophan is converted to L-5-HTP, which is then converted to Serotonin. Tryptophan was taken off the market many years ago due to a contamination problem. This is when L-5-HTP was found to be a suitable alternative. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which helps us feel full, satisfied, relaxed, happy and more. Supporting healthy weight: Serotonin levels are increased by eating carbohydrates. This is the link between eating high carbohydrate snacks and foods when people feel stressed and/or depressed to make themselves feel better. Eating too many carbohydrates causes the body to store those extra calories as fat, causing a vicious cycle. Four studies on 5-HTP have shown a link to the above theory. Participants lost weight and ate fewer carbohydrates. Support sleep L-5-HTP is converted to Serotonin, which the body also uses to fall asleep. For this reason 5-HTP should be used with caution for people using heavy machinery or driving,etc. Supporting mood There have been several small studies with 5-HTP and antidepressants. 5-HTP seemed to have similar benefits without the harsh side effects. This should not be taken with prescription medications like antidepressants. All others medication users should consult a doctor first. Features: This is a standardized extract from Griffonia simplicifolia. We have added vitamin C and B-6, which are used in the conversion of Tryptophan to Serotonin in the body. Peak X is a known possible contaminant, which is believed (not absolutely certain) to be the same substance that made Tryptophan cause many people to become ill and some die. This is a European manufacture, Nuova Linnea (Swiss company). They test and certify all their material free of Peak X. Our L-5-HTP is formulated with important nutrients to optimize its effectiveness. Vitamin C and B-6 aid the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin in the body. Caution: Not for use by children under 18 years. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using this product. Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle or heavy machinery. Consult a physician before taking this product while using antidepressants or MAO-inhibiting medications. Suggested Use: Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Quality and Potency Guaranteed. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.