St. John's Wort Extract is a full-spectrum, standardized potency containing guaranteed levels of 0.3% hypericin. Studies show that people taking St. John's Wort experience natural mood elevation and reduced feelings of sadness or hopelessness and often experience a better sleep pattern. Unlike pharmaceutical antidepressants, there are virtually no side effects.
Studies show that people taking St. John's wort experience natural mood elevation and reduced feelings of sadness or hopelessness and often experience a better sleep pattern. There are virtually no adverse side effects associated with St John's wort, unlike pharmaceutical anti-depressants. Although St. John's wort is not a sedative some studies show that it can help with sleep because it can extend periods of deep sleep. It is safe to use while driving or operating machinery.
While St. John's wort is a thoroughly researched herbal remedy with an excellent track record, we recommend that people diagnosed with clinical depression use it under the supervision of a qualified health professional. St. John's wort can cause sunburn in some people if the recommended daily dosage is consistently exceeded while in the sun. St. John's wort has been considered a possible risk factor for the development of cataracts. Such risks, if they exist, may be eliminated with daily supplementation with vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid.
- Standardized to 0.3% hypericin per capsule
- Derived exclusively from St. John's wort flowers
- Reliable remedy backed by science
- Available in 60 and 190 capsules
Each capsule contains:
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) (extract, aerial parts) ..................300 mg
Standardized to contain 0.3% hypericin (900 mcg per capsule)
Rice starch, gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant), silica.
Take 1 to 3 capsules per day, in divided doses, preferably between meals, or as directed by a health care practitioner. For therapeutic use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Consult a physician if you are taking conventional medication, such as contraceptives, HIV-1 protease inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, immunosuppressants, anticoagulants, digoxin, theophylline, serotonergic antidepressants, migraine therapies, SSRIs or anti-epilepsy drugs. Consult a physician if you experience sleep disturbances or if symptoms persist. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet light or UV therapy. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
Children: Generally regarded as suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.
Pregnancy and Nursing: As the effects of St. John's Wort during pregnancy and lactation have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used during these times.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.