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St. John's Wort 450 mg

Product Name: St. John's Wort 450 mg
Product Numbers: VNV155, VNV156, VNV157
Product Count: 240/CT, 60/CT, 120/CT
Product Form: V-Caps
Sizes Available: 240 V-Caps, 60 V-Caps, 120 V-Caps

St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is one of the most popular herbs sold today. It was first used medicinally in ancient Greece. It was also used in ancient times as a "protector against evil spirits" and also topically for wound healing. This aromatic yellow herb is found throughout Europe and the United States, and is particularly abundant on June 24, the traditional birthday of John the Baptist. Thus the name is in honor of St. John.

Today it is used in Europe by practitioners as the treatment of choice for mild to moderate depression, and is also used as a nerve tonic for anxiety. In a study on 20 randomized trials conducted on outpatients that suffer from mild to moderate depression, results found that Hypericum perforatum performed better than placebo and was as effective as some standard antidepressants (some trials compared Hypericum perforatum to medication, others to a placebo). Scientists hypothesize that its mood enhancing effects are due to two compounds, hypericin and hyperforin. They believe these compounds may inhibit the breakdown of several neurotransmitters, including serotonin, which is partially responsible for controlling moods and emotions.

Our St. John's Wort is standardized to contain .3% hypericins and is available in 60,120, and 240 count vegetarian capsules.

Research Indicates
  • May support healthy immune function
  • May support a healthy mood
  • May promote restful sleep
  • Proven to relieve symptoms associated with mild to moderate depression
  • When used topically has been shown to aid in healing of burns and wounds
Recommended Dosage
  • Typical daily dosage ranges from 300 - 900 mgs of the standardized herb; take 1 capsule, one to two times daily.
  • High doses may cause sensitivity to sunlight.
  • If you are taking prescription antidepressants, 5-HTP, oral contraceptives, anticoagulants, protease inhibitors, have Parkinson's disease, are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • The following react adversely to hypericin: certain amino acids such as tryptophan and tyrosine, amphetamines, asthma inhalants, beer, coffee, wine, chocolate, fava beans, salami, smoked or pickled foods, yogurt, cold or hay fever medicines, diet pills, narcotics, and nasal decongestants.
  • May interfere with the absorption of Iron and other minerals.

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