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Hypericum extract to fight depression.
  • Treats mild to moderate depression (depressive conditions, anxiety, nervous agitation).
  • Causes fewer side-effects than synthetic antidepressants.
60 Veg. Caps 300 mg
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St John's Wort Extract

St John's Wort Extract

St. John's Wort is a natural effective alternative for depression to the addictive and handicapping chemical straight-jackets.

What do studies show about St. John Wort Extract?

It was in Germany that were carried out the first studies showing the effectiveness of St. John's Wort for improving mood:

  • When women aged between 55 and 65 years received St. John's Wort extract as a unique therapy, the modification of the urinary metabolisms indicated an increased cerebral production of dopamine, a normal effect of anti-depressants. And the subjective indicators of depression (anxiety, loss of interest, lethargy, anorexia, feeling of uselessness) were all significantly improved.
  • Other studies proved that St. John's Wort is more effective for depressive symptoms than certain common medication, such as amitriptylin and imipramin. In a recent multi-analysis published by the British Journal of Medicine (1996 : 313 : 253-8), 1.757 patients suffering from light or moderate depression were separated into 23 sub-groups. The results indicated that St. John's Wort extract was at least as effective, and perhaps more effective than conventional approaches.
  • In 1994 the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology dedicated a whole issue to 17 studies documenting the value of St. John's Wort in cases of light or moderate depression. Conclusion of the Journal: St. John's Wort is a natural anti-depressant remarkably lacking in side effects.
Daily serving: 3 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 20
Quantity per serving
St. John's Wort extract standardised to contain 0.3% of Hypericin 900 mg
Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.

Each capsule contains 300 mg of St. John's Wort extract standardized to contain 0,3% of Hypericin.
Directions for use
Take 3 capsules per day (1 with each meal): This dosage is the one used in the studies mentioned below. To obtain the best results, you must take St. John's Wort for at least 4 to 6 weeks.
  1. Busser, C. et E., Les plantes des Vosges Médecine et traditions populaires. Strasbourg, La Nuée Bleue, 2005, 160-162.
  2. Bruneton J., Pharmacognosie, phytochimie, plantes médicinales. Paris, Editions Tec
  3. & Doc, 1999, 3e édition, 440-445.
  4. Butterweck V. Mechanism of action of St John’s wort in depression : what is known? Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Universitatsklinikum Munster, Germany. CNS Drugs. 2003, 17, 539-562.
  5. Linde K, Berner M. and Kriston L. St John’s wort for major depression (Review). The Cochrane Library. 2009, 4, 1-103.
  6. Morel J-M. Phytothérapie et troubles psychiatriques : possibilités d’application avec le Millepertuis. La Phytothérapie Européenne. Novembre/Décembre 2005, 8-14.
  7. Wonnemann M., Singer A. and Müller W. Inhibition of Synatosomal Uptake of 3 H-Lglutamate and 3 H-GABA by Hyperforin, a Major Constituent of St. John’s Wort : The Role of Amiloride Sensitive Sodium Conductive Pathways. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2000, 23, 188-197
  8. Linde K., Ramirez G., Mulrow C., Pauls A., Weidenhammer W. and Melchart D. St John’s wort for depression-an overwiew and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. BMJ. 1996, 313, 253-258.
  9. Whiskey E., Werneke U. and Taylor D. A systematic review and meta-analysis of Hypericum perforatum in depression : a comprehensive clinical review Intern Clin Psychopharmacology. 2001, 16, 239-252.
  10. Linde K, Berner M. and Kriston L. St John’s wort for major depression (Review). The Cochrane Library. 2009, 4, 1-103.
  11. Szegedi A., Kohnen R., Dienel A. and Kieser M. Acute treatment of moderate to severe depression with hypericium extract WS 5570 (St John’s wort) : randomised controlled double blind non-inferiority trial versus paroxetine. BMJ. 2005, 330, 503- 507.
  12. Morel J-M. Phytothérapie et troubles psychiatriques : possibilités d’application avec le Millepertuis. La Phytothérapie Européenne. Novembre/Décembre 2005, 8-14.

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