How It Works
St. John’s Wort is an important herb for the nervous system. It has long been popular for supporting this system. Numerous studies show that one of these, hypericin, appears to act by elevating mood and acting as a mild calmative. Recent scientific studies have shown that another constituent, hyperforin, may have more powerful mood-enhancing, spirit-lifting properties. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in 1998 showed that patients who received the highest amounts of hyperforin-containing St. John’s Wort scored highest on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. (A high score on the rating scale indicates lower levels of depression.) NSP St. John’s Wort also contains passionflower, an herb with a long history of nervous system support. Each capsule contains 300 mg St. John’s wort standardized to 0.3% hypericin.
Take 1 capsule with a meal three times daily.
CAUTION: While taking this product, avoid exposure to strong sunshine and tanning rays or tanning salons. It is advisable to wear sunglasses when being exposed to strong sunlight conditions. Consult your health care provider before using this product if you are taking prescription antidepressant drugs, including SSRIs and MAOIs. Not recommended for use by pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of the reach of children.
St. John’s wort extract and passionflower aerial parts.