St Johns Wort (1000mg x 180 Tablets)
St. John’s wort produces dozens of biologically active substances, but two compounds found in the plant, hypericin and hyperforin, have the greatest medical activity. It is thought that a chemical in St. John’s wort called hypericin was responsible for its effects against depression.
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Product Information & Details
The genus Hypericum consists of approximately 400 species of herbs and shrubs that have yellow or copper-colored flowers with four to five petals, numerous stamens and a single pistil. The plant flowers are used to make extracts, capsules and teas that possess therapeutic properties.
The St. John’s wort plant is native to Europe, but is commonly found in the United States and Canada in the dry ground of roadsides, meadows and woods. Although not native to Australia and long considered a weed, St. John’s wort is now grown there as a crop, and today Australia produces 20 percent of the world’s supply.
Pharmaceutical companies, particularly in Europe, prepare standard formulations of this herb that are taken by millions of people.
St. John’s wort produces dozens of biologically active substances, but two compounds found in the plant, hypericin and hyperforin, have the greatest medical activity. Other compounds, including the flavonoids rutin, quercetin and kaempferol, also appear to have medical activity. It’s also used in homeopathy.
For a long time, investigators thought a chemical in St. John’s wort called hypericin was responsible for its effects against depression. More recent information suggests another chemical, hyperforin, as well as adhyperforin, and several other similar chemicals may play a larger role in depression. Hyperforin and adhyperforin act on chemical messengers in the nervous system that regulate mood.
Nutrition Information and Ingredients
Each tablet typically provides: St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Extract 10:1 – 100mg. Equivalent to 1000.00mg of St Johns Wort.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
INGREDIENTS:Microcrystalline Cellulose PH/BD102, St Johns Wort, magnesium stearate.
ALLERGEN INFORMATION: No allergens known.
TAKE 1 tablet with each meal no more than three times per day OR USE AS DIRECTED BY YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.
Always consult your health practitioner before taking nutritional supplements, especially if you are taking medication or are under medical supervision. Not recommended for children, pregnant or lactating women. You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet or healthy lifestyle.