St John's Wort
- Natural Uses for Relief of Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Reviews, Facts & Important Health Warnings...

Dr. Sam Robbins Anxiety & Depression Doctor
Posted: Mon 2/17/20
By: Dr. Sam Robbins & Dr. Ann Lakner
Topic: St John's Wort - how to best use it for maximum safety and effectiveness.

So How Effective Is St John's Wort
For Relief of Anxiety, Depression & Stress?...

St. John's Wort
St John's Wort

St. John's Wort is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat various emotional needs, such as depression, anxiety and enhancing one's sense of well being and overall happiness. In fact, its use for mild to moderate depression has been supported by clinical studies in recent years.

Most of the studies have examined the benefits of St. John's Wort in people with mild to moderate depression. However, Vorbach et al. (1997) compared 600 mg three times a day, a dosage double the usual prescribed dosage, with 50 mg three times a day of imipramine in patients with severe depression. St. John's Wort proved to be equivalent in efficacy, but with far fewer adverse effects (5.6%, compared to 81.4% for imipramine) (Vorbach et al. 1997).

Over 40+ MILLION Use It In Germany ...

In Germany, where it is covered by health insurance as a prescription drug, some 40+ million people take 5-HTP (hypericum) for Relief of anxiety, depression & stress. A meta-analysis and review of 23 randomized clinical trials involving 1757 people with mild or moderately severe depressive disorders showed that St. John's Wort was 4.67 times superior to a placebo in relieving depressive symptoms and was as effective as standard antidepressant drugs.

Basically, this natural "wonder herb" is clinically proven to work 5x better than doing "nothing" and is AS effective as regular prescription drugs, with almost NO side-effects!

Better & Safer Than PROZAC!

Prozac side-effects
Better & Safer Than Prozac

One criticism of the St. John's Wort research was that, although the herb had compared favorably to drugs such as imipramine, amitriptyline, and maprotiline, it had yet to be compared to the more commonly prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Prozac.

Three studies in patients with mild to moderate depression have changed that.

  1. In the first study, Harrer et al. (1999) found 800 mg a day of St. John's Wort extract to be as effective in elderly German patients as Prozac.

  2. In the second study by Schrader (2000), a rather low daily dose of St. John's Wort (500 mg a day) was equivalent to 20 mg a day of fluoxetine (Prozac). Significantly, more of the 240 volunteers responded to St. John's Wort than Prozac (60% versus 40%) and the herb produced significantly fewer side effects (3% of St. John's Wort patients versus 23% of Prozac patients).

  3. In a 2000 study, the same low dose (500 mg a day) proved as effective as 75 mg twice a day of imipramine, but with far fewer side effects (Woelk 2000).

Even Works For
Menopause, PMS and S.A.D.

Depressed
Works For Menopause
PMS and S.A.D.

Health practitioners have also found St. John's Wort helpful in treating low mood associated with menopause, premenstrual syndrome, and seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) Grube et al. (1999) gave menopausal women 300 mg three times daily of St. John's Wort for 12 weeks.

Surprisingly, both the psychological and physical symptoms of menopause improved substantially. So did sexual well-being.

Kasper (1997) found that St. John's Wort decreased the low mood associated with seasonal affective disorder on par with results the same researcher had found earlier for fluoxetine (Prozac).

Make Sure It's "Hyperforin", NOT "Hypericin"
And at 5% Extract, NOT 0.5% ...

Another point of question is that the St. John's Wort extracts used in studies were standardized to an ingredient called hypericin. The process of standardization is for quality assurance. It is a guarantee that a specified amount of an ingredient (presumably the medicinally active ingredient) is present in the herbal extract.

The PDR (Physician's Desk Reference) for Herbal Medicine, a respected herbal reference, states that hyperforin and not hypericin may be the primary active ingredient for treating depression.

In one study, patients received either placebo, a St. John's Wort extract standardized to 0.5% hyperforin, or a St. John's Wort extract standardized to 5% hyperforin. Only patients who received the extract of 5% hyperforin showed significant improvement of depressive symptoms (Laakman et al.).

Warnings & "Scams"

As with anything, there are always potential "negatives". Even though St. John's Wort is natural substance, it doesn't have negative side-effects when used correctly, unlike prescription drugs.

5-htp negative side-effects
What about negative side-effects?...

It appears that St John's Wort may be one of the most helpful natural substances to be discovered in recent years. But, research has also shown that higher dosages (especially when used by itself) only ends up causing an individual to be overly tired and "life-less".

So, simply buying any St John's Wort product at your local health food store or online, may cause you to be TIRED all the time and feel "blah". The higher the dose, the worse the side-effects. Which is NOT what you want, right?....

The SECRET to reducing/eliminate negative side-effects is to make sure you:

  1. ONLY take the pure organic extract containing 5% Hyperforin. (Like the one found in ProVanax™)... Most supplements use the ineffective and cheaper 0.5% Hypericin extract
  2. Do NOT use liquid forms of St John's Wort, as it losses most of its effects within a month or two (it needs to be freeze dried extracts).
  3. Do NOT take it by itself because your body will adapt and it won't work as well over time. Then you'll have to take a higher and higher dose to get the same benefits and THAT'S when the potential negative side-effects start.

Therefore, it's best to combine it with other synergistic ingredients that are also natural (see below...). This is VERY IMPORTANT!

But, don't go out and spend your hard-earned money on St John's Wort just yet ...

So, What's YOUR Best & Safest Solution?...

only broccoli for health?
Only broccoli for health?...

I'll be honest with you. No one single ingredient works at 100% effectiveness forever, let alone for every person. And that includes St John's Wort or any other single herb or nutrient.

Think about it. Just like you don't eat only broccoli for best health, you don't want to use only one herb or nutrient either.

The best products use St John's Wort, in conjunction with other key ingredients, at specific dosages to dramatically help with Relief of Anxiety, Depression & Stress.

Other key ingredients you should look for when purchasing a product, which also work in synergy with St John's Wort are:

  • Phenibut®
  • Inositol
  • Valerian Root (4:1 extract)
  • Kava Kava Extract
  • 5-HTP (Griffonia Simplicifolia)
  • Green Tea Extract/L-Theanine
  • Passion Flower (10:1 extract)
  • GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid)
  • L-Taurine
  • Magnesium

When combined with the above ingredients, St John's Wort creates a "synergy" where you get MORE positive effects, at a much LOWER dose. That's the secret!...

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