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Nature Made St. John's Wort Extract may help regulate mood.†
St. John's Wort extract comes from the dried flowers of a woody, perennial plant that is sometimes known as Klamath weed. This herb contains numerous compounds including hypericin, flavonoids, phenols and other compounds. Scientists have found that these naturally occurring chemicals may be involved in regulating mood.† Preliminary studies suggest that St. John's Wort may prevent nerve cells in the brain from reabsorbing certain chemical messengers, including dopamine and serotonin.†
Nature Made St. John's Wort is guaranteed to meet our high quality standards – it is made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes.
*Based on US News & World Report - Pharmacy Times Survey of pharmacist recommending in this category
As an addition to the diet, take two tablets daily with water at mealtimes.
The following drug classes should be avoided with St. John’s Wort:
St. John’s Wort may interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Women taking St. John's Wort and oral contraceptives concurrently should use an additional or alternative form of birth control
St John's Wort in combination with antidepressants can increase the risk of side effects, such as serotonin syndrome. Do not use with antidepressants unless recommended and monitored by a physician or other healthcare professional.
St John's Wort in combination with other psychotropic drugs may interfere with the effectiveness of the drug and increase the skin’s sensitivity to light (photosensitivity).
Use with extreme caution or avoid in patients taking anti-psychotics Potential interactions may occur with the following:
Limit the exposure to the sun as St. John's Wort may cause increased photosensitivity in fair skinned individuals. Discontinue use in the event of a rash.
Caution: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult a health professional before taking this product. There is a possibility St. John's Wort may interfere with some prescription drugs. Consult with your physician or pharmacist as needed. Limit the exposure to the sun as St. John's Wort may cause increased photosensitivity in fair skinned individuals. Discontinue use in the event of a rash.
Given that no two people are alike, if you are taking any medications you should be aware that potential drug-nutrient interactions may occur and are encouraged to consult a health care professional before using this product. Combining certain prescription drugs and dietary supplements can lead to undesirable effects such as:
The side effects of St. John’s Wort include possible photosensitization at high dosages, especially in fair-skinned individuals. In addition, drugs that are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) enzyme system in the liver, which may impact effectiveness of the drug. There may be mild gastrointestinal irritation, allergic reactions, fatigue, and restlessness. Also, St. John's Wort may interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Women taking St. John's Wort and oral contraceptives concurrently should use an additional or alternative form of birth control.
Nature Made herbal supplements are made to strict quality standards of purity, potency and release. Most products are produced without artificial colors or preservatives. The few products that do contain artificial colors will state this in the ingredient listing on the label.
St. John’s Wort may help regulate mood. It may take up to 2 months before any results are noticed in some individuals.
If an antidepressant is being used we suggest you speak with a physician prior to switching to this herb.
Yes. St. John’s Wort is standardized to 0.3% hypericin, when tested by UV.
Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand in Nine Categories, based on US News & World Report - Pharmacy Times Survey. – Nature Made has been recognized in the Letter Vitamins, Omega-3/Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Flax Seed Oil, Herbal Supplements, Cholesterol Management-Natural, Garlic, Diabetic Multivitamins and Mood Health Supplements categories.
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