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- UPC # 737870139669
Supports Mental Well-Being!
Although we’re only beginning to pull back the curtains that hide the inner workings of the human brain‚ we do know that several neurotransmitters (chemical messengers)‚ including acetylcholine‚ GABA‚ norepinephrine‚ dopamine‚ and serotonin‚ help to regulate our moods and keep us happy. Why do brain levels of mood regulators fall in some people but not in others? We can’t fully answer that question although we know that genetics plays a major role. It may be that some of us are lucky enough to have large reserves of “happy” neurotransmitters in our brains‚ but others have just barely enough to keep a smile on their faces.
Although biochemistry is a big factor‚ we’re also affected by what happens to us in our lives. We’re all hit by unpleasant events that may cause brain levels of norepinephrine and dopamine to fall temporarily. People with naturally large reserves usually get through the troubling times with minimal difficulties‚ but those with initially low chemical levels are more likely to be affected.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum extract) is a weak inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO)‚ which destroys monoamine neurotransmitters including dopamine in the brain and leads to low spirits. St. John’s Wort has also been shown to inhibit re-uptake of several neurotransmitters‚ such as serotonin‚ dopamine‚ noradrenaline‚ and GABA in the brain‚ and to reduce expression of interleukin-6. Each of these actions can contribute to alleviating low mood status by slowing the recycling of neurotransmitters needed for maintaining emotional balance. Flavonoids‚ hypericin and pseudo-hypericin‚ are the constituents thought to be associated with the benefits of St. John’s Wort. In particular‚ hypericin appears to be the active ingredient.
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Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Amount Per Serving / % DV
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Extract (whole herb) [std. to 30% (0.9mg) hypericin] 300mg / **
**Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients: Rice flour‚ vegetable cellulose (capsule)‚ ascorbyl palmitate.
Take one (1) capsule once or twice daily on an empty stomach‚ or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Because St. John's Wort may have numerous drug interactions (most commonly‚ MAOIs and SSRIs) consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are taking prescription medications. Avoid prolonged exposure to UV radiation (e.g. sunlight‚ tanning) when using this product.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements‚ please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating. Store tightly closed in a cool‚ dry place.
Allergy / Dietary Needs
- GMO Free
- Made In The Usa
- Milk Free
- Egg Free
- Fish Free
- Peanut Free
- Tree Nuts Free
- Gluten Free
- Yeast Free
- Wheat Free
- Artificial Color Free
- Artificial Flavor Free
- Artificial Sweetener Free
- Preservative Free
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