Gaia- St. John's Wort- 60 Vegan Liquid Capsules
This plant is native to Europe but has been naturalized in most of the northern hemisphere. The name refers to the fact that it flowers around the feast of Saint John on June 24th which is also close to the summer solstice. A plant that is common to waste areas, roadsides, and fields, it has a rich and colorful tradition of usage dating back to ancient Greece. Gaius Plinius Secundas (Pliny the Elder) wrote about this plant in his 37 volume Natural History which served as the basis of scientific knowledge for centuries. In Greek it is called hypericon (above the icon) referring to its power “over the image” and this idea was furthered through the years. The European peasants thought the plant protected them from evil spirits, witches, demons and lightning.
There have been hundreds of randomized controlled studies on St. John's Wort Extract. The majority do favor a positive effect on mood, particularly when whole plant extracts are used. The flavonoids hypericin and hyperforin have been the most lauded chemicals contained in St. John's Wort that may be responsible for its pharmacological activity; yet with all the research, it is still unclear which chemicals, if any, are responsible for its activity. The flowers contain many antioxidants such as Rutin, Quercetin, and Lutein. One of the best reviews published in Phytomedicine in 2002 compiled results from 34 controlled, double blinded studies on over 3000 patients and found positive results when using between 300 and 1000 mg of extract per day. More research is needed to determine the exact mechanism of therapeutic action in this plant.
Each 1-capsule serving delivers 0.9 mg hypericins.
Adults take 1 capsule 3 times daily between meals.
Vegetable glycerin, water, and vegan capsule (hypromellose).
Corn, Dairy, Gluten, Peanuts, Shellfish, Soy, Sugar, Tree Nuts, Yeast
Not for use during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your doctor before use. Avoid excessive exposure to UV radiation (e.g. sunlight, tanning) when using this product. Store away from children. Use only as directed on the label. Safety-sealed for your protection. Keep bottles capped at all times and store in a cool, dry place. Natural separation may occur. This does not affect product quality.