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Happy Holiday Spirits with St. John’s Wort

Filed Under: Herbs,Mental Wellbeing,Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
St. John's WortIt’s December and the holidays are upon us. We are focused on holiday parties, shopping, spending time with family and friends and many other “end of the year” rituals. Many people enjoy this time of the year and believe December is a month full of joy and happiness. Others may not share the same feelings and, unfortunately, some people may feel sad even depressed as the year closes out.

Depression affects people in many different ways including mood swings and change of behavior but also affecting physical health. Treatment may vary from person to person but natural remedies may be helpful at this time the year.

Natural supplements for depression have been helping people for years but one particular product has been labeled as one of the best products to treat depression naturally: St. John’s Wort.

St. John’s Wort supplements are made from a wild plant named Hypericum perforatum. Studies have shown that this herbal product may help fighting depression and can be as efficient as standard prescription antidepressants. Moreover, St. John’s Wort has a long history of positive results when used by medical professionals and appears to have fewer side effects than standard antidepressants.

In addition, St. John’s Wort has been studied in the treatment of other mood disorders such as severe depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). For depression, the standard dose for adults is 300 milligrams of St. John’s wort (of 0.3% hypericin extract) taken three times a day. After the initial treatment, some people may choose to go onto a lower maintenance dose of 300 milligrams to 600 milligrams per day.

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider if you are on any medication and before you start taking St. John’s Wort supplements.

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