Biochemically, St. John's Wort appears to effect the brain in a similar way that Prozac does - prolonging the activity of serotonin - a mood enhancing brain chemical. (Time Mag, 9/22/97, p.81) It seems to extend the action of at least two other powerful brain chemicals believed to play a role in depression: dopamine and norepinephrine. St. John's Wort works by preventing reabsorption by nearby nerve fibers, rather than stimulating the release of the neurotransmitters.
The primary benefits of Neurozac treatment are the absence of side effects. In the study of 3,250 patients of depression, only 2.4 percent experienced any side effects. Of those 2.4 percent, experiences included mild restlessness, gastrointestinal irritations and mild allergic reactions. Another caution is photoxicity in those that are hypersensitive to sunlight. Thus, St. John's Wort's absence of serious side effects offers an attractive alternative to perscription antidepressants.
For loss of pleasure in ordinary activities, sleep irregularities, disruption of eating patterns, thougt of suicide and death, irritability, excessive weeping, chronic aches and pains that are unresponsive to treatment, substance abuse, feelings of guilt and helplessness or decreased energy and fatique. Take one (1) capsule twice daily for mild conditions. Take one (1) capsule three times daily for moderate conditions. Three capsules contain: Authentic Muggenberg St. John's Wort Extract, 900mg, Herbal Extracts of Albizza, Siberian ginseng and Tumeric 700mg, Magnesium (Chelate) 50mg, Vitamin B6 25mg. Package: 30 - day supply of 120 capsules/650mg.
The Major Uses of St. John's Wort:
- Mild to Moderate Depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)
- Depression associated with menopause
- Nervous tension, back pain, headaches
- Fights infection and is effective against influenza A
- Helps children with bed wetting, and helps reduce blood pressure