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st john's wort hypericin vs hyperforin?
I know there are several topics on SJW before but I found some information thats makes me interested in giving SJW another try after trying several brands in the past with not significant results.Most st John's wort is standardized to an ingredient called hypericinBut I found some information about hyperforin that seems to be the actual ingredient in SJW that improves depressive symptons.Because all st John's wort is standarized to hypercin and not on hyperforin that could be a cause why for some people SJW is working and for some not. Because If we assume the hyperforin is the key ingredient than we dont know how much we get from it because Its not so standardized as hypericin.So I found one SJW supplement that says it has 27 mg hyperforin a capsule.I hope this will work for my depression.Quote from a site that says something about the hyperforin:"In another study, patients received either placebo, a St. John's Wort extract standardized to 0.5% hyperforin, or a St. John's Wort extract standardized to 5% hyperforin. Only patients who received the extract of 5% hyperforin showed significant improvement of depressive symptoms."http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/anxi...sion/a/SJW.htm
Posted 3 years ago in Other by LusciousIdle

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Anonymous
http://www.holistic-herbalist.com/st-johns-wort-13.htmlThe issue seems to revolve around whether or not your supplement is a whole herb extract. Hyperforin is considered to be the chief bioactive ingredient in Hypericum (St. John's Wort is the common name). As usual, you get what you pay for.


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