St. John’s Wort Plus
St. John’s Wort Plus is an herbal dietary supplement which promotes reduced stress, improved mood and general well-being and reduced effects of anxiety and mild to moderate depression.
The manufacturer is the American company Atrium, a business set up more than 50 years ago, which produces dietary supplements (enzymes, vitamins, minerals, herbals, organic products, etc).
The manufacturer offers little information on the product; however its main ingredient (St. John’s Wort plant extract) has been the subject of several research studies and clinical tests. The plant is today a widely known treatment for depression (different extents, from mild to major depression) and has been used in the traditional medicine system for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties in the treatment of scalds and burns.
Also St. John’s Wort is generally well tolerated, the most common side effects associated including confusion, gastrointestinal symptoms, dizziness, tiredness and sedation.
St. John’s Wort Plus Ingredients
St. John’s Wort Plus contains the following ingredients: St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum standardized to 0.3% hypercin), Kava Kava, Vitamin B-6, Gelatin, Rice Powder, Magnesium Stearate.
St. John’s Wort Plus is a mixture of herbal extracts and vitamins, with St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) plant extract as core ingredient.
The supplement has not been approved by the FDA. However, the plant’s effectiveness in depression has been clinically tested in more than one study. Studies conducted concluded that St. John’s Wort is superior to placebo in patients with major depression and that it has comparable effects to standard anti-depressants, and fewer side effects.
Kava-Kava is a plant traditionally used for its sedative and relaxing effects.
Special precautions refer to pregnant and nursing women, and to people who have existing medical conditions. In any case, the council of a healthcare provider is advised before starting treatment.
The recommended use is one capsule of St. John’s Wort Plus taken three times daily at mealtimes or as directed by the physician.
- A herbal and vitamins formula with high safety potential (also the ingredients are not reported to have serious side effects)
- More than 50 years of business experience of the manufacturer (reliable).
- The manufacturer offers little information on the product
- The supplement is not researched and is not FDA approved
- Lack of consumer reviews.
We can’t deny the fact that there is a good probability that St John’s Wort Plus by Atrium will work for some people, especially since the main ingredients (St John’s Wort and Kava-Kava) are herbal remedies proven effective in treating depression related symptoms and relaxing the body. However, the complexity of disorders such as depression and anxiety is so great, that a tretment should begin only ofter a detailed examination and evaluation of the patient,examination that establishes causes and correct course of action.
The manufacturer has over 50 years of expertise in natural supplement manufacturing, making it a reliable source.
However, like in case of all dietary supplements, we advise our readers to seek medical advice before starting treatment with St. John’s Wort Plus.