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OfflinetehAnthony
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St John's Wort?
    #4132435 - 05/04/05 12:08 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

where do i find this product? recommended stores? I'd rather not get it online but i can if i have to. plenty of stores here though (vegas).. i also heard not to get tablets as they miss many key ingredients.. can anyone verify this?


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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: tehAnthony]
    #4132495 - 05/04/05 12:24 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Ok, what you want to look for is the hypericin and hyperforin content. If both are not listed it isn't a worthwhile product IMO. Eclectic Ins. has a freeze dried St. Johns Wort that I highly recommend.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: tehAnthony]
    #4133534 - 05/04/05 04:08 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, get pills with standarized hypericin and hyperforin content, packaging should tell.


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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: Young_but_cool]
    #4133628 - 05/04/05 04:31 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

And just to add (although I'm by no means a St. John's Wort expert), I see them pretty much everywhere, supermarkets, drugstores, etc. You shouldn't have to order them online.


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...most subjects find the experience valuable, some find it frightening, and many say that is it uniquely lovely.

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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: tehAnthony]
    #4135172 - 05/04/05 10:11 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Herb Pharm
Ecclectic Institute
Oregon's Wild Harvest
Gaia
Pure encapsulations
Thorne Research

I can personally vouch for the purity and efficacy of these particular brands. I've had friends who used to work for one of these companies and they tell me the purity is top notch. There are others too but these I know are high quality for sure.

Liquid and powder capsules are best. Hard tablets are rarely any good for any kind of supplement.


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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: Mobius_Strip]
    #4137322 - 05/05/05 11:09 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

thank you all


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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: Mobius_Strip]
    #4137373 - 05/05/05 11:24 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

My tabs contain 500ug of hypercins in a 170mg tablet.

Why would this being a powder be any more efficient as a supplement?


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Re: St John's Wort? [Re: Ego Death]
    #4137428 - 05/05/05 11:42 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

The problem with many standardised products is that the hyperforin has been removed. Hyperforin my be as or more important in the treatment of depression as is hypericin.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
The more knowledge, the more grief.
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