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#1
How many tablets do you get for this price?

Healthy Direct have St. John's Wort Extract 334mg 360 tabs for £10.99

ZipVit have St Johns Wort 333mg 1000mcg Hypericin 360 tabs for £11.49

&

Simply Supplements have St Johns Wort 1000mg 360 for £13.04

You can also get cashback from Quidco and Topcashback, etc.
#2
you're much better off usually getting your supplements from somewhere like Natures Best in terms of purity and strength. My friend is a professor of nutrition and I've learnt form her! Check the amount of active ingredient...cheapest is definitely not always best.

[url]www.naturesbest.co.uk[/url] 180 tablets for £9.90

Quote from the above site: "Amongst St. John's Wort's active ingredients there is one in particular which has received a great deal of attention and this is a substance called Hypericin.

Naturally, Nature's Best's St. John's Wort is standardised to ensure the same level of hypericin (1000mcg) in each tablet. Most other one-a-day products supply just 900mcg hypericin!

Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed medicines as St John's Wort may affect the way they work.

Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.

Product Specifications
Per tablet:

Hypericum
2720mg
(as 340mg of an 8:1 extract)

Providing Hypericin
1000µg " End Quote.


and no, don't have anything to gain personally from recommending them, just years of experience working with a medical herbalist and nutritionists.
#3
its 200 capsules
banned#4
Does this keep the old 'flag pole' up?
#5
copthis1;8450617
Does this keep the old 'flag pole' up?


No
#6
ikran3;8450453
you're much better off usually getting your supplements from somewhere like Natures Best in terms of purity and strength. My friend is a professor of nutrition and I've learnt form her! Check the amount of active ingredient...cheapest is definitely not always best.
www.naturesbest.co.uk 180 tablets for £9.90
Amongst St. John's Wort's active ingredients there is one in particular which has received a great deal of attention and this is a substance called Hypericin.
Naturally, Nature's Best's St. John's Wort is standardised to ensure the same level of hypericin (1000mcg) in each tablet. Most other one-a-day products supply just 900mcg hypericin!
Please check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any prescribed medicines as St John's Wort may affect the way they work.

Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.
Recommended daily intake: 1 tablet
Product Specifications
Per tablet:
Hypericum
2720mg
(as 340mg of an 8:1 extract)
Providing Hypericin
1000µg
and no, don't have anything to gain personally from recommending them, just years of experience working with a medical herbalist and nutritionists.



WHOA!


Perhaps you would be good enough to let us know what you are basing the dosage you suggest on? Seeing as you are doling out very specific advice, perhaps you would also be good enough to let us know what qualifies you to do so?

I am NOT qualified to give specific treatment advice to anyone; and for that reason only base what I say on personal knowledge and experience with this and other anti-depressant medicines, which is why I am suggesting your post is a potential problem.

1000µg of standardised Hypercin or 900µg, both seem very large doses to me, especially for starting off on it?
Like most drugs, the link between maximum benefit from maximum dose does NOT always follow a straight line, so it may offer no benefit to have the higher dose!
St Johns Wort is NOT side effect free, so you can't just take it as if it is Parsley, therefore dosing on the basis of "more is better" is worrying - you don't see that advice on the packet!

I really don't think this is the right forum at all to be touting alternative therapies, especially ones for serious conditions like depression which because of suicides is a potentially FATAL condition. Reasons this forum isn't appropriate are many, for example, it is not moderated on the same basis a depression forum would be, and is probably going to attract a lot of undesirable "witty" comment on ANYTHING but depression, it's treatment and St John's Wort! Depressed people are potentially very vulnerable, and while many think "being depressed" is the same as being a bit cheesed off at the end of a long working week, the REAL thing isn't, and many people end up DEAD as a result :-(

I am not convinced self-medication whatever it is with is a good idea for depression, even if it is with something available over the counter, and is in the absence of proper diagnosis too.

St John's Wort is undoubtedly an effective drug, but because it is, it has problems, and shouldn't be treated as if it is a food supplement like vitamin c or cod liver oil! However if it is legal to sell, as it is, then it should at least be only used when someone has taken reasonable precautions to ensure they are going to benefit from it, and the right AMOUNT of it.

Non-depressives will not get ANY benefit from this at all, just as with Prescription- only anti depressives, nor will it work quickly for anyone... it could take MANY many weeks of taking it before there is any benefit, IF it is going to work and IF you are really clinically depressed, hence my comments on getting it properly diagnosed, as that can be far too long a time for the seriously depressed or suicidal to be coming to terms with the condition when faster alternatives might be a vitally important thing.

I am NOT setting myself up as the one to come to for information on this, what I am saying is get properly diagnosed first, take proper qualified advice, and IF then you think it might be worth trying this to manage your depression, then look at it first before just shoving large doses of it into yourself. If your depression is out of control, then perhaps getting it under control first, more quickly might be an idea.
#7
[QUOTE=nihcaj]
WHOA!



It seems youy misunderstood what i was saying. Let me try to be clearer.

What I posted above is NOT medical advice of any sort, NOR is it MY advice - it is taken as a quote from the site and is merely information about the contents of that particular supplement - I will edit and make that more clear, thank-you for pointing it out. I posted it to make a point not dissimilar to yours, in that I think people often take supplements without *really* knowing and understanding a) what they are taking exactly b) that some eg St Johns Wort DO impact on the effects of other medication you might be taking and c) there are certain situations when you should not be taking this anyway (eg while breastfeeding)

I do not recommend this or otherwise in terms of the actual SUPPLEMENT, the point I am making is a very general one regarding where people might choose to *buy* their supplements. the point, just to be clear, is that often supplements bought from a non-specialist source can be less effective but people are often acting on something they've read somewhere rather than by getting specialist advice. I would ALWAYS recommend specialist advice, which is why I mentioned medical herbalists and nutritionists.

(Not that it is particularly relevant in terms of the original post, nor the point I was making here, but in terms of your comments on depression, I am a mental health professional whose work is largely about treating depression.)
#8
Beware of so-called 'Nutritionists', the only scientifically / medically recognised profession is a 'Dietician'.

Anyone can call themselves a 'Nutritionist'. Im sure that many are trustworthy, but there are a hell of a lot of charlatans.
#9
OK, fair enough - dietician - Difficult to always get the terms right! My dietician friends might not appreciate me calling them nutritionists! Strangely though the nutritionist I was referring to is a professor of nutrition - definitely not a dietician but has trained all of the dieticians I know! ;-)
#10
If you are depressed do not realy on this stuff to make you feel better.

It does not work, trust me i know.

SEE YOUR GP:thumbsup:
banned#11
nihcaj
No


Down?
#12
is st johns wort still banned in ireland?
#13
If you're unsure about anything regarding supplementation or self-mediciation, invest the time in reading up on Wikipedia (excellent medical source) or [url]www.patient.co.uk[/url] (GPs use this site). Then you can make you're own informed decision.
#14
Is Wikipedia reliable as anyone can add an entry onto it? And maybe that’s why you've said "excellent medical source" in brackets.
#15
LemonHead
Is Wikipedia reliable as anyone can add an entry onto it? And maybe that’s why you've said "excellent medical source" in brackets.


Yeap, it's been academically proven to be more accurate than Britannica, etc. There are so many people scouring over every tiny change, anything that isn't backed up by credible links is removed in literally minutes.
#16
v6dlc;8451339
If you are depressed do not realy on this stuff to make you feel better.

It does not work, trust me i know.

SEE YOUR GP:thumbsup:


I agree totally with your last line, howefver I would counter your argument about it not working.... some 8 or 9 years ago I found it worked for about 18 months for me (chronic depressive, with chronic pain), with very minor side effects compared to precribed drugs, and there are lots of clinical reports on the stuff too, (as well as lots on it's ill effects!) however, it's not a good idea to start this sort of thing without a lot of knowledge, good diagnosis, and certainly not if you are severely depressed, as it is NOT a quick fix, nor a dead cert. No quick lift from this one, so anyone expecting that will find ZERO, and if it works for you, you are looking at something of at least 6 weeks duration to know if it is going to work!

Not that commercial anti depressants are a quick fix either, just that depression is probably best not played about with, it needs to be taken more seriously than that.
#17
copthis1;8451610
Down?


Neither
#18
NitrousUK;8451940
If you're unsure about anything regarding supplementation or self-mediciation, invest the time in reading up on Wikipedia (excellent medical source) or www.patient.co.uk (GPs use this site). Then you can make you're own informed decision.


I don't think I would consider myself as "informed" enough to buy a loaf of bread after reading up a subject on just these two sites!

They might give enough information to help you know what a GP or Psychiatrist is talking about, but even in my own case, I have had depression severely worsened by Endocrine system problems which remained undiagnosed for over 15 years - as well informed as I was I never suspected that was a major contributor, and a lot of other medics missed it too - so a just a couple of sites isn't exactly a very extensive reference enough to set you up self medicating!

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