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Product Review: St. John's Wort Supplements Review
 

Initial Posting: 3/24/10  Last Update: 8/5/15 
St. John's Wort Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Many Pitfalls to Avoid with St. John's Wort Supplements 

Use Our Quality Tests and Ratings to Find Out Now If Yours Passed!


Alphabetical list of St. John's wort supplement brands in report
Finest Nutrition (Walgreens) St. John's Wort Nature's Bounty St. John's Wort Puritan's Pride St. John's Wort 300 mg
Gaia Herbs St. John's Wort Flower Buds & Tops Nature's Herbs St. John's-Power (extract + herb) Solaray St. John's Wort
GNC Herbal Plus Standardized St. John's Wort Nature's Herbs St. John's-Power (extract) Solgar St. John's Wort '300'
Kira St. John's Wort Nature's Way Perika St. John's Wort Spring Valley (Walmart) St. John's Wort 0.3%
Metagenics St. John's Wort with Folate and B12 New Chapter St. John's Force Vitamin Shoppe St. John's Wort Extract
Natural Factors St. John's Wort Paradise St. John's Wort Vitamin World St. John's Wort
Nature's Answer Super St. John's Wort Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum St. John's Wort Vitanica St. John's Wort
Make sure the St. John's wort supplement you take passed our test and is right for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
Does St. John’s wort work? Yes, extracts of St. John's wort have been shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate forms of major depression. However, ConsumerLab.com has found that some herbal supplements do not meet quality standards for St. John's wort and have failed to be approved in ConsumerLab.com’s quality ratings.

St. John's wort is known to accumulate heavy metals from the soil. In recent years, several St. John's wort supplements have failed ConsumerLab.com testing due to contamination with cadmium and/or lead. In addition, not all products have been found to contain the St. John's wort plant chemicals (hypericin or hyperforin) expected from their labels. Another concern with these and all supplements is whether pills break apart properly to release their ingredients. 
 
You must join to get the full test results and ratings for St. John's wort supplements along with ConsumerLab.com's recommendations. You will get results for ten St. John's wort supplements selected by ConsumerLab.com and for nine others that passed CL's quality certification testing, as well as information about two supplements similar to ones that passed testing. 

In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
    • Which St. John's wort supplements failed testing and which passed and are among the best St. John's wort supplements on the market
    • Direct comparisons and quality ratings of St. John's wort supplements
    • Which supplements contain the clinically-tested St. John's wort extracts LI160 or WS 5572 
    • Price comparisons of St. John's wort supplements to help you find the best quality St. John's wort at lowest cost
    • Dosage recommendations for antidepressant use of St. John's wort extracts and other herbal preparations
    • Concerns, cautions, side-effects and many drug interactions to avoid with St. John's wort

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