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St. John's Wort Supplements Review

Learn what to look for in St. John's wort supplements and see amounts of hypericin and hyperforin found in popular brands. Learn about uses for depression, dosage, safety, side effects and extensive information about numerous drug interactions. Understand what you are taking before you buy.

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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.I take St. John's wort for depression. Your report notes that it can interact with other medications. Would taking it several hours apart from other meds avoid this interaction?
2.I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?
3.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
4.Which supplements can help me sleep?  (in Comments)
5.Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus?  (in Comments)
6.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
7.Could my CoQ10 supplement be causing my insomnia?
8.I take estrogen replacement (Vagifem), to help relieve the symptoms of menopause. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
9.I take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
10.Is quercetin helpful for a specific condition? I see it as an ingredient in several different types of supplements.
11.Do any supplements help with migraines?
12.I find labels of some supplement bottles misleading. For example, an L-theanine label says 200 mg on the front but the back says each pill contains just 100 mg, noting that a serving is 2 capsules. Is this legal?
13.Is it safe to take arginine, or other supplements for sexual enhancement, while taking Viagra or Cialis?
14.Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs?
15.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
16.When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?
17.Do any supplements help for hair loss?
18.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
19.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking acetaminophen?
20.Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?
21.I take a number of supplements and I think they are making my acid reflux worse. Which supplements could be causing my stomach irritation, and what can I do about it?
22.I've heard that grapefruit juice can interact with medications because it inhibits an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the body. Do any supplements interact the same way with drugs?
23.Which supplements can cause diarrhea?
24.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
25.Which supplements help with depression and anxiety?
26.With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?


Clinical Updates Found:
2013 Most Herbal Products Don't Contain Listed Herb (10/13/2013)


Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Seller of Herbal Extracts Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/28/2014)
2.Mixing Medications and Dietary Supplements Can Be Dangerous, FDA Warns (11/03/2014)
3.Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (10/21/2014)
4.Maker of Herbal Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (08/26/2014)
5.Seller of Brain, Diabetes, Echinacea Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (05/30/2014)
6.Maker of Mood, Smoking Cessation Supplements and More Warned for Violations, Drug Claims (05/14/2014)
7.Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/19/2014)
8.Weight Loss Capsules Recalled Due Allergen Risk (12/16/2013)
9.Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/03/2013)
10.Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/03/2013)
11.Seller of Omega-3 and Emu Oil Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding (01/30/2013)
12.Seller of Blood Sugar, Depression and Sleep Supplements Warned For Making Drug Claims (12/26/2012)
13.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
14.Alistrol Health Inc. Warned Over Health Claims on Products (07/13/2012)
15.FTC Stops False Advertising by Makers of Weight Loss and Arthritis “Cures” (03/09/2004)
16.Direct Marketers of Weight Loss, Impotence, and Arthritis Supplements Charged with Deceptive Claims (07/01/2003)
17.Mixing Herbal Supplements, Migraine Medications Can Be Dangerous (06/20/2003)
18.FDA Sends Warning Letters to Seven Online Supplement Sellers For Therapeutic Claims (09/07/2002)


News Releases Found:
2016 60% of St. John's Wort Supplements Fail ConsumerLab.com Tests of Quality (09/26/2016)
2010 ConsumerLab.com reports most St. John's wort supplements fail quality tests -- An effective antidepressant herb but heavy metal contamination and low potency are concerns (04/14/2010)
2007 ConsumerLab.com reports on anti-depressant herb — St. John's Wort — Few supplements pass quality testing (02/14/2007)
 Consumers warned of problems with multivitamins — ConsumerLab.com uncovers defects in over half of products tested (01/19/2007)
2006 Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly (12/12/2006)
 Tests of "muscle" supplements finds some "weak" products but most contain expected creatine, HMB, or amino acids — Review of muscular enhancement supplements published by ConsumerLab.com (11/13/2006)
 ConsumerLab.com report on CoQ10 supplements finds quality high but large range in suggested dosage (10/20/2006)
2004 New ConsumerLab.com report on St. John's wort highlights benefits and risks of herbal product for depression (04/27/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com shares insights from 2 years of testing supplements for athletic banned substances — Athletes and manufacturers urged to learn how to avoid problems (04/22/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some zinc supplements low in ingredient and many don't instruct on proper use — Consumers urged to learn more about zinc when using supplements (04/07/2004)
 Many echinacea supplements don't meet quality standards according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results of cold-reducing herbal supplements released (03/18/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds lutein supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant compound may reduce risk of blindness (01/29/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds discrepancies in strength of CoQ10 supplements — Increasingly popular supplement, but health professionals and consumers cautioned to check brands (01/13/2004)
2002 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive ConsumerLab.com approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by ConsumerLab.com — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 ConsumerLab.com finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in ConsumerLab.com tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass ConsumerLab.com testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by ConsumerLab.com — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
 Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of ConsumerLab.com's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains (06/04/2001)
 Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail ConsumerLab.com review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)
 Quality of popular herbal anti-depressant found to vary; certain types of St. John's Wort supplements more likely to pass testing (04/10/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing of health products; success of dietary supplement evaluations leads company into broader nutrition field, beginning with popular nutrition bars (03/27/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today (03/13/2001)
 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by ConsumerLab.com (02/14/2001)
 Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese (01/29/2001)
2000 ConsumerLab.com tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today (11/21/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today (09/06/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online (08/07/2000)
 Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com (07/11/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com announces first test-based buyer's guide to dietary supplements; Manufacturers encouraged to have products tested for potential inclusion. (04/24/2000)
 Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in ConsumerLab.com study; Saw palmetto product review published online today. (01/31/2000)
 Majority of dietary supplements sold in U.S. being tested by ConsumerLab.com in 2000; newest results due January 31 for Saw Palmetto. (01/24/2000)
1999 Only three quarters of Ginkgo Biloba supplements contain proper ingredients. ConsumerLab.com posts first of its dietary supplement product tests. (11/16/1999)


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