St. Johnís Kava Kava Boost
Package Size: 60 capsules
Suggested Use: Take one capsule daily as a dietary supplement.
About St. Johnís Kava Kava Boost
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
What this vitamin does:
- Acts as a co-enzyme for metabolic functions affecting protein, carbohydrates and fat utilization.
- Promotes conversion of tryptophan to niacin or serotonin.
Reasons to use:
- Participates actively in many chemical reactions of proteins and amino acids.
- Helps normal function of brain.
- Promotes normal red blood cell formation.
- Maintains chemical balance among body fluids.
- Regulates excretion of water.
- Helps in energy production and resistance to stress.
- Acts as co-enzyme in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
- Treats some forms of anemia.
- Treats cycloserine and isoniazid poisoning.
St. Johnís Wort
An Herbal Alternative to Prescription Drugs
St. Johnís Wort is a natural herb that comes from a yellow-flowered plant with the Latin name Hypericum Perforatum. Perforatum means "perforated" and wort means "plant". It has been used for centuries in the treatment of wounds, kidney and lung ailments, bed wetting in children, anxiety and depression. It has also been used for treatment of infectious diseases such as colds, syphilis, tuberculosis, dysentery, whooping cough, mania, hypochondria, fatigue, hysteria and insomnia.
In centuries past and recent years St. Johnís Wort has been used as an anti-depressant alternative for mild to moderate depression.
Recently St. Johnís Wort has received a great deal of attention in the treatment for human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), the virus that can cause AIDS.
An Anti-depressant Alternative
Depression is a world wide epidemic. In Germany, St. Johnís Wort is the leading treatment for mild to moderate depression and it is fast coming to the United States. A compelling study of 3,250 patients found that approximately 80% of the patients suffering from mild to moderate depression experienced feeling better or were completely relieved of depression after four weeks.
Displays Anti-viral Activity
In a study published in the Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 1988, researchers have reported the discovery of two substances in St. Johnís Wort, hypericin and pseudohypericin, that displayed anti-viral activity against some retroviruses. Retroviruses include the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV).
Mild to Non-existent Side Effects
Recent medical studies confirm the safety of St. Johnís Wort. In Germany, sixty-six million daily doses of Hypericum were taken in 1994. There were no reports of serious drug interactions or even toxicity after accidental overdose. Hypericum, by comparison, does not have a single recorded human death in 2,400 years of known medicinal use.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
St. Johnís wort extract (0.14% hypericin)
Kava kava extract (30% kavalactones) (root)
* Daily value not established.
Other ingredients: gelatin, calcium sulfate, cellulose, magnesium stearate, and silica.
St. Johns Wort can have potentially dangerous interactions with some prescription drugs. Consult your physician before taking St. Johns Wort if you are currently taking anti-coagulents, oral contraceptives, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, drugs to treat HIV or prevent transplant rejection or any other prescription drug. Do not use St Johns Wort if you are pregnant or nursing.
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