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How Does Saint John's Wort Work?

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You apparently become depressed when you have a chemical imbalance in your brain. You have 3 neurotransmitters in your brain: Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Dopamine.

If the levels of these 3 neurotransmitters become too low, you become depressed.


What recent research shows is that Saint Johns Wort (St John’s Wort) seems to act like a combination of these 3 neurotransmitters. So if you take Saint Johns Wort you’re apparently helping to increase the levels of these 3 essential neurotransmitters. This is why your depression can be relieved by Saint Johns Wort.

What’s more, Saint Johns Wort seems to answer some questions that conventional allopathic medicine can't...

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Conventional medicine has solutions for low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine but has not properly resolved the third neurotransmitter, dopamine. And guess what?

Saint Johns Wort seems to resolve all 3 low neurotransmitter levels.

According to Dr Charles Shepherd, in his book ‘Living With M.E.’, Saint Johns Wort seems to have a lower incidence of side effects (around 20%) - much lower than that seen with conventional antidepressant drugs (around 60%).

SAINT JOHNS WORT However, one of the most common side effects of Saint Johns Wort is fatigue, which is obviously relevant if you suffer from ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. What's more, Saint Johns Wort is not without its dangers and side effects. It is actually advised that you consult your doctor before taking Saint Johns Wort.



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