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    Kira SJW Dosage Confusion

    I think this is how Lichtwer have decided to declare their product potencies now. The thing is, they will be varying the extraction ratio in order to land at a certain hypericin or hyperforin concentration. Historically, Lichtwer have always standardised on hypericin, so it can be assumed they...
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    What is my dosage?

    You should be taking three of these tablets per day to reach a clinical dose. It's a standard LI160-style tablet (i.e. 300mg extract, 0.3% hypericin). Each tablet is equivalent to consuming 2.7g of dried herb.
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    Solgar St. John's Wort 300 dosage

    Josh, I would be taking 3 of these capsules to constitute a clinical dose. The 100mg of powder is basically filler and won't contribute much effect.
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    Confused by Blackmores dose labelling

    HI Lindsay, Three tablets per day is the correct dose that has been shown effective in clinical trials. To translate the figures on the bottle: The dried herb top is extracted into a 6:1 hydroethanolic solution. This yields 300mg of SJW extract in each tablet. This extract is standardised to...
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    SJW and fish oil capsules

    Thank you Marcus, I enjoy discussions such as these too! Your English is wonderful by the way - I would have had no idea that it was not your first language. You asked if depression was a signal to change things. That is exactly my own philosophy about depression: it is a signal to me that...
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    SJW and fish oil capsules

    It might take a little explaining to give my background. I had suffered with dysthymia for most my adult life, but didn't really put a name to it until I was 35. Occasionally, my dysthymia would become a deeper depression. I came to this forum about 11 years ago looking for advice about SJW, as...
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    SJW and fish oil capsules

    As a general rule, I think that everyone who takes SJW should be taking fish oils as well. Studies indicate that fish oils provide mood support for many individuals, and there are no reported adverse interactions. Like a lot of people, I can report success (i.e. marked improvement in...
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    New Chapter - SC27 vs. Serofin...

    Forgot to mention in my previous response that Serofin and its successors contain half the SC27 extract that SC27 used to have. They make up for this by adding back 450mg of standard ethanolic extract.
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    New Chapter - SC27 vs. Serofin...

    New Chapter make excellent products, but they fall down in customer communication - esp. explaining their product overlaps and discontinuations. Quite a few products have been discontinued this year, but they don't really explain their supply issues well enough e.g. their mushroom lines were...
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    Spring Valley Brand....Two 300mg 3x a day??

    Linder, the dose is correct, but I want to make a couple of corrections to avoid some confusion: No, they are 150mg capsules. The serving size is 2, which is why they say you are getting 300mg of extract. They are essentially half of a standard dose each, so you need to take twice as many. No...
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    Working in offices...

    This is the philosophy that I have adopted. When my dysthymia lifted a few years ago, it was tempting to stop there and consider myself "recovered". But I quickly realised that it wasn't really enough to just feel "better". There was something deeper and more fundamental I was looking to...
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    Working in offices...

    Thanks HB. I think I may have unwittingly given the wrong impression about a couple of things though. I left the job I mentioned 18 months ago and took a break to travel and re-discover my passions. The anxiety I speak of is coming from specific situations, things that I have avoided for many...
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    Working in offices...

    Interesting topic, Sheephead! I think I would have to agree with Greta that a lot of work environments are dehumanising. That especially applies in large corporate offices. There are so many aspects that take the vitality out of daily experience. Process rationalisation is one such facet. I...
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    The Linden Method

    Poor value Finally got through the Linden Method materials, as well as reviewing a couple of other courses. First off, I'm happy to report that the Linden Method does not appear to be a scam. The method is contained in a PDF manual, about 240 pages long. A couple of CDs are also provided...
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    anexity help please any ideas?

    Great info throughout, RH. Many thanks. Had a look into magnesium citrate and I noticed that magnesium is what they use in colon cleansers - glad you noted the possibility of getting the runs. Something else interesting which the Wikipedia article mentions is that at this dosage level...
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    The Linden Method

    I'm going to give this a look. I still have issues with anxiety and I can get hold of an "evaluation" copy. Might take me a few weeks before I report back with my thoughts.
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    interaction birth control pill?

    Apologies ... I didn't realise it was for regulating periods. I kept thinking it was to prevent babies, which is a risky proposition if it fails! Consider 5-HTP then. It's a serotonin precursor, so it should fit your requirements.
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    interaction birth control pill?

    Progesterone is known to interact with SJW. Norgestimate is related to progesterone, although I couldn't find a definitive answer about how it is metabolised. From memory though, all the common contraceptive molecules have reduced effect in combination with SJW. In terms of alternatives, you...
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    Bad kidneys

    Carol, I don't know if anyone - even medical science - can give you the kind of definitive answer about the impact of SJW on the kidneys that you are looking for. In some ways though, I'm wondering if this is the right question to ask? If you had, say, a compromised liver and you were taking a...
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    interaction birth control pill?

    It's not looking good. Estrogen/progesterone combinations have reduced effectiveness in combination with SJW. I found some hard data for ethinylestradiol, but I couldn't find it for norgestimate. I think my original advice stands - either find an understanding doctor or replace SJW with...
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