A.Vogel's Hyperiforce® St John's Wort Tablets contains a high potency extract of St. John's wort herb, also known as hypericum perforatum. It is a licensed traditional herbal remedy used in the treatment of mild anxiety, low mood and other similar symptoms. It is made from organically cultivated, freshly harvested hypericum.
The most popular use of St. John's wort is to help with feelings of low mood. This may come about when events in your life do not go according to plan - you lose confidence and become more prone to anxiety. At such times you feel that you could benefit from some help to cope with life's challenges.
- Treatment of symptoms of slightly low mood
- Treatment of symptoms of mild anxiety
- Extract of freshly harvested St. John's wort (Hypericum)
Directions: As a food supplement, take one tablet, three times daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Hyperiforce® may be used by adults (over 18 years of age) and the elderly.
Do not take this product If:
- Under 18 years of age
- If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you are suffering from depression
- If you have a sensitivity to sunlight
- If you are having light therapy (phototherapy) or any testing procedures that use light (photodiagnostic procedures)
- If you are due to have an operation in the next 10 days
- This product is not suitable if you are taking any medicines for anxiety or depression. This includes lithium
- This product is not suitable if you are taking any hormonal contraceptives including the Pill and other forms of contraception such as hormonal implants. If you are unsure as to whether your contraception contains hormones please see your pharmacist
- A percentage of people with an allergy to peanuts may also find themselves to be allergic to soya polysaccharide. Soya polysaccharide is one of the excipients in Hyperiforce® tablets and therefore the warning is put there as a precaution for people with peanut allergy
- Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients, have been diagnosed with depression, if you think you may be depressed or if you are about to undergo surgery
Like all St. John's wort products, Hyperiforce® may cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects of Hyperiforce® St. John's wort tablets are likely to affect less than 1 in every 1,000 people and may take the form of digestive symptoms (sickness, nausea, stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation, loss of appetite) as well as skin reactions (itching, skin rash and urticaria). In addition to using Hyperiforce® Hypericum, lifestyle changes may be helpful if you are suffering from low mood and mild anxiety.
One tablet contains 66 mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) flowering herb (equivalent to 170-305 mg of dried St Johns wort flowering herb). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 68% V/V. The other ingredients used for the tablet are microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica and glycerol distearate.
What are the benefits of Hyperiforce® St. John's wort tablets?
Hyperiforce® St. John's wort is used to relieve mild anxiety, low mood and other similar symptoms.
How long will it take for the benefits of Hyperiforce® St. John's wort to appear?
You should start to feel a benefit within 6 weeks of starting Hyperiforce®. If you do not feel any benefits or if your symptoms worsen, you should consult your doctor.
Can I take Hypericum extracts with my sleeping tablets?
Please speak to your healthcare professional to check.
Can I take Hypericum extracts if I am on the Pill?
No. Like other products containing St. John's wort, Hyperiforce® may interfere with the action of the Pill and other hormone-based contraceptives, such as Depo-Provera.
How long can I take Hypericum extracts for?
Hyperiforce® can be taken for as long as you feel it to be necessary, provided that you stick to the recommended dosage. Speak to your doctor if you do not feel the benefit of taking St. John's wort extracts, or if your symptoms are worsen.
Will I notice any side effects from taking Hyperiforce® St. John's wort?
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Side effects of St. John's wort extracts may include minor digestive symptoms and skin reactions. These are only found occasionally (in less than 1 in every 1,000 people) and usually resolve after a short period of time. Side effects in the form of skin reactions are more likely to occur if you take more than the recommended dosage. If this happens to you, stop taking St. John's wort.
Why does the information leaflet for Hyperiforce® have a warning for peanut allergy suffers when there aren’t any peanut products on the ingredients list?
A percentage of people with an allergy to peanuts may also find themselves to be allergic to soya polysaccharide. Soya polysaccharide is one of the excipients in Hyperiforce® tablets and therefore the warning is put there as a precaution for people with peanut allergy.
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