There are many herbs which are used in a number of different supplements. Knowing what a particular herb and chemicals found within that herb can do, helps in identifying whether a product can be beneficial to your cause.
So, the question is, will Hypericin and the products that contain Hypericin and its parent herb that is St. John’s Wort be able to enhance your mood or would such products not fulfill the primary objective you are looking for.
Hypericin is one of the key ingredients present in St. John’s Wort in addition to Hyperforin. A number of clinical researches have been performed on Hypericum perforatum, also known as St. John’s Wort, and each of them have found that both Hypericin and Hyperforin are greatly effective at increasing the production of neurotransmitters that make us feel happy, and reduce anxiety and tension. Most of the researches have shown that hypericin’s role in all the mood enhancing capabilities of St. John’s Wort is much less significant than the one played by Hyperforin. This is because Hyperforin is much more active in reducing the usage of GABA, dopamine, and serotonin -- the three key neurotransmitters which make us feel happy. The larger the amount of these neurotransmitters the lesser the affect stress and anxiety can have on us and the lesser we are going to get depressed. A number of researches on Hypericin have found that this particular ingredient present in St. John’s Wort has one additional benefit other than mood enhancing ability and that is its use as an antiviral product. Though specifically Hypericin extract is also sometimes used in mood enhancing and stress relieving supplements, mostly they are present in the form of St. John’s Wort.
A number of benefits are associated with Hypericin. The biggest of these benefits is its role in relieving stress and anxiety. The ingredient is often used in the formula of anti depression medication on its own and also in the form of St. John’s Wort. Additional benefits of the chemical have also been identified thanks to the extensive research carried out on St. John’s Wort. This additional benefit of Hypericin is its antiviral ability. Finally, an important benefit of the compound is its low price which makes the products and supplements containing it much more affordable than other anti depression products.
Though a number of positives of Hypericin have come to the fore, the compound is not without negatives and drawbacks. First of all, its role in elevating the feeling of happiness is not much. Secondly, products containing St. John’s Wort are known to interact with prescription medication and in a way which is not desirable and therefore its use with prescription medication should be avoided. Another one of its major drawback is the fact that certain people have faced side effects like tremors, dizziness and constipation while using products which contain the compound.
Hypericin is an important chemical which is one of the active compounds of a well known and highly researched herb St. John’s Wort.
Hypericin is an important ingredient of St. John’s Wort and most of the identified benefits of the compound like inducing positive emotions and feelings as well as its antiviral properties have all clinical support and backing. However, in addition to its many benefits potential users of products containing the compound must remain careful because it has a few potentially threatening side effects as well. These potential dangers include its impact on medication and problems like constipation and dizziness.
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