Although St. John’s Wort may work for a select few, we believe that amino acid supplements will benefit a much broader spectrum of the population with much less risk for complications. Amino Acids produce much fewer and milder side effects because they are not foreign to the body.
St. John’s Wort is often touted as being a natural SSRI, which may be why it can cause similar side effects to prescription anti-depressants. Things like dry mouth, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, sensitivity to the sun, fatigue, insomnia, vivid dreams, headaches, and even sexual side effects have been reported when using St. John’s Wort.
Additionally, there is an FDA Public Health Advisory sighting risks associated with St. John’s Wort and its interaction with many prescription drugs used to treat heart disease, depression, seizures, certain cancers, HIV, and transplant rejection. St. John’s Wort can also interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives (birth control).
NONE of the Protazen formulas contain the ingredient St. John’s Wort.