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It was suggested by my doctor to take black cohosh for menopause however, I'm ok with the hot flashes and hadn't noticed any of the other symptoms. Sometimes things just take some getting used to without drugs (it's all drugs to me). Education is the key, SparkFriends and I thank the pharmacists for being helpful. Report
Helpful advice. Report
This is helpful information. I also think that you have to be careful with herbal and other supplements. Report
Stay away from these supplements, period. Report
Considering the fact that this article explainis a number of reasons why some of there herbals can be harmful. I am appalled that there is so little on St. John's wort when there is a large body of data that shows it to be very harmful in how it can affect the bodies ability to eliminate other medications from the body, leading to severe toxicities. Of all of the supplements St. John's wort is one of the ones that concerns me the most. Report
I think herbal supplements can be great but, working in a pharmacy, I wish people would ask the pharmacist or staff about them. Some react very badly with prescription medications. Example? Garlic reacts with oral birth control in such a way as to render the birth control completely useless. Report
These supplements should be outlawed, how much money do the rip off companies that sell them have to make from people believing all the nonsense?? In 2014, no adult should be believing the advertisements of these products, 70% of them don't even have the stuff in them that the bottle says on the label, for heaven's sakes. Praise be to BRAINS, people! Report

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Kava kava has been used safely throughout most of the Pacific for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It produces a mild relaxation in the body without affecting mental function. The amount of kava kava in a standard herbal capsule is ridiculously small--there is absolutely no way this can cause liver damage unless you are consuming a full bottle of herbs every single day for an extended period of time. Kava, kawa, awa, yanquona, whatever it is called on whatever island, it is completely safe unless taken to ridiculous excess. I would highly recommend kava kava over muscle relaxants, Valium, Xanax or any of the other chemicals manufactured by Big Pharma. Report
Feverfew pills gave me major mouth sores. I didn't realize that they are part of the mum family that I'm very allergic to. What a headache.
St.John's Wort put me into Seritonin overload resulting in Seritonin Syndrome. Boy that was depressing.
I take Melatonin for sleep, but not every night because it gives me the weirdest dreams if I do.
If you have allergies or food sensitivities, my advice would be to take care and don't start a regular routine without professional monitoring. And definitely don't take a supplement if you don't know the brand or where it was made. This market is not controlled enough for quality and double blind testing. I don't think hearsay is enough. There are lots of good brands out there who stand behind what's in their product.
Think about the bogus drugs shipped from China and other places. The herbal remedy market is big bucks too and is just a susceptible to people out to make a buck for nothingl Report
I'm all for herbs. All this hoopla over side affects and such is a lot of bull. You get the same, if not worse, with prescribed medicines. Report
Since I have mood and anxiety problems, I am taking several supplements (Vitamin B complex, 5-HTP, GABA, Passion flower extracts, and a mixture of vitamins/minerals for women) - I feel good with this but feel the need to let you out there know that I was running into issues with my birth control while taking St. John's Wort: I can lower the effectiveness of it.
I switched to 5-HTP to keep my mood more stable. Report
Sounds like BIG Pharma wrote this. I work for Healthy Directions and its sounds like propaganda. Report
St. Johns Wort interferes with a major metabolic pathway in the liver through which many medicines pass. It can therefore interfere with estrogen, reducing contraceptive and HRT effectiveness, also it can reduce the effectiveness of treatments for epilepsy and pain relief amongst others.
It is best completely avoided if you are taking any prescribed medication or if you may be pregnant.
If anyone believes they may be suffering from depression it is important that a proper diagnosis is obtained before starting any treatment. Report

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