St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort’s action of mood modulation takes place at the synapsomal level where it works to inhibit the reuptake of three of the four known feel-good neurotransmitters. They are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. Like many of the pharmaceuticals that inhibit the reuptake of only serotonin, this process can take up to 6 weeks to take effect. SJW works more gently and broadly and given that it effects three neurotransmitters is probably why it has such a low side effect profile. However, if you are fair skinned, please exercise caution when going in the sun as you may initially burn. Please click here to read about our liposomally based sunscreen moisturizer.