It took some trial and error to find the right dose but it was worth the effort. While most take 2-3 pills a day I found that taking only a 1/2 tablet every other day is what fits my system. I have been taking it at this dose for about 9 months now and find I sleep better, am less anxious, can think more clearly and am less depressed. Higher doses had side effects like insomnia and increased anxiety, if you get either of these problems try lowering the dosage amount or increasing the time between doses before just giving up. I tried other brands and found them to be quite different in effect. For example, one left me very sensitive to bright light while this one doesn't have that effect at all. If you tried brand x and it didn't work, don't lose hope, just try a different brand.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 20, 2011 | Verified Purchase
After taking Now foods SJW I thought I'd try this brand as people were saying this was the best one on the market. I had good results with Now foods SJW and didnt think that Kira worked at all for me. Im going back to the cheaper and more effective brand.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 18, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I ordered this brand of St. John's Wort hoping it would take the edge off my chronic daily depression. I am on a mood stabilizer for BP, but have troble staying on anti-depressants due to side effects. I took a total of 6 tablets per directions over a few days. On the third day I was going manic and was highly irritable. I had an inner restlessness and feeling of terrible rage inside. I remember feeling this was when I took the anti-depressant, Wellbutrin, so I would have to say if you ARE NOT bipolar I think that this supplement would certainyl help you feel more activated/motivated- which was what I was seeking, but not to that degree! In all fairness, it does say on the box to contact your doctor before using.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 15, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Took this for 4 weeks. Didn't work for my depression. Created more anxiety. Seem to work for a lot of people, but not for me.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 04, 2010 | Verified Purchase
made me nauseous. that said, i think abkit makes good products. it just happened to make me nauseous.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 18, 2009 | Verified Purchase
I'm not sure how well this might have worked but I was unable to handle the dizziness it created in the first few days so stopped using it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 11, 2014 | Verified Purchase
personal is not anything particularly very low activity. have a look at some other brand
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 26, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I went through 4 packs of this as is recommended to give it time to start helping. Well it helped on the first day I tried this (probably placebo) and didn't help at all on any other days.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 08, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I had so high hopes for this after reading all the positive reviews here. Unfortunately - those tablets only made things worse for me. Have tried three weeks and the only effects so far is insomnia, more anxiety, having more negative thougts, nightmares and a constant burning pain in the solar plexus/chest, like I need to cry all the time. Maybe I should have tried this a couple of more weeks, but I just cannot stand this any longer.
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