St John's Wort, Fluoride, Thyroid

I have tried St John’s Wort a few times for its many health benefits, including a well-balanced mood. I have never seen very good results from it; it seemed to make my OCD worse, reduce and alter my sense of smell, frequent urination and also give me a few other fluoride and underactive thyroid symptoms. On a hunch, I started doing some research. There was a study conducted in Belgrade on "DETERMINATION OF FLUORIDE CONTENT IN DRINKING WATER AND TEA INFUSIONS USING FLUORIDE ION SELECTIVE ELECTRODE". This study concluded that fluorides exist in teas in very different concentrations, and that there are even differences between the same sort of tea. This has to do with the soil and conditions in which the teas were grown. The result were as follows:

Wild mint 12.00 ppm
Sage 25.53 ppm
St.John's wort 1.91 ppm
Domestic mint 0.18 ppm
Chamomile 1.12 ppm

Even though this study was conducted in a different country, it still goes to show that St John’s Wort may have a significant amount of fluoride. Funny enough, recent studies have found that St. John's wort causes elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels, meaning a worsening of hypothyroidism, and can interfere with the thyroid gland's ability to make its hormones. It also may reduce the thyroid activity of drugs such as levothyroxine (Synthroid). This sounds just like fluoride symptoms to me.

If you’re feeling down & out and thinking about taking St John’s Wort to help increase serotonin or to help with weight loss, I would try something else, especially if you’re very sensitive to fluoride. I also recommend avoiding all teas, and even some mint and chamomile teas.
St John's Wort, Fluoride, Thyroid St John's Wort, Fluoride, Thyroid Reviewed by Sarah on 10:14 AM Rating: 5

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