Amoryn is a dietary supplement that is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. It can be used to treat moderate to severe depression and anxiety and to improve mood as well as support well-being. The Food and Drug Administration has not determined that the risks of Amoryn use outweigh the benefits. Side effects associated with Amoryn use are rare, with 1.5 per cent of users reporting "severe" side effects.
According to the manufacturer and backed up by usmedicalresearch-depression.org, Amoryn increases levels of serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and GABA in the body, resulting in calm, confident and happy feelings. Low serotonin levels cause feelings of sadness and anxiety. Low levels of dopamine and norepinephrine cause a person to feel tired and unmotivated. Low GABA levels result in feelings of anxiety and agitation. Amoryn use is said to restore balance to these neurotransmitters. The hyperforin in Amoryn is clinically proven to relieve moderate depression and anxiety. The amino acid 5-HTP in Amoryn increases serotonin levels. The rhodiola rosea extract in Amoryn increases dopamine and norepinephrine levels.
As with any supplement, there is a possibility of experiencing negative side effects with Amoryn use. The most common side effects associated with Amoryn use are headache, fatigue, having vivid or unusual dreams, sensitivity to sunlight and insomnia. Other less frequently occurring side effects associated with Amoryn use include anxiety, increased appetite, upset stomach, confusion, inability to concentrate, decreased libido, nausea, decreased appetite, hypersomnia and panic attacks.
According to the manufacturer, this supplement can be safely taken with all available over-the-counter medications. It can also be taken safely with all vitamins, other supplements and herbs. Unlike many antidepressant medications, Amoryn use generally will not result in weight gain or serious sexual side effects. The manufacturer said Amoryn is not addictive or habit-forming.
Amoryn contains hypericum perforatum extract, which can increase sensitivity to sunlight. Fair-skinned individuals should exercise caution while taking Amoryn and utilise extra sunblock on sunny days. Use of Amoryn can compromise the effectiveness of other medications. A doctor should be consulted before beginning a regimen involving Amoryn.
Amoryn is known to reduce the effectiveness of certain prescription drugs. Amoryn should not be taken with selective serotonin seuptake inhibitors (SSRI) because of the risk of developing serotonin syndrome. Amoryn decreases the efficacy of oral contraception by increasing the activity of liver enzymes that break down compounds that are oestrogen-related. This supplement also reduces the effectiveness of anticoagulants, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, certain types of chemotherapy, immunosuppressants, methadone and protease inhibitors.