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  • Depression with low energy, prolonged sadness or irritability, and lack of interest in daily activities



  • Antidepressant effect to elevate mood and energy

  • Promotes the digestion and utilization of energy



  • Relieves food, qi, blood, and phlegm stagnation

  • Promotes movement of qi

  • Releases constraint




  • Take 4 capsules three times daily with warm water on an empty stomach. 

  • Dosage may be increased up to 5 to 7 capsules if the condition is severe.



Cha Ye (Folium Camelliae)

Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri)

Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)

Da Zao (Fructus Jujubae)

Gan Cao (Radix et Rhizoma Glycyrrhizae)

Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati)

He Huan Pi (Cortex Albiziae)

Long Gu (Os Draconis)

Mu Li (Concha Ostreae)

Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata)

Shi Chang Pu (Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii)

Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi)

Yu Jin (Radix Curcumae)

Yuan Zhi (Radix Polygalae)

Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae)



Shine is formulated specifically to treat depression, which according to traditional Chinese medicine is a disease caused by prolonged stagnation of qi, blood, dampness, and/or food. The treatment protocol is to break up all stagnation and nourish the internal organs. In short, Shine resolves food, qi, blood, and phlegm stagnation to lift depression.



  • This formula is contraindicated during pregnancy and nursing.

  • Use of Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati) is sometimes associated with increased photosensitivity. Patients should avoid excessive exposure to UV irradiation (e.g., sunlight, tanning) when using this herb.

  • Do not use Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati) while taking prescription drug(s) without advice of your prescribing physician. The following are two herb-drug interactions:

    • The concurrent use of Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati) and antidepressant drugs should be avoided, as the combination may lead to serotonin syndrome. Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati) has been shown to inhibit the uptake of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine in vitro at high concentrations. The antidepressant drugs include monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), tricyclic antidepressants (TCA), and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)

    • Use of Guan Ye Jin Si Tao (Herba Hyperici Perforati) may induce the cytochrome P450 system of the liver, leading to increased metabolism and decreased plasma concentration of certain drugs, such as Sandimmune/Neoral (cyclosporine), combined oral contraceptive (ethinylestradiol and desogestrel), Theo-Dur (theophylline), Lanoxin (digoxin), and Crixivan (indinavir)

Allergy warning: Shen Qu (Massa Fermentata) used in this product contains wheat. Persons with an allergy to wheat should not take this product.

Shine - Capsules (100 count)


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