What is Valerian Root?
Valerian Root has been an herbal favourite in many cultures for centuries. The flowering plant is native to Asia and Europe and its use dates back to Greek and Roman Empires. It was used by Hippocrates to treat a variety of health conditions including insomnia, anxiety, headaches.
- Traditional Herb
- Helps improve sleep quality
- Support for anxiety and nervous disorders
- May help to decrease severity of headaches
Effects on body and sleep:
Valerian has been shown to calm the brain and nervous system, making it useful for some as a supplement for sleep. Valerian is also used for conditions linked to nervousness and typical everyday psychological stress, such as occasional minor breathlessness, headaches, or upset stomachs. Studies have shown that taking a dietary supplement containing valerian root can help users fall asleep faster and wake up less often during the night, leading to improved feelings of rest upon waking and an increased energy level during the day following supplement use.
Valerian Root has been used to treat a variety of health conditions but it is probably best known as a remedy for insomnia. It contains a natural constituent known as Valerenic Acid which has been shown to affect GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptors in the brain. GABA helps control fear or anxiety. Valerian may help to act as a mild sedative and anxiolytic. Valerian also contains antioxidant properties which also help promote restful sleep.
Ingredients (per 2 veg caps):
Valerian (Valeriana offincinalis) (Root) 1g (1,000mg)
Take 2 capsules prior to bedtime as needed. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Non-GMO, Soy Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Vegan/Vegetarian, Egg Free, Dairy Free, Corn Free, Low Sodium, GMP; Halal; Non-GMO; UL Dietary Supplement Certification
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For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. This product may cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption of valerian.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.