Valerian root extract (valeriana officinalis), is a herbal supplement that has long been valued for its calming and sedative effects, helping to improve insomnia and anxiety.
Quality sleep is bedrock to good health. With continual disturbed sleep your health will slowly decline. Valerian root extract, improves quality of sleep, helps shorten the time it takes to fall asleep, and helps avoid numerous nighttime awakenings, all without leaving you feeling groggy and ‘hungover’ in the morning.
Valerian root extract may also help to calm fear and slightly curb aggression. As a smooth muscle relaxer, it may also help with premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps.
Valerian Root Extract (Valeriana officinalis) (a 4:1 Extract, equivalent to 1,000mg of Valerian Root) 250mg.
Other Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Soy Lecithin. Contains <2% of Caramel, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Beeswax. Shell Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin, Caramel, Titanium Dioxide, Purified Water.
Allergen note: Contains soy ingredients.
No preservatives, sugar, Starch, Milk, Lactose, Gluten, Wheat, Yeast, Fish, Artificial Flavouring or Sweetener.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one softgel daily. For best results, take 30 minutes before a meal with a glass of water, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
If taken at night for improved sleep purposes, take 30 minutes to two hours before bedtime.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of young children. Nutritional supplements should not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Check with simultaneous intake of medicines with your physician or healthcare professional. No long-term use without professional advice.
Contraindications: If taking other sedatives, antihistamines, antidepressants, or antianxiety agents do not take valerian root.
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