Valerian has many attributes in phytotherapy, the most widely known being its sedative effects. These are attributed to its relatively high content in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system.
Valerian root has been valued for thousands of years to help induce sleep—Hippocrates was already mentioning its properties in the fourth century before the Common Era. Its mechanism of action seems to be through binding to GABAA receptors, which are related to excitation levels of the nervous system. Valerian root extract is known to contain not only gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), but also various alkaloids and flavanones.
Adults: Take 2 capsules one to three times daily with meals or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Organic valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root||470 mg|
|Other ingredients: Non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Consult a health-care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs, or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery or driving a motor vehicle within 2 hours of consumption. Consult a health-care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Keep out of reach of children.
|0819||Vegetable Capsules||100 capsules|