Valerian is a traditional herb used to ease pain, improve sleep, digestion, anxiety, and headaches. Valerian may increase the body’s available supply of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that eases physical tension and stress. Natural Factors Valerian Root 4:1 extract contains the equivalent of 1200 mg dried root per capsule.
Each Capsule Contains:
Valerian 4:1 Extract (Valeriana officinalis) (root)|300mg
(Standardized to 0.8% Valerenic acids) (Equivalent to 1200mg dried root)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Rice starch , gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water) , vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant) , silica.
1-2 capsules daily, taken a half an hour to 1 hour before bedtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Pregnancy and lactation: Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use
Children: Not recommended for children.
Caution: Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist continuously for more than 3 weeks or worsen. 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.
Taavoni, Simin, et al. "Effect of valerian on sleep quality in postmenopausal women: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial." Menopause 18.9 (2011): 951-955.
Donath, F., et al. "Critical evaluation of the effect of valerian extract on sleep structure and sleep quality." Pharmacopsychiatry 33.2 (2000): 47-53.
Ziegler, G., et al. "Efficacy and tolerability of valerian extract LI 156 compared with oxazepam in the treatment of non-organic insomnia--a randomized, double-blind, comparative clinical study." European journal of medical research 7.11 (2002): 480-486.