FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- For relaxation and a sound sleep.
- Promotes calmness and reduces anxiety.
- Standardised high potency one-a-day formulation.
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Thompson's Valerian 2000mg is a standardised high potency one-a-day formulation to support your body's natural ability to sleep soundly and wake refreshed.
Valerian is most often recommended for promotion of a restful sleep. It can help to relax the body, ease muscle twitching and spasms and alleviate nervousness.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb to ease insomnia and anxiety. Germany's Commission E approved valerian as an effective mild sedative and the USA FDA listed valerian as "Generally Recognised as Safe". It is believed that valerian works by increasing the levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA lowers the activity of excitatory brain cells, making you more relaxed.
Valerian helps promote healthy sleep patterns and improves sleep quality. For some people, valerian works within an hour of the first dose. However research suggests continuous nightly use (for several days to four weeks) may be needed for significant effects.
|Active ingredient per vegetarian capsule:
|Concentrated herbal extract equivalent to
dry valerian (Valeriana officinalis) root
| standardised to contain Valerenic acid
Low allergy formulation: No corn, dairy, egg, gluten, lactose, nuts, shellfish, soy, starch, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial colouring, flavouring or preservatives.
Adults - Take 1 capsule daily with food. This can be increased to 2 capsules or as professionally prescribed.
If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Valerian can cause mild side effects, such as headaches, dizziness, upset stomach, and tiredness the morning after its use.
Not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Consult your pharmacist or doctor before use if you are currently taking prescription medicines.