- Natural herbal supplement
Other Ingredient: Gelatin (capsule).
Contains No: Sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution: Because of its relaxing effects, avoid driving or operation of heavy machinery following any significant consumption of this herb. If you are pregnant/lactating or taking any medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
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Wesley: more than a year ago
I ordered this primarily for axniety and sleep. Obviously, this will not work as well as prescription options, but it is non-addicting and natural. And when taking the maximum dose (6 capsules) for anxiety or sleep I found it did have a sedating effect, which surprised me because I usually have no luck with natural supplements. I would definitely recommend trying.
Alison: more than a year ago
I bought this because the Jamieson valerian was out of stock. A study summarized in Nutrition Action Healthletter reported that valerian had no significant effect on sleep for a group of women. Sleep quality was no better, & the valerian-takers were awake longer than the placebo-takers. My experience with this product was similar. The recommended dose is "4 capsules 1-3 times daily". This seems excessive -- unless you really want to sleep all day. A couple will help me get to sleep a little sooner, but I don't think the quality of sleep is that good. Also, while I don't feel hung over next morning, I find that after taking this product I tend to wake up too early & then can't get back to sleep, so I'm actually losing some sleep time. A minor side effect is dry mouth. The pills are large & don't go down too well; it takes a lot of water & I can feel them in my throat -- then more water!
Not a huge fan of the product. The rating function is not working, but I'd give it 3 stars.