- Valerian RootHerbal SupplementCalmnessMoodSleep Onset
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Top Valerian Root Products* ❯View User Ratings* ❯*Affiliate LinksOVERVIEW: Valerian Root is (Valeriana Officinalis) is an herbal extract with a long history of traditional use as a tea or in supplement form to promote calm and restful sleep. READ MORE...USED FOR: Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Focus, DHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sleep, Pain, Menstrual Cramps, Headaches and Migraines.MECHANISM: Valerenic acid and Valepotriates are believed to be the acive constituents. They exhibit anti-depressive ant anxiolytic effects and may increase GABAergic activity in the brain. READ MORE...DOSAGE: 300 - 900 mg per day; Taken 1 - 3 times daily.SIDE EFFECTS: Rated Likely Safe for short-term oral use at appropriate dosages. Reported to cause headache, excitability, insomnia, uneasiness, ataxia, and hypothermia in clinical trials, but little different in adverse effect frequency between placebo group and group given Valerian. READ MORE...INTERACTIONS: Alcohol, Alprazolam (Xanax), Benzodiazepines, CNS Depressant, Cytochrome P450 3A4 Substrates. May interact with supplements that have sedative properties.RELATED SUPPLEMENTS: GABA, 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine, L-Theanine, Melatonin, Inositol, SAMe, Rhodiola Rosea, Ashwagandha, Kava Kava, Mucuna Pruriens, St. John's Wort, Lemon BalmTop Valerian Root Supplements
- Helps alleviate stress & anxiety
- Promotes better sleep & daytime alertness
- Boosts relaxation by enhancing GABA signalling
Since its a sedative, you can always build a tolerance to the effects. I noticed this when taking it for anxiety, after a while the dosage needs to be increased to stay effective.
Any evidence that it could be good in the long term for attenuating social anxiety? I find it soothing when I use it on a daily basis, but want to use a natural remedy that can help over the long run.