Now Foods, Valerian Root, 500 mg, 250 Capsules
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16 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2781224 on Mar 30, 2009
250 capsules in person is a lot more than 250 imagined capsules! Huge bottle - lasts a really long time. I decided to try this stuff to see if I could take it instead of a klonopin for when I have more mild anxiety. I've found that it's not a bad alternative, but works best if taken at the beginning of the day - it makes me less prone to feel anxiety. It will not, however, do much about anxious feelings once they've already started. And as for helping to sleep, definitely take two. Overall, I'd say I'm fairly impressed. Definitely worth a try. Especially for the price!
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9 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1885707 on Oct 26, 2009
It is essential to have as a relaxant. Not really for sleeping.
It is a healthy herb to help unwind or calm yourself naturally.
Very noticeable for the first few weeks, and dramatically tapers off. But still a great herb, that I will always have on hand.
It is mild in comparison to kava kava though.
It is a must have for anyone suffering any form of anxiety or chronic stress.
Smells like funky gym equipment though!..lol
Anxiety, Sleep and overall stress
6 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1085742 on May 01, 2010
Though not advertised for Anxiety it works well for mild to slightly moderate levels. Have to try to steer the mind away from thoughts of worry also not just take it like a "pharm" pill. Helps with relaxation and going to sleep. Don't take too many at one time as it can actually INCREASE negative symptoms 3 should be about the maximum at one time Maybe 4. Go off of it occationally so your body/mind can adjust without it and it will be more effective if you have to use it again later. Can be taken during the day in smaller quanities without making sleepy just use less and guage your response to it. I will not be without this aid myself.
3 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer3024013 on Jan 27, 2008
Good product for the price. One word of warning though. Some people, namely myself, have opposite reactions to Valerian (excitement). If you want to take valerian to calm down, be aware of this growing phenomenon. There have been more instances of hyperactivity to valerian found in heavy coffee drinkers.
Smells terrible, works great
1 person found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1515632 on Apr 24, 2009
I use this with two-stage release melatonin, and a pitch black room for a FINALLY great night sleep - all the way through the night! NOW has great prices and I love the guaranteed gluten free on the label.