I have been taking taurine for a while for the relaxing effect and eye health. My husband also takes it for cardiovascular health and hypertension per Dr. Mark Houston's recommendation in "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease." I was pleased to find the NOW double strength capsules. Now we only need to take 1/2 as many caps per day. We both take several supplements with each meal so fewer caps to swallow is appreciated.
I usually don't have a problem falling asleep, but often have a hard time staying asleep. If I wake up during the night it takes a long time to fall back to sleep again. I use Natrol melatonin TR every night. I read that most people don't need the higher dosage (3 or 5 mg) that is commonly available so I just take 1 mg. and most nights that's enough. If I feel that I need more I can take multiple pills. It seems to help me sleep through the night with no side effects. I know some people report weird or disturbing dreams with melatonin, but I've never had that problem.
I use this product to combat a stressful job and find it helps me stay calm. It has no sedating effect so I can take it first thing in the morning on not feel sleepy. I also give it to my dogs. I just sprinkle the contents of a capsule on their food and mix it in with a little water. I was using a veterinary product called Anxitane, which was expensive. I discovered the active ingredient is L-Theanine (Suntheanine) 100 mg so I figured I save myself some money and try this supplement instead. It works just as well.
I like these prunes because they are high quality and organic. They are moist and easy to chew and have just the right amount of sweetness for me. As recommended, I refrigerate them after opening and they stay very fresh for at least a week, which is about how long it takes me to consume the bag. I will definitely buy again.
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