Valerian root has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries, to assist with insomnia and improve sleep quality.
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VALERIAN ROOT is derived from valerian (Valeriana officinalis), a perennial flowering plant from the Valerianaceae family.
Valerian is an herb that’s commonly used as an ingredient in sleep aid supplements as a result of its calming properties. This herb is often referred to as “nature’s Valium,” and people have used it since the Middle Ages to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia.
What’s more, valerian may help you relax and may have benefits for people who experience anxiety and other symptoms. Valerian contains a number of compounds that may help promote calmness by increasing GABA availability in the body and interacting with certain receptors involved in mood and sleep.
WHY SHOULD WE SUPPLEMENT : (CLINICAL BENEFIT)
1. NATURALLY AIDS SLEEP : Studies show that valerian reduces the time it takes to fall asleep and improves sleep quality. Valerian contains a chemical called linarin, which creates a sedative effect. Valerian can cause sedation by increasing your brain’s GABA level. Gamma-amino butyric acid(GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Valerian may cause GABA to be released from brain nerve endings and then block GABA from being taken back into nerve cells. In addition, valerian’s valerenic acid inhibits an enzyme that destroys GABA, and improve your GABA levels and promote a great night’s rest.
2. CALMS ANXIETY : Scientists have found that valerian increases the amount of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) through GABA receptors. GABA helps regulate nerve cells and calms anxiety.