Bottle size: 100 capsules
Suggested adult usage:
• To reduce stress and anxiety: Take 1-3 capsules, three times a day on an empty stomach.
• To promote restful sleep: Take 1-4 capsules 2 hours before bed on an empty stomach.
Approximate supply: 11-100 days
Are you restless, anxious, tense, or just need a good night’s sleep? Then try our Soothe with 100% natural Valerian Root! Give it some time, you’ll feel the difference! Valerian Root has been used for centuries to help with nervous system issues, and it is also commonly used to counteract stress and promote quality sleep. In addition, many herbalists also recommend Valerian Root to help with tension headaches and muscle pain because of its ability to act as a muscle relaxant!
Stress and the Body
Our bodies were created with certain automatic reactions to stress, which we have no control over. For instance, when we are under stress:
• The heart rate and blood pressure soar, increasing the flow of blood to the brain – which helps improve decision making.
• The blood sugar level rises to furnish more fuel for energy.
• Blood is shunted away from the gut, where it is not immediately needed for purposes of digestion, to the large muscles of the arms and legs to provide more strength in combat, or greater speed in getting away from a scene of potential peril.
• Clotting occurs more quickly to prevent blood loss from lacerations or internal hemorrhage.
These, and many other automatic life-saving mechanisms, have been with us since creation to help man deal with physical challenges, such as being chased by a hostile enemy or a wild animal. However, “modern” stress stems primarily from psychological rather than physical threats. Meaning, in the modern world, we deal with a host of emotional threats like getting stuck in traffic, fights with co-workers or loved ones, worries over job security, relationship struggles, concerns over health issues, and many other things that cause us to feel “stressed out”. These “stressors” can occur several times a day, and unfortunately, our bodies still react with the fight-or-flight responses that, although useful when in danger, are potentially damaging and even deadly when unnecessary. Repeatedly invoked, it’s easy to see how stress can contribute to irritability, difficulty sleeping, circulatory and heart problems, blood sugar imbalances, and many other health problems!
Soothe and Stress
While the best answer is reducing the amount of stressors or learning how to deal with the stress better, this is not always enough. More and more people are looking for something that will help them reduce the physical struggles that stress and anxiety can cause. Unfortunately this can often mean dangerous products with a long list of side-effects. So, here’s the good news: scientists believe that Valerian Root works in the same way that many anti-anxiety products do, by increasing the amount of a chemical in the brain called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA helps regulate nerve cells and has a calming effect on the nervous system, which is why Soothe helps soothe stress & anxiety – without the dangerous side effects!
Soothe has been shown to be beneficial for:
- Mood problems
- Difficulty sleeping
- Anxiety and stress
- Menstrual cramps
- Stomach/Intestinal cramps
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hyperactivity and excitability
- Nervousness or nervous stomach
- Nervous system imbalances
- Bronchial and other muscle spasms
Soothe and Sleep
58% of adults say they have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling rested upon waking. Double blind studies have shown that Valerian Root can actually decrease the amount of time it takes for people to fall asleep and improve overall sleep quality! Study: In a 128-person study, Valerian extract demonstrated statistically significant improvement over placebo in sleep latency and sleep quality. Participants were able to fall asleep faster and felt more rested upon waking! Pharmacol Biochem Behav 1982;17:65-71.
Soothe works gently to help relax the central nervous system and provide a feeling of calmness – helping you drift off into a sweet, restful sleep!
Did you know? Today, Valerian is the most common over-the-counter sedative used in Europe to help with sleep disturbances, anxiety, excitability, and stress!
Valerian Root has a sharp odor that comes from the volatile oils that form the active ingredient in the plant. While some people are partial to the “earthy” scent, others have described it as smelling like a wet dog or unwashed feet! But don’t let the smell stop you! The more pungent the smell, the more powerful volatile oils it contains!
Does Soothe have side effects?
Unlike many other products designed to aid sleep or combat anxiety, Valerian does not cause morning drowsiness or grogginess! In fact, few adverse events attributable to Valerian have been reported, however, because of the herb’s tranquilizing properties, it may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects should be considered before driving or operating heavy or hazardous equipment until you see how your body reacts to the herb. Although rare, some individuals have reported allergic reactions to Valerian Root. If you appear to have an allergy to the herb, stop using Soothe immediately.
Give it some time!
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, one of the best designed studies found that Valerian was no more effective than placebo for 14 days, but by 28 days Valerian greatly improved sleep for those who were taking it. Some researchers now think you may need to take this herb for a few weeks before it begins to work. However, in another study, it was more effective than placebo almost immediately!
Hope For Health’s Soothe contains 100% pure Valerian Root, with no fillers or additives!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.