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Holland & Barrett Valerian 337mg 30 Capsules

By Holland & Barrett
Holland & Barrett Valerian 337mg 30 Capsules

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  • Relieves the symptoms of mild anxiety
  • To aid sleep
  • Traditional Herbal Medicine

Holland & Barrett Valerian 337mg Capsules are a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety and to help aid sleep. Each capsule contains 337mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root. Based on traditional use only.

Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.

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Full ingredients

Active Ingredients: Each capsule contains 337mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis L) (equivalent to 1683mg-2020mg of Valerian root). Extraction solvent: Ethanol 70% v/v.

This product also contains the following inactive (excipient) ingredients: Magnesium stearate.

Excipients in the extract: Maltodextrin, Silica colloidal anhydrous.

Capsule shell: Hypromellose.

Always read the label before use

Nutritional Information

Per Capsule
Valerian Root Extract 337mg

Additional Info

Product Leaflets


For oral use only.

For adults and elderly:

Mild anxiety - Take 1 capsule 3 times daily.

To aid sleep - Take 1 capsule 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime with an earlier dose during the evening if necessary.

The maximum dose is 4 capsules per day

Swallow the whole capsule with water.

Advisory information:

Do not exceed the stated dose.

Do not take this product if you are:

- Under 18 years of age

- Pregnant or breastfeeding

- Allergic to Valerian or any of the ingredients in this product

- Already taking a medicine for sleep or anxiety

The effects of this product may be increased by alcohol. Excessive use of alcohol should therefore be avoided. If you feel sleepy, do not drive or operate machines. Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using this product.

Duration of use: If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 4 weeks, a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare Practitioner should be consulted.

Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.

Remember to:

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What is valerian?

Looking for a natural alternative to sleep aids and anxiety meds? Look no further than ‘nature’s Valium’, valerian root.

A herb native to Europe and Asia but grown all over the globe, many people use valerian root for anxiety, finding that it aids sleep and for some, fosters a sense of calm during tough moments.

Used since ancient times, valerian root extract contains a number of compounds that are responsible for its mild sedative effect.

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Why use valerian for anxiety?

The apparent effectiveness of valerian tablets such as these Holland & Barrett capsules for anxiety is due to a number of factors.

Not only does valerian contain antioxidants hesperidin and linarin, both thought to have sedative qualities, but it is extremely high in valerenic acid.

Found to inhibit the breakdown of gamma-aminobutyric acid, levels of which are lower in bodies under stress, valerenic acid works in the very same way as prescription medications like Xanax but in a gentler way.

Additionally the compounds in valerian may inhibit activity in the amygdala, the part of your brain that produces strong reactions to stress.

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What else can I do to minimise anxiety?

Easing long term feelings of anxiety is not as easy as simply popping a pill.

We recommend combining valerian extract with a healthy diet and exercise because a healthy body aids a healthy mind.

Consider taking up a hobby that can take your mind off feelings of stress and bring you joy in hard times. Perhaps knitting does it for you, or maybe something more active like swimming or yoga could help.

Minimising stressors in your life is the key to minimising anxiety, however, so it may be time for some lifestyle changes.

That might mean cutting out difficult people or speaking to your boss about your workload. Waving goodbye to alcohol can really help too.

If you experience serious anxiety regularly speak to your GP. They may advise talking therapies or attending a support group.

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Can I use valerian root for sleep?

A lot of people take valerian for sleep. This is because the same compounds that ease anxiety also produce a mild sedative effect.

In fact, research shows that valerian may help you to not only fall asleep more easily, but improve your quality and quantity of sleep too, helping to get you to a ‘deep sleep’ state up to 36% faster.

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What are the side effects of valerian supplements?

Unlike prescription sleeping pills, valerian herb capsules will not usually cause a feeling of drowsiness on waking.

Data based from long traditional use indicates that valerian is extremely safe for almost everyone, with minimal side effects.

Some people report headaches, dizziness or abdominal discomfort after taking valerian but this should ease as soon as you stop taking it.

Allergic reactions are rare but can happen. Consult your GP if you think you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy.

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Who is valerian suitable for?

Most people can take valerian with no problem. However if you have liver disease or another serious illness, it is important to speak to your doctor before taking any supplements.

Pregnant people or children under the age of three should not take valerian without prior medical consultation.

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