BIO-Vega’s VALERIANA capsules are primarily composed of valerian. A large plant with a distinctive odor, valerian has been a favorite of herbalist and other practitioners for its multiple therapeutic properties for a long time. Indeed, valerian has been used for thousands of years to treat sleep disorders, stress and anxiety.
Non-medicinal ingredients are added to increase the bioavailability (absorption by the digestive system) of the active ingredients.
Adults : 1 capsule 30-60 minutes before bedtime (provides a dose equivalent to 2 130 mg of Valeriana officinalis).
Recommended route of administration
Consult a health care professional if :
if insomnia persists beyond 3 weeks (chronic insomnia).
if symptoms persist or worsen.
Consumption in combination with alcohol or any other natural health product with sedative effects should be avoided.
Valerian induces sleep. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicule or involved in activities requiring mental alertness within 2 hours of taking VALERIANA.
WHY CHOOSE BIO-Vega's NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS ?
If all wines are not born equal, the same goes for phytotherapy products. Thus, BIO-Vega products are distinguished by :
The care with which raw materials are selected.
The wide variety of plants and natural substances used in the compositions.
The extraction methods which isolate the plant’s sought properties, increase their concentration and thus ensure a maximum efficiency of the products.
But above all, the great distinction of BIO-Vega products lies in the exclusivity of its recipes strongly influenced by the ancient traditions of Chinese as well as Oriental medicine, and in the variety and finesse of the methods of extraction of the active elements of plants and natural substances.
Our production processes comply with Health Canada’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Guidelines.
ABOUT THE MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS
Valerian, or Valeriana officinalis, is a plant native to Europe and northern Asia, and today naturalized all over the world. It was prescribed in Ancient Greece for treating insomnia. Romans for their part, used it to combat palpitations and arrhythmias. In Europe, valerian was recommended during the Middle Ages as a tranquilizer and sleeping pill, and toward the end of the 16th century, for treating epilepsy. It was also for this purpose that Amerindians used it in America.
The popularity and virtues of valerian have not diminished over time; it is still commonly used in herbal medicine to treat stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
Valerian was shown to promote sleepiness in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, where 8 participants with mild insomnia were given valerian extract.
Other double-blind studies have shown that valerian is more effective than placebo, and that it is as effective as classical pharmaceutical treatments for insomnia.
Another study involving 82 elderly subjects with nervous behavioral disorders (including difficulty falling asleep, difficulty sleeping during the night, and rapid fatigue due to sleep disorders) showed significant improvements in falling asleep and staying asleep during the night. It also showed a significant decrease in fatigue after 14 days of treatment.
The use of valerian for treating restlessness, anxiety, and sleep disorders is recognized by the German Commission E, ESCOP, and the World Health Organization (WHO).