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Reason for taking: Insomnia
3/10/2015 10:35:31 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Taken half an hour before bed. relaxes the body making it easier to fall asleep. The downside is all the water you have to drink.

Reason for taking: Insomnia
2/15/2015 11:52:52 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Been taking valerian for more than 10 years for 'insomnia' although labelling sleep problems with that word makes you believe you have a problem, when really its very common. Anxiety during sleep - Valerian does not work. Making you sleepy - Valerian does work. If your mind is racing at night, Valerian will not resolve that. It simply sedates your body, not mind.

Reason for taking: Insomnia
2/13/2015 12:47:24 AM

Reviewer: Sara , Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking vitamin shoppe Valarian root extract. Brief history. All My problems started when I dropped weight ( don't be jealous), flat couldn't sleep and felt like I had the flu all Day. After over a year and 5 Dr's thinking I was a quack they finally found out my adrenal glad wasn't working. Got that fixed and felt great but the "falling and staying asleep' nev ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Insomnia
2/9/2015 11:13:32 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking the three recommended caps. at bedtime. Then I was able to taper down to one at night and sleep just as well.

Reason for taking: Insomnia
2/5/2015 8:48:59 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am consistently waking up at around 2am and unable to get back to sleep until just minutes before getting up for work. While taking Valerian Root, I still get up, but back sleeping within minutes.

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