Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme
Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme is advertised as a synergistic blend designed to promote calmness and relaxation throughout the body. The alcohol-free formula is offered by Gaia Herbs, a well known manufacturer of herbal supplements. Additional benefits include support during occasional stressful situations and promoting a sound, restful sleep.
Gaia Herbs is a United States based company with a market experience of over 20 years. The company takes pride in growing and using only Certified Organic (COG) medicinal herbs for manufacturing its herbal products.
The formula should be used occasionally, and for a maximum 1 month period. Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme is designed to be used by adults over 18 years old, except pregnant and breastfeeding women. Further precautions refer to people suffering from liver conditions, or under any other medication.
Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme Ingredients
Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme includes the following ingredients: Valerian Root (Valeriana Officinalis), fresh Skullcap herb (Scutellaria Lateriflora), Kava Kava Root (Piper methysticum), California poppy herb and root (Eschscholzia californica), Passion flower flowering vine (Passiflora Incarnata), German Chamomile Flowers (Matricaria recutita), Mugwort Herb (Artemisia vulgaris), Pure vegetable glycerin (55-56%), and water.
Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme is an herbal blend containing several herbs known for their calming and sedative effects, including: Valerian, Chamomile, Kava Kava and Skullcap.
The Valerian root is used for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. Traditionally, it was prescribed for sleep disorders, nervous system problems, headaches, and arthritis. Today, Valerian is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of insomnia and to treat various anxiety disorders, including stress symptoms.
There is a large amount of research available on Valerian; however the exact mechanism of action sis not completely understood. It appears that Valerian acts on the synthesis and metabolism of the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which in fact leads to calming the nervous system and the brain. Potential benefits of Valerian for which the plant was or still is scientifically investigated includes ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) or obsessive compulsive disorder). Side effects include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness or headache.
Kava Kava is a controversial herb which possesses strong medicinal properties but may also have intoxicating effects. It is believed to help relieve anxiety symptoms such as irritability and muscle tension and to help promote overall emotional well being. Several European countries approved it as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. Other uses include rheumatism, gout, or incontinence. Serious health concerns exist regarding mouth use of Kava Kava. Serious liver damage has been reported even with short term use.
The manufacturer of Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme warns against the use of the formula for certain categories of people, including those with liver problems, pregnant women, etc. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach or abdominal pain, light colored stools, tiredness, weakness, and loss of appetite. For optimum results, you should use 40 to 60 drops taken every 20 minutes beginning 1 hour before bedtime in maximum 3 such servings a day.
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- 100% vegetarian formulation
- Alcohol free liquid formulation
- Free of pesticides and heavy metals (organic ingredients)
- The main ingredients have been used for centuries for their sedative properties
- Rather high price for a month’s supply (approximately $30 for 22 servings)
- No formula reviews available online
- Serious potential side effects associated with Kava Kava
- Precautions for certain patients
Gaia Herbs Valerian Poppy Supreme is advertised to promote overall calmness and relaxation, help with sleep and assist with occasional stress. The main ingredients have been traditionally used and research by modern medicine means and linked to such properties. Kava Kava however is considered potentially unsafe and serious harms could be done especially to certain categories of patients. The formula comes in a liquid form, easily absorbable. We advise that you consult your specialist before using this formula, and, if not possible, to contact one as soon as the first symptoms or side effects appear.