For some people, especially those experiencing stress, it can be challenging to turn off a racing mind when we’re trying to fall asleep.
This feeling of restlessness often means that we’re stuck in ‘fight or flight’, which is governed by our sympathetic nervous system. To fall asleep, we need to flip the switch to get into ‘rest and digest’ state, which is governed by the parasympathetic nervous system.
GABA is what we call an inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it is a signal in our brain that acts like a ‘stop button’. When the GABA button is pressed, we are taken out of ‘fight or flight’ and put into ‘rest and digest’, so thatwe can relax and fall asleep1.
The relaxation benefit we get from GABA has been shown to decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and increase the duration of sleep. Boosting GABA can also be helpful for people who experience anxiety or difficulty coping with stress during the day1.
Valerian is an herb that increases GABA to promote relaxation and sleep. Valerian contains active constituents that bind to GABA receptors, triggeringthe brain’s ‘stop button’. This calms the body and mind to allow us to easily fall asleep.
Valerian also inhibits the enzymes that would normally break down GABA. This means that naturally occurring GABA in the brain continues to press the ‘stop button’ for a longer period of time that it normally would, which promotes a longer sleep duration and improved sleep quality.
Valerian allows us to achieve a restorative sleep without causing morning grogginess, making it an attractive alternative to sleep medications.
Valerian Juice is made from organic, fresh valerian herb and root that is pressed and sealed within 2-3 hours of harvesting the plant.Since it is made from the whole plant, it contains a full spectrum of active herb ingredients. Itdoes not contain preservatives, added sugars, colours or flavours.
Valerian Juice is an ideal way to deliver the calming benefits of valerian to promote a deep, restful sleep.