Botanicalm PM 60 CT
2 capsules one hour before sleep or as recommended by your health care professional.
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Valerian Root Extract
Valerian root extract is perhaps the most studied botanical for inducing sleep. Valerenic acid, an active component in valerian root, has spasmolytic or muscle relaxant properties. It has been found to both inhibit the reuptake of and stimulate the release of GABA in the central nervous system (CNS). In addition, other components within valerian have been found to bind to GABA receptors. Randomized trials consistently show significant benefits to supplementing valerian over placebo. One randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial comparing 600 mg/day of valerian extract given with another therapy for six weeks showed valerian root extract to be equally effective in supporting sleeplessness as a traditional approach.
The aerial portions of passionflower are best known for their historic use as a relaxing and calming herb. Numerous flavonoid components function as active ingredients by binding to the GABA receptor. Passionflower extract has compared favorably with other therapies with similar mechanisms of easing feelings of overstimulation and scattered thoughts, with fewer side effects. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 60 people, aged 25-55 years and scheduled for spinal anesthesia, showed those given passionflower experienced a greater sense of calmness before being given anesthesia. Passionflower has also been shown to offer sleep benefits for adults with fluctuations in sleep quality.