Ill go paragraph by paragraph.Hi wxolue,
Thank-you for your reply! The Valerian I've got is 'Valeriana officinalis extract equiv. to dry root (2g) 2000mg', so that's the extract right? I didn't know the actual plant can cause liver damage. Thanks for letting me know.
Yeah, it does have a horrible smell and taste. (If I don't swallow it quickly) But it doesn't bother me much. Today, I took 6g of it (3 capsules with 2g valerian), and I think it actually worked! Today, is probably one of my memorable 'good days'. I felt calmer, in control, not much negative thoughts, but I did feel anxious from time to time. But I think I did OK.
Wow, that's so great to hear. So roughly, how much grams did you take on the day you felt really confident? And it only lasted for 30 mins?
Also, do I need to take it everyday for it to start working? I was actually thinking to only take it when I will be in situations that would heighten my anxiety. It's pricey and I only have 30 capsules.
There's another brand that has 100 capsules, but each capsule is only 500mg. So it still works out to be the same.
If you are, what medication/supplement are you now using for your anxiety?
Im going to try it, I need more confidence and I am running out of time.I used to take valerian root. Get valerian root extract. Not the plant. The plant can cause liver damage. I took the capsule. Im sure it would taste absolutely horrible either way haha.
Its a tranquilizer, so the best definition I can provide is that it relaxes you, and makes it so its much easier for you to relax yourself. I took what was recommended on the bottle. This stopped working, so I started taking more and more until I took four times the recommended dose once. I can honestly tell you, that for 30 minutes, I have never felt better in my life. Not to mention I could EASILY talk to a girl that usually gives me a lot of anxiety. There was absolutely 0 anxiety. I was free, confident, and I actually wanted to interact with people. A taste of the end of SA if you will. My supply ran out so I stopped taking it since I started developing a tolerance to it.
Make sure it only has the root, you mean.Companies that used to make valerian root thought that mixing the usually wasted plant part into the roots would be more cost effective. Thats why you have to be careful what kind you buy. Make sure it doesn't have the root.