As a way of introducing clinically proven Valerian Complex to consumers in need of the occasional sleep aid Bioforce USA has announced a new rebate program for consumers – buy Valerian Complex and receive a $5.00 check in the mail after sending in the rebate form.
Bioforce USA’s Valerian Complex contains 50% fresh Valeriana off. radix tincture 1:10 and 50%fresh Humulus lupulus tincture 1:12. The amount of essential oils is much higher in A. Vogel Valerian Complex made from fresh plants in comparison to usual preparations made from dried plants.
“We assessed the current consumer climate and realized that more people are turning to preventative natural remedies to stave off the high costs of health care. Our research has shown that deep, restful sleep is more important than ever and yet can be illusive. We wanted to bring to folks attention that there is a dietary supplement that is clinically proven to work. And in the current economic climate, the idea of receiving something back is very attractive for consumers.”
This offer comes on the heels of a new published study demonstrating efficacy of Valerian Complex with just one dose.
The placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial sought to determine if one daily dose of the complex influenced sleep. The study of 44 patients with a history of poor sleep conducted at NeuroCode AG in Wetzlar, Germany, a laboratory specializing in brain research that developed a very sensitive instrument for brain research called CATEEM (computer aided topographical electroencephalo-metry) and is equipped with special sleep laboratories. Recordings were performed during two consecutive nights, the first one as reference and the second one with Valerian Complex or placebo. With this design each individual was taken as its own control.
Participants were given a 2 ml. dose of Valerian Complex (a daily dose of 30 drops, three times). Results were based on the technologically advanced SFx – Sleep Frequency Index, taking into account sleep time in minutes and depth of sleep assessed as EEG-alterations, and sleep rhythm. In addition, SFx shows on a scale from 0 to 100% how many minutes a person is in which stage of depth of sleep; below 80% is determined as “sleep,” while below 68% is noted as “deep sleep.”
The results showed that those who took Valerian Complex experienced more time in deeper sleep than with placebo, and minutes spent in deep sleep phases (SFx <68) with the supplement statistically significant improved (303 minutes compared to 265 minutes for placebo. The sleep rhythm changes usually in cycles of 90 minutes in healthy persons.
By taking only one dosage of Valerian Complex researchers observed a shift not only to deeper sleep stages but also towards the optimum cycle of 90 minutes. The study authors concluded that one single daily dose of Valerian Complex leads to significantly better and deeper sleep in patients with sleeping problems.
In addition, Valerian Complex was featured in the July-August issue of Holistic Nursing Practice [2009;23(4):253–256]. In her article, entitled, “Sleep Disorders: A Single Dose Administration of Valerian/Hops Fluid Extract (Dormeasan) is Found to be Effective in Improving Sleep,” author Stephanie Maxine Ross, MH, HT, CNC, discussed the nature of sleep problems and the safety and efficacy profile of the combination of Valerian and Hops as a potential complementary protocol.