General Information on Dosing With ValerianConsiderations for people taking valerian include the following:
- Because the manufacturing of supplements such valerian is not closely regulated, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer of valerian supplements. It is a good idea to look for the "USP" symbol, as this means that the supplement has been tested and contains the right ingredients in the right amounts.
- You can take valerian with or without food. Of course, you should not take it with foods or beverages that tend to keep you awake, such as those that contain caffeine.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, you should check with your healthcare provider before taking valerian.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your valerian dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider.