Keep Calm in Troubled Times with Calmvalera

The naturopathic complex remedy Calmvalera acts against nervous restlessness and sleep disorders, including in cases caused by fear of the future and obsessive thinking. Its fast action is clinically proven3, and there are no reports of interactions or potential addiction.

Angela Merkel described the current situation in Germany caused by COVID-19 as “the gravest crisis since World War II.” Her words summed up the feelings of many Germans. Social isolation and fear of falling ill are not the only things on people's minds. Their main worry is uncertainty. Who will lose their job and their livelihood? Will social contact be maintained then? If I'm unemployed, will I be the same person I was before? Fear of the future can cause illness: and this can start more quickly and last longer than most people expect.

Germans are fearful for the future

As 2019 gave way to 2020, half of all Germans were extremely optimistic about the year ahead according to a survey 1 by the renowned Allensbach Institute in Germany. Just under three months later, this optimism has evaporated: Only 24% of respondents have no worries about the future. Three quarters are very concerned about the economic collateral damage. An IPSOS survey shows that 2/3 of the UK population is struggling to stay positive about the future 2 . The quarantine situation is making matters worse in all countries. People are lonely, have time to worry even more, and soon become consumed by anxiety.

What happens in the event of long-term anxiety and constant worry?

Anxiety actually has a positive function, too. It warns against danger and prepares the body for a response: fight or flight. To this end, stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin are released in the body, and other functions such as digestion are shut down. However, anxiety is not meant to be a constant state. As a result of the physiological responses to anxiety and stress, hormone levels are reduced, the body calms down, and stress goes back down to a normal level. It is dangerous if there is no physical response or if obsessive thinking keep stress levels high. Along with exhaustion, constant stress also causes organic diseases such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes 3 , 4 . If neuroendocrine and immunological adaptation reactions to stress persist for a long time, they also disturb the body's chemical balance due to oxidative stress. In addition to increased blood pressure and a weakened immune defense, the possible consequences of stress include vegetative dystonias. These are manifested by persistent nervousness and internal restlessness, often accompanied by physical complaints. Those affected suffer from tachycardia, headaches, tension, or gastrointestinal symptoms.

How can people cope with anxiety?

Anxiety is an emotion and is not rational. However, it can be controlled to a certain extent. It is important that people try to stay calm in times that are dominated by worry and a perceived loss of control over their own future. Many people worrying and fretting will not make the situation itself any better. On the contrary. Nobody under constant stress is able to think clearly or manage to find something positive in a situation not of their own making. Along with breathing exercises, meditation, and exercise, naturopathic medicines can also help people to relax, sleep well again, and thus clear their head to turn the stressful situation to their advantage if possible.

Calmvalera®: Proven against nervous restlessness and sleep disorders – with no addictive effect

Calmvalera® contains an ideal combination of nine active ingredients. They have a calming and relaxing effect on the nervous system, which results in a restful night’s sleep. The combination remedy from Hevert-Arzneimittel acts effectively against nervous restlessness and sleep disorders, What makes it particularly special is its clinically proven fast action, within just 90 minutes 5 . Nervous states of unrest are not just situation-specific – many people are permanently affected by vegetative dystonias. Therefore, it is important that the preparation is not potentially addictive and can also be taken over an extended period. Calmvalera® helps to achieve inner tranquility and can also be used for psychosomatic physical symptoms. The combination remedy is highly suitable for taking over an extended period and is well tolerated. There are no known interactions.

The name says it all: “Calm” speaks for itself, and “valera” is derived from Valerian, one of the nine ingredients and undoubtedly the best-known plant with a sleep-aiding effect. As well as Valerian, Calmvalera® contains Cimcifuga (black cohosh), which balances mood swings and relieves stress symptoms. Cocculus (fish berry) alleviates exhaustion after mental overexertion, while Cypripedium pubescens (lady's slipper) helps with nervous sleep disorders. Zincum valerianicum (valerianate of zinc) also takes care of these, as well as restlessness. Ignatia (St Ignatius' bean) acts against sorrow and mood swings, while Lilium tigrinum (tiger lily) suppresses nervous irritability and states of excitement. Passiflora incarnata (passionflower) also has a sleep-aiding effect and calms the nervous system in the event of overexertion. And Platinum metallicum (platinum) helps to counter nervous disorders such as mild irritability as well as mood swings.

Some of the listed naturopathic active ingredients are also used in alternative naturopathic preparations. However, the combination of all nine substances, as in Calmvalera® tablets and drops, is unique Calmvalera is available from pharmacies without a prescription.

1 https://www.businessinsider.de/leben/allensbach-umfrage-zeigt-noch-nie-waren-die-menschen-hierzulande-so-pessimistisch-wie-in-der-corona-krise/
2 https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/6-10-britons-struggle-stay-positive-about-future-could-be-changed-vaccine
3 Crump C et al.: Diabetologia 2016; 59: 728–733
4 Ayada C et al.: Hippokratia 2015; 19: 99–108
5 Dimpfel W et al.: JBBS 2016; 6: 404–431

Pflichtangaben

Calmvalera Drops Composition: 10 g drops contain: Cimicifuga D2 0.48 g, Cocculus D4 0.95 g, Cypripedium pubescens D3 0.48 g, Ignatia D6 1.01 g, Lilium tigrinum D4 1.01 g, Passiflora incarnata D3 1.92 g, Platinum metallicum D8 0.52 g, Valeriana D2 0.48 g, Zincum valerianicum D3 0.43 g. Excipients: Purified water. Contains 48% alc/vol. Indications: The indications are derived from the homeopathic remedy profiles. They include: nervous disorders such as sleep disorders and restlessness, depressive mood. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to lady’s slippers and platinum compounds. Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions, e.g., skin reactions and gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea may occur. Calmvalera Tablets Composition: 1 tablet contains: Cimicifuga D3 20 mg, Cocculus D4 20 mg, Cypripedium pubescens D4 10 mg, Ignatia D6 40 mg, Lilium tigrinum D6 20 mg, Passiflora incarnata D3 40 mg, Platinum metallicum D8 20 mg, Valeriana D2 20 mg, Zincum valerianicum D3 20 mg. Excipients: Lactose, magnesium stearate, corn starch. Indications: The indications are derived from the homeopathic remedy profiles. These include: restlessness and sleep disorders due to nerves. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to lady’s slipper or orchids and platinum compounds. Side effects: Hypersensitivity reactions, e.g., skin reactions and gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea may occur. Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG, In der Weiherwiese 1, 55569 Nussbaum, Germany

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