Valerian Root (VR) is a flowering plant whose root extracts can be used for calming nerves, relieving tension, and relaxing the body in a natural way.
Here’s a run down of how VR works with the rest of the ingredients:
Valerian increases the amount of gamma aminobutyric acid in the brain (GABA), which helps regulate nerve cells and has a calming effect on anxiety — as described in an overview by the University of Maryland Medical Center.
GABA production in the brain lowers the activity of some brain cells, which naturally makes the body feel more relaxed. The more healthy levels of GABA, the better.
Now… Valerian Root is the core ingredient for reasons just described. It drives the GABA production needed to calm your dog down.