Kalms Side Effects (A comprehensive guide)

In this brief guide, we will discuss Kalms side effects, palpitations and other problems that kalms can cause, as well as some valerian side effects and questions like are kalms addictive and the relationship between kalms and high blood pressure.

Kalms Side Effects: Palpitations

Kalms side effects may sometimes include palpitations, when they are taken along with heart medication, other substances that can later the heart condition (like amphetamines), or when they are taken by someone who has a serious underlying heart condition or history of heart related problems.

Kalms side effects do not usually consist of palpitations when they are taken by completely healthy people who are not taking any other medication or substance, and who have mild anxiety, stress, depression or have trouble sleeping.

Kalms side effects are also more likely to be related to its hypnotics properties, which is possibly one reason why most of the places that list kalms side effects list more properties related to the sleep related effects of kalms, and why kalms interactions with other sedatives and hypnotics is strictly not allowed.

The typical and common kalms side effects are as follows:

  • Headache
  • An upset or rumbling stomach
  • Bizarre or intense dreams
  • Excessive drowsiness that persists the next day
  • Excessive laziness
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of ability to remember things well
  • Slowness of thinking
  • Feeling foggy or blurry
  • Feeling tired when waking up
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling excited or uneasy

Some studies have shown that in serious cases where the person has a possible risk for liver problems, kalms side effects can include liver problems, which may show up with side effects like the following:

  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Yellowing of nails
  • Rash 
  • Nausea
  • upper stomach pain
  • Itching (especially of the feet)
  • lethargy 
  • loss of appetite
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored stools

Are Kalms Addictive?

No, kalms are not addictive, due to the fact that they are herbal supplements, and since addiction involves the pleasure centers of the brain and kalms do not affect those, this means that they cannot cause addiction.

However, taking kalms too regularly can cause adverse reactions sometimes and taking them too regularly can also reduce their effectiveness, which is why it is recommended to not take them regularly for longer than 4 weeks, especially if they have not been helping too significantly.

Additionally, one must remember that kalms not being addictive is based on observation and hearsay, and not scientific research so any facts about whether it is addictive are not to be taken as known information.

Kalms are popularly used for anxiety and anxiety like symptoms, and they are considered to be quite useful in most people, as they do bring some relief from the milder symptoms.

In some cases they may cause side effects, but these are mostly rare and even when they do happen they tend to be quite tolerable and manageable.

Kalms Tablets and High Blood Pressure

Kalms tablets and high blood pressure may be theorized as being quite closely related as valerian, which is the primary component of kalms tablets, has been used to lower blood pressure for many centuries.

In fact, many professionals recommend valerian root preparations like kalms tablets as supplements for people who are not able to take heart medication or do not have a condition severe enough to warrant heart medication, and one of them is Dr. Sarah Brewer, who is a nutritionist, who says:

“Valerian is one of the most effective natural remedies for high blood pressure, where this is linked with anxiety and stress. The roots of Valerian officinalis have been used as a sedative since medieval times to calm anxiety, reduce muscle tension, and improve sleep quality. Valerian is recognized as one of the most calming herbs available.”

The relationship between kalms tablets and high blood pressure has not been proven scientifically but most people suggest that kalms tablets can help with some cases of high blood pressure.

Kalms tablets and high blood pressure being related in some way is also thought of as being the reason why they may help with some of the milder symptoms of anxiety and depression, because we know very well that anxiety symptoms can often mimic hypertension or high blood pressure.

According to some people, kalms tablets can also help with symptoms like irritability or stress, which is why they may also help with anxiety-like symptoms of high blood pressure, and a reason for this might be that they are made up of valerian root, which has been seen as a good herbal remedy for high blood pressure.

It is important to remember however that Valerian root does not have FDA approval, which is why they must always be discussed with a healthcare person before taking them.

Kalms Ingredients

Given below is a full list of kalms ingredients that are found in all four of the kalms range supplements:

  • 45 mg of Hop Strobiles (Humulus lupulus L.)
  • 33.75 mg of extract (as dry extract) from Valerian root
  • (Valeriana officinalis L.) (equivalent to 135 to 167mg of Valerian root) 
  • Extraction solvent: Ethanol 60%v/v
  • 22.5mg of extract (as dry extract) from Gentian root
  • (Gentiana lutea L.) (equivalent to 90mg of Gentian root)
  • Extraction solvent: Ethanol 50% v/v
  • Each coated tablet contains 247mg sucrose
  • Extract: Maltodextrin, Silicon Dioxide
  • Core: Acacia (Spray-dried)
  • Icing Sugar
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Maize Starch
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Sodium Starch Glycolate
  • Stearic acid.

Coating: Acacia (Spray-dried), Calcium Carbonate (Light), Carnauba Wax, Mastercote White SP0950G, Talc, Shellac Varnish, Sucrose, Titanium Dioxide E171, Yellow Beeswax.

Valerian Side Effects

Here are some of the common Valerian side effects:

  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling sluggish in the morning 
  • Dry mouth
  • Vivid or intense dreams
  • Stomach upset
  • Mental dullness
  • Excitability
  • Uneasiness
  • Heart disturbances

Kalms Reviews

Here are some of the most honest and comprehensive kalms reviews to help you make up your mind about kalms and whether it might be right for you:

“I have used kalms before when I hit an anxious and worrying time. They work and hence that’s why I have bought them again. I feel so calm, relaxed, not jumpy anymore and I feel I can handle things better now. Plus they do help you sleep.”

“I’ve used this product in the past and decided to use it again due to some anxiety issues. Would definitely recommend this product. I’ve been taking less than recommended dose but I’m about to increase as I believe it would work better as recommended”

“Was having trouble waking in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep. Taking a couple of Kalms seems to have made it easier for me to fall asleep again…”

“Has no effect whatsoever, started off taking one a night then kept adding on and still no effect at all, don’t waste yours money they’re useless!”

“Excellent product for helping me manage my anxiety. I have to take more than the given dosage though to really feel enough of an effect though. More like 4 at a time.”

“I am a nurse practitioner who has dealt with dosages for 40 years. This package came from overseas and on the front of the package it says 96 mg of Valerian root and on the back it says equivalent to 384 mgm. They it says take four tablets and could repeat dosage. These instructions are confusing and dangerous. I will NOT even open this package as I do not think they know what they are talking about! You should not dispense this product as it could cause harm. The other one I ordered read directions very clearly.”

“So far, so good. Just tried it for the first time last night, and it worked great and I woke up this morning feeling refreshed. Can’t say how it works taking longer term, but my first night was a success, and I only took two tablets.”

“Seems to work ok but it’s hard to be definitive. Many factors at play.”

“Great product. Helps with the occasional insomnia. Test out lower amounts of pills first. Dosage says 4 but I sleep soundly with just 2.”

“I have just come off antidepressants for nerve pain. They gave me tons of side effects messed with my brain they were nortriptyline. So I bought these and thought they may work because they are only herbal. Wow, OMG they totally relaxed me love them thanks”

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we discussed Kalms side effects, palpitations and other problems that kalms can cause, as well as some valerian side effects and questions like are kalms addictive and the relationship between kalms and high blood pressure.

Kalms are a good natural remedy for a lot of problems like insomnia and stress, and even some somatic symptoms of anxiety and depression, but like any substance that goes in your body, they should be taken with caution, especially considering that they are not as researched or studied as other medications.

Kalms can have side effects for many people as well, and even though they may not always be as bad as the ones that other medicine may cause, due to its herbal nature, it can still be rather strong for some people and may cause more problems than it seeks to treat.

This is kalms side effects like palpitations must be taken very seriously, because it is directly linked to the heart and blood pressure, so if you have any questions or comments, about kalms side effects like palpitations, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Kalms Side Effects: Palpitations

What are the side effects of kalms?

The side effects of kalms include symptoms like Gastrointestinal effects such as nausea, and stomach cramps which are usually reported with Valerian root preparations in general.

Can valerian root cause heart palpitations?

Yes, valerian root can sometimes cause palpitations in cases where the person may have an underlying heart condition, because it has been seen that Valerian root, though it is a popular sleep aid, is linked quite strongly to the heart and blood pressure, and as such can cause palpitations and other such heart related problems in those who are at risk for such issues.

Are kalms good for anxiety?

Yes, kalms have been shown to  be good for anxiety according to some small studies, though they may help more with the somatic symptoms of anxiety and not as much with the more intense psychological symptoms.

Additionally, kalms may be good for anxiety when the anxiety is not as severe and there are some conditions in which the person is able to get rid of anxiety using other methods as well, which may be further strengthened by kalms.

Citations

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/valerian-root-side-effects

https://www.healthtap.com/q/does-kalms-give-side-effect-of-palpitation/

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-870/valerian

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.

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