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Lanes Quiet Life Tablets
Lanes Quiet Life tablets are a herbal remedy manufactured and sold by a company called Lanes to help you relax in times of great stress. In my mind they are really like a cheaper version of Kalms. I chose to start taking Quiet Life at the beginning of October 2011 as my life was very hectic with planning my move to Poland, leaving my job, selling my car, saying 'see you soon' (I don't like 'goodbye') to my family and friends and at the same time trying to get organised with setting up my first students ready for when I moved.
So, as you can imagine, not only was I very busy but I was also feeling the strain and worrying a lot about the 'What if's...' of this big move and because of this for possibly the first time in my life, I started to loose sleep and feel generally stressed out. I wanted to keep going as best as I could and have as much energy as possible to continue with my work and sorting everything out so I spoke to my mum and she recommended Kalms to me as she used to take them when she felt stressed.
After a trip to Boots and seeing the price of Kalms I opted for the cheaper 'calming' tablet, Quiet Life. After reading both of the boxes I realised that the ingredients were pretty similar give or take a few mg of each ingredient. Not being a medical expert I didn't think this would make too much difference... Feel free to tell me if you know different, I would like to know! In the end I bought a bottle of 100 Quiet Life tablets for £3.90.
The Quiet Life packaging claims that Quiet Life is "To relieve periods of worry, irritability, stresses and strains. Promotes natural sleep."
What Do They Look Like?
Upon getting my Quiet Life home I opened the box and sat reading the instruction sheet which was wrapped around the bottle inside the cardboard outer box. I have since thrown both the box and instructions away as the instructions are printed in a short version on the bottle. All of the instructions are printed in English and are very clear and simple to understand.
After reading the instructions on how to take Quiet Life I opened the bottle with great ease as even though this is a medical product it does not come with a child safe lid, so if you have little ones around you will need to be very careful with storage of your Quiet Life. Which brings me onto my next point...
Inside the Quiet Life bottle you will find 100 (although I didn't count them) small shiny pink tablets which, to a child would look just like a bright pink sweetie and could obviously cause a risk if they ate them, even if they are herbal!
How Should I Take Them?
According to the instructions you should take 2 Quiet Life tablets twice a day with water and then 3 tablets at bedtime. This seemed quite a lot to me and I am very cautious when it comes to taking tablets at the best of times, so I decided to just take them once in the morning and then before I went to bed in the evening. I also changed the bedtime dose to only 2 tablets as I was worried they might relax me too much and I would fall into a deep sleep and ignore my alarm in the morning.
There is nothing in the instructions to say that I mustn't drive or operate machinery, but obviously they are a calming tablet so I would recommend that you take extra care if you do.
What Do They Taste and Smell Like?
Quiet Life tablets are a really nice shade of pink and the tablets are quite sticky to touch so I would say they are sugar coated, although I cannot find this written anywhere on the bottle. The tablets actually only stayed on my tongue for a few seconds before I swallowed them down with water, or indeed any drink (non-alcoholic) that I had to hand. While on my tongue I could instantly taste a really sweet almost sickly taste and my tongue felt like it was getting a coating on it off the tablets. Thankfully I love sweet tastes so for me this wasn't too much of an issue but if you don't have a sweet tooth the taste may be too much. I found the tablets were really easy to swallow as they are so small and smooth and I could have possibly taken them without a drink, but I didn't fancy a lasting sweet taste on my tongue.
While the tablets themselves taste rather nice, the smell of them can only be described as vile! Thankfully the smell isn't very strong at all and I actually only know the smell because I was curious and stuck my nose in the bottle to see. I regretted it afterwards. They smell like something mouldy that's been left to rot in the bottom of the fridge for a few weeks.
Do They Work?
I think to a point Quiet Life do work as a calming aid. I found that the first few days of taking Quiet Life nothing really changed, my sleep was still disturbed and I still felt really tense, however I did notice that as I was nearing a week I was starting to sleep better and felt more refreshed when I woke up for work. Because of this I started to relax more during the day and generally felt happier and more calm about all of the changes which were about to occur in my usually reasonably calm life.
After about a week and a half of taking Quiet Life I decided to try reducing my dose to only taking them at bedtime, my theory on this was, if they were helping me to sleep better then this should have been enough to get me through the days as I always feel better after a decent sleep. I was really pleased that a week after taking Quiet Life only before bedtime my sleep was still good and I was still feeling OK during the day too. Obviously I did feel a little tense or sometimes stressed as I had so much going on and I don't think there is any remedy which would completely wipe out all stress and I don't think I actually needed anything that would do this as I am perfectly capable of dealing with stress in most cases, but in this case I felt like I needed a little boost to encourage my mind to relax, even if it was only overnight.
To be honest I am slightly undecided on just how effective Quiet Life are because to some extent I wonder if it was more of a psychological thing that made me sleep better. i.e., my body and mind knew I had taken tablets designed to relax me so I subconsciously relaxed. I'm not a psychologist though and I don't think I really need to think so deep into it as I am simply grateful that my sleep was sorted out and I felt more relaxed.
I stopped taking quiet life after a total of 3 weeks and my last dose was at bedtime on the night before my big move. I did bring the remaining tablets with me, just in case, but 5 months later I still haven't needed to take them again as I am settled now and my life has pretty much returned to normal with normal stress levels and only occasionally high stress levels which I can deal with without the use of Quiet Life.
I paid £3.90 for my bottle of 100 Quiet Life tablets in Boots in October 2011. I have recently checked their website and the price is still the same. I think £3.90 is a pretty reasonable price as for me they seemed to work and I didn't take the full amounts recommended in the instructions, however I think if you were to take the full dosage you would get through the bottle quite quickly and this could then be quite expensive depending on how long you take them for.
Do I recommend?
I do recommend Quiet Life for anyone who is suffering from high stress levels and needs something that is strong enough to give their body a kick back into its usual routine but not so strong that it will knock you out. As with all medicines you should be careful and I think as well with a product like this one there is a risk of becoming addicted or relying on it too much and the bottle does state that if you are still suffering after 4 weeks then you should see your doctor.
Thanks for reading :)
Over the Summer I found myself moving house twice and I found this very stressful. I lived in a temporary location for several months and I only had a small amount of my belongings with me and not many clothes. I couldn't sleep very well and I kept feeling sick all the time. I went to my doctors about this and they said it was just anxiety and didn't really do anything about it.
So, I researched products online to see if there was anything that could help me. I found out about herbal remedies and thought it was worth a try. Later on I went into Boots and asked the pharmacist to see what would be suitable for me. She suggested wither Calms or Quiet Life so I chose these because they were better value and I had heard of Calms not working for others.
The amount to take ends up being 7 a day which is a lot! At first I felt a little relaxed but I found it very difficult to sleep so I stopped taking them at night. I took them for several weeks but didn't see any difference. I'm not sure whether this is just me but they may work for other people.
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Lanes Quiet Life Tablets are a product which are aimed towards reducing feelings of stress and worry, I found they can also help a little with restless nights. They are something that I tried when I felt I needed a helping hand and at the time I thought they did have some effect.
I found them easy to take and reasonably priced. The pack I bought was just under £4 and for that I got 100 Lanes Quiet Life Tablets, The tablets came in a simple and easy to use brown toned tub shaped bottle which came packed inside a small box. I found the pack easy to spot as it shows the product name and has a flower motif on it (slightly different to the pack shown here).
The way I used the tablets was to take 2 tablets after breakfast in the morning and then a further 2 just after an evening meal, so that the effects would begin to kick in before bed time. I thought at the time of taking them that they did have a positive effect and so I continued to use up all the tablets in the bottle over the course of almost 4 weeks.
Some days I didn't take all 4 tablets and other days I felt I wanted to take the full 2 doses. The info you get does say you can take more of the tablets than I took. You are able to take 2 tablets twice during the day and then again take a further 2 tablets prior to sleeping if you need/ want to. Or you can take 3 tablets at bedtime if you feel particularly restless.
The Lanes Quiet Life Tablets contain Valarian, which has over time been used as a sedative, a migraine product and also as a pain reliever. There are also ingredients such as passion flower, hops and motherwort.
As I grow passion flowers I have read that certain tribes have used them as an infusion to help with sleep problems and stress, as well as for pain numbing qualities. Although I have not tried this myself. So the mix of ingredients sounded very helpful when I was choosing the product.
To take the tablets all I did was swallow 2 after a light meal and then follow that up with a glass of plain tap water. When taking the Lanes Quiet Life Tablets I did feel that they were helping and whether that was due to the mix of ingredients or a type of placebo effect I cannot say.
Either way I did find them beneficial and so I would recommend them with caution. They should only be taken by the over 16's (age not dress size!). You should also check with a GP or health professional if any of the ingredients will interfere with anything else you may be using and expectant mums should seek advice in case these are not recommended.
To give my Lanes Quiet Life Tablets a rating, I feel that they ought to get a 4 star rate. They were of use and were very easy to take. I didn't notice any adverse effects either. They seemed well priced when compared to some other similar products and there are enough tablets to last around 3 weeks, perhaps more in every pack.
I have tried quite a variation of different products to determine whether or not I could improve my stress levels. This was one of the first ones I tried and it wasn't the last. I was pretty annoyed at the results of this but I obviously did not know this at the time. With it being a product which offered more than just stress release and easier sleep I thought I would give it a go.
The price for this product was £3.49 for 100 tablets which when you work out how many times you take them a day isn't the worst price on the market. They should last you a good couple of weeks which is long enough to work out the results of these.
The recommended dosage for these is to take two of these twice a day and 3 at night. Even though this may seem like quite a few to take aslong as you take them with water you should be fine. At no point should you increase the dosage if you feel that they aren't working. If you feel this then I would stop using them and try something else.
I was taking these for the recommended amount of time and after I finished the product I really didn't feel a difference. It was quite frustrating because when you take a product as much as you have to with this one you would expect it to do something. Since then I had good results with other similar range products so it isn't down to me. I assume that this may be like most of them in the sense that it will work for some but not for others. By all means have a good of it but if your like me this just won't work for you.
Lanes Quiet Life tablets are intended to ease you through periods of anxiety, stress and irritability. Last year when I was revising for my January exams I experienced stress and irritability like I have never know it before. Morning to night I worked through my books, feeling my blood pressure surging and even the gentlest enquiry of 'Would you like a cup of tea?' being met with a ferocious attack. It was awful, and not just for me, but for those around me. Additionally, while I exhausted myself during the day I found that I still had a lot of trouble getting to sleep at night. As the tablets also claim to promote natural sleep, they sounded like the ideal remedy for my troubles.
I am always sceptical of remedies that claim to aid a variety of ailments. While stress, anxiety and irritability may be similar in many ways, I was uncertain as to how the tablets would be effective against these moods and promote good sleep at the same time. However, I found a bottle of 100 Quiet Life tablets for £3.60, and I decided I had nothing to lose by trying them for a trial period. The dosage for adults and children over twelve is two tablets twice a day after meals, and another two before bed. The tablets are small and pink, and ideal if you have trouble swallowing pills, as their smooth coating lets them slip down almost unnoticed. They have a sugary shell, which some may find beneficial, but I did not care for it as it turned the water in my mouth into a sickly cocktail. There is no unpleasant aftertaste however, so as soon as the pills were down I could forget about them.
The first couple of doses I took yielded no effect. However, on the third dose, before bed on that same day, I did feel slightly more relaxed, although this did not help me to drop off significantly. I hoped that the effect would increase as the ingredients built up in me, but sadly the effect remained on a similar level over the next few weeks as I continued to use the tablets. I will admit that on occasions I felt my stress levels tailing off somewhat, but I cannot be certain whether this was merely a placebo effect.
Quiet Life contains motherwort, wild lettuce, valerin, hops and passiflora extracts. It is also rich in vitamin B, which is the ingredient designed to boost natural sleep. Given this fact, it may be possible to achieve similar effects by consuming foods rich in vitamin B, such as cereals, green leafy vegetables and berries rather than relying on the tablets. I would prefer to try this in the future than purchase some more Quiet Life, as I am distrustful of the long term effects of remedies such as this.
I bought a bottle of 100 tablets of Quiet Life from Boots, where they were on offer for £3.60. Alternatively however, the product is available online from the following sources:
£3.79 from boots.com
£3.99 from healthstore.co.uk
£4.00 from goodnessdirect.co.uk
I was disappointed by the limited effects of this product, but I know others who regularly use Quiet Life and claim it has aided them immeasurably. If you can find the tablets on offer and are open to trying something new, you may find the remedy to be successful. Personally however, I will not be buying Quiet Life again.
who ever said these tablets were good cant have problems with sleeping it is in their minds, I have just tried these tablets as a chemist recommended them to me, my problem is I am so busy through the day that my mind becomes active at night hence the sleep problems, I tried these tablets and they cost me 4.05 pounds and they kept me awake all night, which didnt help my job today, I took them back to the chemist who refused a refund as package had been opened, so I had to end up with the original tablets I wanted in the first place which I know work for me, Kalms night time are good. If anybody got problems try them. I am so disappointed in having wasted money on this product that I am writing a formal complaint to the company involved.
I have often sought to use any products like Lanes Quiet life that assist mainly in helping me overcome my seeming inability to sleep but also to reduce the stress of a pressurised job and situations such as exams and tests. Most of the time its merely impulse buys and this was such a product. I have reviewed a couple of sleeping aid products previously and like them all I found this very very ineffective! 50 Tablets for just over £2 gives you an idea of the quality you can expect.
I have never been a believer in the remedial qualities of Herbal products and that's based purely on experience of using them and having no effect. Not meaning to be harsh but in my case I have found them to be a waste of money.
The recommended dose is two during the day and three at night. I followed this for the ten days I used the tablets and found no effect. Certainly, my main hope of them easing my sleeping patterns didn't work at all and I was still wide awake long into the night. Also in stressful moments at work I didn't feel any effect, certainly didn't calm me and by the end of the day I was just as tired, worn out and irritable. The packet does warn that they apparently make you sleepy but I didn't feel the difference.
I wouldn't not recommend these tablets, I have heard other people say they are effective so consult other reviews before making your decisions but in terms of aiding my sleep and easing stress I found they didn't work at all. I don't particularly get nervous so cant comment on that factor but I found these products a waste of money and would not purchase again
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Quiet Life tablets are marketed as a "Traditional Herbal Remedy". They are available in packs of 100 tablets which cost around £3.79, and smaller bottles of 50 tablets which cost around £2. They are available from health food shops and stores like Boots, Superdrug and Savers. I usually get mine from Holland and Barretts.
They come in a glass jar, like a medicine jar, in a cream coloured box with a flower on the front. The active ingredients are motherwort, hops, passiflora, lettuce extract, valerian extract, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin and nicotinamide. The tablets also contain sucrose which makes swallowing them pleasant!
I first took Quiet Life when I was learning to drive. I was a very nervous driver, and one day when I had a mock driving test, I went completely to pieces; my instructor said, half-jokingly, that I should get some calming tablets! My housemate at the time had a bottle of Quiet Life she'd bought to help her through some exams and let me try them.
I did, and noticed the difference immediately. So did my driving instructor, who proceeded to recommend them to all her other nervous students! I was much more in control, much calmer, and was a much smoother driver. I didn't take two tablets twice a day and three at night, as the packet claims - I just took two before a driving lesson. I ended up passing my driving test first time, and I have no doubt Quiet Life helped me to do this!
The packet does say that the tablets may make you feel sleepy, and says that you mustn't drive or operate heavy machinery if this happens. Obviously this didn't happen to me, but if it happens to you it's probably best not to take them to help you through driving lessons!
The packet also says that you should take the tablets after meals. I was a bit naughty and found that taking them on an empty stomach meant that they worked faster, although they also made me feel slightly nauseous. I haven't suffered any ill effects because of this as far as I know, but it's probably best to stick with the instructions if you're worried.
Since first discovering Quiet Life I've always had a bottle handy and have used the tablets during stressful times at work and in my personal life. I find they really help me relax. I am quite a nervous and easily stressed person and having these tablets handy is really reassuring.
I have also recommended them to a few people: I suggested them to one colleague when she was learning to drive, and to another when she had to give a presentation at work. They were both really impressed!
These tablets are great - I would recommend them to anyone going through a period of stress or dealing with a nervous situation. Although I would say that if there is a chance you might be suffering from depression or anxiety you would be better off going to a doctor.
Like the description says they are supposed to 'relieve periods of worry, irritability, stresses and strains' and 'promote natural sleep'.
WHY DO I TAKE THEM?
I have suffered from depression for about 8 years and recently went through a very painful break-up which caused my depression to really flare up. I was reluctant to return to anti-depressants as in the past I've had lots of bad experiences with them so I decided to take some herbal supplements to try and take the edge of.
WHY DID I PICK QUIET LIFE?
I had tried Rescue Remedy in several forms in the past with varying success so I decided to try these which were considerably cheaper (£3.79 usually) and something I hadn't tried before. The packaging was really nice and it seemed like a lot of pills for the price (100).
The pills themselves are smallish and pink with a sweet (probably sucrose) coating. They go down very easily (even without water which is handy if you find you need them in a hurry and don't have a drink close to hand). You are recommended to take 2 tablets twice a day and 3 at bedtime.
I take these most days and have been for several months now. If I'm going through a low period I take them automatically when I wake up and then at lunch and in the evening. When I seem to be feeling better I don't take them unless I start to get upset or feel anxious.
I was incredibly surprised at the effectiveness of these little pills! I wasn't expecting much as I know herbal supplements don't always work and they seemed so cheap I thought they would probably have the sense(?!) to charge more for something that actually worked seeing as there is such great demand for effective anti-stress pills!
Shortly after the first couple of pills I noticed a difference! I was calmer, my heart was beating slower and I was definitely less jittery. With Rescue Remedy I sometimes get a little buzz (from the alcohol I guess) but luckily this doesn't happen with Quiet Life. They have also not made me drowsy or fuzzy at all.
ARE THEY ADDICTIVE?
As for people who have expressed concerns or worries that they might be addictive - I personally have a very addictive personality and having suffered from a chronic illness for a number of years I became addicted to some of my painkillers but have not had any problems with these. During the periods when I have felt better I have had no problems with not taking Quiet Life (either physiological or psychological) and don't even think about them. Of course if you are worried you might want to ask your GP or if you are taking them and feel that you are addicted then again, speak to your GP.
In case you can't tell - I'm a BIG fan of these little guys! I recommend these as something to try before taking stronger prescribed medication if you have reservations about hitting the hard stuff or to keep in the house for you to take if you experience infrequent bouts of stress or anxiety.
Of course these will only help you deal with the symptoms of your anxiety and not the source - less 'Quiet Life' more 'Quieter reaction to Life'!
A friend recommended Lanes Quiet Life to me because I have been going through a very stressful experience and couldn't seem to switch off and relax, let alone sleep. I'd tried CD-Roms, relaxation tapes, incense, lavender oil, peaceful meditations (all of which usually work for me) without success. Even now that the stressful experience is over, I was so tightly wound up, I just couldn't let go. I had been avoiding all valerian containing herbal supplements as I'd found that Kalms tended to make me feel very depressed but not calmer, and for some reason I thought the valerian was to blame.
Quiet life was a completely different experience. It said take 2 after a meal with a glass of water. I took only one tablet, just to see if it made me feel depressed, not actually expecting any benefit. At no time did I feel drousy or sleepy but I lay down to watch an 'aquarium' video I'd bought the same day in a charity shop. I woke up 3 hours later! That was 2 weeks ago. I have taken them on and off over ever since. On the days I have taken them I feel calmer and I certainly sleep much better. On the days I don't take them I experience a gradual 'welling up' of anxiety (I know from experience that this will lead to a full blown panic attack, which I use Bachs 'Rescue Remedy' for) and it takes me longer to fall asleep for shorter periods of time.
I have experienced no negative side effects at all and not a hint of depression. The only reason I have not taken them regularly is that I am afraid that I will get used to them and they will stop being so effective. Does anyone know if this is the case?
I've been taking Quiet Life for years and years; not all the time though. Whenever I feel stressed, can't sleep and that life is going too fast, I start taking QL. I've always got them in the cupboard. After a few days, everything calms down and I forget to take them, so they are NOT habit forming. I'd recommend them wholeheartedly.
Im not a particularly shy person, just kind of quiet, however I do seem to have developed some nervous tendencies since being at college.
I cant remember the reason why I first bought these tablets, but I remember that they worked really well and I can certainly remember why I rushed out to buy them again.
In my second year at college I had to do a ten minute presentation about an artist and two of their paintings, now the thought of this didnt exactly fill me with joy, but as I had no choice I started plotting out what I was going to say.
I think that what went wrong was that I didnt have my usual carnivorous butterflies before I did the presentation to a group of people from my class, most of whom I did not know very well at that time.
As I started speaking I felt my hands shaking, which I could handle because its not that embarrassing, but then, shock, horror, I felt my head wobbling and my mouth joined in, too! Perhaps my nerves had planned out this little dance display in advance and decided to surprise me by not giving me any warning.
Despite an overwhelming urge to wobble out of the room, I persevered with the presentation in the hope that my jelly impression would cease, which it did not.
Im still not at all sure why I started shaking like that, because I knew precisely what I was talking about and really wasnt nervous about doing it. Finally I was finished, and amidst the pitying glances and suppressed laughter I was complimented on my good eye contact. Oh goody.
Now Im used to my head being a bit shaky, when they tried putting my contact lenses in for the first time I kept pulling my head backwards, the same with any piercing Ive had, I also used to tremble badly when -very- nervous, but Im not used to having shaky mouth and face. Thats just awful.
After pretending to be very nonchalant about the whole thing and trying to turn it into a joke I went rushing over to the town to buy a bottle of Lanes Quiet Life tablets - although Im not very keen on the name, sounds a bit like theyre for treating constipation or similar.
The price in Boots in £3.79 for 100 tablets, which I think is a pretty good price to pay for retaining composure.
The packaging has clearly been designed to be calming, aesthetically, with a gentle creamy coloured box and a hazy passion flower on the box, teamed with quite an elegant font face.
You take 2 tablets in the morning - after a meal, 2 in the evening - after a meal, and then 3 before you go to bed.
Now personally I like that you have take so many in one day, purely because I feel like theyll work faster than if it was just one a day, although the only drawback is that they don't last too long with the dosage amount.
After just three days of taking them, I no longer resembled a twitchy rabbit, I was sleeping better, although they didn't make me drowsy, and instead of getting het up about just about everything, I was only concerned about whether my coat was clashing with my hair colour which was easily solved by colouring my hair black again. Sorted!
Now Ill admit, I got a bit slack and when I ran out I didnt bother buying another bottle, and within a few months I was back to being twitchy and worrying about deadlines and other such nonsense, it did in fact get to a point where my heart would start really pounding hard when I got close to college and other situations that I didnt like - until I bought a new bottle.
In all fairness to the product my nervous traits only come back months after finishing the bottle, so the positive effects are very long lasting.
The ingredients are:-
extract of wild lettuce
extract of valerian
Vitamin B1 and B2
Basically the tablets are full of herby wonderment and B vitamins - which it explains on the leaflet, if you have a deficiency of B vitamins it can cause nervous disorders.
Unlike most herby things Quiet Life tablets do not smell like horse food, nor do they taste like it as they are coated in something wonderful, although I feel I should warn people from making the same stupid mistake that I made - they only taste nice on the outside, the inside still tastes like horse food, so do not chew them.
I would really recommend these tablets to anyone who gets stressed, irritated or is just very nervous, they work wonderfully well and quickly, theyre suitable for vegetarians and you wont become addicted to them.
Lanes quiet life tablets are fantastic.I have struggled with stress and anxiety,and in the past have found herbal remedies rubbish.
I was recommended these by a friend.When I found they were made by the same company that makes 'Kalms'.I was none to pleased.I have taken these and they are useless.
How wrong could I be!.The difference between these two products is astronomical.Within 3 days of taking these quiet life tablets,I was sleeping normally,my irritability,and racing mind had gone,and I was coping with life.
I could not believe this was a herbal remedy,they were so effective?.
This is the best #3.90 I have ever spent.In the past I have reached for the sherry glass,to unwind after work,My drinking has decreased.And my quality of life has improved.
My relationship with my wife is not tense,as i am less stressed,and the tablets take the edge of little insignificant irritations.
If you are awake at night ,with a wondering mind give your mind a sooth,with quiet life.
I could kiss whoever invented these.Buy some today!
Every now and then the stresses and strains of life can seem difficult to cope with. Like right now for instance. Im meant to be preparing for an interview I have on Monday for a job that could be what I need to get my life back on track (so yeah, its potentially a big deal). The only problem is, the areas Im planning on revising are so huge that it seems pointless spending a day on it
I need at least a week.
I also want to read my books, write opinions and check out other peoples reviews on DooYoo, but I cant do it all. Then I feel guilty and then I cant concentrate and I am paralysed by indecision. I have taken a weeks leave from work to relax, de-stress and recharge my batteries, but today is not going well on that score!
Quiet Life to the rescue! I have just taken a couple of tablets and hopefully they will take the edge off the feelings of stress. Ive used them in the past when I have felt under pressure, when all the breathing and relaxation techniques dont help quell the butterflies, sickness and the difficulty I have in breathing. They work well, better than Kalms, which had no effect on me whatsoever.
Quiet Life is a herbal remedy that can help soothe away periods of worry, irritability, stresses and strains. It contains valerian (50mg), hops (75mg), passiflora (58mg), wild lettuce (29mg) and motherwort (34mg) and is also rich in B Vitamins. (Further information regarding these ingredients can be found at the end of this review.)
The recommended dose is two tablets taken with water after meals twice a day and three tablets before bed to promote sleep. The tablets are not recommended for children and should not be taken if pregnant, breast-feeding or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
It goes without saying that you should always read the label and instructions supplied and that if you are taking any other medication, you should really consult your doctor. Even though this is a herbal remedy it could react with other medication you are taking rendering it useless or worse.
I find that the tables (I mean tablets, but the typo is funny) dont leave me feeling groggy like other valerian-based products do. They take the edge of the symptoms so that I can then effectively deal with the causes. Also, because they are small, round and coated they dont smell and taste like horses (not that Ive ever tasted a horse) and they are easy to swallow.
Quiet Life is available in pack sizes of 50, 100 and 200 tablets. You can buy them online, from Tesco, Boots or other high street chemists and large supermarkets. You should expect a 100 tablets to set you back around £3.59.
If you require more information on Quiet Life, Lanes or any of their other products, you can visit their website (http://www.laneshealth.com) or write to:
Janet Lane Information Service
G R Lane Health Products Ltd
~~~ Active Ingredients Descriptions from www.botanical.com ~~~
I have taken extracts and whole passages of text from the above website for people who are interested in the ingredients of this product.
It has a remarkable influence on the cerebro-spinal system, and is used as a sedative to the higher nerve centres in conditions of nervous unrest, St. Vitus's dance, hypochrondriasis, neuralgic pains and the like.
The drug allays pain and promotes sleep. It is of especial use and benefit to those suffering from nervous overstrain, as it possesses none of the after-effects produced by narcotics.
During the recent War, when air-raids were a serious strain on the overwrought nerves of civilian men and women, Valerian, prescribed with other simple ingredients, taken in a single dose, or repeated according to the need, proved wonderfully efficacious, preventing or minimizing serious results.
Though in ordinary doses, it exerts an influence quieting and soothing in its nature upon the brain and nervous system, large doses, too often repeated, have a tendency to produce pain in the head, heaviness and stupor.
According to www.botanical.com Hops also have a sedative effect, improve the appetite and promote sleep.
The drug is known to be a depressant to the motor side of the spinal cord, slightly reducing arterial pressure, though affecting circulation but little, while increasing the rate of respiration. It is official in homoeopathic medicine and used with bromides, it is said to be of great service in epilepsy. Its narcotic properties cause it to be used in diarrhoea and dysentery, neuralgia, sleeplessness and dysmenorrhoea.
The drug resembles a feeble opium without its tendency to upset the digestive system. It is used to a small extent as a sedative and narcotic.
According to www.botanical.com Motherwort is especially valuable in female weakness and disorders (hence the name), allaying nervous irritability and inducing quiet and passivity of the whole nervous system. How rude!
Old writers tell us that there is no better herb for strengthening and gladdening the heart, and that it is good against hysterical complaints, and especially for palpitations of the heart when they arise from hysteric causes, and that when made into a syrup, it will allay inward tremors, faintings, etc.
In Macer's Herbal we find 'Motherwort' mentioned as one of the herbs which were considered all-powerful against 'wykked sperytis.'
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i have been taking lanes quiet life tablets for 2 plus years now i discovered them through a pal who had been taking them for his nerves. They seem to make me so calm and allow me to sleep, i have always been a nervous type of person but they seem to be a natural alternative to anti depressants, which i hate, with none of the side effects. Sometimes i come off them when im feeling better, but its usually the first thing i reach for in times of stress. I worry that i may be addicted to them or can get addicted to them in some way and that ultimately i may be harming myself but so far im okay. Actually i would like more information on that possibility if thats possible. thanks.
Aims to relieve peRiods of worry, irritability, stresses and strains and promote natural sleep