As a muscle relaxer, this does not do much for me. As a sleep aide it does halp a little. As a stress or anxiety reducer it does help. I was looking for a natural suppliment to replace Flexeril, a prescription muscle relaxer. After reading, this looked like one of the best options. As a side effect, with the stress reducer working, my blood pressure has dropped a little as well. Very nice side effect that I did not expect. If anyone knows of another supplement that might work better for muscles that tense up around a bulging disc in my neck and cuse shooting pain up my neck and headaches that radiate up from there, please let me know.