Relora is a natural remedy against stress available in capsule form. Relora is made from Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense, a patent-pending blend. Relora is said to be able to help people relax and regulate negative stress-related behaviors such as compulsive eating.
A study published in the April 2008 “Nutrition Journal” listed some benefits for people using Relora short-term anxiety and stress. Unfortunately, the benefits are not the same for people with higher levels of stress or stress-related behaviors. They received no relief when taking Relora.
Relora is still patent pending, and is not regulated by the FDA. Consult a doctor before starting any herbal treatment to discuss potential side effects or cons-indications with other drugs.
According to the “Sheng Nong Ben Cao Dog” translated as “The Classic Herbal of the Divine Plowman,” written in about 100 BC and China earlier known pharmacopoeia, Magnolia officinalis is a Chinese medicine herbal common. It has been prescribed as a remedy against cough and lower blood pressure. Leaves and bark are added to soups and teas to enjoy throughout the day.
Flora, a company herbal lists Magnolia officinalis as an anti-stress remedy, stating that its chemical properties to control the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone in the body. Its bark is full of both compounds biphenol Magnolol and honokiol, supposed to be the main elements of magnolia anti-stress properties.
Phellodendron amurense is a tree native to Asia, especially China and Japan. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine, known by Huang Bai, as an anti-bacterial remedy for diseases of the urinary tract and vaginal infections. Considered safe by holistic practitioners, Phellodendron amurense contains phytochemicals with healthful benefits such as palmatine Relora that is added as a vasodilator, or relaxing blood vessels.
Relora comes in pill form, and the rest of the ingredients listed are inactive and used for the production of tablets and medicines. Gelatin, glycerin and water are used to form soft gelatin capsules, and according to the manufacturer Relora, additional ingredients may be added to form the capsule. Some additional ingredients may include cellulose and magnesium stearate and silica to give shape and structure of the capsules.