Relora-Plex, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a unique blend containing two patent-pending herbal extracts, specifically designed to support normal mental functioning during stress and anxiety.
Cortisol, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, plays an important role in the body’s regulation of cardiovascular function and fat, protein and carbohydrate utilization. When the body experiences stress, cortisol secretion increases, thus causing a breakdown of muscle protein and the release of amino acids to form glucose via gluconeogenesis. The resulting higher level of glucose in the body, combined with the decreased use of glucose by other tissues in the body, ensures that the brain is receiving adequate energy. Continuing research indicates that stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on the body’s health and wellbeing. While cortisol secretion is an important part of the body’s response to stress, the prolonged secretion of cortisol can have detrimental effects to the proper functioning of the body’s cardiovascular, immune, neurological and metabolic systems.
Relora is a patent-pending combination of two herbal extracts of Magnolia and Phellodendron bark (Asian cork tree). Both herbs have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for several hundred years. In a human study, 82% of the participants taking Relora ® agreed with the statement that: “Relora ® helps control…. irritability, emotional ups and downs, restlessness, tense muscles, poor sleep, fatigue, and concentration difficulties.” Relora was found not to cause sedation, though 74% of the patients had more restful sleep. Additionally, no adverse side effects were reported during the trial. A second human trial studied the effects of Relora on salivary dehydroepistandrosterone (DHEA) and cortisol levels in patients with mild to moderate stress. The effects of stress on the body are sometimes associated with lower levels of DHEA and higher levels of cortisol. Two weeks of Relora increased salivary DHEA by 227% and decreased total salivary cortisol by 37%. Both hormones were brought into the normal range.
|Suggested Use||Adults take 2 capsules daily or as directed by physician.|
*Daily Value (DV) not established.
|Other Ingredients||Cellulose and vegetable stearate.|
|Name||Douglas Labs, Relora-Plex 60 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Serving Size||2 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Package Description||60 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Product Type||Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free|
I ordered this product hoping it would help my husband deal with long-standing stress-related insomnia. He is hesitant to use pharmaceuticals. And, with respect to natural supplements, he is a skeptic -- assuming most of them to be "snake oil". Nevertheless, he was willing to try this product since I explained it was recommended by a naturopath he'd heard on the radio who seemed to have a balanced approach that he could respect. The results exceeded our expectations. Not only is he achieving consistently restful sleep at night, he is also better able to cope with a stressful job during the daytime. I don't need to remind him to take his evening dose. That, in itself, tells me he acknowledges the benefits of the product.
ConsistencyI just started talking. Tip is to take this consistently.Was this review helpful to you?