By Ellen J. Kamhi, Ph. D. with Dorie Greenblatt
Relora® features a patented proprietary blend of two herbs with a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Magnolia, or "Xin Yi", and Phellodendrone, or "Huang Bo", were often used in combination to offset allergic reactions, such as in the patent medicine "Bi Yan Pian". More recent clinical trials have shown that when Magnolia and Phellodendrone herbal extracts are combined according to a particular method, they may help reduce the negative effects of stress. When the body is under stress, it causes the release of specific "stress hormones" that influence mood and emotional well-being. These hormones also affect how the body stores and metabolizes fat. Many individuals resort to eating when under duress. Relora® takes the edge off of stress, and thus serves as a natural weight control aid, reducing "stress-related" overeating.
Relora® is unique because its active plant constituents work on the body's natural chemistry to reestablish a normal equilibrium of stress hormones, while enhancing feelings of relaxation and cheerful outlook. Balancing specific stress hormones such as cortisol and DHEA diminishes the anxiety-induced eating/drinking behavior that quite often leads to obesity. Furthermore, Relora® assists in the relief of irritability, tension and frustration -- other significant factors which may be responsible for overeating.
The mind/body wellness connection has been honored by traditional healers throughout time, as well as by today's modern day naturally-oriented health care professionals. Now, the medical community is more seriously recognizing the role that "stress" plays not only on weight-control, but also on other critical health concerns that affect overall wellness. For instance, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has demonstrated that stress can be a significant factor in causing immune system dysfunction, cardiovascular disease and age-related disorders, as well as accumulation of excess body fat.
Stress management involves a multi-faceted program of eating a diet high in dark green ORGANIC vegetables, and low in high fat, fried, processed and 'junk' foods. Enhance diet with 30-45 minutes per day of moderate exercise such as yoga and walking, along with supplements such as Relora® to help take off the "edge" off the stress reaction and further control weight.
Nature's Answer offers Relora® in a vegetarian, proprietary herbal blend capsule standardized to 1.5% honokiol (3.75mg) and 0.1% berberine (0.25mg). It is manufactured in the company's FDA registered, pharmaceutically licensed facility which is in compliance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices), SOP (standard operating procedures) and GLP (good laboratory practices) standards. As with all Nature's Answer products, Relora® is free of synthetic ingredients and Unconditionally Guaranteed.
CAUTION: Not for use by persons under the age of 18. If pregnant, nursing or on medication, consult with your healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed recommended dose. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. Not recommended for consumption with alcoholic beverages. Keep