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Relora & Magnolia Bark
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- What Is Relora - Relora.com - "37% Cortisol Reduction"
Japanese traditional therapy, honokiol, blocks key protein in inflammatory
brain damage, study suggests - Science Daily, 3/19/12 -
"honokiol (HNK) is able to down-regulate the
production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammatory enzymes in
activated microglia via Klf4, a protein known to regulate DNA ... HNK can
easily move across the blood brain barrier and we found that HNK reduced
levels of pNF-kb and Klf4 as well as the number of activated microglia in
the brains of LPS treated mice"
Compound Hits Elusive Target In Cancer Cells - Science Daily, 7/11/08 -
natural compound from magnolia cones blocks a pathway for cancer growth that was
previously considered "undruggable," ... has been studying the compound honokiol
... We found that it is particularly potent against tumors with activated Ras" -
See honokiol products at iHerb.
Natural remedies ease anxiety - Natural Food Merchandiser, 10/05 -
"Relora ... L-theanine ...
- Stress, Cortisol and Health - Supplement Watch Newsletter, 10/02 -
"several lines of evidence have converged to solidify the concept that
stress makes us fat (because of cortisol), thins our bones (because of cortisol), shrinks our brains (because of cortisol), suppresses our immune system (because of cortisol), saps our energy levels (because of cortisol), and kills our sex drive (because of cortisol) ... Take a daily
multivitamin/multi-mineral supplement - because calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and B-complex vitamins are needed for a proper stress response ... Chief among the supplements with documented
cortisol-controlling effects are Phosphatidylserine, Beta-sitosterol, Magnolia bark, Theanine, Epimedium, Ashwagandha and
- Stress: The Hidden Factor For Weight Gain - Nutrition Science News, 4/01
Effect of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense (Relora(R)) on
cortisol and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects -
J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Aug 7;10(1):37 -
"Magnolia (Magnolia officinalis) and Phellodendron (Phellodendron amurense)
barks are medicinal plants commonly used as traditional remedies for
reducing stress and anxiety ... assessed salivary cortisol exposure and
psychological mood state in 56 subjects (35 men and 21 women) screened for
moderate stress and supplemented with a standardized/patented MP combination
(Relora(R), Next Pharmaceuticals) or Placebo for 4 weeks ... After 4 weeks
of supplementation, salivary cortisol exposure was significantly (p<0.05)
lower (-18%) in the Relora group compared to Placebo. Compared to Placebo,
the Relora group had significantly better (p<0.05) mood state parameters,
including lower indices of Overall Stress (-11%), Tension (-13%), Depression
(-20%), Anger (-42%), Fatigue (-31%), and Confusion (-27%), and higher
indices of Global Mood State (+11%) and Vigor (+18%)" - Note: The
biggest affect was on anger (-42%). See
products at iHerb.