Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My friend Christine vouched for this as a great brand and supplement. As I mentioned before stress is a huge trigger for my flare ups - so I took 2 from her to see what I thought about it and ya, I like it!  I would like to buy my own soon and see if it's better than my B complex for everyday stress. Women need more Vit B than men! So ladies - get on it! Any way you can have more B do it!

the link for this particular brand is here: http://well.ca/products/vivitas-woman-stressless_12454.html
It has these ingredients:

PHELLODENDRON BARK (Phellodendron amurense)

Latin: Phellodendron amurense
Chinese: Huang bai

WHAT IT DOES: Phellodendron bark is bitter in taste and cold in action.  It reduces inflammation and dampness, especially from the lower parts of the body.  It has broad-spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity.

SAFETY ISSUES: Do not use during pregnancy.  Avoid long-term use due to alkaloid content.

STARTING DOSAGE:
• Dried powder: three to10 grams per day
• 4:1 dried decoction: one to three grams per day

Magnolia

Magnolia extract is rich in the phytochemicals honokiol and magnolol, which have numerous health benefits. One of the most impressive benefits is their ability to alleviate stress while producing a calming effect. Dozens of animal studies have shown that they act as a non-addictive, non-sedating anxiolytic (anti-anxiety and anti-stress) agent at low doses.
That means a small dose of Magnolia extract can help calm your nerves and alleviate anxiety, without making you sleepy. The beauty about these two phytochemicals is that honokiol exerts an anti-anxiety effect, and magnolol exerts an antidepressant effect

 So then what is Relora?? Here's the thing - when I went looking for Relora it turns out it's just the combination of these two things?
"Relora ®is a proprietary, patented, standardised extract of 2 plants - Magnolia officinalis and Phellodenron amurense. Studies have shown Relora to be a safe, effective, rapid-acting, non-sedating supplement, which promotes relaxation, calm and a feeling of well-being."
http://www.relora.co.uk/what%20is%20relora%20page.htm

DO NOT TAKE RELORA UNTIL YOU HAVE TALKED TO YOUR DOCTOR:
  • If you are pregnant or nursing
  • If you are currently taking an MAOI prescription medication
  • If you have been diagnosed with a serious health issue like severe anxiety, depression or other mental health disorder and have not yet consulted with your physician about taking a dietary supplement
  • If you have an autoimmune disease and are currently taking medication
 So maybe this isn't an everyday thing like Vit B - maybe this is during stressful times I take this instead...



*sorry for the poor resolution - my iphone sometimes is mean to me.

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