Relora® is a natural stress management ingredient that helps control stress-related eating and has the added value of being non-sedating. In central nervous system receptor binding assays the plant extracts in Relora® binds to several important targets associated with stress. In addition, it normalizes hormone levels associated with stress- induced weight gain and eating behavior. Stress has been shown to play a significant role in a variety of conditions. A large percentage of overweight adults have excessive abdominal fat due to stress-related overeating. Relora® appears to maintain healthy hormone levels in stressed individuals and act as an aid in controlling weight and stress-related eating.
Clinical Studies reveal that Relora® helps control stress-related symptoms, such as: irritability; emotional ups and downs; restlessness; tense muscles; poor sleep; concentration difficulties. Post trial analysis revealed an excellent agreement (82%) with the pretrial concept. Relaxation was reported by 78% of the patients. The product does not cause significant sedation, however, 74% of the patients did report restful sleep. Only 24% reported drowsiness. Relora® was judged to be gentle on the stomach by 94% of the subjects. No significant side effects were reported. A second trial was undertaken to measure cortisol and DHEA levels in 12 patients with mild to moderate stress. Elevated cortisol levels and depressed DHEA levels are associated with chronic stress. In addition, Relora® reduced stress- related snacking of sweets, such as ice cream, cake, pie, and cookies by 76% in those individuals that claimed they ate these types of foods under stress.