Relax-O-Comp is advertised as a dietary supplement that provides natural relaxation and nervous system support. The manufacturer is a US based company named PhytoPharmica set up in 1981 which markets various pharmaceuticals, OTC and dietary supplements world-wide. The company enjoys a good reputation and claims to have pioneered in the U.S. many of the most current popular ingredients used in remedies for different conditions (Ginkgo Biloba, Glucosamine sulfate, etc).
The manufacturer claims the product is safe and does not contain any sugar, salt, artificial colors, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, artificial flavoring, preservatives and dairy products.
The supplement is not FDA approved. The company does not provide empirical evidence to support its benefit claims, nor does it clearly mention for whom the product is designed.
Relax-O-Comp includes the following ingredients: Vitamin D, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Valerian Root, Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis), Hops (Humulus lupulus) and Seed Oil. Other Ingredients: cellulose, modified cellulose gum, stearic acid, modified cellulose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide color, anise seed, and peppermint leaf.
The product formula is a mixture of herbs and minerals which claims to provide support for the nervous system helping the body relax. Although many of the product ingredients, both minerals (Calcium, Magnesium) and plant extracts (Chamomile, the Valerian Root, the Passion Flower) have been scientifically or not linked to sedative and calm-inducing effects (to different extents), the exact mechanism through which the supplement works is not explained.
The Valerian Root and the Chamomile extracts are the top two ingredients contained by the formula in terms of quantity; the plants are generally known to possess sedative and anxiolytic effects.
Common side effects include nausea and headache. The recommended dosage is 8 tablets, taken four times a day. The night-time suggested use is 2 tablets taken before bedtime. Consumer reviews are scarce, but generally mention the supplement being efficient in inducing a calming state.
- Good manufacturer reputation
- Few side effects
- Natural ingredients.
- Not FDA approved
- Not clinically tested
- Lack of consumer testimonials.
Relax-O-Comp is advertised as a nutritional support to the nervous system. However, the manufacturer fails to explain how exactly the formula works. The benefits are indirectly supported by the rather common ingredients, but no clear explanation is provided on why the mixture in this particular formula should be effective.
The supplement is not FDA approved. Concerns also refer to the fact that the product is not clinically tested. Few mild side effects have been reported.
Relax-O-Comp is similar in benefit claims and ingredients with other products claiming to have a relaxing effect. There is also a lack of testimonials and consumer reviews; therefore we recommend a healthcare professional’s advice before starting treatment.