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Relora Review
Relora Review

PUBLISHED: 03/17/2012 by BR Technical
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Relora is advertised as a safe, non-sedating appetite control and anti-stress formula. The product manufactured by Now Foods claims to be effective in helping patients deal with chronic or occasional stress, by alleviating symptoms specific to stress, such as irritability, concentration difficulties, nervous tension or sleep problems. More specifically, the manufacturer claims the product helps manage appetite as one of the most important stress-related symptoms, consequently aiding in weight control.

The company behind this supplement is Now Foods, a business set up in 1968, which markets a wide range of nutritional supplements and plant-extract formulas for different health conditions.

The manufacturer claims that Relora is an all-natural proprietary blend of plant extracts (Magnolia Officinalis and Phellodendron Amurense). This is one of the many herbal solutions for stress and stress-related eating disorders released on the market over the past few years. The drug is not FDA approved and no clinical results are provided to support the claimed benefits.

Relora Ingredients

Relora contains the following ingredients: Proprietary extract from Phellodendron Amurense bark (the proprietary Relora blend), Magnolia Officinalis bark, rice flour, cellulose (capsule), silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), modified food, and corn starch.

Product Features

As stated above, Relora is a natural plant extract based on two plants with strong origins in the traditional Chinese medicine: Phellodendron and Magnolia. In the Chinese medicine, Phellodendron was used for its effects in the treatment of meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and liver cirrhosis, whereas Magnolia Officinalis has shown some great anti-anxiety and anti-angiogenic properties. The combination of the two has been proven somehow effective in weight control as well.

No potential side effects associated with the use of Relora are mentioned by the producer, although some reviews from consumers report drowsiness and minor hypotension in rare cases. No empirical evidence is provided by the manufacturer to support the claims made. However, we can find independent clinical trials studying the effects of the plant extract blend (Magnolia and Phellodendron) in anxiety, stress and sleep. The trials proved short term-effectiveness of the blend in reducing temporary, transitory anxiety but irrelevant performances in reducing long-standing feelings of anxiety or depression.

Precautions refer to pregnant and nursing women. A physician’s advice is required if the patient starting treatment with this supplement is already under medication, in order to identify potential drug interaction issues and possible Relora side effects. The recommended dosage is 2-3 capsules a day (1 capsule taken 2-3 times).

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  • The formula contains natural herbal ingredients;
  • Now Foods is generally viewed as a reputable company;
  • The supplement is inexpensive;
  • Relora reviews from consumers generally support its effectiveness in the context of the two core advertised benefits.


  • Relora’s claimed benefits are not backed by clinical evidence and the formula is not FDA approved;
  • Relora extract does not appear to be effective as a long term solution.


Even though the product is not researched by the manufacturer itself, the proprietary blend (the Relora extract) on which this supplement is based has been clinically tested and demonstrated to be somehow efficient in dealing with stress and anxiety.

Relora by Now Foods is one of the many herbal solutions for stress management and stress-related eating disorders marketed in the past several years. Many of the herbal approaches to stress, anxiety and related symptoms offer short term solutions and are rarely backed up by empirical evidence. Although there are two Relora claimed benefits, the weight-loss advantage is the one most praised by consumers.

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36 User Reviews about Relora
  1. 1

    Due to stress and other factors, I’ve started to develop a mild attention disorder lately. My therapist advised me to center my attention on the core issues; otherwise I’d make very little progress. Relora helped me focus better at my workplace and gave me some breathing time to deal with my personal life.

  2. 2

    I’ve tried a great number of similar products, but Relora is the only one that really works for me in stressful situations. I’ve experienced no negative side effects.

  3. 3

    I’ve heard so much about Relora and when I found that my wife is suffering from anxiety I knew I have to try it. We consulted her physician and now she is much better, more appetite for live and optimism.

  4. 4

    Everytime I’d come back from work, my stomach would rumble like a diesel engine and I’d eat till I was full. With the help of Relora I shook off the hunger-eating and quite a couple of pounds as well!

  5. 5

    I used to have both a stress and a weight problem so when I found this product I ordered it on the spot. It helped me manage my stress and also aided with appetite control, but not so much.

  6. 6

    It really helped my bulimic girlfriend, i managed to talk her into it after several other failures. She seems to like it a lot and it helped her to improve her self esteem, i don’t know if it is the medication or her mind, but nevertheless, thank you.

  7. 7

    I work in a fitness center and I have a problem. I’ve lied on the interview and they hired me as a personal trainer. I have problems in controlling my appetite and I feel bad giving advice to people on how to have a healthy diet. I have been caught on my job with junk food and chocolate and I didn’t know how to explain myself. After I have tried Relora, I feel that I can leave the past behind and start fresh.

  8. 8

    Relora didn’t do anything to improve my health. I am taking it for a long time and nothing has happened ever since.

  9. 9

    I enjoy taking Relora as it controls my stress and anxiety levels. So, with its help, I manage to keep balance between my work and personal life, feeling with lots of energy almost all the time.

  10. 10

    I can’t control myself and I eat all the time. I am 23 my weight is 65 kg my height is 5.1 inches and I have tried almost everything in order to lose some weight. I have counted calories, I did exercises on a daily basis, I try to eat healthier food and also a lot of pills and supplements, including Relora without any results.

  11. 11

    Relora helped me to control my appetite and to organize my meals better. Now I eat 5 times a day: 3 healthy meals and also 2 snacks . I feel healthier and with a lot of confidence in myself. Thanks!

  12. 12

    Relora helped my sister to reduce stress and irritability. She is a different person and she says that now she manages to overcome concentration difficulties and that she can organize her time better.

  13. 13

    This product helped me to control my out of control appetite. I recommended also to my best friend who wishes to lose a couple of pounds for a very long time and it has been useful for her, too.

  14. 14

    I purchased this for my wife, because the manufacturer claims that it is a safe, non-sedating appetite control and stress formula. Relora seems to be working for her, because I can see that she is less irritated and nervous lately and we are not fighting so often about little unimportant things. She is now keeping weight under control and has a more balanced diet than she used to.

  15. 15

    I am soooo stressed out that I shake all the time and my jaw sometimes remains locked and I find myself being unable to open it until I calm down. It’s pretty scary when that happens and I searched a while for a healthy way to fight this thing. Relora is my solution.

  16. 16

    This stuff really helps me to control my nerves. It calms me down and helps me through hard times. I think this is a good formula to overcome stress, too. For me it worked both ways.

  17. 17

    I used to eat all the time when I felt depressed or sad. Since I have started taking Relora, I have decided to completely change my miserable life and try to consume my energy in a positive way by doing exercises instead of eating. It really seems to work for me, because now I have started to get use to my new healthy and balanced lifestyle.

  18. 18

    I don’t know how to judge this herb thing. I got it for my potbelly and nerves. So far it only calmed my nerves. I guess it ain’t good enough on its own for weight loss. I have to do some more research on that.

  19. 19

    I still can’t live without my nummies, but I somehow managed to keep my weight from increasing more. I am a little overweight and I can’t hope losing weight because I simply eat to much. But with the help of Relora I managed to stop my upward trend and stabilize at a non-lethal level.

  20. 20

    I started taking it as a weight loss aid but I quickly noticed that it had other more obvious effects. Like the fact that I would no lover require two whole hours to fall asleep. I can’t vouch for the other effects, but now I sleep like a baby.

  21. 21

    Not bad for a weight loss thingy. I took it while I was on my last diet and it’s been easier for me to stick to it and achieve nice results. I do this quite often so I’m more used to this, but I’m certain Relora helped me improve.

  22. 22

    Well, I still love my cookies just as much, but at least now I can eat a couple and enjoy them like a normal human being, Not stuff my face with ten or twenty up to the point that I can only feel nausea. Yeah, much better!

  23. 23

    I’ve tried so many times to hold a healthy diet for a long time but I was never able to do so. After only a week or two I inevitably ended up munching on a huge cake while crying. At first I thought that I was never able to improve, but I learned that my problems come from general anxiety. Relora helped me with both of my problems and now I am on a healthy diet for six months.

  24. 24

    My days of craving for sweets are finally over. I’m glad I found this before it all got out of control.

  25. 25

    I have a very stressful job with 12 hours night shifts. I cannot control myself and I eat all the time. I am now overweight and I started taking Relora. I have started to loose weight and am very happy with the results. I am also very optimist about being my old self again.

  26. 26

    It’s truly wonderful! I’ve seen this on TV and they said it is a supplement that blasts belly fat and also doubles as stress relief because it controls cortisol levels. I’m happy to say that the stress relief effects manifest in less than a week, while helping you lose weight at the same time.

  27. 27

    I have lost 30 lbs in four months just by taking Relora. I have also been able to relax and not dream at night about what I did at work during the day.

  28. 28

    I took Relora for 5 months to treat the anxiety attacks I started having when my daughter started school. I think it was really helpful,

  29. 29

    I have been taking it for almost 3 months now and really haven’t noticed a difference in my mood. It does not appear to be effective. However, there are several nice things to say about this supplement:
    1. no side effects which is great as I’m allergic to a lot of supplements.
    2. no funny smell and no after taste
    3. cheaper than other similar products.

  30. 30

    Relora was recommended to me by a friend who was concerned about my stress level in my personal life as well as my professional life. It worked wonders for me.

  31. 31

    One of the best natural brain supplements out there! Got a free bottle from a friend a few months ago (I don’t remember exactly but I think the purchased 3 bottles and got another one for free). Relora is the best! It worked really well for me.

  32. 35

    Just got my first sample for evaluation. The first thing I could notice was the fast delivery and the capsules have no weird smell or taste. I’ll update my review soon with new impressions :)