• Dr. Bill Rawls

    ABOUT BILL RAWLS, M.D.

    Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.

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  • Relora

    Relora® is a trademarked combination of two Chinese tree barks used traditionally promote healthy reactions to stress.*

    Remora combines Magnolia officinalis, known for supporting normal adrenal function, with Phellodendron amurense, known for supporting a calm state of mind.*

    When used together, these Chinese tree barks are ideal for supporting well-being and stress management.

    Benefits of Relora

    Relora® combines centuries of Eastern medicine tradition with cutting edge plant technology. This combination of tree barks helps to balance the balance the HPA axis (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis), which is a central hormone pathway of the body.* By balancing the HPA axis, Relora helps promote healthy levels of stress hormones, healthy sleep and energy levels.*

    •  Supports normal adrenal function
    •  Maintains tolerance to occasional stress
    •  Promotes calm, without causing drowsiness
    •  Supports normal sleep

    Stress and the HPA Axis

    When feeling stressed, the body goes into a “fight or flight” response and secretes increased amounts of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Stress hormones are released through the HPA axis (a central hormone pathway), which includes the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands.

    HPA axis

    When stress levels are high, they lead to an imbalance in the HPA axis.

    Side Effects of Relora

    Like all normalizing and balancing herbs, the risk of side effects with Relora is very low. As always, you should consult with your physician about your personal health plan.

     

    Similar Ingredients to Relora

    bacopa for better sleep and promoting a calm state of mind
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    Bacopa helps to promote a calm state of mind.*

    Sensoril® ashwagandhaSensoril® Ashwagandha
    Sensoril® ashwagandha is a patented form that is 8x the potency of standard ashwagandha.

    passion flower for relieving nervous tension and restoring normal sleepPassion Flower
    Passion flower has long been used for relieving nervous tension, improving sleep, relaxing muscles, and maintaining a healthy nervous system and promoting restful sleep.*

    *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your qualified healthcare provider before beginning any diet or program.

     

    References:
    1. Talbott SM1, Talbott JA, Pugh M., Effect of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense (Relora®) on cortisol and psychological mood state in moderately stressed subjects, PubMed. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2013 Aug 7;10(1):37

    About the Medical Director
    Dr. Bill Rawls
    Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.

    Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider before making changes to your healthcare regimen.