Relora Review

by Now Foods
8.55 out of 10 based on 38 user ratings
Written by: Brain Research Supplements
Date Published: 2011-06-17
Relora is an herbal brain supplement designed by Now Foods, a large manufacturer of various products belonging to a range of different markets. This supplement aims to tackle the issue of stress and appetite control. The product belongs to a mass-market that many supplements companies have tried to break into in recent years, as stress is now considered to be the cause of numerous health concerns affecting humans nowadays.
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Relora is an herbal brain supplement designed by Now Foods, a large manufacturer of various products belonging to a range of different markets. This supplement aims to tackle the issue of stress and appetite control. The product belongs to a mass-market that many supplements companies have tried to break into in recent years, as stress is now considered to be the cause of numerous health concerns affecting humans nowadays.

Is NOW Foods Relora Right For You?

Relora by NOW Foods is an herbal brain supplement advertised to target the issues caused by daily stress and appetite control. The company behind this product is NOW Foods, a US manufacturer that produces a broad range of brain supplements, weight loss supplements, multivitamins, and herbal remedies.

NOW Foods is seen as a trustworthy and reputable manufacturer. They operate on an international scale. According to their official website, all the ingredients used in their formulations are high quality and safe.

The testimonials regarding the quality of the NOW Food’s products seem to be mixed. However, we would say it is not unusual for a company this large to receive both positive and negative reviews and still be a reliable supplier. Our research has revealed that NOW Foods’ manufacturing facilities are in compliance with current FDA and GMP regulations.

Unlike other manufacturers, NOW Foods does post Relora’s product label for consumer consultation. This is a welcome addition that we wish other companies would follow.

According to their website, Relora is a non-sedating formula possible effective in alleviating symptoms associated with stress such as nervous tension, irritability, concentration difficulties, and occasional sleeplessness. As with many other herbal approaches to stress and focusing issues, they use an herbal blend known as the Relora extract. However, in our opinion, the formula is only able to produce a “band-aid” effect or a short-term solution if you like.


Ingredients of NOW Foods Relora

NOW Foods Relora includes the following ingredients: Relora (proprietary blend of a patented extract from Magnolia Officinalis bark and a proprietary extract from Phellodendron amurense bark), rice flour, cellulose (capsule), modified food and corn starch, silica, and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Effectiveness of NOW Foods Relora

NOW Foods Relora is a blend of two plant extracts: Magnolia Officinalis and Phellodendron amurense. The formula appears to be more effective if used on a daily basis and on for a long time. This is not unusual for herbal remedies. These products, usually, require at least 5 or 6 weeks of treatment before showing some noticeable results. Still, while the manufacturing company claims the side effects of long-term herbal use are not known, some consumers have noted reactions to the supplement. It should be pointed out that herbs can be helpful for specific medical issues, but they are not usually supposed to be taken daily or for prolonged periods of time.

On the other hand, herbs have the ability to artificially stimulate neurotransmitter synthesis, which is why some people get initial relief. We have nothing against herbal supplements, in fact, we believe that herbal supplements can show a lot of potentials and they are, in general, beneficial. However, we believe that trying an amino-acid based formula, due to a more natural approach (these substances are identical to those naturally produced by the human body) and a more efficient brain nourishment, hence greater benefits. Relora’s benefits may, to a certain extent, be rather based on smart advertising than scientific evidence.

Magnolia Officinalis has been used medicinally mostly due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The herb is currently investigated for the treatment of various diseases including stress related conditions (depression, anxiety), age related memory impairment (including Alzheimer’s disease), different types of cancer, and diabetes. The scale and number of such clinical investigations are limited so far.

It is important to note that the supplement The manufacturer does not disclose Relora’s side effects towards treating stress symptoms. Taking this into consideration, it is a bit strange how more consumers have reported significant weight loss while using this product, but few Relora reviews indicate the mood enhancement and stress relief benefits.

Relora is suited for vegetarian use and contains no sugar, wheat, gluten, salt, yeast, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or artificial preservatives. The formula is suited for adult use, while special precautions should be taken by pregnant and lactating women as well as people who are under medical treatment or using prescription medication.

NOW Foods Relora Price

The formula is available in bottles of 60 and 120 capsules. A bottle of 60 Vcaps should be enough for one month of treatment at a recommended dosage of 1 capsule, taken two times per a day. This supplement may be considered a relatively cheap supplement and the majority of people should be able to afford it.

NOW Foods products, including the one reviewed here, are sold via numerous online and offline retailers. Information about a money-back guarantee or free samples are not offered, indicating that the manufacturer does not provide these facilities. Some of these retailers may offer additional discounts and even free shipping for larger orders.


Does NOW Foods Relora Work?

NOW Foods has a lot of experience in developing and producing various supplements in a range of different markets. The Relora extract has much been advertised over the past years, and numerous manufacturers developed products based on this combination of herbs. However, oddly enough, this supplement appears to be more efficient in treating weight problems than in treating the symptoms of stress and depression (these being the two key Relora benefits). One huge advantage of this product is its low price.

Relora’s side effects are not disclosed by the manufacturer; however mild hypotension and drowsiness have been documented. Relora reviews available online generally report the formula is effective, concerning its benefits.

Even without a free trial sample, everyone should be able to purchase and try this supplement. However, we believe there are better products out there. For instance, if you are looking to lose weight, then you may want to try this formula, but if you want stress relief, choose an amino-acid based supplement instead, as it may be a much safer and efficient solution.

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38 User Reviews or Add One about Relora Review

  1. 1

    I bought NOW brand relora and it did help with my anxiety 100% BUT it gave me severe jaw pain and a rash on my arm so I had to stop. I read on Amazon that happened to others.

  2. 2

    It really helps with my insomnia, but the next day I feel unmotivated and have really poor concentration levels. It doesn’t seem like anyone else is experiencing this, though. I wonder if it’s because my cortisol levels are too low. I just had a saliva test done that showed low cortisol levels from morning to night.

  3. 3

    Lewis D.


    I enjoy using this supplement because it helps me calm me when I am under a lot of pressure at work. I usually take it for a few months and then take a break. No side effects so far!

  4. 4

    Dillan M. Carran


    What I like about Relora is that it has a subtle effect, and it doesn’t make me feel drowsy like other anti-depressants I used. It really gives me that relaxation feeling I need when I am most tensioned.

  5. 5

    Antonette Tori


    Relora has been a real help for me during the most stressful times. I didn’t feel the benefits in the first 4-5 weeks, but the effect was smooth, so in time I started noticing the benefits. Now I don’t know what I would do now without my precious supplement. I definitely recommend this as a natural alternative to aggressive prescription medication.

  6. 6



    I haven’t seen anything posted lately. Can someone post that has actually seen a difference with this product. I have gain almost 20 pds in a month and the Dr. can’t find anything wrong except tremendous stressed caused by horrifing circumstances.I am to the point that I can’t take what life is dishes out. Gaining weight on top of everything else is not what I needed. Before this “event” happened I had lost 43pds. Does anyone know of anything that will honestly work. I NEED HELP!!

  7. 7

    Oh man I’m so thrilled I can cry. I finally managed to lose my first ten ponds without putting them back instantly. I did a lot of things, including taking Relora. I know it made a difference because I have tried this many times before and failed. Now.. onward towards that flat abdomen!

  8. 8

    Quinn Garth


    I decided to take Relora because it is a herbal supplement with only two ingredients, so I figured the side effects would be fewer. I read about the current research involving the ingredients and there was nothing major to worry about. At first I didn’t feel any kind of improvement, but as time went by I noticed that even in the most stressful situations I managed to keep my calm, something I could not do before. I am a very spontaneous person and I get easily upset. I am very satisfied with the results!

  9. 9

    Since I broke up with my boyfriend I am like an eating machine. If you are looking to loose a few pounds or simply to control your appetite, Relora is the right solution to it. It helped me to eat more carefully and less and I think it’s great that all the anxiety and frustration has gone.

  10. 10

    This stuff really seems to work. It helped my girlfriend to control her appetite and she managed to lose a few unwanted pounds. I am so proud of her and so happy that she tried this formula. She is trying to lose weight for so long and I think she totally deserves these amazing results.

  11. 11



    Relora played a small but crucial role in my weight loss strategy. I know this because I have tried many times with various methods, making small adjustments in order to optimize my success. Relora turned out to give what I was missing.

  12. 12

    Relora is a good product but it won’t do everything for you. If you eat a lot of sweets in excess it will be hopeless. It will make you eat less at every meal if you just stick to normal food. Not for extreme cases.

  13. 13

    We all know that for some people anxiety and excessive eating go hand in hand. Especially if you like good food to begin with. Relora will not help you solve all your problems, but it is a good way to start your efforts for a better life.

  14. 14

    I used to eat all the time when I was stressed. Since I’ve started taking this product, I‘ve become more relaxed and, thanks to Relora, now I have a balanced diet. I eat only when I am hungry and I’ve adopted a healthier lifestyle also!

  15. 15

    When I do a lot of computer work (some times even more than 18 hours in a single day) I take Relora and a couple other supplements to keep my brain from turning into liquid mush. It’s a good product, especially if you really need it.

  16. 16

    I always take Relora during my diets because it helps me stay on track. I’ve managed to hold some very intense diets with its help. Now I don’t hold those kind of diets because they are very bad for health n the long run, but it’s good to know that Relora can help you hold one if needed.

  17. 17

    I’ve heard of Relora on another brain supplements site and I decided to try it. After a couple of weeks I started to feel a lot more relaxed in the morning. When I sat down in the evening there was none of the usual pressure left over from work. Therefore I could sleep a lot better. It’s a good product!

  18. 18

    I can’t speak in general terms, but I find that this significantly reduces my anxiety in any circumstance. I always felt a compulsion to eat when under heavy stress. Usually I resist it, but I’ve had some pretty ugly episodes that I don’t plan to repeat ever again. Now I basically never feel that way. Relora helped me feel normal again.

  19. 19

    Andrew C.


    I feel better after starting treatment. It’s been only a month so I can’t vouch for long term effects, but so far it’s pretty good.

  20. 21

    Dennis T.


    As stress relief it works decently well. But where this truly surprised me it was in controlling my food cravings. Awesome indeed.

  21. 22

    From what I’ve read, Relora has received a lot of positive reviews, so I am disappointed that it didn’t work for me as well. I took the pills exactly as my doctor advised me but I felt no improvement. It’s not the first time when a supplement doesn’t work for me, so it might be something in my brain as well, like those people coffee doesn’t have any effect on.

  22. 23

    My sister convinced me to buy Relora, she said she really likes it. I didn’t feel any improvements though. I still have a feeling of restlessness especially in the evening.

  23. 24

    Zoe Madyson


    Relora has been a good friend for me ever since I got my first stressful job. Many times I felt I couldn’t face the pressure anymore and wanted to quit. It was recommended by a healthcare practitioner, and I never felt any side effect. I’m in good shave and my doctor also says that if this type of medication works for me, it means I should continue. So far, so good!

  24. 25



    I have lost 15 lbs, with Relora, it has stopped my craving for sweets, I would recommend this for anyone trying to lose weight without the diet pill side effects, the relora has no side effects that I have noticed. You just don’t crave the sweets or salty foods anymore so you lose weight.

  25. 26

    I’ve been taking relora for 2 weeks now and it worked wonders for my appetite! It has controlled it better than any other product on the market..I bought a 1 month supply and i will weigh my self after i have used it for the month. So far so good

  26. 27

    Relora has been great as a stress relief although I have seen no sign of appetite control. I hoped for both. I have been using it for 30 days and will continue because I am glad to feel less stress.

  27. 28

    I am a full time nursing student. I work part time and have a family. I use Relora occassionally when I start to feel stressed to the max or anxious. I find that it takes me down a notch and alows me to get through that period of high stress in a much more managable way. I have taken prescription medications for anxiety and stress and know how crappy the side effects are. I have not had any negative side effects from this OTC. I would recommend this and other OTC’s before trying prescription medications for stress.

  28. 29

    my doctor tried me on this product b/c i was having a lot of hormonal issues which had led to a great deal of depression that i was finding hard to deal with. i had prayed and prayed and the Lord answered my prayers with this medicine. i am almost completely off my rx med for anxiety. this is a true God send!

  29. 30

    This product is fantastic! I have been using it for stress and anxiety issues. Initially, I didn’t feel any difference, but after about two weeks I felt a lot of difference. I will continue taking it for as long as I need too.

  30. 31

    Now Foods Relora worked for me for nervousness, anxiety/stress, AND as an appetite suppresant. I’ve been using it for about two weeks, and I do notice a substantial difference.

  31. 32

    I bought this for my daughter who has uncontrolable eating disturbances and it is absolute fantastic it worked so well that when she ran out of the product i saw the difference immediately and quickly ordered some more. super.

  32. 34

    This supplement didnt do anything for me. It didint relieve the stress Im haveing trouble with.

  33. 35

    This product worked for me. it really helped me to feel calmer during the mornings when I have to get the kids to school and rush.

  34. 36

    Ellis Small


    I have bought supplements from Now before and they have always been good quality. I like the company but was disappointed with this product.

  35. 37

    Lewis Thomas


    This is a good product for helping with stress and anxiety. I was having bad problems at work but seem to be a bit better now. I have used this Relora for 3 weeks so far and would recommend it.

    • 38

      I can notice a difference when I don’t use it! I am a teacher and Lord knows the stress that comes with that. Relora helps me feel more calm. For the weight loss issue:It has not made a difference there!

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