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Ex-Stress Formula Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Overview | Ingredients | Pros & Cons | Precautions | Cost | Dosing | Bottom Line

Ex-Stress Formula (or Ex-Stress Synergistic Blend) is an oral supplement advertised to help individuals overcome symptoms of anxiety and stress. This supplement is manufactured by Nature’s Way, a company located in the mountain valley of Springville, Utah, United States. According to their website, the company is specialized in producing and commercializing the highest quality of natural supplements.

Nature’s Way claim to have been America’s leader in herbal medicine for more than 40 years and they are producing supplements and vitamins blends for many different health concerns. Ex-Stress Formula is one of their many products and one of the many blends of herbal ingredients available on the market.


1) Quick Overview

Ex-Stress Formula is a supplement based on a herbal formulation.

Valerian Root is the first important ingredient that can be found in this supplement. Usually, the Valerian Root is used as an herbal alternative to chemical sleeping or anti-anxiety medications. Unlike these chemicals, the Valerian Root is non-addictive and does not cause serious side effects, such as grogginess. However, the plant does have diuretic properties which, on long term, may end up interrupting sleep and could cause headaches. In more severe situations, the treatment with Valerian Root may even lead to insomnia.

Another important ingredient is Black Cohosh, a plant native to North America that has been used in traditional herbal medicine due to its interesting properties. Black Cohosh was commonly used to treat colds, female infertility and diarrhea. More recently, the plant became popular for treating hot flashes and several other symptoms of menopause. However, there are some side effects associated with Black Cohosh: lack of appetite, liver damage, dizziness and a slower heart rate.


2) Ex-Stress Formula Ingredients

Ex-Stress Formula contains: Skullcap Herb, Wood Betony Herb, Black Cohosh Root, Hops Flowers, Valerian Root and Cayenne Pepper Fruit

3) Does Ex-Stress Formula Work?

As stated above, Ex Stress Formula is a mixture of herbal extracts. Some of them are well known to the common consumer, while others are less popular but equality interesting.

This formula contains Valerian, which is extracted from roots of the plant called Valeriana officinalis. This extract is known to be tough to determine the amount needed, as there is a wide variation in the chemicals of the dried root. While the extract itself is not toxic, it may cause side effects such as giddiness and disorientation when taken to a great, excessive doses.

Ex Stress Formula also contains Black Cohosh, a plant native to North America that has been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat colds, diarrhea and female infertility. However, the inclusion of this herb in a stress-relieving formula is confusing, to say the least. Black cohosh is a common ingredient, but for products marketed to women as remedies for the symptoms of premenstrual tension, menopause, and other gynecological problems.

Ex Stress Formula, just like all herbal approaches to anxiety, stress, and control, can only offer a short term relief and does not provide the brain with the nourishment it needs every day to restore the chemical balance.

An herbal-based formula is an artificial approach and only masks the underlying issue. We believe that a much effective solution is to offer your brain the right amounts of essential amino acids and neuro-nutrients (such as those found in whole foods).

There are numerous positive testimonials about Ex Stress Formula posted online. What is being reported includes:

Fast working
Good Results

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a calming formula that specifically helps with blood pressure levels, we recommend checking out calming supplements like Serenagen.

Pros & Cons

4) Ex-Stress Formula: Pros and Cons

  • The product contains many natural extracts
  • The website lists all the ingredients

5) Precautions of Ex-Stress Formula Use

  • It contains gelatin
  • There are no testimonials listed on the website
  • There have been reported several side effects, including dizziness
  • Black Cohosh has both positive and negative properties. It can cause some severe side effects such as liver damage and slower heart rate

6) Ex-Stress Formula Cost

The overall price per capsule is what makes Ex-Stress Formula an excellent deal. In fact, this supplement is one of the cheapest herbal remedies available on the market at this moment.

One bottle of Ex-Stress Formula contains 100 capsules, which should be enough for 50 days of treatment for the average user.

This supplement can be purchased from some online and offline retailers. The price may vary from one retailer to another. There are also some online retailers that offer bulk discounts.


7) Ex-Stress Formula Serving Size

Thankfully, the market for natural herbal remedies is growing all the time, so consumers are better able to choose quality products. Thus, when seeking a natural herbal supplement, it is wise to those that have been proven to work, with the least amount of potential side effects.

Bottom Line

8) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

People have many reasons to seek various natural herbal treatments to combat the symptoms of stress, anxiety and insomnia, and there is a large number of such products available at this moment.

Ex-Stress Formula provides an herbal alternative to chemical medications and we appreciate that, since natural supplements are usually safer than chemical drugs. However, as we have seen, not all herbs are completely safe and the overall product still must be used with caution. It is highly recommended to seek a professional’s advice before taking this supplement, especially due to the number of negative effects associated with Black Cohosh.

3/5 - (2 votes)
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