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Planetary Herbals Stress Free Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Facts | Ingredients | Claims | Warnings | Price | Directions | Verdict

Stress Free by Planetary Herbals is marketed as a three-step approach towards alleviating external stresses and achieving general well-being. Specifically, the supplement is supposed to help improving mood and strengthening and calming the body by providing support to the adrenal system and central nervous system.
The product is supposed to be a highly effective, unique combination of calmatives, nervines and tonifiers.

It is manufactured by Planetary Herbals, a U.S. based company which manufactures herbal supplements, multivitamins, weight management formulas inspired by Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese herbalism, as well as by Western traditional medicine.

The product does not appear to be accompanied by a return policy or a satisfaction guarantee policy. No evidence or research is offered to support the benefit claims.


1) Stress Free Quick Facts

Stress Free provides a three-stages support system that features a special mixture of calming herbal extracts for the management of stress and anxiety. Most of its ingredients are popular plant extracts for similar products, such as Chamomile, Hops or Eleuthero (Asian Ginseng).

Hops has similar properties to the Valerian root and has been used as a treatment for insomnia, restlessness, tension, attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and insomnia. Potential side effects include worsening depression in people suffering from this condition. Side effects on nursing and pregnant women are not known, therefore caution is advisable.

Preliminary research on the Chamomile flower extract found it an effective therapy for anxiety. The plant has been traditionally used for its calming effects in treating stomach troubles, colds, insomnia and muscle aches. The plant is potentially dangerous for pregnant women, since it can cause uterine contractions which may lead to miscarriage.


2) Details on Stress Free Ingredients and Uses

Stress Free includes the following ingredients: Jujube Seed, Skullcap Aerial Parts, Hops Strobile, Wood Betony Aerial Parts, American Ginseng Root Extract, Hawthorn Berry Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Black Cohosh Root Extract, Eleuthero Root Extract, Calcium, dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, acacia gum, modified cellulose gum, and silica.

Hops is traditionally used for sleep and restlessness, so it’s no surprise that supplements like Puritan’s Pride Super Snooze also uses it as a key ingredient.


3) Stress Free Claims

  • The supplements is a mixture of plants and may potentially be safe
  • The price of the product is relatively low
  • Good consumer reviews.

4) Stress Free Product Warnings

  • Potential harmful side effects associated with the main ingredients, even though the manufacturer mentions no side effects for the formula
  • No satisfaction guarantee mentioned
  • The supplement is not FDA approved.

5) Stress Free Price

Each bottle of Stress Free™ contains 60 tablets. Its price will vary from one retailer to another, but overall, this is an averagely-priced supplement.

Stress Free™ can be purchased from online or offline retailers. If you choose to order this supplement online, please take into consideration the shipping costs as well.


6) Stress Free Directions

The daily recommended use is 1 tablet three times between meals.


7) Our Final Take On Stress Free

Stress Free offers a solution to managing stress and anxiety related symptoms in a combination of herbal ingredients and vitamins. Although the product may potentially be effective for some people (due to the many ingredients demonstrated or traditionally used for their calming, soothing effects) the manufacturer brings no scientific proof towards demonstrating its effectiveness.

There are no information available on a potential return policy.

The manufacturer recommends the product is not used by pregnant and breastfeeding women or women planning on getting pregnant. We recommend all people who consider starting a treatment with a dietary supplement to get medical council first.

3.3/5 - (7 votes)
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