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Relora Max Review – 8 Things You Should Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | Nutrition Facts | Claims | Precautions | Cost | Suggested Use | Bottom Line

Relora Max is offered as a dietary supplement based on a proprietary blend of herbal extracts effective in promoting weight loss and reducing stress. Information about the manufacturer of the formula, the origin of the active substances and manufacturing location is unavailable. The supplement is based on the active blend of Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense under the name of Relora extract. The formula is claimed to be the result of scientific research showing that stressful conditions results in unwanted gain weight, unhealthy eating patterns and mood disorders. This product is promoted as helpful in preventing all the negative effects by binding to several targets associated with stress, without causing a common side-effect associated with this type of supplementation, the sedation. The formula also regulates the production of stress-related hormones, known to be a major source of excessive fat accumulations in the body.

Relora Max is designed to help adults affected by the numerous stressful factors. Relora benefits include prevention of excessive weight gain, and alleviation of anxiety symptoms (such as restlessness, negative feelings and emotions or trouble sleeping). The active blend is a very popular ingredient of dietary supplements aimed to treat the types of disorders indicated above. The details of a clinical trial on the Relora extract are mentioned on the official web page, supporting the Relora benefits in reducing weight gain, normalizing stress hormone levels, and reducing anxiety scores. Relora is one of the natural solutions recommended by Dr. Oz. in fighting against weight-gain and anxiety as a result of stress factors.


1) Relora Max at a Glance

Relora Max is based on an herbal blend including two major active substances Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense. These are both medicinal plants used traditionally to treat a broad spectrum of conditions including stress and anxiety. The combination between these ingredients has been shown to control production of a stress hormone known as cortisol. When the body needs to react to stress factors, the levels of cortisol increase and trigger various reactions in the body. Some of the negative effects of excessive cortisol levels (particularly for longer periods of time) include lowered cognitive performance, impaired thyroid function, increased blood pressure, blood sugar imbalance, decreased bone density, and increased abdominal fat. The excessive weight gain may further result in other life-threatening disorders (serious heart problems). In this case, it is imperative for the body to relax in order to lower levels of this hormone and reinstate the body’s natural balance. The increased frequency of stress factors affecting modern men has led to more and more stress related disorders including obesity, circulatory problems, anxiety, and depression.

Relora Max’s benefits have resulted mainly from clinical studies involving both animal and humans (although reduced in number). The most common side effects of Relora include dry mouth, mild hypotension, or drowsiness (reported by some consumers). A direct relation between Relora and cortisol levels or between Relora and anxiety (in terms of reducing the levels of these parameters) is not scientifically proven. Relora anti-anxiety benefits are considered among the most important beneficial actions of the extract.

Relora Max is promoted to offer a proper support in combating all the negative side effects without affecting the body’s abilities to function normally due to the lack of sedation as side effect (common for traditional anti-depressant medication, for instance).

More uncommon Relora Max side effects are: thyroid or sexual dysfunction, heartburn, and shaking hands. Some drug interactions should also be taken into consideration particularly with drugs that have the similar claimed benefits (anti-anxiety product).

Nutrition Facts

2) Relora Max Nutrition Facts

Relora Max contains the following ingredients: Relora (proprietary blend), rice powder, and gelatin.

3) Does Relora Max Work and it is Safe?

Relora Max is based on a proprietary extract based on a large number of plant extracts.

One of these herbal extracts is Magnolia Officinalis, a traditional Chinese remedy used in the treatment of numerous health concerns. The plant is currently used to treat weight problems, cognitive impairment symptoms, asthma, and digestive problems. As an ingredient of dietary supplements created to promote weight loss, the plant is considered particularly helpful in lowering levels of cortisol, a stress-related hormone believed to be responsible for excessive fat in the abdominal area. The common side effects reported for the use of Magnolia Officinalis based products are heartburn, thyroid problems, tiredness and sexual problems. Pregnant and nursing women should refrain from consuming products that contain this ingredient.

Phellodendron amurense is the other main active substance from the patented blend of Relora. The plant extract is believed to be beneficial in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, psoriasis, eye infections, osteoarthritis and liver conditions such as cirrhosis. Although it is used to alleviate a significant number of symptoms from a broad spectrum of health conditions, the scientific evidence in most of the cases is insufficient. However, there are some studies involving this extract as an ingredient of Relora suggesting that women who have used such a product have gained less weight during the study and developed healthier eating habits. Short-term use of Phellodendron amurense was shown to be safe. It has been observed that the utilization of any product containing this plant by pregnant women may result cause certain anomalies of the fetus.

Relora extract includes both plant extracts. Relora’s side effects include drowsiness, allergies, and headaches. Relora’s action on cortisol levels is the main reason why the proprietary blend is attributed with antidepressant properties. Dr. Oz recommends Relora as one of the best natural alternatives to boost metabolism and reduce unwanted belly fat.

People already under anti-depressives or anti-anxiety drugs are advised not to use Relora based supplements, due to reported drug interactions between these products. The recommended dosage is two capsules daily.

There are testimonials posted online about Relora Max. What is being stated include: This has little to no sedation feeling. It still leaves you fully aware and able to deal with challenges intelligibly. You just won’t be mad about it. / If you need an herbal supplement to help decrease stress levels (or handle stress better), this is for you / I love this stuff. I used to be in a prescription for years and decided to switch to something more natural.


4) What Relora Max Does?

  • The key substance is a patented-pending proprietary blend
  • The active blend is a very popular ingredient among similar formulations
  • The formula comes with a money back guarantee
  • The manufacturer offers a free bottle for trial
  • The price for a month supply is moderate, similar to what other formulas featuring Relora are marketed for
  • The active substance is clinically researched
  • Relora reviews from consumers document positive results of the formula


5) Precautions of Relora Max Use

  • The manufacturer of the formula is untraceable
  • No side effects are mentioned on the official web page (although other sources mention various side effects for the use of Relora)
  • There are only a few testimonials from consumers about the formula
  • The scientific information linking Relora to cortisol (particularly in reducing excess of cortisol) is insufficient.


6) How Much Does Relora Max Cost?

A bottle of Relora Max provides the necessary supply for one month. The formula is considered as a cheaper alternative to similar supplements and prescription drugs (anti-depressants and weight-loss formulations). The manufacturer of the formula offers a money-back guarantee valid for a 90 day period. The shipping period is 5-10 days for orders in the US and 14-21 business days for international orders. Consumers should keep in mind that the company does not refund opened or used products and the shipping and handling fees are non-refundable. The formula also comes with other advantages including a free bottle offer, a special e-book called “71 Weight Loss Tips” and 2 MP3s also addressing weight loss issues. Consumers should carefully read the conditions specified for the delivery of the free sample.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

The suggested dose is 2 capsules daily, divided in 2 doses.

Bottom Line

8) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

Relora Max is marketed as a natural approach suitable for all those who want to fight against unwanted weight gained caused by a stressful lifestyle. Although the official page only enumerates the countless benefits of such a formula, there are some major information gaps (drug interactions, adverse reactions, etc.)

The supplement is advertised as beneficial on multiple levels, due to a complex mechanism of action. Research involving Relora is available for consulting. The results of a clinical study involving tens of subjects are mentioned on the official site. This study supports Relora Max’s benefits on the overall weight gain, and anxiety levels. The product is claimed to have helped 8 out of 10 people in feeling more relaxed, reducing symptoms live irritability, sleeping disorders, poor concentration and emotional imbalance.Due to lack of an FDA approval and complete evidence regarding the negative effects, it is highly recommended to consult a healthcare professional before using the formula.

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Victor M.

This supplement has turned out to be much better than I expected. I was fighting with depression for years and tried different prescription pills and nutritional supplements, and nothing was satisfying. I started taking Relora Max and suddenly felt happy. I have been using this product for a half of year now and continue to feel great, eat well, sleep well and function normally.

Chloe T.

Relora Max has helped me fight the cravings for junk food and feel better about myself. Since using the capsules I am able to sleep all through the night and wake up fully rested. Before taking these capsules I used to cry a lot and could not refrain from any type of food, and ended up feeling worse. Now I am finally able to say no to something that I know is unhealthy and eat a fruit or a vegetable instead.