This section covers the ingredients found in Stress & Cortisol Relief™ and discusses WHY & HOW they work, including links to clinical studies. You can also see "recommended use" instructions.

Below you'll find "Supplement Facts" and "Ingredient Summaries"

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 20

Ingredients Amount Per Serving %DV*

ZMA Blend 85.5 MG

Vitamin B6 5.8 MG 342%
Vitamin B5 20 MG 400%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Aspartate) 100 MG 25%
Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate) 20 MG 182%

Stress & Cortisol Relief™ Blend 650 MG
Sensoril® Ashwagandha extract; [std. to 32% oligosaccharides, 10% withanolide glycoside conjugates] 250 MG  
Relora® [proprietary blend of magnolia (bark), phellodendron (bark) extracts] 250 MG  
BioPS® Phosphatidylserine 100 MG  
Green tea decaffeinated extract [std. to 98% polyphenols, 80% Total Catechins, 50% EGCG] 50 MG  

Adrenal Optimizer™ Blend 200 MG
Rhodiola extract [std. to 3% rosavins, NLT 1% salidrosides] 100 MG  
OciBest® Holy Basil extract 10:1 [std. to 2.5% triterpene acids] 100 MG  

† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Made in USA Gluten free Vegetarian Non GMO Additive and filler free
Recommended Use:
GENERAL: As a dietary supplement, take 2-4 pills daily to help manage daily stressors. During times of additional stress (mental, emotional and/or physical), you may increase the dose as needed. During times of less stress, take a lower dose.

SLEEP & RELAXATION: You may also take Stress & Cortisol Relief™ before bed to help promote healthier cortisol & stress hormones, which can support a restful night’s sleep, without morning grogginess or diminishing daytime alertness. Take 1-3 pills, 30-60 min before bed.

EXERCISE: Intense exercise (running, lifting weights, cross-fit, etc.) all increase cortisol and stress hormones post workout. Taking Stress & Cortisol Relief™ after a work can help lower stress hormones and improve positive hormones (testosterone, Growth Hormones, thyroid, insulin, etc.) and thus, help accelerate muscle growth and fat loss. Take 1-3 pills, immediately after a workout.

CYCLE: It’s best to “cycle” this product and not to use it continuously (especially when using 4 pills or more, daily), or your body may adapt and results may be reduced. Taking 1-2 days off each week or 4-5 days off each month is a good idea.

Other Ingredients: plant-derived cellulose gelatin (Vegetarian capsule), rice flour

Does NOT Contain Any: Artificial colors, wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, peanuts.

Warnings & Interactions: For adults only. Consult your health care practitioner if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.
Sensoril® is protected under US Patent Nos. 6,153,198 and 6,713,092 and is a registered trademark of Natreon, Inc.
Relora® is a trademark of Lonza or its affiliates.
OciBest® is a registered trademark of Natural Remedies Private Limited.


Capsule Size: Capsules may always be opened and the contents poured into your mouth or a liquid beverage.
capsule size

Ingredient Summaries:

Below you'll find detailed descriptions about the ingredients utilized in Stress & Cortisol Relief™ - exactly HOW it works & WHY it's better than other products. Simply click on the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.

  • Sensoril® Ashwagandha

    Ashwagandha is considered to be a traditional stress reliever. It is also the additional benefits of enhancing memory and immune function.

    NOTE: This is a very important ingredient (see below) and so, we use Sensoril® Ashwagandha because it's the most potent form available on the market—it is 8X the strength of standard Ashwagandha. This means a much lower dose is need to achieve much bigger benefits!

    It's patented, has the HIGHEST bioactive extracts and backed by 36+ human clinical studies!

    Summary Of Benefits

    Lowers Stress Hormones: It helps reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. In two studies of "chronically stressed people", it improved stress, well-being, and happiness. 1-3 It's also been helpful against anxiety, depression and for improving stress tolerance.4-8

    Memory: Helps improve memory in people with cognitive impairment, as well as improved "working memory".9,10

    Weight Loss & Muscle Growth: In multiple human studies with well over 100+ people, it was shown to:11-14

    • reduce body fat
    • increase muscle growth
    • boost testosterone

    Endurance: helps improve endurance in healthy athletic adults and elite cyclists.15,16

    Diabetes: decreased blood sugar levels as effectively as diabetes medication, without significant adverse side effects.17 It's also shown to lower HbA1c levels with improved insulin levels.18-20

  • Relora®

    Relora® is a patented and clinically validated blend of two, natural plant extracts from Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense.

    The combination of these two synergistic herbs has been shown to support the body's positive response to stress, which can result in nervous tension, irritability, fatigue, sadness, and nervous eating.21-23

    As an additional side benefit, the relaxing effect of Relora® (but NON drowsy) has been shown to help control appetite and stress-related eating, thereby helping you to manage your weight.21-23

    NOTE: Relora® is expensive, but we chose to use it because:23
    • 3 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human studies
    • 22% decrease in overall stress
    • 20% reduction in depression
    • 32% decrease in anger
    • 13% decrease in tension
    • 42% improvement in mood
    • 18% improvement in vigor.
  • BioPS® Phosphatidylserine

    Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid (a fat molecule attached to a phosphate) and is a major component of all cell membranes. It has particular importance in brain function; people use it as a supplement to improve cognitive/brain function and memory, relieve stress & decrease cortisol levels and more

    NOTE: We use the patented BioPS® PhosphatidylSerine (PS) because it's 60% pure, the highest out of all available PhosphatidylSerine supplements. It's developed & produced with the latest enzyme technology under GMP facility, advanced technology of SC-CO2 extract, solvents free and Non-GMO.

    Summary Of Benefits

    Stress: Reduces cortisol and ACTH (which controls cortisol release) levels following a stress test in human clinical trials24-26

    Cognitive/Brain Function: Improves cognitive impairment and memory, increases the speed of mathematical calculations and improves mood 27-31

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Prevents accumulation of amyloid beta in the brain, which could help prevent or slow the progression of the disease. Improves dementia symptoms in Alzheimer's patients.32-34

    ADHD: Reduces ADHD symptoms in multiple clinical trials in children.35,36

  • Green tea (decaffeinated)

    Green tea extract has many benefits. Consuming green tea daily can reduce the occurrences of psychological stress by up to 20%. It has anti-stress effects.37

    It also helps lift mood, enhance brain function, and calm the body's response to both physical and emotional stress.38

    NOTE: You ALWAYS want to use the highest extract to get the maximum benefits. This is why we use an organic, Decaffeinated green tea extract with 98% polyphenols, 80% Total Catechins, 50% EGCG.

    This higher potency and dose, means that each serving is the equivalent to drinking about 4-5 cups of green tea daily.
  • Rhodiola

    Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen with a long history of traditional use for

    • reducing stress and fatigue
    • boosting the immune system
    • improve mood and happiness
    • increasing fat burning
    • improving sexual function
    NOTE: There are many forms of Rhodiola rosea in the market and most are of the "dead" root. You want to make sure you use the highest extracts, which are clinically proven to work. This is why ours is standardized to 3% rosavins and 1% salidrosides.

    Summary Of Benefits

    Stress Relief: It helps combat stress by helping the body, brain and immune system return to, and maintain a normal, balanced, youthful state.39

    When used daily, human studies show a "significant reductions in stress, anxiety, and negative emotions". Results are felt in one week, and continued to improve for the duration of the 12 week study.40,41

    Sexual Function: Due to the decrease in stress hormones, there's an increase in testosterone levels leading to improved libido and sexual function.42-44

    Cognition: Improvement in neurotransmitters ("brain chemicals") leading to enhanced brain function and less mental fatigue.45-47

  • OciBest® Holy Basil

    Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulasi) is an adaptogen, which helps your body deal with stress symptoms like forgetfulness, sexual problems of recent origin, frequent feeling of exhaustion and sleep problems.

    OciBest® Holy Basil is clinically tested to manage these "stressors". In human clinical studies, it reduced stress symptoms by 37%, compared to placebo.48,49

    NOTE: We use the clinically tested version Holy Basil extract, called OciBest®, which is standardized to contain2.5% triterpene acids (the active ingredient).
  • ZMA Blend

    ZMA is a blend of 3 specific vitamins which when used together, help support improved ratios of testosterone levels (higher) and cortisol levels (lower). There's also additional benefits of, improved immunity, blood sugar control and mood.50-52

    • Zinc. This trace mineral is necessary for more than 300 enzymes involved in metabolism, digestion, immunity, and other areas of your health.
    • Magnesium. This mineral supports hundreds of chemical reactions in your body, including energy creation and muscle and nerve function.
    • Vitamin B6. This water-soluble vitamin is needed for processes such as making neurotransmitters and nutrient metabolism.
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