Cooper Drug Store Blog
I love working in an environment that is often fast paced, high energy, and fun. As an independent pharmacy owner, my days often fly by. Oftentimes I will go hours without looking at the clock and it will feel like fifteen minutes. I’ll throw down a donut or cookie in an instant on days like that without even thinking. With a job such as this in which doing three or four things at once is the norm, my body is continually under stress. When I feel stressed I also do not usually eat well and might pack a few more pounds than I would like to mostly notably around my belly. Why is this? Are there any supplements that might combat this type of vicious weight gaining cycle? If you have a high stress job, eat when you are stressed, and would like to shed a few pounds caused by stress, you might consider a supplement called Relora.
Relora is a supplement made from the extracts of Phellodendron Amurense and Magnolia Officinalis. These extracts were used for thousands of years by Chinese herbalists to promote relaxation. Clinical studies have shown that Relora can also help mitigate feelings and symptoms associated with anxiety and depression, such as irritability, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping.
How does it work? When you are stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol. Cortisol makes it easier for fat to be stored around your midsection. Relora will decrease the amount of cortisol being released into the bloodstream. Meaning, decreased levels of cortisol can lead to the prevention of weight gain, the loss of excess weight especially around the belly where cortisol can have the greatest effect on fat storage, and the reduction of stress eating.
Relora has been been recommended by Dr. Oz on his show, as well as featured in many health magazines such as Woman’s World and Better Nutrition Magazine. Dr. Oz recommends 250mg three times per day or a dose with every meal. Relora can sometimes even be taken with other weight loss supplements such as Raspberry Ketones because they work in different ways to shed excess weight, but ask your doctor or pharmacist before starting any weight loss supplement because there are sometimes conditions in which certain supplements are not recommended.
Relora is just another supplement that we feature in our Dr. Oz Recommended section at Cooper Drug Store. Stop by and see us if you would like to learn more about Relora or check out any of our other Dr. Oz recommended products. The next time I am having a busy morning in the pharmacy, I am going to utilize Relora to keep me at a distance from that cookie or donut.