Ingredient Benefits

The Stress Cortisol Relief™ formula works so well and is popular because of the specific scientifically researched ingredients used in the correct combinations, dosages and extracts; resulting in maximum results & benefits. Click the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.


Emodin is one of the most powerful and natural "cortisol inhibitors" around. It works by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for the conversion of cortisone into the stress hormone, "cortisol".

Studies show that Emodin can inhibit the conversion to cortisol by up to 46%... Which means almost half the stress hormones!

Medically speaking, Emodin is a selective inhibitor of 11β-HSD1 only, but not 11β-HSD2 which is found in your kidneys.

Emodin has been clinically shown to help support:

  • healthy cortisol levels & stress response*
  • improved testosterone levels (testosterone to cortisol ratio)*
  • healthy insulin sensitivity*
  • accelerated fat loss (specially belly-fat)*
  • healthy glucose support*
  • reduction in appetite & sugar cravings*
  • improved muscle storage of glucose (increased muscle growth & stamina)*

NOTE: Make sure to always get the highest extract, with a minimum of 90%.


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

NOTE: This is a very important ingredient (see below) and so, we use a combination of BOTH Sensoril® + KSM-66® Ashwagandha because they are the most potent forms available on the market—about 8-10X the strength of standard Ashwagandha.

This means a much lower dose is need to achieve much bigger benefits!

They are both patented, have the HIGHEST bioactive extracts and backed by 36+ human clinical studies!

Now, the biggest difference is how they make you feel... Sensoril® will generally give you a more "calming" effect and helping to reduce feelings of anxiousness and worry.* While KSM-66® generally causes you to feel more energized and awake.

Because of these differences and the goal with "Stress & Cortisol Relief™", we've utilized an optimal combination mixture of 75% Sensoril® + 25% KSM-66® because we want a more calming effect. Thus, the higher ratio of Sensoril®.

While still being able to take advantage of the benefits of BOTH extract versions of Ashwagandha, in ONE convenient pill!

Healthy Stress Hormones: It helps support healthy and balanced stress hormone such as cortisol, within a normal youthful range.* In two studies of "chronically stressed people", it improved stress, well-being, and happiness.* 1-3

It's also been helpful against feelings of anxiousness, worry and for improving stress tolerance.*4-8

Memory: Helps support healthy memory in people with cognitive impairment.*9,10

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

  • reduce body fat*
  • increase muscle growth*
  • boost testosterone*

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

Blood Sugar: helps support healthy sugar levels within a normal, youthful range.*17


Relora® is a patented and clinically validated blend of two, natural plant extracts from Magnolia officialism 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 sadness*
  • 32% decrease in anger*
  • 13% decrease in tension*
  • 42% improvement in mood*
  • 18% improvement in vigor*

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 healthy brain function; people use it as a supplement to promote youthful cognitive/brain function and memory, relieve stress & balance 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.

Stress: Supports healthy cortisol and ACTH (which controls cortisol release) within a normal, youthful range following a stress test in human clinical trials.*24-26

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

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

  • managing stress and fatigue*
  • boosting healthy immune system*
  • improving 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.

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, worry, 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 and healthy brain function with less mental fatigue.*45-47

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 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 healthier immune function, 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.*