Magnolia Bark...Fights Anxiety, Depression And Free Radicals.
Magnolia Bark, ever heard of it before?...no not many people have.
Well it has been recognised for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (and who is going to
argue with the Chinese?) for its therapeutic properties.
Chinese texts refer to the treatment of 'fear chi'...meaning fear energy... with magnolia-bark and they claim it
helps in aiding relaxation, increasing energy levels and relieving anxiety.
Stress related digestive complaints? Try magnolia bark.
Breathing difficulties resulting from some form of emotional upheaval? Try magnolia-bark.
Magnolol and Honokiol are natural chemicals found in the bark and it is thought to be
responsible for its anxiety-reducing effects.
Our body's primary stress hormone is called cortisol.
Excessive levels of cortisol are associated with causing stress and anxiety. But it dosen't stop there..other
- Stress related obesity
- Memory problems
- Suppression of
"So where do the
come in?" I hear you shout. Be patient!
Very high doses
of honokiol have been found to act as a strong potent sedative.
However lower doses
have been shown to possess an anti-anxiety and anti-stress action which does not cause drowsiness.
Want an efficient and functioning brain?
Well honokiol and magnolol are able to promote a more relaxed state in the brain by modulating the activity of key chemicals called neurotransmitters and related enzymes. Also communication is greatly improved throughout the nervous system.
All This And A Powerful Antioxidant Too!
Japanese researchers (don't they know their stuff?) have found that magnolol and honokiol have many times the
antioxidant power of vitamin E. Quite impressive as
as we already know, is a powerful antioxidant having
been shown to prevent damage to the arteries-hence reducing the risk of heart disease.
Eudesmol is an essential oil contained in magnolia-bark. What does it do? Well it is thought to have antioxidant properties, mopping up those nasty
It's very interesting to note that in the beginning of 2006 kava kava (a herb) was banned by the Medicine Control
Agency due to its so called controversial link to liver toxicity. Bad news for people that relied on it to overcome
stress,anxiety and tension. They had nowhere to turn to...until now.
A great alternative (and just as effective) solution to kava kava appears to be in magnolia bark. Initial feedback
has been promising from anxiety sufferers. More importantly, studies have found that magnolia-bark also boasts an impressive safety record.
How much should you take? Recommended dosage is 300mg magnolia bark extract capsules, taken one to three times
a day or as otherwise directed on the product label. As always, consult your doctor, or GP if in any doubt.
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