|Most experts agree that stress is a major factor in disorders and diseases such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, headache, hypoglycemia, asthma, herpes, hypertension and heart disease. Its no wonder, then, that new research suggests that chronic stress speeds up the aging process of cells.
Lead researcher Elissa Epel, a University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) psychiatrist, and her colleagues studied 39 women ages 20 to 50 who suffered chronic stress because they had been caring for a chronically ill child. The researchers studied telomeres—caps at the ends of chromosomes that naturally get shorter and shrivel as cells age and continue to divide. The scientists concluded that chronic stress appears to speed up this process.
Magnolia extract is the only natural and safe remedy in the world that relieves stress, anxiety and depression
There are lots of great herbs that have been proven to reduce stress, among other things. But nothing compares to Magnolia Extract when it comes to lowering stress response, anxiety and depression—almost immediately! And the best thing is that Magnolia Extract comes in a perfect form from nature … and doesnt produce any side effects.
How does it work?
Magnolia extract is rich in the phytochemicals honokiol and magnolol, which have numerous health benefits. One of the most impressive benefits is their ability to alleviate stress while producing a calming effect. Dozens of animal studies have shown that they act as a non-addictive, non-sedating anxiolytic (anti-anxiety and anti-stress) agent at low doses.
That means a small dose of Magnolia extract can help calm your nerves and alleviate anxiety, without making you sleepy. The beauty about these two phytochemicals is that honokiol exerts an anti-anxiety effect, and magnolol exerts an antidepressant effect. When you take Magnolia extract, youre really "killing two birds with one stone"—anxiety and depression—in order to feel better mentally and emotionally.
Honokiol relieves stress without side effects
Honokiol has a long history of use in traditional Chinese formulas that relieve anxiety without leaving you feeling like youve been drugged. In a recent study to determine whether honokiol depresses the central nervous system in the same way as (commonly known as ®), two groups of mice were treated with honokiol and before running through a maze. The honokiol group was more relaxed, and finished without any change in motor activity or muscle tone. On the other hand, the group exhibited several side effects, including sleepiness, disrupted learning and memory, muscle relaxation, and withdrawal symptoms. The results suggest that honokiol is less likely than to induce physical dependence, central nervous system depression, and amnesia when given at doses that produce an anti-anxiety effect.
A similar test found that honokiol significantly prolonged the time the animals spent in a maze, suggesting an anti-anxiety effect. Normally, when rodents are placed in a maze, they like to hide rather than explore because they get anxious. These rodents appeared to be more relaxed, and expressed curiosity about their environment. When the animals were given honokiol in various doses over a period of seven days, the effects remained the same: there was no change in motor activity or in the animals performance. The animals receiving the ( ), however, became dependent on the same dose, which hindered their performance.
Although no studies have specifically been done to show that Magnolia extract reduces cortisol levels, it stands to reason that since so much impressive research has shown that it relieves stress, anxiety and depression, that Magnolia must also reduce cortisol—a by-product of stress.