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Has anyone ever taken this before?


Im taking it and I feel awesome!
Posted on 12/21/12, 03:57 am
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Reply #1 - 12/21/12  4:25am
" Interesting... "
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Reply #2 - 12/21/12  4:29am
" do you even have hypothyroidism? "
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Reply #3 - 12/21/12  7:34am
" I never heard of RestoraCalm before you mentioned taking it.

It's intriguing and I'm glad you're feeling so good as a result of taking it.

Do you have links to any research that's been done with it? I'd like to explore further but can't seem to find anything. "
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Reply #4 - 12/21/12  8:59am
" Patternskies....

What had it helped you with and how long did it take to kick in? Can you please share more info about your experience?
Thanks! "
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Reply #5 - 12/22/12  1:43am
" Its a blended herb made by an Australian company called 'BioCeuticals.' It's a blend of Phellodendron and Magnolia. I guess you could just look for vitamins that have those 2 herbs in them. It's for nervous tension, anxiety and helps to maintain healthy cortisol levels. Helpful for weight gain in abdominal areas due to stress related cortisol elevation. Is completely vegetarian.

Again the link is here http://www.emed.com.au/1208

Or read up on google about Phellodendron Amurense and Magnolia Officinalis. It's pretty interesting, the effects of these herbs is all what I deal with. "
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Reply #6 - 12/22/12  4:59am
" No I don't. But high cortisol is bad in general. Is it only for people that have hypothyroidism? "
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Reply #7 - 12/22/12  10:02am
" I found a few small studies done on Relora which is another brand containing Phellodendron and Magnolia:



Here's some interesting info from WebMD about phellodendron:


It seems that phellodendron "might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications" Since thyroid hormone is metabolized in the liver, this might explain why one test subject had an adverse experience with their thyroid meds.

And, here's what they have to say about magnolia:


Ironically, WebMD says that magnolia: " ....appears to increase levels of corticosterone, a chemical similar to cortisol."

It appears that safety of these supplements hasn't been confirmed for usage longer than 6 wks.

Apparently, they should be discontinued 2 wks. before surgery (as is the recommendation for many supplements.

There are definitely some interactions also worth consideration. "
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Reply #8 - 12/22/12  10:05am
" **correction

One person reported thyroid dysfunction when taking Relora (not necessarily an adverse experience with their thyroid meds as I typed originally)

I took PatternSkies' suggestion and Googled phellodendron and magnolia and obviously found much more info than just Googling RestoraCalm. "
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Reply #9 - 12/22/12  10:16am
" cd7364 - previous to trying restoracalm I tried hyrdocortisol, dhea and adaptan (they all do similar things to restoracalm but are much more high potency) which from research seemed to be the most positive to take, but I had bad side affects with them, but not restoracalm. "

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