When the human body comes under stress, the adrenal glands release a hormone called cortisol. The function of cortisol is to help the body convert proteins to blood sugar (glucose) quickly.
The main purpose of this function is to give the body the energy that it needs to "flee or fight" in such a "flight or fight" situation. However, it seems that people are under much more stress than ever before--but under situations that might not necessarily call for more energy--for example, in the office at work. One may be under stress, but since one is simply sitting at a desk, not much energy is being used. Thus, the thought is that the body produces blood sugar that is unneeded. This unnecessary glucose is then turned to fat. People have thought for years that stress produces weight gain, and this seems to be a plausible explanation of what is happening. Furthermore--adding to the problem--studies found that women under stress with high cortisol levels seem to eat more fatty foods than they would normally. Thus, stress becomes a two-edged sword--at least.
There are many, many products on the market that are designed to limit cortisol production. However, Nature's Cortisol Formula has several advantages. First, it uses no stimulants. Instead, it uses DHEA, which is used by the adrenal glands to limit cortisol. Secondly, it uses the recommended dosage of Relora®, which is a proprietary mixture of magnolia bark extract and phellodendron bark extract. This mixture seems to limit cortisol production as well. Third, it has chromium and vanadium--two essential minerals used to maintain proper blood sugar levels.
Unlike many weight loss supplements on the market, this is one that seems to have health benefits. Too much cortisol production is not a good thing for the body. A number of complementary products are made by Nature's Sunshine. For best results, it is important though to select the right product to target your weak areas when dealing with weight loss.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All statements are based on historical or anecdotal use of herbs and natural remedies. If a serious health condition exists, one should see a qualified medical doctor rather than rely on information given on this website.