Muscle Relaxing Formula is a combination of plant extracts and micronutrients designed to provide immediate and long-lasting relief from muscle pain and discomfort. It’s a 100% natural formulation containing organically-grown plant extracts recognised for their efficacy against pain.
Who is Muscle Relaxing Formula aimed at?
This innovative formulation is for anyone affected by any of the following:
- frequent muscle pain;
- muscle pain that comes on after intensive exercise;
- involuntary muscle contractions of varying pain intensity; ;
- age-related night-time muscle stiffness ;
- muscle pain linked to nutrient deficiency (vitamin D, essential amino acids, testosterone);
- fibromyalgia pain ;
- muscle spasms ;
- pain from trauma;
- neuropathic pain of unknown origin ;
- other related problems: varicose veins, venous insufficiency, aches, elongation, tears, sprains…
What is in Muscle Relaxing Formula?
What is in Muscle Relaxing Formula?
Muscle Relaxing Formula combines the four plant extracts most widely-studied in relation to muscle pain – and in their best form.
Lemon balm leaf.
Lemon balm is a medicinal herb traditionally used for over 2000 years to calm the nerves and ease pain. Recent clinical trials have confirmed the anxiolytic effects of lemon balm extract (1-3) as well as its ability to reduce sensitivity to pain via modulation of certain receptors in the central nervous system (4-6). Studies have demonstrated its analgesic properties (7-8) and associated decrease in sensitivity to external stimuli (nociception).
These properties are linked to the presence of terpenes in its essential oil as well as to its high content of phenolic compounds (rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid), citral, flavonoids (luteolin) and tannins (9).
Attention: many unscrupulous manufacturers replace the costly lemon balm extract with related species that smell strongly of lemon such as citronella or lemongrass.
The aerial parts of passion flower.
Passion flower contains several substances that act as pain-relievers: indole alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenes and glucosides (10), although more than 294 volatile compounds have been identified.
The majority of pharmacological studies conducted on passion flower have demonstrated its effects on the central nervous system, particularly anxiolytic and sedative properties (11). Commission E (a European scientific advisory board) and ESCOP (the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy) also officially recognise the use of passion flower to reduce nervousness, and relieve muscle spasms and nerve pain.
The flowers of German camomile
Known for its relaxing properties, camomile has a number of anti-inflammatory and analgesic ingredients such as chamazulene, apigenin, flavonoids and alpha bisabolol. It has produced good results when administered to people suffering from various types of pain (12).
Attention: German camomile (Matricaria recutita), the flowers of which are the most beneficial parts, should not be confused with feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), the leaves of which are used to reduce the intensity of headaches and migraines.
Traditionally used by Native Americans for treating muscle injuries, valerian root is still in demand today. It contains more than 150 chemical compounds, including valerenic acid and valtrates which explain its effect on certain chemical messengers in the brain and its relaxing benefits (13).
The formulation also contains two micronutrients recognised for their physiological benefits for human health:
Vitamin E (natural form).
Well-known for its exceptional antioxidant benefits, vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory properties
Attention: the most abundant form in the body is alpha-tocopherol. As the synthetic form of this molecule is much less well-absorbed, it’s important to choose supplements such as Muscle Relaxing Formula which contain the natural form (14).
Magnesium (in its most soluble and absorbable form).
Magnesium plays a role in nerve transmission and helps muscles relax after contracting. As well as this muscle-relaxant effect, it also participates in pain relief: by disrupting NMDA receptors, it impedes the entry of calcium ions into cells, producing an anti-nociceptive effect.
This effect is associated with decreased sensitivity to pain stimuli triggered by injuries or insult to tissues. Magnesium thus offers significant potential for reducing hypersensitivity to actual and phantom pain.
Attention:The less absorbable a magnesium salt is, the less beneficial it will be for the body and the greater its laxative effect. It’s therefore essential to choose the best forms: magnesium citrate and magnesium chloride. It’s also important to control your magnesium intake from food if you are taking it in dietary supplement form.
Five good reasons to choose Muscle Relaxing Formula for fighting muscle pain:
- The six natural ingredients in Muscle Relaxing Formula have all been scientifically studied for their anti-inflammatory, analgesic or anti-nociceptive effects.
- Its plant extracts are all organically-produced. This is important as pesticides can be neurotoxic, potentially causing neurological dysfunction, exacerbating pain and promoting inflammation.
- Pain-killing drugs are currently claiming record numbers of victims: in 2017, more than 50,000 people died in the United States following side-effects from pain-killing drugs prescribed by their doctors. Thus an urgent return tonatural methods is called for.
In Europe and the US, more than one in two people currently suffer from joint or muscle pain . Such pain has a significant impact on sleep, level of physical activity and mood.
Muscle Relaxing Formula contains no chemical excipients.
Additional measures to make Muscle Relaxing Formula even more effective
To maximise this formulation’s efficacy, you can also follow these steps throughout the supplementation period:
1) Make sure you stay well-hydrated by drinking at least two litres of water a day, a little at a time. Good hydration promotes healthy circulation in muscle fibres.
2) Set aside time every day to relax (meditation, visualisation, listening to relaxing music, contemplation without stimuli, etc.) and ensure you get a good night’s sleep
3) Avoid eating foods that promote systemic inflammation such as red meat, dairy products, cooked meats, processed foods and refined cereals.
4) Prioritise anti-inflammatory foods, particularly those rich in omega-3 fatty acids (fats that are able to reduce pain) as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, all rich in antioxidants. You can combine Muscle Relaxing Formula with a daily dose of Super DHA, a natural formulation rich in omega-3 which provides a much higher intake than can be obtained from everyday diets.
Note: This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to follow the guidelines on how to take it and the recommended dose, and to use it by the ‘best before’ date. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for those with liver problems. This product may interfere with coagulants or blood pressure medication. Please consult a health professional before using if you are taking other medication or have any health problems. Do not take before driving or operating machinery. Keep out of children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.
Written: December 2018.
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This formulation is a classic blend of chemotyped essential oils, aimed at promoting calm and relaxing the nerves. It helps combat the stresses of modern life and encourages restorative sleep without the need for sleeping pills. It acts on a range of symptoms:
- feelings of oppression;
- nervous tension;
- agitation or over-stimulation;
- sleep problems;
- intrusive thoughts;
- nervous anticipation.
Each softgel contains no fewer than 75 different active molecules - a long way from the type of synthetic pharmaceuticals which contain just four or five at the most.
What are the essential oils in Relaxing Oil Blend?
This synergistic formulation contains the following chemotyped essential oils:
- Essential oil of sweet marjoram, the main constituents of which are cis-thujanol and trans-thujanol. It is a powerful regulator of the central nervous system with anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) properties, but is also used for its antiviral properties, its ability to regenerate the liver (viral hepatitis) and its effect on bronchial symptoms.
- Essential oil of lavender, of which the flowering tops – rich in linalool, linalyl acetate and camphor – are used. It has shown remarkable efficacy in easing mental tension, calming nerve and heart palpitations, treating depression, and curing insomnia and other sleep problems. It’s also a recognised anti-spasmodic and sedative.
- Essential oil of mandarin of biological origin, of which the zest, particularly rich in limonene and gamma-terpinene, is used. Popular for its fragrance, it is primarily used for treating stress, agitation and anxiety and also has blood pressure-lowering properties which can stop palpitations and extra systoles (extra heartbeats).
- Essential oil of lemongrass, obtained from the essence of flowers rich in nerol, geraniol and monoterpenes. It is used especially for its calming and sedative properties but it also combats indigestion, gas and pain associated with gastric ulcers.
- Essential oil of lemon verbena, produced from the leaves which are rich in nerol and geraniol. Excellent for addressing temporary depression, it has powerful sedative and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps regulate the hormone system and is a vesicular and pancreatic stimulant.
Benefit from the power of plants in complete safety
Though aromatherapy is increasing in popularity, it’s important to recognise that essential oils are not entirely risk-free. Used indiscriminately, these oils can actually be toxic, especially when taken internally, and even more so as some companies recommend unsuitable doses or are not clear enough about either the botanical source (there are many homologues) or the chemotype. This last point is important: the chemotype provides precise information on an oil’s active and predominant biochemical molecules.
A plant will produce specific aromatic molecules depending on the biotope in which it is grown: two identical species can produce two different essential oils, each of which is characteristic of the conditions in which it has been grown. A lack of knowledge of an oil’s chemotype thus opens up the possibility of toxicity and reduced efficacy. The chemotypes of the essential oils in ‘Relaxing Oil Blend’ are always specified and the active principles are dosed to maximise their efficacy and ensure their safety (no more than 75mg per softgel).
Why take Relaxing Oil Blend to reduce stress and relieve tension?
There are three main reasons for choosing Relaxing Oil Blend to combat anxiety:
- A natural alternative to drugs: Anxiolytic, hypnotic and antidepressant drugs are widely-used for treating stress and insomnia, but they often cause dependency and unwelcome side-effects. It’s high time natural alternatives were given due consideration, particularly the unanimously-recognised option of aromatherapy. Relaxing Oil Blend concentrates those oils most widely-accepted as synergistically combatting stress and the symptoms of anxiety.
- A blend of oils chosen for their efficacy and safety: A number of essential oils act on the central and vegetative nervous systems, but taking them orally can be quite problematic. To avoid any unnecessary risk, it is therefore advisable to consult a therapist from the outset. Opting for Relaxing Oil Blend, which has been the focus of considerable expertise, means avoiding any risks to your health as its combination of oils has been chosen by leading health professionals for their complete safety and optimal efficacy.
- It’s easy to use and saves you time: The ready-to-take softgels save precious time and facilitate therapeutic observance: avoiding the need to mix the blend yourself prevents the risk of potential errors and unwelcome consequences.