Holy basil has a primary active ingredient called ursolic acid that is said to improve the body’s response to stress. Ursolic acid works by blocking a hormone called cortisol. When we start to become stressed, our brains produce this hormone. Ursolic acid blocks the mechanisms that produce this damaging stress hormone ad gives your brain the boost it needs to deal with stress. By taking holy basil, you are reducing the existing cortisol levels as well as preventing more from being produced.
Holy basil is a plant originally from India and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to counter life’s stresses. It considered to be sacred by the Hindus and is often planted around shrines. Holy basil has long been a part of medicine and has been used for the common cold, influenza, H1N1 flu, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, earache, headache, upset stomach, heart disease, and many, many more illnesses. It is mostly used, however, for its stress relieving properties.
There are many stress relief supplements on the market today. It’s important that you pick one with the correct ingredients and dosages to address your needs.
Treatments for stress relief vary from product to product. Some products use herbal remedies, homeopathic ingredients, natural ingredients or synthetic ingredients. There are a number of available options on the marketplace for treating these conditions. This product contains the following ingredients:
• Holy Bail Extract – 500 mg
• Magnesium Carbonate
• Rice Flour
• Magnesium Stearate
The manufacturer recommends taking one capsule 1-2 times daily, preferably with food.
The side effects for this product were not listed by the manufacturer on the internet. Generally, all medications will cause some side effects and it’s a little unnerving that the manufacturer is not open to discuss these matters. As always, with any medication, supplement or treatment, consult your doctor before use.
The manufacturer does caution that pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18 and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this product.
Internet pricing for these product will vary across the internet. Additionally, you will see some products priced extremely low and some priced extremely high. It’s important to be wary of both. Products priced too low may be looking to maximize profits for lower quality product with reduced effectiveness, while high priced products may be looking to capitalize on name brand and designer labeling.
At the time of writing this review this product was found at a price of $12.95 for a bottle of 60 capsules, which under the suggested use should last about one month.
A guarantee as an assurance that if you don’t get your anticipated results, the manufacturer will stand behind their product. A lot of times even if a manufacturer does not provide a guarantee, the website that you purchased the product will provide its own warranty.
When researching this product, the manufacturer of this product did not provide a money-back guarantee for the product.
The product could be good except for that it does not have a guarantee.