Serelax comes from a company called Pharmaxa Labs. This supplements company specialise in supplements with extremely convincing sounding medical names. As well as Serelax, Pharmaxa products include Flexoplex for bones and joints support, Menoquil for a healthy menopause and Colopril a detox supplement.
Serelax is a nootropic supplement that comes with the claims it will reduce anxiety, improve sleep and make you happier into the bargain. However the herbal ingredients are mainly known for their sedative effects so this may be the principle reaction you experience from this supplement. In addition there could be other side effects from this untried and untested cocktail of herbal extracts. It looks a bit dangerous and unpredictable to us and while we think it may do ‘something’ we feel it is extremely unlikely to work as described.
Side effects may include risk of liver failure, temporary yellowing of skin, sleepiness, heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea gas, changes to blood pressure, dizziness, confusion and tachycardia.
Serelax is expensive and because it is only available from the official product website, you cannot shop around. One bottle of 60 capsules (30 servings) costs $34.50. You can buy Serelax in combination with sleep-inducing supplement called Somalin – the Serenity System for $69.94. You can also buy four bottles of Serelax for $103.50 ($25.87 per bottle).
We are concerned about Serelax. Although the product information states that if you take this supplement you will be calmer, healthier and happier, there is zero evidence that this is true. However judging by the ingredients combination it seems likely that Serelax may have a sleepy effect so if you want to feel drowsy, this supplement may tick that particular box. In our opinion, if you want to feel sleepy you could just take either valerian or camomile, two safe herbal ingredients that are effective for most people and much cheaper too.
The major problem with this supplement is that there are just too many herbal ingredients in this formula. It has never been tested and is highly likely to cause side effects and work in an unpredictable way. We certainly would not advise anyone to take this long-term or at all. If you have issues around anxiety and depression, taking this untried and untested cocktail is not going to help you, no matter what it says in the advertising.
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Serelax is described in the advertising as providing depression and anxiety relief and although it is not intended to replace professional medical advice or treatment. If you have mild symptoms such as trouble in sleeping, panic attacks and feelings of sadness or stress, you may be tempted by this supplement. After all, who doesn’t feel worried or sad sometimes or have trouble sleeping?
According to the product information Serelax helps replenish and restore vital neurotransmitters – the chemicals in the brain that transfer the messages between brain cells called neurons.
Neurotransmitters are the brain’s chemical messengers and chemical imbalances caused by factors such as hormones, aging and substances such as alcohol or caffeine can all make changes to the chemical balance and affect mood, sleep patterns and more.
Serelax contains natural ingredients which the product information claims are side effect free and non-addictive and are presumably designed to improve the chemical balance of the brain so that you feel better.
Serelax contains Kava Root – an extract which is popular with Pacific Islanders who use it for ceremonial reasons (they tend to drink it until they feel numb and fall over) but it is effective for improving sleep and reducing anxiety. It changes the brain waves in a similar way as Valium (diazepam) so it is important not to combine Kava with alcohol or other medication.
Other ingredients include herbal extracts including Wood Betony, Skull Cap and Passionflower – ingredients which some research suggests has a calming effect upon the brain. It contains Griffonia Seed extract – a plant extract that is high in a chemical called 5HTP which the body requires to manufacture serotonin – the brain’s feel-good chemical.
Take one Serelax capsule twice per day. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
A couple of the ingredients are well known as herbal sleep aids. Camomile is well known for its use as a calming tea ingredient and Valerian, a well-known garden plant fulfils the same function.
The two final ingredients are; L Theanine which is an amino acid present only in tea and the component that gives tea its energising yet calming effects, and GABA. Gamma Amino Butyric Acid is a natural brain chemical that has many purposes including mood and memory. When taken in supplement form it may improve mood and decrease anxiety.
Although the components of Serelax look good individually, it is important to remember that they have never been clinically tested in this combination before. In addition, herbal ingredients can cause side effects. Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe. We will look into the ingredients and potential side effects later on in the review.
Pharmaxa Labs sounds like it should be a research lab but in truth, there are no do details about the company’s real location or the manufacturing process of their various supplements.. There is an impressive-looking office block pictured on the company information page of the Pharmaxa website. It looked so impressive we wanted to find out more. However when we looked into this building we found that it was the Goldman Sachs building in Bangalore.
Digging further, we found that Pharmaxa Labs are not a network of laboratories. The closest we can get to this company is the product fulfilment and warehouse service they use. This is a major company called iHealth Fulfillment who handles delivery, storage and customer services enquiries. This is all fine, of course, but it does not tell us, where Pharmaxa supplements are manufactured or by whom.
We have covered Pharmaxa supplements in previous reviews including, Phenocal a weight loss supplement:
And Dermacut, a cream which you rub into your body to purportedly improve muscle definition:
According to the product information,
Serelax will replenish and restore the vital neurotransmitters necessary to maintain a healthy, happy and stress-free life. Serelax is the only formula that can provide fast but effective and POSITIVE results!
There is no evidence that this is true. Although some of the ingredients contained in Serelax may have a calming effect, if this supplement really caused a ‘happy, healthy and stress-free life’ as claimed, surely people would be talking about this supplement?
Instead the Serelax website is full of pop ups and special offers about discounts and free bonus gifts which all looks a bit cheap and tacky.
There are a lot of claims about how it will help you. These include:
There is no evidence that any of this is true.
There is no evidence that any of the claims made in the advertising are actually true. This supplement has not undergone any clinical trials and although the individual ingredients may have been tested, this formula is a complete unknown. In our opinion it looks like a cocktail of sedative ingredients that comes with a very high risk of other side effects.
The bottom line is that there are no guarantees that this supplement is safe for everyone or will ‘dramatically improve your health’ .Obviously if you are unwell, you don’t want to hear this and, of course, some people may feel that it is helping in some way. The advertising knows that people are clutching at straws so know how to push the right buttons to get you to buy.
In our opinion, effects are likely to be unpredictable and vary from person to person. We would be very concerned about taking this supplement on a regular basis.
Serving size is equal to two capsules.
Many of the ingredients contained in Serelax are known for side effects. There may be additional side effects caused by the combination of ingredients but we don’t know this for sure.
Side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your physician first especially if you have an underlying medical or mental health condition. Do not use in combination with prescription medication in case of interactions. Avoid the use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
There are customer testimonials posted on the Serelax website but we cannot guarantee they have been left by genuine customers.
I was feeling very blue and had a case of the blahs. I was prescribed a medication but didn’t like the side effects I was experiencing. I heard about Serelax™ from my co-worker. I have to tell you I was not expecting much from it but I was so surprised by how great I feel. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs to lift their spirits.
We are not convinced that this is a genuine comment. It looks like more advertising to us. After all how often do us ordinary people make a point of including a trade mark sign as this so-called customer has done?
There is a ‘risk-free’ guarantee on offer. To qualify for your money-back refund you need to obtain a proper return authorisation code (RAC). Get this by contacting the company no later than 60 days after an order was received.
Serelax is only available online. It is not on sale in the shops or stores. You can only buy it via the official Serelax website which you can also find via the Pharmaxa Labs website.