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.
How to Take Serelax
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.
- The potential side effects. This combination of ingredients is untested.
- The company information is misleading so how can we believe what they say about the supplement?
- Lack of background information. How do we know this ingredient formula is even safe?
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:
What Does Serelax Claim To Do?
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:
- 100% Safe, Natural and Effective!
- Safely & effectively reduces anxiousness/sadness and stress.
- Improves your over all physical and mental well-being.
- Relieves feelings of anxiousness, panic attacks and sadness.
- Gives you an overall calming effect.
- Dramatically improves your health.
- Is non-sedating, non-addictive, and has no side effects.
There is no evidence that any of this is true.
Does Serelax Work?
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.
What Are The Ingredients of Serelax?
Serving size is equal to two capsules.
- GABA (200 mg): Gamma Amino Butyric Acid is a chemical made in the brain which blocks brain signals and its role is to calm down the activity of neurons (brain cells). It helps to control fear and anxiety. Taking GABA in supplement form may be effective for some conditions, such as motion sickness but this natural chemical requires further r clinical evidence. In addition, the optimum serving size has yet to be established.
- Passionflower (150 mg): Well-known garden climbing plant passionflower may help reduce anxiety and have other mental health benefits BUT it is not necessarily safe. It can cause a range of side effects and it does interact with sedative medication.
- Valerian (150 mg): Valerian is a traditional herbal remedy taken by many people for mild anxiety and insomnia. It seems to be effective but is usually taken on its own and not in combination with other ingredients as here.
- L-Theanine (100 mg): Amino acid found only in the tea plant and the part that gives tea its unique, energising yet relaxing effects.
- Kava Root (100 mg): Root extract from the South Pacific and used by the islanders for a range of purposes. It has a calming effect and can also promote feelings of numbness and relaxation. The islanders take it recreationally for this purpose. However Kava root is associated with liver damage and should not be used in combination with drugs or alcohol.
- Skullcap Powder (75 mg): Powerful herb that many people are taking for a range of complaints including ADHD, ADD, anxiety, panic attacks and more. However there are concerns. There are many varieties of Skullcap; Scuttelaria lateriflora is the one that has been tested but and in many cases supplements use different varieties which contain different chemicals. In addition, the long-term effects are unknown and serving size is equally untested.
- Camomile Flower Powder (75 mg): Popular herb often drunk as a soothing tea before bedtime. It seems to work!
- Jujube Fruit Powder (50 mg): Jujube is a type of date that grows in Asia. Recent research suggests it may have nootropic qualities. However there are around 400 different varieties of Jujube so it is impossible to assess the role of this particular ingredient.
- Wood Betony Herb Powder (50 mg): This plant extract is believed to reduce blood pressure and anxiety. There is no real evidence to suggest it will do this but if you suffer from low blood pressure you should probably avoid this ingredient.
- Griffonia Seed Extract (50 mg): This natural plant is also a source of 5HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) a chemical made in the body which is a precursor to serotonin production, the brain’s feel-good chemical. May improve the symptoms of depression if taken over weeks.
Does Serelax Have Any Side Effects?
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:
- Liver failure
- Temporary yellowing of skin
- Stomach pain
- High/low blood pressure
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.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Serelax?
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?
Does Serelax Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
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.
Where Can I Buy Serelax?
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.