Ask Larry:

Question: I noticed that on your web site you recommend a product called Relora Plex. It seems that you no longer carry this product. Is there a reason for this? Do you still recommend this product?

Larry’s Response: Relora Plex is a combination product that is often used in time of stress, mainly directed at moderating the release of cortisol. It contains small amounts of important B vitamins and a blend of two herbs. I have no objection to the product. We removed it from our product line because we added three combination products from another manufacturer.

We found that supplements like this, sometimes called adaptogens, work well, but the body can develop mild resistance to the effects of the herbs after about six months. Research suggests that the resistance is less of an issue when a person switches formulations every 3 to 6 months.

We now stock three adaptogen products from Orthomolecular and our customers have been pleased with the effects and choices. None of the three are better than the others, just slightly different combinations of useful adaptogenic substances. We now stock and recommend Adapten-All, Adrene-Vive, and Adren-All (this one contains bovine adrenal concentrate – an animal source).

We only stock one brand of any product we offer and we have been very pleased with the quality of every product we receive from Orthomolecular.