You might have guessed already, but Relaxphin is a USA-made nutritional supplement that’s claimed to help you “beat the stressful blues” by featuring non-habit forming, calming ingredients that can reduce mild levels of stress. These include:
- Ashwagandha – A plant typically used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to reduce anxiety, treat insomnia, and more.
- 5-htp (5-hydroxytryptophan) – A chemical byproduct of l-tryptophan that’s claimed to increase serotonin production in the brain, leading to improved sleep, appetite, mood, and more.
- GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) – A chemical that blocks brain signals and is often used to treat anxiety and depression.
- DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol) – A chemical building block for choline and acetylcholine, which may help treat Alzheimer’s and ADHD, improve mood, and boost thinking skills.
- Chamomile (Matricaria Recutita) – An herb that may help reduce inflammation and increase relaxation.
- Vitamins, Calcium and Magnesium – Essential nutrients your body needs in order to maximize health.
Those are some pretty fancy-sounding ingredients, right? But can they really help you relax; enough to make Relaxphin worth the money? Consider the following:
Will Relaxphin’s Ingredients Provide Results?
According to WebMD, chamomile is listed as possibly effective for reducing anxiety in those with anxiety disorder. However, there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that ashwagandha, 5-htp, GABA, DMAE, calcium, or magnesium can provide any of the benefits claims by Relaxphin’s manufacturer.
At the bottom of Relaxphin’s home page, there is a block of text that claims to provide “evidence of a test, analysis, research, or study describing the benefits, performance or efficacy of Relaxphin based on the expertise of relevant professionals.” At the time of our research though, all of the 4 links were broken.
Even though chamomile may help you relax, there isn’t a product label provide to let you know how much is contained in Relaxphin, or whether or not this is enough to provide any results (WebMD recommends 220 to 1,100mg daily).
Does Relaxphin Cause Side Effects?
Despite the lack of clinical evidence supporting the majority of the manufacturer’s claims, for the most part, Relaxphin’s ingredients are considered safe when taken for short periods of time, with the most common side effect noted as digestive upset.
However, WebMD claims that when it comes to 5-htp “some people who have taken it have come down with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS), a serious condition involving extreme muscle tenderness (myalgia) and blood abnormalities (eosinophilia).” As such, it’s recommended that, “Until more is known, 5-HTP should be used cautiously.”
In addition, DMAE can also lead to more severe side effects, such as “confusion, depression, increased blood pressure, an increase in schizophrenia symptoms, and unwanted movements of the face and mouth.”
What’s Causing Your Tension?
There are literally thousands of causes of tension, including stress, lack of sleep, medications, and much more. As such, if you’re experiencing constant tension, you’ll definitely want to speak with your physician and figure out what’s the underlying cause.
Before you do though, be sure to read through our article titled 6 Ways to Naturally Improve Your Focus, Energy, Productivity, and Decrease Stress.
Where Are All the Relaxphin Customers?
Like most nutritional supplements sold only online, Relaxphin is marketed solely through a group of affiliates who earn commissions for each sale they refer. Because of this focus on sales, these affiliates will often create fake review websites hoping to sugar-coat you with more marketing buzz on the product.
Outside of these, there weren’t any legitimate Relaxphin customer reviews available at the time of our research.
Relaxphin is manufactured by Relaxphin Labs USA Ltd based out of London, England. There isn’t any additional information available about them online, although Relaxphin appears to be manufactured by the same company that makes SlumberPM.
Relaxphin Pricing & Refund Policy
Relaxphin is priced as follows (free shipping included):
- 1 Bottle: $39.95
- 3 Bottles: $98.95
- 5 Bottles: $149.75
Important note: According to Relaxphin’s Terms & Conditions, there is also a trial offer available for $4.45 S&H, for which you’ll receive a 30-day supply of the supplement.
Then, once your trial expires, you’ll be billed $89 for the full price of the product, and will also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of Relaxphin once per month, and your credit card will be charged $89 each time.
However, we weren’t presented with trial option at checkout.
There is also a discrepancy regarding Relaxphin’s refund policy. According to the ordering page, the supplement comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, although the Terms & Conditions claims it’s 30 days and only applies to unopened products.
We attempted to contact Relaxphin’s customer service at 855-627-0855 in order to learn which was correct, although after several minutes on hold, the call was repeatedly disconnected.
Can Relaxphin Help You Relax?
Chopping to the point: When it comes down to it, chamomile is the only ingredient contained in Relaxphin with any clinical evidence showing it can provide tension relief, which is something that can be purchased individually from your local pharmacy for much less.
In addition, it’s disconcerting that there are so many spelling and grammatical errors on the Relaxphin website, including discrepancies with their refund policy. As if this wasn’t enough, it appears you might have some difficulty reaching customer service.
Because of these concerns, we’d recommend speaking with your physician about other stress-relief options instead of spending your hard-earned money on Relaxphin.