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Victoria Health Magnolia Rhodiola Complex is a herbal food supplement for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, anxiety and low mood such as fatigue, exhaustion, and mild anxiety.  Magnolia Rhodiola capsules incorporate traditional herbal stress-lowering herbs to support calming factors helping you to feel relaxed without drowsiness, elevate mood and improve emotional well-being.  

What does it do: Today, more and more of us are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety. Stress, whether physical, hormonal or emotional causes the increase of cortisol by the adrenals. High cortisol levels are responsible for a myriad of concerns but primarily cortisol blocks the uptake of the mood-elevating serotonin.  Magnolia extracts have been shown to physically relax muscles and nerves as well as help to reduce levels of cortisol, the stress hormone responsible for a variety of symptoms, based on traditional use only.  Magnolia Rhodiola works by counteracting the body's fight or flight response. At times of stress, the body goes through a series of changes in order to prepare you to run away or stay and fight. Part of this response is the release of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. If your stress response isn't reversed, it can contribute to a condition known as adrenal stress or adrenal fatigue and can also interfere with the hormones involved in your sexual response. The result may be low libido.  Magnolia Rhodiola is a superb natural remedy with adaptogens that helps increase the body's ability to cope with all types of stressors whether physical, hormonal, or emotive, based on traditional use only.

  • Magnolia extracts contain Honokiol which has been shown to reduce cortisol within the body as well as working to physically relax muscles and nerves.
  • Phellodendron is one of 50 most important herbs in Chinese medicine. It contains a variety of compounds known to help elevate mood and improve emotional wellbeing, based on traditional use only.
  • Rhodiola Rosea increases tolerance to various stressors, i.e. mental, physical, and environmental, in part by beneficially modifying the stress response, based on traditional use only. This herb acts predominantly on the hypothalamus in a way that normalises the manner in which the body responds to stress triggers. Active compounds in this herb may help enhance the transportation of mood-elevating chemicals into the brain. 
  • L-Theanine, usually found in green tea, has been shown to help promote deep muscle relaxation and improve sleep quality* due to its ability to promote alpha wave production by the brain. Alpha waves relax the mind and enhance mental concentration.
  • Pantothenic Acid (B5) contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Magnolia Rhodiola Complex benefits:

  • Supports the symptoms of stress, anxiety, tension, mood swings and low mood
  • Celebrated for its adaptogenic qualities
  • Aids emotional well being
  • May help to increase libido
  • Promotes deep muscle relaxation and improves sleep quality
  • Blocks excess cortisol and enhances energy levels

Our In-House Pharmacist has written twelve articles on Magnolia Rhodiola Complex:

Directions: As a food supplement, take one Magnolia capsule twice a day with or without food.  Do not exceed the daily dose.  Not suitable for individuals taking sleeping pills or other mood-modifying drugs.  Magnolia Rhodiola Complex does NOT contain sugar, yeast, corn, soy, wheat, gluten, dairy products, artificial colours, artificial flavourings or preservatives.


Not suitable for individuals taking sleeping pills or other mood-modifying drugs. Do not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. Excessive consumption may impair the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Not recommended for consumption with alcohol beverages.  Do not exceed the daily dose.  Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

Magnolia Bark Extract (40% Honokiol), Rhodiola Root Extract (standardised to 3% total rosavins), L-theanine, Rice Powder, Phellodendron Chinensis Bark, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Hypromelliose (vegetarian capsule shell).

Ingredients Per 2 Capsules: Weight %EC NRV*
Magnolia Bark Extract (Equivalent to 40% Honokiol) (Magnolia officinalis) (Bark) 450mg n/a
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) (Root Extract) (Standardized to contain minimum 3% Total Rosavins) 250mg n/a
Hypromellose (vegetarian capsule) 200mg n/a
Rice Powder 172mg n/a
L-Theanine 130mg n/a
Phellodendron Chinensis Bark 50mg n/a
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 6mg 100%

*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value

What time of day should I take Magnolia Rhodiola Complex?  I am concerned it will make me sleep during the day. 
The herbs within Magnolia Rhodiola Complex do not induce sleep but do help to relax the body. The dose is normally one capsule in the morning and one in the evening half hour before bedtime since the greatest amounts of stress hormones are produced in the early hours of the morning.

How soon will I see the results of Magnolia Rhodiola Complex?
We suggest allowing approx 2 - 3 weeks to see results but this can differ from person to person. 

Should I take Magnolia Rhodiola Complex with food?
You can take it with or without food. 

Can I take Magnolia Rhodiola Complex if I am on anti-depressants?
Magnolia Rhodiola is NOT suitable for use with any mood modifying drug.  You can however use Florassist Mood Improve

I take sleeping pills.  Can I take Magnolia Rhodiola Complex?
No, this food supplement is not suitable for use with sleeping pills.

I cannot take pills. Can I open the Magnolia Rhodiola Complex capsule?
Yes, you can open and sprinkle over food/mix with a drink. 

How large is Magnolia Rhodiola Complex capsule?
The Magnolia Rhodiola Complex capsule is approx 2cm long.

Can I take Magnolia Rhodiola Complex when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Magnolia Rhodiola Complex?
We do not recommend taking this food supplement with alcoholic beverages.

Are there any concerns with operating heavy machinery whilst taking Magnolia Rhodiola Complex?
Excessive consumption may impair the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery.

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. Do not exceed the daily dose.  If pregnant, or breastfeeding, or if you are taking medication, or on medical care, consult your physician prior to use.  While we work to ensure that product information on our website is correct, on occasion manufacturers may alter their ingredient lists.  Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our website.  All information about the products on our website is provided for information purposes only. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented on our website.  Please always read the labels, warnings, and directions provided with the product before using or consuming a product.  In the event of any safety concerns or for any other information about a product please carefully read any instructions provided on the label or packaging and contact the manufacturer.  Content on this site is not intended to substitute for advice given by medical practitioner, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.  Information and statements about products are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.  The customer reviews are only moderated for offensive content – they should not be regarded as medical or health advice; no reliance should therefore be placed on them; and they are not endorsed by Victoria Health. If you have any health problems or questions regarding the suitability of any product please contact a health professional. Products are not medicinal unless otherwise stated. Victoria Health accepts no liability for inaccuracies or misstatements about products by manufacturers or other third parties. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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