Magnolia bark has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. Researchers have determined that honokiol and magnolol, two chemicals found in Magnolia Bark, are up to 1,000 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN VITAMIN E IN ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY. These two active compounds are thought to contribute to the primary anti-stress and cortisol-balancing efforts of the plant. Magnolol was found in studies to support the body's natural production of adrenal steroids which suppress inflammation. This anti-inflammatory effect is responsible for alleviating the allergic inflammatory response in cases of asthma. Some statistics: magnolia bark extract has also been demonstrated to significantly DECREASE TENSION BY 13% AND FATIGUE BY 31%.