What is Relicalm?

Prioritising Relaxation

Stress affects us daily. We are supposed to be able to deal with stress and are built for it. Constant stress can be a real burden on the body and although each person needs down time, very often it just doesn’t happen that relaxation activities are thought of as top priority.


For 5 hours of calm, Relicalm is the best kept secret for keeping calm and promoting tranquillity in a chaotic world.

Zen in a blister pack

Calm convenience, that’s what Relicalm is. When your day is just too much, there’s too much on your plate and life’s demands are making your head spin. For those individuals who have used Relicalm it is not an option to not have a strip of Relicalm handy for when concentration, calming and control of emotions is needed.

Maintain the calm

Men, women and teenagers in South Africa have benefitted from Relicalm in the classroom, boardroom, when the kids get out of hand, while shopping in frenzied shopping malls and when winding down the day to go to sleep.

Relicalm contains 150 mg L-theanine which is the major amino acid found in green tea. Historically, L-theanine has been used for its relaxing effect and to reduce anxiousness. This wonderful ingredient may cause an effect of wakeful relaxation to reduce stressful feelings. When the emotion and feeling around stress is reduced we are able to go about our day in a calm way.

L-theanine is not habit-forming and does not cause drowsiness1, which helps to make Relicalm suitable for use during the day, no matter how busy you are. Studies show that the effects of L-theanine are evident within 30 minutes and are measurable up to 5 hours after administration1. Some studies have suggested that L-theanine has a positive contribution to mental function1. A recent study, which observed boys from the age of 8, showed that L-theanine had a positive effect on children with ADHD1.

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Things you need to know

If you are taking medicines that lower your blood pressure you should monitor your blood pressure more often if you take Relicalm on a regular basis. Relicalm may enhance the effect of blood pressure-lowering medication, herbs and supplements.

See patient information leaflet for more information.

Relicalm can have side-effects however no side-effects have been reported with the use of L-theanine, as in Relicalm.


Relicalm has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. Relicalm is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

How to take

Always take Relicalm as directed. You should check with your pharmacist if you are unsure.


Adult dose:

Take 1 or 2 tablets with a glass of water when required to reduce feelings of anxiousness, in anticipation of stressful situations or 1 hour before bedtime.


It takes approximately 30 minutes for Relicalm’s effect to become evident.


Calming Tips

  • Breathing deeply a few times helps to reduce the feeling of stress.
  • Take time out to spend time in nature and time away from screens (TV, phone, computer). Everyone needs downtime.
  • Avoid stimulation before bedtime and keep to a routine at bedtime so you can secretly tell your body that it is time for bed coming up.
  • Exercise can help to promote feelings of well-being and calm through the release of endorphins, your “happy” hormones.
  • Listening to music is great for reducing stress. Everyone has their own taste, so listen to the music that makes you feel relaxed!
  • Talking is great for reducing stress so reach out to those close to you and share your fears, worries and ask for help in getting things done.

Where to buy

Most pharmacies across South Africa stock Relicalm

If you cannot find Relicalm please give us a call
and we’ll direct you to an outlet that stocks Relicalm.

  • Independent Pharmacies
  • Clicks
  • Dis-Chem
  • Shoprite / Checkers / Medirite
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Selected Spar Stores

Need to know more about Relicalm?
Contact us for more information and we’ll happily assist.


  • I am 66 years young and still feel fit and am quite active. I often feel stressed and not able to cope with looking after my grandchildren after school. Since I started taking Relicalm, I feel at peace and able to give the children my full attention. I am also not grumpy granny anymore and the children like to spend time with me.

    Pamela N
    Pamela N Pensioner
  • “It happens so often that I cannot fall asleep as my mind just wouldn’t ‘switch off’.   I am also a very anxious person and I suffer from ‘social anxiety’.  Cipla launched an amazing new product called Relicalm.  What instantly drew my attention to it was that it is a natural product and wouldn’t make one drowsy when taken in day time.  I sleep so much better at night (I literally ‘switch off’ after a couple of minutes) and I am calm in situations where I’m normally very anxious and nervous.  I CAN REALLY RECOMMEND RELICALM!”

    Mel V
    Mel V Personal Assistant
  • As an Account Executive for a large group of radio stations, I have an extremely stressful job, handling a large portfolio of demanding clients. It’s not just about the sale and the follow-up service, but also about the creative process, the deadlines and the out of the box thinking this brings. On top of that, there’s home, husband and kids to keep happy and the pressure of not kicking the dog in the process! I must confess that although I absolutely love it all, I have days where my heart races faster than my brain and I’ve found Relicalm to be the answer. I don’t take them all the time, but when my insides are shaking and I can’t get the words out fast enough, I just need something to take the edge off and help me re-focus. Cleaning my desk used to help, but who’s got time for that anymore?? Relicalm works brilliantly and quickly and can even be taken on an empty stomach! The best part about them is that they’re not hectic … they just take the edge off and help you re-focus AND I never feel guilty taking them, as they’re totally natural. I’m not sure how I’d cope without my magic little box of Relicalm!

    Christina B
    Christina B Account Executive
  • I discovered Relicalm in 2010 and have used it whenever I feel that my work is affected by my stress levels. Being calm helps me to concentrate and deliver what I need to. I don’t go home tired and irritable because I am actually able to manage most things I need to do in a quiet and positive way with Relicalm. My desk drawer is never without a pack of Relicalm. I need to start charging my colleagues for using my Relicalm though 🙂

    Bernard H
    Bernard H Account Executive

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