Rhodiola Rosea is a herb that grows in cold mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. People in Russia and Scandinavian countries have been using Rhodiola for centuries, as a herbal medicine and tonic to treat anxiety, fatigue and depression.
Most of the health benefits of Rhodiola are found in the root, which is considered to have natural adaptogenic qualities. This means it helps the human body adapt to stress when consumed.
Today Rhodiola Rosea is widely used as a dietary supplement for its wide range of health benefits.
Rhodiola Rosea roots contain over 140 active ingredients including phenylpropanoids, flavonoids, phenylethanol derivatives, monoterpenes, phenolic acids, essential amino acids and minerals. The two most potent active constituents are Salidroside and Rosavin.
Salidroside - A phenylpropanoid glycoside that displays neuroprotective activity and anti-depressant effects.
Rosavin - A cinnamyl alcohol glycoside compound thought to alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression.
Rhodiola Rosea, the ‘Arctic root’ or ‘Golden root’ as it is commonly referred to, has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years. Soaked in wine, it forms a tonic to alleviate physical fatigue and protect against winter colds.
In Tibetan medicine, it is recorded as a herb used to treat pneumonia and coughing up blood. Similarly, in Traditional Chinese Medicine it is used to clear the lung system, stop bleeding and dissipate swelling and bruising.
Rhodiola is an adaptogen that helps increase the body’s resistance to stress. One study of 101 people with life and work-related stress found that Rhodiola extract significantly improved the symptoms, including fatigue, exhaustion and anxiety, after just 3 days of taking it.
Rhodiola’s adaptogenic qualities may help to combat fatigue. A 4-week study in 60 people with stress-related fatigue found that Rhodiola had a positive effect on fatigue levels and attention span, compared to the placebo pill.
Rhodiola may help to balance neurotransmitters in the brain and, therefore, combat feelings of depression. In one 6-week study, Rhodiola was found to significantly reduce feelings of depression, and improve emotional stability in participants with mild-to-moderate depression.
Rhodiola has been found to reduce mental fatigue and improve performance on work-related tasks. It is particularly beneficial during mentally stressful and physically strenuous times.
Rhodiola can improve exercise performance by reducing the feelings of physical exertion. Studies have found it can help people exercise longer and harder.
Salidroside, a powerful chemical found in Rhodiola may help to prevent cancer. Test-tube studies have shown that it prevents the growth of bladder, colon, breast and liver cancer cells.
We recommend taking ½ tsp (roughly 2g) of Rhodiola Rosea on an empty stomach. Mix it with water or add it to your favourite smoothie. The taste is mild in nature and ranges from slightly sweet to somewhat bitter in flavour.
Avoid taking Rhodiola at bed time, as it can have a slight stimulatory effect.
We provide 100% authentic and pure Rhodiola Rosea of revered medicinal quality. Our product is wild harvested from the mountainous regions of Siberia and ground into a fine micro-powder full of adaptogenic phytonutrients and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Enjoy it as part of a healthy, balanced diet to improve your overall wellness.
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