A herb which has been in use for centuries, growing in Siberia and Scandinavia it's uses were widespread from the Vikings using it as a strength and
endurance / stamina enhancer to aid them in battle and their cold climate. All the way to China where Chinese emperor's had sent small groups of his
subjects up to Siberia to collect the Rhodiola Rosea for his own personal use.
Reduces stress and treats depression, enhances energy with no crash like with caffeine, contains anti-oxidants so improves the immune system, raises
endurance and stamina and even increases life-span by about 10% if not more.
A dose of Rhodiola rosea at the onset of a stressful situation can help you to manage the situation in a resourceful and healthy way. Athletes like to
take a dose to shorten recovery time between workouts.
Rhodiola rosea helps the body manage and balance the stress that is brought on by intense physical exercise efficiently.
In one study, a group of students who were under the stress of important exams were given Rhodiola rosea extract. The results of the study proved to
be positive. The students experience a significant improvement in areas such as psychomotor ability and physical fitness.
In Australia, test subjects that were given Rhodiola rosea showed improvement in their mental performance as well as their overall well-being. In
addition, the motivation levels of the subjects given the extract rose drastically and the levels of concentration also improved.
Summing this up Rhodiola Rosea has the following benefits.
# A powerful antioxidant - helps quench free radicals and defend against oxidative damage in our body
# Increases cellular energy by stimulating the production of ATP and CP (the fuel for the body) leading
to an increase in strength, stamina and endurance
# Balances stress response system by limiting the excess release of the stress hormone Cortisol
# Calms the stress response system and supports the parasympathetic nervous system
# Elevates DNA and RNA in muscle cells, which in turn increasing the manufacture of proteins necessary for repair of cells and organs
# Reduces oxygen consumption on a cellular level
# Stimulates the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine
# Stimulates the production of natural killer cells (cells that protect against infection)
# Increases the metabolism of fat for energy, therefore increasing the muscle-fat ratio
Countless studies have been done coming to roughly the same conclusion, Rhodiola Rosea has also been proven to be more effective than all forms of
Ginseng. Rhodiola is most likely the best adaptogen herb out there.
Now try to find a synthetic man-made drug which does that with near to no side effects