Welcome to the journey of discovering the many benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. In this article we are going to discuss how this supplement can make a huge difference in your life quality. Let’s dig in!
What Is Rhodiola Rosea?
Rhodiola Rosea is a flowering herb that grows in mountainous and elevated areas (read: challenging environments) of Europe, Asia and North America.
It may catch your eye with its beautiful yellow flowers (that, by the way, smell like roses…mm), however the magic actually happens in its root. Also known as the Arctic root or golden root, it has more than 100 active ingredients, out of which rosavin and salidroside are known to be the ones responsible for its powerful benefits.
Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen which means that it is said to have therapeutic capacity to help your mind and body stay calm in stressful situations. That makes it an irreplaceable weapon against some of the most common problems we’re facing in today’s world – stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Many people have also found it to increase their energy levels and stamina and help with focus and cognitive performance.
Fun fact: Rhodiola Rosea was first recorded for its medicinal applications in 77 C.E. (!) in De Materia Medica – a pharmacopoeia of medicinal plants and the medicines that can be obtained from them. It has also been widely used in traditional and folk medicine of Russia and Scandinavian countries.
The events of 2020 have probably (and unfortunately) made sure this word is no stranger to anyone. In fact, the latest statistics say that 2 in 3 adults in America have experienced increased stress over the last year due to the pandemics.
Scary statistics, I know. But how about a natural way to cope with all this stress? That’s what Rhodiola Rosea is all about – it helps to increase the body’s resistance to physical and mental stress.
A study with 80 participants who were experiencing stress and anxiety found that supplementing with Rhodiola Rosea resulted in reduced feelings of stress, anxiety and anger. Another study looked at how Rhodiola Rosea could help people with generalized anxiety disorder and found that supplementing with Rhodiola Rosea significantly improved the symptoms of their condition.
How Is That Even Possible?
It’s time to dive into the chemistry of our brain!
Rhodiola Rosea has been found to help sustain healthy levels of different brain chemicals such as serotonin (the key hormone that stabilizes our mood and feelings), dopamine (the chemical messenger that helps us to strive and focus) and norepinephrine (the stress hormone that is released into the blood stream when we are facing a stressful situation).
It is also said to have an influence on opioid peptides such as beta-endorphins that are known for their pain inhibiting effect and stress response function.
Increased Energy and Stamina
Stress and fatigue often go together. As previously explained, Rhodiola Rosea helps to relieve the symptoms of stress which also includes fatigue. If you are less fatigued, you most probably feel you have more energy.
However, Rhodiola Rosea also plays a role in the energy metabolism and is found to increase physical work capacity and decrease the recovery time after intense exercise.
A study with male recreational exercisers showed even more interesting results – the ingestion of Rhodiola rosea enhanced their psychophysiological response to exercise performance without any changes in energy expenditure.
This means that the participants felt more energy and less exertion because they perceived themselves to be less tired, not because of changes in the physiological markers. The magic of the brain (and Rhodiola Rosea on it) sounds insane, I know!
The truth is, more research needs to be conducted on this, however the current findings suggest that Rhodiola Rosea can have an effect on our energy levels for many promising reasons.
Focus and Cognitive Support
Alright, let’s assume that our stress levels have gone down, our mood is up and we feel we have more energy. Now it’s time to top it up with feeling focused and productive!
To start with, a comprehensive preclinical review on Rhodiola Rosea based on animal studies concluded that it can improve learning and memory function.
Another study, this time with humans – twenty-six healthy male students, to be exact – concluded that supplementing with Rhodiola Rosea helped them get better results in psychomotor tests. The scientists noted shortened reaction time as well as increased number of correct answers.
Similar results were confirmed in a study with 50 adult participants whose mental resources and speed were improved following 12 weeks of treatment with Rhodiola Rosea.
So, working faster and smarter – who’s in?!
The Benefits Of NutriONN Rhodiola Rosea
Our Rhodiola Rosea has an extra potent formula with 3% Rosavin and 1% Salidroside – the aforementioned active ingredients that give it its powerful benefits to basically change lives. Furthermore, we’ve added in some black pepper for enhanced absorption and bioavailability.
As with all our other supplements, you also have our promise that our Rhodiola Rosea is manufactured right here in the U.S.A. in a GMP-compliant facility. Furthermore, we make sure to provide you with the highest quality pure Rhodiola Rosea without any artificial ingredients.
Who’s in For The Last Fun Fact?
Last, but not least, Rhodiola Rosea could also possibly benefit men with erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. A couple of studies have been conducted on this and they have found supplementing with Rhodiola Rosea to improve the quality of sexual life of the participants.
That is probably thanks to the magic that Rhodiola Rosea does on our dopamine system and brain, however more research needs to be conducted on this as well. Anyway, just another reason to love Rhodiola Rosea!
As explained at the very beginning, Rhodiola Rosea is a plant that grows in challenging environments. We could conclude that supplementing with it can also help YOU blossom in a challenging environment.
It helps you through stressful times, makes you feel energized when physically active and gives you brain power to win your day at work or college. Hopefully you enjoyed the article and are as thrilled to see how it could benefit your life as we are!