RHODIOLA ROSEA Root
About this Herb
Discovered in 1947 by the Russian scientist Dr Nicolai Lazarev, who in fact coined the term “adaptogen”, certain plants were studied for their outstanding stress-protective and immune boosting qualities. Rhodiola Rosea was a “second generation” adaptogen (the first generation being members of the Ginseng family), and has been used by the Siberian peoples for time immemorial to cope with the cold Siberian climate and the stresses of living in such an extreme environment.
Rhodiola’s adaptogenic benefits partly stem from a phytochemical it contains – salisdroside – a compound that relieves anxiety and stress. Rhodiola helps to balance cortisol levels – the stress hormone – in the body. If they are too high it can bring it down, conversely if they are too low it can bring them up, this is the power of an adaptogen.
Rhodiola repairs exhausted and burnt out adrenals, making it highly effective to combat stress, fatigue, anxiety and worry. It enhances wellbeing by supporting two neurotransmitters that are essential for mood and mental function – serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are crucial to sharp focus and memory and have a huge impact on the ability to stimulate feelings of happiness.
Rhodiola Rosea has been extensively researched for its promising effects on anti-aging and longevity. Research suggests that its key active constituents; salidroside and several rosavin compounds are responsible for this herb’s longevity effects. Salidroside has been found to protect human cells from premature aging when exposed to oxidative stress. This is especially true of skin cells, it preserves aging skin cells’ ability to divide thus maintaining healthy glowing skin.
Rhodiola works through various pathways to naturally energise and give the immune system a boost. Recent studies suggest that Rhodiola also prevents endothelial dysfunction – a process that can lead to high blood pressure and athersclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
If you want to stay mentally sharp well into old age then Rhodiola Rosea’s adaptogenic qualities supercharge the brain and nervous system, helping you to stay strong not only physically but mentally and emotionally too.
Used by the Russian Olympic Team to maximise their potential in athletics and body building, Rhodiola Rosea helps to increase stamina and endurance by increasing red blood cell count and lowering oxidative damage. With red blood cells main job being to carry oxygen to muscles, having a higher count can dramatically improve athletic performance and help to delay fatigue.
Rhodiola is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, aiding in the rapid recovery of muscles and improved endurance. It has been found to increase synthesis of ATP – the energy currency of the cell – producing more energy for power and endurance.
Rhodiola rosea Herbal Tincture
Suggested dosage – Take 1 to 4ml once or twice a day or use as directed by a herbal practitioner.
Rhodiola rosea Herbal Powder
Suggested dosage – Take 500mg to 1 gram once or twice a day or use as directed by a herbal practitioner.
Use mixed with fruit juice.
Rhodiola Rosea has phenylpropanoid constitituents: rosavin, rosin, and rosarin, called collectively “rosavins”.
Rhodiola rosea is very safe with very low toxicity and few side effects.
RHODIOLA ROSEA Root C/s
These ingredients have been tested and carefully selected by a certified herbalist.
All tonics, loose teas, herbal leaves, and powders should be refrigerated after seal is broken for longest potency and freshness of herbs. Herbal compounds such as tinctures and capsules doesn’t need to be refrigerated and should be stored in a cool, dark place out of direct light. These methods will guarantee the longest potency and freshness. All herbal compounds will have expiration dates on the item packages effective immediately. If Stored correctly these herbal compounds will last far longer than the recommended expiration date.