Adaptogens have earned their title for a common sense reason: by assisting your body to regulate key hormones and chemicals, they are supposed to help your body adapt to mental and physical duress. While rhodiola rosea may be the lesser known of the adaptogens compared to ginseng, the accumulating evidence supporting its use is helping it become more and more common among the shelves of both natural and conventional grocery stores. Continue reading
Understanding the many different ways rhodiola rosea works and why this adaptogen transcends the nebulous hype of most natural herbal remedies can be a bit challenging. Over the years I’ve received thousands of different questions through this website, and most of them tend to center around a few of the same themes.
From understanding why one would want to take rhodiola rosea to understanding how to cope with potential side effects, the questions I’ve received have had a distinct and reoccurring theme. So to help people find quick answers to their most pressing questions I have gathered these questions and answers together into a single, succinct FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). I hope this helps you quickly grasp the benefits of rhodiola and the most pertinent facts about what it is, where it comes from and how it should be used. Read on to read the most common rhodiola questions and their answers. Continue reading
To understand rhodiola side effects, you first have to understand how rhodiola rosea works. You also need to understand some basics about how our brain chemistry works. The side effects of rhodiola rosea are minimal and in most cases they can be avoided with just little careful planning along with a basic understanding.
Because there are so many rhodiola benefits, the symptoms of rhodiola side effects don’t seem as serious compared to the side effects of many other remedies and medications.
And because of the measured low toxicity of rhodiola rosea, even if you experience some side effects of rhodiola it is highly unlikely you would be in any danger. By just exercising a little caution regarding when you take rhodiola and with how much you take when you first start using it, you should be able to avoid any problems. Read on to learn how rhodiola side effects manifest themselves and how you can avoid them. Continue reading
Rhodiola benefits include well-established uses proven in clinical studies and theoretical rhodiola benefits which many feel confident exist but which haven’t yet been the subject of a specific study.
Rhodiola rosea has long been recognized as a powerful adaptogen, providing a wide range of rhodiola benefits despite having very few rhodiola side effects.
Rhodiola rosea research — along with research on other medicinal herbs — comprised part of the Soviet Union’s zealous campaign to contend with the United States in many areas, including the arms race, science and medicine. It is not a myth nor a legend that the KGB utilized rhodiola to help toughen its agents in the face of stressful conditions.
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Welcome to Rhodiola Rosea, a site dedicated to one of the few herbs that can truly make a difference in your life, whether you choose a capsule or a rhodiola rosea extract and whether you use it for improving your endurance or you plan on using rhodiola rosea for depression. Whether you need help finding a legitimate, quality source or rhodiola rosea or you’re just researching the right rhodiola dosage for your purpose, I hope to provide you a comprehensive resource.
On this page we’ll go over some basics about Rhodiola Rosea and Adaptogens. Of course, I’ll add more and more detailed content soon, including comprehensive discussions on the benefits of rhodiola rosea as well as a clear explanation of the possible side effects of rhodiola rosea, so keep an eye on the sidebar for updates.
I recently added Dr. Zakir Ramazanov’s excellent phytomedicinal research in the form of downloadable PDFs. I hope you learn something with your visit to my site, and I wish you the best in health and in life. Continue reading
Ashwagandha, sometimes referred to as Indian ginseng, is a natural herbal remedy with a long history of use, and a strong following. Many people are skeptical of the limited conventional science on this adaptogen, and believe ashwagandha’s very long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine corroborates its genuine potency and efficacy. In the context of rhodiola rosea, ashwagandha may have a larger and more ardent following, but ironically, it features far less modern, scientific evidence to support its efficacy.
While ashwagandha side effects are mild and few, it is important to understand them before taking this herbal remedy. Read more to learn about the specific uses and side effects of ashwagandha. Continue reading
To maximize your ability to achieve the most benefit from rhodiola, you need to know how to select the right supplements, when to take it, how to take it and how much to take for different purposes. In most cases, you can’t just pop a pill and expect all your troubles to disappear.
To avoid the minimal side effects, you need to take the right dosage for your specific need, and you almost always need to start slow and incrementally increase your dosage until you achieve the desired results or until side-effects appear. Everybody is different; don’t expect a single, set dosage to apply to all people in all situations.
Read the following guide to rhodiola dosage to determine exactly how to take rhodiola rosea extract, including how much to take for your particular goal or need. Continue reading
Many of the most promising rhodiola benefits come from its anti-stress, adaptogenic and neuroendocine effects. Rhodiola rosea was one of the only herbal remedies to qualify as a real adaptogen when Soviet pharmacologists outlined and specified the most accepted criteria for defining adaptogens in 1968. The nonspecific resistance enhanced by taking this supplement was established in early animal studies and has been corroborated in recent human clinical case studies.
The promise of low side effects along with a broad range of tangible benefits stirs an enthusiasm and hope for the possibilities of supplementing one’s diet with this adaptogen. The following summary and review of the seminal studies illustrating Rhodiola rosea’s promise focuses on the neurological mechanisms and stress response system influenced or perhaps enhanced by taking this extract. It also illustrates how R. rosea may also help protect both the brain and the heart. Read on to learn more. Continue reading