Rhodiola Rosea In Modern Medicine

So how will we use Rhodiola rosea in modern medicine? To better understand where modern research begin and who pioneered the research that led to our current understanding of the benefits of rhodiola, we have to start with the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. Then we move to the progressive researched conducted by Europeans and Scandinavians. And then where we go from here? Relatively recent pharmacological studies may indicate the way as suggested by this part of our reformatting of the classic research aggregated and discussed in Rhodiola Rosea: A Phytomedicinal Overview.

Read on to develop a better understanding modern research for the modern uses of this potent adaptogen. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Standardization

Discover the groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Zakir Ramazanov to reveal why rhodiola rosea is the species with the most promising benefits. Yes, there are several species and you need to understand why this is important when evaluating different rhodiola supplements.

Many people may not realize it, but many rhodiola supplements use other species as a substitute or more accurately, as an adulterant. Specifically, rhodiola crenulata, while containing a promising concentration of salidrosides, lacks the rosavins associated with the most potent benefits, yet it is often found in otherwise seemingly respectable remedies suggested for herbal stress relief.

Dr. Zakir Ramazanov also collects several references to research that verifies or corroborates rhodiola rosea’s promise, despite it manifesting so few side effects. With a broad range of mental and physical benefits evident in a number of studies conducted across multiple continents over several decades, it seems this safe and promising herbal remedy deserve more comprehensive research and consideration by the scientific community.

After you read this research and assess the tables and diagrams constructed by Dr. Ramazanov, you will better understand how to examine the different rhodiola supplements available to you and why you might consider this remedy in the first place. Continue reading

Rhodiola Supplements for Muscle Development

While the research still rests more in the hands of the east than the west, rhodiola rosea still holds tremendous promise for athletes looking to enhance their performance in a safe, legal and natural way. In this comprehensive piece of research, RhodiolaRosea.Org founder Dr. Zakir Ramazanov and his esteemed colleague collect and discuss the aggregate reality of the research supporting the use of rhodiola rosea for muscle development.

The potential benefits of this extract are broad and diverse, from providing herbal stress relief to treating mild depression. However, the Internet is ripe with hype and it can be difficult to discern the sales pitches from the real research. I encourage you to explore Dr. Ramazanov’s detailed discussion so you learn why that hype (some of it admittedly excessive and empty) has a reason for existing in the first place. At the very least, it seems exploring something with so few side effects is the only responsible thing to do.

So read on to learn more about the benefits of supplementing your diet with rhodiola rosea if you desire to improve your ability to develop muscles and enhance your athletic performance. Continue reading

Herbal Stress Relief

Can the Russian root Rhodiola Rosea be good for your health and provide you with the safe herbal stress relief you are looking for? Researches believe there is real promise in this adaptogenic herbal remedy.

Read Newsweek’s article on the beginning of this phenomenon to learn how scientists and researchers were excited about the benefits of rhodiola back in 2003.

What began with exciting research conduced by Dr. Zakir Ramazanov was ignited by research published in the Phytomedicine Journal and then corroborated by research pursued in the United States by UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and the Columbia University Medical Center (and published in The Rhodiola Revolution). Read on to better understand the origins and continued hope of this herbal stress buster, the adaptogen rhodiola rosea extract, an herbal remedy with great benefits yet very few side effects. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Depression

For nearly a century now, rhodiola rosea depression studies have indicated that this herbal remedy helps relieve depression and regulate anxiety. This extract’s use as a supplement in Siberia and for Soviet soldiers helps explain why so many of these early studies originated in Soviet academies and universities.

But now the clinical support is appearing further west.

A recent study in Sweden has found that R. rosea extract exhibits an anti-depressant effect in individuals who suffer mild to moderate forms of depression.

The Nordic Journal of Psychiatry published the results of the first double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of this extract in patients diagnosed with depression. This study indicates Continue reading