Rhodiola Dangers

The dangers of rhodiola rosea are few and far between. Ironically, the primary dangers to consider are mostly a result of becoming too confident and comfortable with taking it. Many resources on this extract encourage increasing dosage until the desired affect is achieved because of its unusually low toxicity. Please note that this is a dangerous practice for any supplement or herbal remedy. I advise you always follow the recommended dosage when you start taking any new herbal supplement, or anything for that matter. Continue reading

Rhodiola Side Effects

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 Rosea

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

Rhodiola Rosea Toxicity, Side Effects and Contraindications

When discussing Rhodiola Rosea, people supporting its use often refer to its many uses and the early research suggesting even more uses. However, I often wonder if its remarkably low toxicity and few side-effects should be emphasized more. While the benefits of rhodiola are promising, I feel they are made all the more intriguing when you consider just how safe it has proven to be in all current studies. With so little risk and so few down-sides, why doesn’t the scientific community more aggressively pursue rhodiola rosea research? With proven applications for depression and anxiety and early indications suggesting use for stamina and endurance, this extract could use greater publicity and more comprehensive scientific corroboration. It appears that rhodiola is safe, inexpensive and versatile. Perhaps it will ultimately be proven limited in its verifiable uses, but for now it is safe enough and promising enough to warrant further study. Read on to learn more about the low toxicity and few side-effects of Rhodiola Rosea. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Antioxidant and Anti-Carcinogenic Effects

One of the lesser known benefits of rhodiola rosea is that it not only features very few side effects, but that it also shows promise in minimizing the damage done by potent medical treatments such as chemotherapy. As usual, the evidence is preliminary and requires further corroboration, but at least it is promising enough that I believe more institutions should exercise greater interest in either verifying or fully refuting this promise.

If we can determine how Rhodiola rosea provided the benefits indicated in a few pilot studies, we may be able to devise new medications from it’s components that provide meaningful relief to many people suffering a great deal as they endure the side-effects of potent medications and aggressive treatment programs.

In this section you will learn how some pilot studies suggest this adaptogen could provide significant relief to people enduring chemotherapy.

Moving rhodiola research from theory and preliminary to proven or dis-proven is something I would love to see happen. I recognize that not all the preliminary promise will be proven valid or statistically significant, but I believe many people would be better off if we at least knew with some degree of certainty. And I believe this collection of research on Rhodiola rosea antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic effects should compel researchers to take this adaptogen more seriously. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Effects On Central Nervous System

With research that began five decades ago and refined in the recent decade, we learn more and more about how rhodiola rosea effects the central nervous system. It is its effects on the central nervous system that is at the center of both the side effects and the many hopeful benefits of rhodiola. From animal research to more evolved clinical trials with humans, the many effects and benefits have become evident.

Many will find this information a little confusing or overwhelming, so I encourage you to bookmark this essay and return to it to properly digest its different parts. In the future I will try to expand on individual parts with more accessible examples and explanations.

From it’s ability to slow how your brain metabolizes serotonin and dopamine to its ability to reduce the brain blood barrier for precursors DA and 5-HT, rhodiola rosea seems to not only have beneficial properties of its own, but it appears it might help patients deal with the consequences of other necessary medications. Read on to learn more about how researchers think this extrac works in this comprehensive essay on Rhodiola Rosea effects on the central nervous system. Continue reading

Rhodiola Rosea Phytochemistry

A result of the increased interest in rhodiola rosea has led to the proliferation of lesser grade supplements. By lesser, I mean some manufacturer use different species of this plant or even different plants altogether along with Rhodiola rosea in their supplement. In large part, this may be due to a misunderstanding of the key compounds in R. rosea that provide the benefits touted by so many people in the natural health industry. Rosavin, rosin, and rosarin, collectively called rosavins, are specific and unique to R. rhodiola and not in other species (like Rhodiola crenulata). While many of these species have very few side effects, only R. rosea features the abundant benefits proposed and supported by real rhodiola research.

Read on to learn more about the history and evolving understanding of rhodiola rosea phytochemistry and what specific compounds can be found in a quality extract. Continue reading