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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It’s normal to feel a little blue, or down in the dumps from time to time. Ups and downs are just a normal part of the human experience. But if you find yourself feeling down more often than not, it may be time to do something about it.
Experiencing mild depression or a long-lasting case of the blues can have a significant impact in your life. Besides decreasing your quality of life it can impact your ability to make good decisions, including how and what you eat, how you take care of yourself and it can even impact your perception of the positive things going on around you at any given time.
On a positive note there are a number of relatively simple things you can do to help improve your outlook on life. Continue reading
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
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
One can probably muster some cynicism when it comes to wondering why safe, natural treatments like Rhodiola Rosea are passed over for more profitable developments by pharmaceutical companies. But when you look at the foundation of evidence and promise available for Rhodiola Rosea, you still muster hope as well. Hope that someone will appreciate how and why it deserves some controlled clinical trials in the United States. Hope that a safe, inexpensive herbal remedy might elicit the curiosity of a few good researchers.
With so many promising benefits and so few side effects, I expect this change any day. But in this section of Rhodiola Rosea Phytomedicinal Overview, Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Dr. Richard Brown, and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov implored the science community to explore the possibility of rhodiola research a full ten years ago. I still hold to the promise that the science community will want to see what can be done with the promising properties of this natural herbal remedies. The default skepticism for anything considered natural or herbal should be replaced with the curiosity and creativity for how to isolate and amplify the beneficial properties of something like R. rosea or its rosavins.
Read on to learn why Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, Dr. Richard Brown, and Dr. Zakir Ramazanov felt hope and urgency for additional research. Continue reading
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
In the following section of Rhodiola Rosea: A Phytomedicinal Overview, we learn how Rhodiola rosea appears to offer potent cardioprotective effects.
The first layer of understanding these benefits involves appreciating its ability to help people endure both physical and mental stress while increasing their energy and focus. But this basic understanding simplifies the specific chemical and hormonal functions of Rhodiola rosea developing beneath the surface as one supplements his or her lifestyle with this adaptogen. And with a greater understanding of these deeper functions, you may come to better understand the promise of lesser known potential benefits of taking this extract.
These lesser known benefits are what really excite me and make me wish more modern universities were conducting more comprehensive research, especially because these benefits may come from a supplement with such a low toxicity and so few negative side effects. Read on to learn more about the cardioprotective effects of Rhodiola rosea. Continue reading