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 Benefits

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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7 Tips For Managing Stress And Depression

Believe it or not we actually need a little bit of stress in our lives to help keep us moving and to motivate us, but too much stress can have a number of negative side effects and it can lead to depression. Stress can be overwhelming to people who are predisposed to depression. It can spark a depressive episode, or add fuel to the fire if someone is already experiencing symptoms of depression.

If you feel you may be prone to depression it is important to understand what causes you undue stress, and to know what you can do to minimize the stress in your life. Continue reading

What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Mood

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

When Dysphoria And Anhedonia Collide

Whether you’re suffering from occasional depressive symptoms or a major depressive disorder (MDD), understanding and appreciating your own condition is the first step to feeling better.

It’s okay to discover you’re depressed. In fact, it’s the first and perhaps most important step towards resolving your condition and finding a better life. You’re not alone. About 10% of all Americans have major depression, and around 25% will endure MDD during their lives at some point. You don’t have to keep feeling this way. There really is a more hopeful and fulfilling life somewhere in your future. 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 Dosage

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

Rhodiola Rosea Anti-Stress, Adaptogenic and Neuroendocrine Effects

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

Rhodiola Rosea Pharmacological and Clinical Case Studies

If you are considering Rhodiola Rosea, you may want some reassurance that it actually works. With relatively mild herbal remedies like this you can’t reasonably expect it to completely change your life, but you may be surprised how many worthwhile uses have been observed in carefully managed clinical studies. This adaptogen is thought to provide a number of benefits from treating mild depression, to providing greater focus and energy, to helping patients cope with chemotherapy.

One of the reasons you may consider taking this extract is that it features a remarkably low toxicity and even among other natural and safe alternative remedies there are remarkably few side effects. With a low measured toxicity and very few reported problems, R. rosea makes for a very safe option for many people. Read on to learn more about the many observed benefits to supplementing one’s lifestyle with Rhodiola Rosea. 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