True adaptogens have the following properties in differing degrees.
- Produce a nonspecific (total body) response that increases resistance against harm from physical and emotional stress (disease, anxiety, etc.)
- Have a normalizing effect, improving the function of many body systems
- Aid in increasing the body’s ability to recover from debilitating acute and chronic circumstances
- Be nontoxic, causing no significant side effects
Rhodiola Root is one of the finest and most consistently efficacious of the few well-known adaptogens for its apparent ability to aid in the body’s recovery, regeneration and continual well-being.
The fragrant Rhodiola rosea root, also known as roseroot, has been used throughout history in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia, and Greece. Popular with the Vikings to enhance mental and physical endurance, this revered adaptogen was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopeia. In addition, the respected Greek physician, Dioscorides, discussed the virtues of this root in his De Materia Medica discourse in the first century A.D.
Rhodiola rosea root supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and encourages a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress by normalizing cortisol levels and other stress-related hormones. If used regularly, it functions to support the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated a positive effect of Rhodiola root extract and a healthy mood.
Common Uses of Rhodiola
- Brain Function
- Cardiovascular Function
- Endocrine Function – Adrenal
- Immune System
Rhodiola has been proven to increase stamina in medical studies.
Several Russian studies showed that rhodiola helped students perform better under academic pressure aiding with mind and memory.
Rhodiola also reduces stress. According to a comprehensive review published in the journal of the American Botanical Council, rhodiola root reduces levels of stress-related hormones, and boosts levels of the body’s own feel-good compounds—endorphins.
Furthermore, rhodiola strengthens the heart and cardiovascular system. A Chinese animal study showed that it lowered blood pressure and slowed heart rate, while Russian studies found that it normalizes heart rhythm and prevents stress-induced heart damage. It also improves blood flow through the brain, which helps prevent stroke.
Rhodiola also protects the liver, helping the organ recover from exposure to various poisons, according to Russian and Korean animal studies.
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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.