Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea
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Rhodiola rosea stimulates the brain's potential and enhances energy, concentration and memory while creating a sense of calm and well-being.
It is well studied for its ability to enhance intellectual performance as well as increase mental accuracy and speed. Its use improves reaction time, mental work capacity and abstract thinking in addition to reducing the rate of errors - that all adds up to improved quality of work. These benefits are attributed partly to this botanical's ability to raise brain levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. As well, being a unique and powerful adaptogen, Rhodiola rosea helps the body adapt to a wide range of stressors in a general, non-specific way. Studies of the mental functions of students and military cadets under conditions of stress and fatigue show pronounced impressive anti-fatigue results. A study of medical personnel working long shifts under duress showed they used Rhodiola rosea with great success.
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Do you suffer from low energy or memory lapses? Do you often feel depressed or moody?
If so, it's possible that you suffer from a condition called asthenia. Asthenia is a condition defined as "abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy" and is characterized by symptoms that include sleep disturbances, moodiness, hypertension, fatigue, headache, irritability, poor appetite, and reduced work performance.
Rhodiola rosea and its positive adaptogenic effects are well documented as being an effective way to assist in dealing with life's stressful situations. An adaptogen is a botanical that exerts a normalizing effect upon bodily processes, creating an ideal biological environment for the reduction of stress. Everybody deals with the stressors in their life in their own way, but many people in today's high-pressure, fast-paced workplaces have been looking for simple answers and helpful solutions to this dilemma.
Rhodiola rosea has been found to stimulate the neurotransmitters responsible for creating feelings of well-being as well as offering significant relief for low energy conditions like asthenia. The reason that Rhodiola is effective at combating moodiness is due to the fact that it increases levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, all of which create "good feelings" in the brain.
When under constant or recurring stress the body will produce more free radicals, a by-product of burning energy that can cause a destructive chain reaction if not balanced by an antioxidant like Rhoziva.
Rhodiola rosea has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a stress reducing, anti-aging herb in, "Reverse Your Aging Process," with Dr. Oz where he stated "the #1 factor in sickness and aging is STRESS."
Research shows that using Rhodiola rosea can raise brain serotonin levels by up to 30%.
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The traditional use of Rhodiola rosea in Siberia and Russia as a tonic (anti-fatigue, energy-boosting agent) prompted extensive research in Russia and Scandinavia in cell cultures, animals and human subjects and lead to the identification of its many adaptogenic properties. These findings included: anti-fatigue, anti-stress, anti-hypoxic (protection against the effects of oxygen deprivation), antioxidant, immune enhancing and sexual stimulating properties. The research culminated in the acceptance and registration of Rhodiola rosea as an official medication in Russia, Sweden, Denmark and perhaps other Scandinavian and East European countries.
The effects of Rhodiola rosea on athletic performance and the speed and ease of recovery was studied extensively and verified by well over 100 studies throughout the sixties and seventies in Russia, Bulgaria and Scandinavian countries on a variety of subjects from lab animals to Olympic athletes, including biathlon and triathlon athletes and a variety of activities that are characterized by great strain and oxygen deprivation..
Rhodiola rosea is a highly effective aid to athletes in many ways. It increases the production of creatine phosphate and ATP (high-energy molecules) at a cellular level. It also increases the rate at which oxygen is utilized in the muscles. It is also an antioxidant and it helps lower elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol. These factors contribute to a number of practical benefits
- It enhances muscle energy and stamina during periods of peak performance as to optimize stamina, speed, strength and endurance.
- It speeds up cardiovascular and muscular recovery time after rigorous physical activity. It does it by both facilitating the optimal recovery of energy reserves (reduces fatigue and recovery time) and it contributes to optimal anabolic (muscle formation) activity, as to minimize muscle soreness.
- It optimizes focus and concentration during rigorous physical activity to optimize performance
An Ancient Foundation
In traditional folk medicine, the use of Rhodiola rosea has been documented for thousands of years. Its origins lie within the remote Caucasus Mountains of Siberia. Since there is documented proof of its medical applications in the ancient Greek physician Dioscorides' classic medical text "De Materia Medica," we know the herb was traded thousands of miles from where it was grown. It was prized by the Vikings for imparting endurance and strength on treks and ocean-going voyages. It was also held in high regard by the Chinese.
Rhodiola rosea has been treasured for thousands of years for its qualities of anti-aging, enhanced energy, increased endurance and stamina, and ability to deliver a sense of well-being. The locations where the plants were grown were often a closely guarded secret of the herb traders and to this day Rhodiola crops in Siberia have guards posted to deter poaching.
Rhodiola rosea has been a staple of medicine in Europe for over three millennia. It was a common belief that drinking teas brewed from it could extend life up to a century. In an era when shipping goods for thousands of miles was prohibitively difficult, Rhodiola rosea was regularly traded in the Greek empire, far distant from Siberia, its distant land of origin. In the Greek myth of Jason, Rhodiola was used to increase strength for battle. The ancient Chinese, long known as world leaders in herbal remedies, called it "Golden Root", perhaps because they valued it more highly than gold. The Chinese emperors of those days dispatched Siberian expeditions to retrieve this priceless arctic treasure. The knowledge of the places where Rhodiola rosea grew was a tightly kept proprietary secret, known only to a few select families throughout history.
That tradition of secrecy continued into the twentieth century. When Russian scientists rediscovered the Rhodiola herb they did not share any of their findings beyond their own borders. For many years, safely tucked away behind the Iron Curtain, the benefits of Rhodiola were studied and used for practical applications. The Russian Olympic team was administered Rhodiola rosea, and it is during this era that Russian Olympians developed their world famous reputation for strength, power, and grace. Rhodiola was also used to treat Russian cosmonauts in order to relieve the intense stress created by space missions.
The time has come to bring this plant out of obscurity and provide a modern, scientifically proven, top quality source that can be enjoyed by the masses.
Additional health benefits of Rhodiola rosea:
- Increases energy at the cellular level
- Promotes anti-aging
- Reduces stress
- Helps cardiovascular health
- Alleviates anxiety
- Enhances male and female sexual function
- Optimizes well-being
- Is extremely safe, with no negative side effects or herbal/pharmaceutical contradictions
- Builds stamina
- Enhances energy
- Stabilizes moods
- Is useful for physical and mental performance under stress
- Strengthens immune system
- Aids in hormonal balance
- Lowers cortisol, resulting in weight loss
- Enhances physical performance
- Increases capacity to experience pleasure
- Aids recovery from post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Calms the stress response system while increasing cellular energy
- Improves brain function and memory
- Contributes to mental clarity
- Rejuvenates nerves
- Improves physical and mental endurance
- Protects against hypoxia
- Protects DNA and cell membranes
- Improves energy efficiency
- Reduces oxidative damage
- Safeguards cells in brain and central nervous system