Reasons to Take Rhodiola Rosea Capsules – stress management, mood, memory
Rhodiola Rosea is a herb, also known as ‘golden root’. You may also see it referred to as ‘roseroot’ – so called because the roots have a pleasant rose-like odour. Rhodiola was used in the ancient times by the Greeks, Vikings and Chinese Emperors as a remedy for fatigue and disease.
Today Rhodiola is well-studied, has been subject to many clinical trials, two of its most potent active ingredients are rosavin and salidroside. Rhodiola Rosea is now known for its adaptogenic properties.
Adaptogens are a class of rejuvenating herbs that are helpful for fighting stress, anxiety and fatigue; and in balancing the way our bodies adapt and respond to it - helping to improve both physical and mental resilience.
None of us are immune to the pressures of modern living – Hectic schedules, daily commuting and demanding work deadlines; alongside life admin, running a household and family commitments! – Trying to cram everything in can leave us feeling stressed, anxious and tired as our bodies adjust to different emotional and physical surroundings. This can affect us in many different ways – sleep disturbance, low mood, a change in appetite and even blood pressure, poor concentration and memory problems; all of which can impact daily tasks and job performance.
This can make us more susceptible to illness and viruses such as the common cold and cold sores, and long term can lead to chronic inflammation and other conditions such as depression; this is why it is so important to recognise and manage stress levels.
Eating well, getting plenty of rest, staying active and adopting alternative therapies such as meditation/mindfulness and yoga can all help in our quest to combat the effects of stress on our physical and mental health. Also choosing to add adaptogens to your routine can make you more resilient to stress and protect the body from its’ damaging effects.
Adaptogenic herbs are said to modulate hormone production, such as the cortisol response, as well as physiological responses to stress. This helps to normalise the way your body functions – benefiting your mind, energy levels and immune system.
Rhodiola Rosea is said to be fatigue-fighting specifically, making it good for overall general health and wellbeing. It is said to help mediate the ‘fight or flight’ stress responses to help improve energy levels, physical performance and memory – this makes it good for temporary relief, so it can be used at times of acute stress and anxiety. Rhodiola has been shown to improve many symptoms of depression. Similar to antidepressants, it may positively influence neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotion.
The optimal dose for Rhodiola for reducing the symptoms of stress, fatigue or depression is 400mg – 600mg. You can achieve this by taking just 2 of our 300mg capsules per day. We recommend taking them approximately half an hour before food, preferably early in the day as it is a mild stimulant. It has no addictive potential, but to avoid sleep problems we recommend taking them around breakfast or lunchtime.
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