Rhodiola Rosea

Known as “golden root” because of its many therapeutic properties, Rhodiola Rosea grows in dry, sandy ground at high altitudes in arctic areas of Europe and Asia.[1] it is considered an adaptogen, and may increases one’s resistance to biological, chemical, and physical stressors.[2]

In animal studies, in small and medium doses, Rhodiola Rosea not only stimulated multiple neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, it also enhanced their effects on the brain by increasing the permeability of the blood brain barrier to precursors of dopamine and serotonin.[1, 3-8]

Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to promote higher levels of adenosine triphosphate (“ATP”) and creatine phosphate, providing energy molecules need to power many daily activities.[9]

At the Tomsk State University and Medical Institute in Russia, scientists found Rhodiola Rosea extract not only helped maintain levels of key energy compounds, but simultaneously decreased markers of fatigue.[9]

A study of the fatigue and stress experienced by physicians on night duty measured Rhodiola Rosea’s effect on associative thinking, short-term memory, calculation, concentration, and speed of audiovisual perception. Researchers found statistically significant improvements in the 56 young, healthy physicians after two weeks of supplementation.[10]

In a study of foreign students at the Volgograd Medical Academy the Rhodiola Rosea consuming group’s ability to learn Russian increased by 61% compared to the placebo group, while their relative fatigue levels dropped by 30%.[11]

Similar results were observed in a study that measured the capacity of young cadets for mental work within the context of fatigue and stress.13 A single dose of Rhodiola Rosea, based on an anti-fatigue index, was able to reduce fatigue.[12]

The active constituents in Rhodiola Rosea have been found to affect the central nervous system by increasing concentration ability and improving cellular resistance to outside influences.[13]

In a study of patients aged 17-55, Rhodiola Rosea alleviated fatigue, irritability, distractibility, headache and weakness in 64% of the cases.[14]

In an open study, healthy students, physicians, and scientists aged 19-46 years were given a Rhodiola Rosea tincture once or twice a day for 2-3 weeks, starting several days before demanding intellectual work. The tincture improved both the quantity and quality of work and in all cases prevented loss of work capacity due to fatigue.[15]

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