ENERGY, BRAIN & MOOD TONIC
Also known as “golden root”, Rhodiola is an adaptogenic herb that has a demonstrated ability to burn body fat (particularly belly) to produce energy.
It is one of the more energising adaptogens, and was historically used by Vikings to enhance physical strength and by the Sherpa people to climb high altitudes, including Mt. Everest.
Rhodiola has been used extensively in Russia over the past 70 years, mostly for improving work performance, insomnia, fatigue, depression, and increasing athletic endurance. It has been found to increase synthesis of ATP, which is essential for cellular energy, and decrease the effects lack of sleep can have on the body.
Rhodiola increases the sensitivity of your neurons (cells of your brain and nervous system) including those for neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, known for increasing focus, memory, pleasure, improving mood and fighting cravings and addictions. It's significant benefits for the nervous system are demonstrated clinically - it has been shown not only to enhance alertness and reduce fatigue, but also to improve memory and depressed mental states. In a clinical trial with 150 individuals suffering from depression, participants were given rhodiola rosea for one month. At the end of the trail two-thirds of the group had full remission of depression symptoms and daytime weakness had also greatly improved.
Like all adaptogens, Rhodiola has effects on various endocrine glands, and helps balance blood sugar levels and enhance male and female reproductive function.
It is one of the most powerful herbs to support anti-ageing, increase red blood cell count for improved endurance and stamina, lower cortisol levels and improve mood and brain function.