Ask not what you can do for your well-being, but what Rhodiola can do for you. Arguably the most overlooked adaptogen, studies show that Rhodiola may help your body adapt to chemical, physical, and environmental stress.
Rhodiola (also known as King's crown, golden root, and arctic root) is a flowering plant native to the cold regions of Asia and Europe. Its roots have been used for centuries in Greek, Chinese and Scandinavian medicine to promote overall wellness.
What Does Rhodiola Do for You?
There's encouraging evidence to show that Rhodiola may be able to affect your nervous system to promote overall calm as well as physical and mental aptitude.
Let's look a little more into the benefits of Rhodiola.
- May promote brain health. Clinical trials indicate that Rhodiola could help you stave off burnout, improve your concentration, and brain function.
- May help manage stress. As a potent antioxidant, Rhodiola could help your body better fight and manage stress. In fact, in one study, people who were given 400 mg of Rhodiola a day for four weeks saw significant anxiety relief after just three days.
Tangentially related, another study of 118 people showed that Rhodiola improved depression as well as stress.
- May improve exercise performance. Since adaptogens help our bodies respond better to stress—and exercise is a kind of stress (albeit a positive stress)— it's perhaps not so surprising that Rhodiola has shown to possibly improve exercise performance.
Multiple studies have shown that people who were given 200 mg of Rhodiola prior to exercise performed better than those who were given a placebo.
- May assist in controlling diabetes. While so far only animal studies have been completed, preliminary research suggests that Rhodiola may be a promising treatment for diabetes. By increasing the number of glucose transporters in the blood, this powerful adaptogen actually lowered blood sugar levels.
- Promising possible treatment for cancer. While research is preliminary and limited to test-tubes, salidroside—a powerful component of Rhodiola—has been shown to inhibit the growth of certain kinds of cancer cells; namely, liver, colon, breast, and bladder cancer.
Rhodiola has many more potential benefits than the ones mentioned and you can find lots
There is lots of science to back up Rhodiolas many benefits and even a whole book dedicated to this topic written by 2 MD's, it's called 'The Rhodiola Revolution'. Be sure to check it out if you'd like to learn more about this incredible herb. 🌿
How to Get the Best Rhodiola Supplement
Not all Rhodiola supplements are created equal. Some supplements contain impurities and others don’t contain the right amounts of the compounds that naturally occur in the Rhodiola roots--the compounds that give this herb it’s potency.
Our Perfect Rhodiola Rosea supplement meets (and even succeeds) the standards for composition, with a minimum of 3% Rosavins and 1% Salidroside. What's more, our Rhodiola supplement is freeze dried with no chemicals, thereby preserving the most nutrients from the root.
Each 400 mg serving of Perfect Rhodiola Rosea is two capsules to be taken daily.
What Does Rhodiola Do for You? The Takeaway
Rhodiola is a potent and generally safe supplement that has the potential to dramatically improve your well-being.
Of course, you should always talk to your doctor before taking any new supplement. Rhodiola should not be taken if you’re pregnant, nursing or taking prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
Check Out Some of Our Rhodiola Reviews
"I feel so calm and peaceful now
I've been taking the Rhodiola for some time now and I must say, it gives me a sense of peace and calm unlike before taking it. I also feel more energy and my immune system feels stronger. Thank you Perfect Supplements Australia!" ~ Josephine B
*Disclaimer: the information in this article is intended purely as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure and one should always seek expert advice from their trusted health practitioner.