Rhodiola is a plant. The root has a long history of use as medicine, especially in Arctic and Northern European regions.
Rhodiola is used as a so-called “adaptogen”, to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress, and for many other uses.
Some people use the term “arctic root” as the general name for this product; however, arctic root is actually a trademarked name for a specific commercial extract.
How does it work?
Rhodiola extracts might help protect cells from damage, regulate heartbeat, and have the potential for improving learning and memory.
Altitude sickness. Early research shows that taking rhodiola four times per day for 7 days doesn’t improve blood oxygen or oxidative stress in people in high-altitude conditions.
Heart damage caused by certain cancer drugs (anthracycline cardiotoxicity). Early research shows that taking a chemical found in rhodiola called salidroside, starting one week before chemotherapy and continuing throughout chemotherapy, reduces heart damage caused by the chemotherapy drug epirubicin.
Anxiety. Early research shows that taking a specific rhodiola extract twice daily for 14 days can improve anxiety levels and reduce feelings of anger, confusion, and poor mood in college students with anxiety.
Athletic performance. There is conflicting evidence on the effectiveness of rhodiola for improving athletic performance. Overall, it seems that short-term use of some types of rhodiola products might improve measurements of athletic performance. However, neither short-term nor long-term doses seem to improve muscle function or reduce muscle damage due to exercise.
Depression. Early research shows that taking rhodiola might improve symptoms of depression after 6-12 weeks of treatment in people with mild-to-moderate depression.
Fatigue. Early research suggests that rhodiola might decrease fatigue in stressful situations. A specific rhodiola extract seems to decrease fatigue and increase a sense of well-being in students taking exams, night-shift workers, and sleep-deprived military cadets. Other rhodiola extracts also seem to reduce mental fatigue in first-year college students and adults experiencing burnout. There is conflicting evidence regarding a combination product containing rhodiola extract, schisandra berry extract, and Siberian ginseng extract. Some research shows it improves mental performance in tired individuals performing mental tasks. Other research shows it doesn’t work.
A type of persistent anxiety marked by exaggerated worry and tension (generalized anxiety disorder or GAD). Early evidence suggests that specific rhodiola extract might lower anxiety and depression in people with a condition called generalized anxiety disorder.
Early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation). Early research suggests that taking a specific product containing rhodiola with other ingredients might slightly increase how long it takes to ejaculate and improve a man’s control over ejaculation. But higher quality research is needed to confirm.
Stress. Early research shows that taking a specific rhodiola extract before breakfast and lunch can improve stress symptoms in people with life-stress, college students with anxiety, and people experiencing burnout.
Stress-associated heart disorders.
Presentation: 100 g -400 g Doypack.
Storage conditions: Keep the package closed in a cool and dry place. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
Storage term: 24 months. Manufacture date is indicated on the packing.
Certified product. The product is not a medicine