Daily intake of an extract made from Rhodiola Rosea, an adaptogen herb also known as golden root, or arctic root, can improve mood, anger, confusion, and depression according to a new England study. Adaptogens are a group of plants that can help your body to adapt to a physical, chemical, and environmental stress, and Rhodiola Rosea is one of the best in this group.
Rhodiola Rosea has already been clinically proven to stimulate the activity of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, and support healthy neurotransmitter balance.
All around the world many people are using Rhodiola Rosea to treat diabetes, tuberculosis, cancer, preventing colds and flu, liver damage, aging, weight loss, improving the nervous system, and more.
A study published in the American Botanical Council reported that numerous studies of Rhodiola Rosea performed in both humans and animals showed that it helps prevent stress, fatigue, and damaging effects of lack of oxygen. Also, the evidence suggests that it boost the immunity, acts as an antioxidant, and can increase sexual energy.
Rhodiola Rosea also boosts and protect the immune system by restoring homeostasis (metabolic balance) in the body. Also, it increases the production of natural killer cells (NK-cells) in the intestines and spleen. This action may be due to its ability to normalize hormones by modulating the release of glucocorticoids (cortisol) in the body.
Powerful Effects on Mood
In a study performed on an 81 persons suffering from anxiety indicated that 14 days of supplementation with Rhodiola Rosea extract significantly reduced the self-reported anxiety and stress. Overall, the results showed that Rhodiola Rosea is effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and improved mood, confusion, and anger.
Rhodiola increases the sensitivity of the neurons (nervous system and brain cells) including two neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. These two neurotransmitters are known for increasing focus, memory, and improving mood.
In a clinical trial with 150 individuals suffering from depression, patients were given Rhodiola Rosea extract for a month. At the end of the study, 2/3 of the patients had full remission of depression symptoms.
Lowers cortisol levels
Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone and also known as a stress hormone. When the hormone cortisol stays high, for a long period of time from emotional or physical stress it can cause your body to experience
– Lowered blood glucose response
– Abdominal weight gain
– Hormone imbalance
– Thyroid problems
– Weakened immunity
– Decreased memory
By keeping the levels of cortisol balanced, you are improving the health in multiple ways, especially when it comes to reducing the process of aging. When the cortisol levels are high, it can cause you to age faster.
Rhodiola Rosea supplementation
Rhodiola Rosea is gaining a reputation as one of the most powerful herbs to improve stress, anxiety, mood, anti-aging, and weight loss.
The recommended supplemental dose of Rhodiola Rosea extract with Rosavin is around 250 to 500mg 2 times daily taken 15 minutes before meals.
Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov onlinelibrary.wiley.com
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