Rhodiola Rosea sometimes called Arctic Root or Golden Root, is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it acts in non-specific ways to increase resistance to stress, without disturbing normal biological functions. The herb grows at high altitudes in the arctic areas of Europe and Asia, and its root has been used in traditional medicine in Russia and the Scandinavian countries for centuries.
Rhodiola is used for increasing energy, stamina, strength, mental capacity and as a so-called “adaptogen” to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress. It is also used for improving athletic performance, shortening recovery time after long workouts, improving sexual function, depression and for heart disorders such as irregular heartbeat and high cholesterol.
Some people use Rhodiola for treating cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, preventing cold and flu, aging, liver damage, strengthening the nervous system and enhancing immunity.
How Does It Work?
Rhodiola Root supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and encourages a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress by normalizing cortisol levels and other stress-related hormones. If used regularly, it functions to support the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences.
Rhodiola Rosea is able to stimulate the production of ATP and CP in our cells, therefore it's able to pump up the fuel available to our body. In addition, Rhodiola can elevate DNA and RNA in cells and trigger the manufacture of proteins used to repair damaged cells, and therefore increase the healthy cells that can produce energy. Also stimulates the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, that are crucial for making us feel happy and energetic.