Rhodiola Rosea Powder
Rhodiola Rosea Powder
What is Rhodiola Rosea?
Rhodiola Rosea is a herb that has been used for hundreds of years for stress relief; working by increasing the 'happy hormone' known as serotonin.
Rhodiola Rosea is a plant that grows only in cold climates and mountainous areas such as the Rockies, Alps and Pyrenees. It is classed as an ‘adaptogen’ due to the broad spectrum of healing properties and benefits that it offers; ranging from alleviating stress and depression to improving endurance.
Where to find Rhodiola Rosea: As mentioned above, Rhodiola Rosea is a plant. This means it is not produced by the body and we are very unlikely to consume it through our regular diet. Supplementation is therefore the only way of benefitting from this exciting ingredient.
Rhodiola Rosea is also known as:
Golden Root, Rose Root, Russian Rhodiola, Aaron’s Rod, Rosavins, Rhodiola Rosea Powder.
What are the health benefits of using Rhodiola Rosea?
As an adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to help cope with stress, whether it be mental or physical. It has been used in Russia for centuries to help natives cope with the cold Siberian climate and also the stresses of day to day life. It is often referred to as helping the user achieve the elusive ’feel good factor’.
Rhodiola Rosea directly stimulates one of our most important types of immune cells, known as Natural Killer Cells or NK Cells, which fight unwanted infections. Furthermore through its ability to reduce stress, Rhodiola Rosea also benefits the immune system. Stress suppresses immunity and reduces resistance to bacteria and viruses, so by preventing stress in the first place we can stop this from occurring.
The above 2 factors are perhaps the most significant of Rhodiola Rosea’s health-orientated uses. However it has also been used to:
- Treat depression
- Treat hypotension (low blood pressure)
- Improve cognitive function
- Promote anti-aging
- Prevent fatigue
- Prevent alcohol and drug addictions
- Improve sleep quality
The types of people who can benefit from using a Rhodiola Rosea supplement include:
- The elderly/aged
- People susceptible to stress and/or depression
- People susceptible to colds and illnesses
- People with jobs where long periods of concentration and alertness are required, for example long-distance drivers, pilots, flight attendants and air-traffic controllers to name just a few
What are the performance benefits of using Rhodiola Rosea?
Alongside the obvious health benefits, using Rhodiola Rosea can contribute to improving physical/athletic performance. It can:
Increase Fat Loss
Rhodiola Rosea has been shown to activate hormone sensitive lipase (HSL). HSL plays an important role in breaking down fat molecules into fatty acids, to then be metabolised by the body. This process is often referred to as lipolysis and can only take place of HSL is present.
Many of us suffer from fatigue on a regular basis, whether it is during exercise, or as the result of a hard period of intense training or competition. Rhodiola Rosea combats fatigue in much the same way it helps to alleviate stress, thus enabling the user to prevent the onset of fatigue during and after physical activity. To this extent it also aids in promoting faster recovery from the physical stress of exercise.
Improve Energy Levels and Endurance
Adaptogens such as Rhodiola Rosea allow for the increased availability of energy in the body. This increased energy serves to improve alertness, focus and physical endurance.Disclaimer: Implied results may vary. Individuals will respond differently. Implied results assume an appropriate nutrition and training plan.
Rhodiola Rosea Powder Ingredients
100% Rhodiola Rosea Powder.
|Nutrition||per 300mg Serving||per 100g|
Vegetarians & Vegans.
Mix 1 scoop (approximately 300mg) in 50ml water and ideally consume with food. Take 1-2 servings daily.
Anecdotal evidence also suggests that Rhodiola Rosea improves the effectiveness of other products that it is combined with. It is commonly used with products such as Tryptophan and Choline Bitartrate.