In my last article entitled ‘Adaptogen Herbs for Athletes,’ I mentioned the herb Rhodiola Rosea. I received so many emails about the herb that I decided to write a follow-up article all about rhodiola rosea.
As stated in my previous article, rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen herb meaning that it has the ability to adapt to the body’s needs. It works to normalize and improve all bodily functions while simultaneously boosting overall health. Adaptogen herbs, like rhodiola rosea, cause little to no side effects.
Each adaptogen has it own unique properties. Rhodiola specifically works to fight fatigue, boost the immune system, alleviate anxiety, improve mental function, reduce stress, regulate blood pressure levels, and increase longevity. Some people even claim that rhodiola boosts sexual desire. Rhodiola seems to be particularly helpful at combating stress and anxiety. Many people take rhodiola rosea as an all natural alternative to prescription medications.
The wonderful thing about rhodiola, and other adaptogen herbs, is that is works with your body to correct anything that isn’t functioning optimally. If you are low energy and having trouble focusing and staying awake, rhodiola will boost your energy and focus while preventing both physical and mental fatigue.
The best rhodiola is Siberian rhodiola rosea. When buying rhodiola supplements, always be sure to read the label and make sure you are buying a product that is 100% pure. It should not contain fillers, flow agents, or any artificial ingredients. The most beneficial extract of rhodiola contains 3% rosavins and 1% salidrosides. For optimal results, it is important to choose a rhodiola supplement that possesses all of these qualities.