Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea
In our last article, we examined how the Soviet Secrets on Rhodiola Rosea were revealed in the USA.
In this article we will look at the studies that have been done on Rhodiola Rosea and dig deeper into the specific health benefits of this
unique adaptogen herb.
What are the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea?
Normally when it come to herbs, there is not a lot of literature or science to support any health claims. When it comes to
Rhodiola, things are very different!
Rather than us tell you all the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea, let's point you to some published papers and books on Rhodiola...
As you can see, Rhodiola Rosea is NOT a trendy new super food - it is a herb with an impressive history of research and science.
Can you give me the highlights of what Rhodiola Rosea can do for me?
Sure. If you have spent some time on our site you can see we are more than a little obsessed with the Rhodiola Rosea plant. We
understand that not everyone has the time (or enough strong coffee in the house) to read through thousands of pages of medical
journals and their papers on Rhodiola. Here are some of the primary health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea...
- Increase energy, endurance and stamina
- Helps reduce stress and anxiety
- Can decrease the recovery time needed after strenuous muscular workouts
- Uplifts moods
- Promotes mental clarity and mental performance
- Helps maintain high levels of creatine phosphate (athletes love this one!)
- Improves sexual performance
- Promotes healthy sleep
- And Much, Much, More...
How can Rhodiola Rosea really provide all those benefits?
The key to remember here is that Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen (
adaptogens are defined in our article - Rhodiola Rosea The Big Picture). This means that Rhodiola works
by trying to keep your whole body in balance, battle all stresses that your body may face (physical, chemical and biological) and not
produce any side effects. The idea is that a body in balance, on every level, will always perform better than a body out of balance.
This approach is very different than modern Western medicine. In the USA, if we have knee pain - we take a pill for that. If we have
depression, we take another pill for that. Low energy levels... pop another pill. The problem is that while we may have different ailments
or symptoms, we have just one body. We need to treat our whole body to correct our problems, not a separate pill for each ailment - as if
the problems are not interconnected. Rhodiola works by addressing the issues of our body, as a whole.
That sounds great on paper, but how does Rhodiola really interact with my body?
In our next article we will dig a little deeper into the mechanisms of action of Rhodiola Rosea in our body. We will look at
how Rhodiola Rosea effects both our mental and physical performance. We will try to keep the science and boring biochemistry light,
but now might be a good time to refill that cup of coffee.
In this article we looked at the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea and explored some sources for more information on clinical studies
and published papers. While Rhodiola Rosea at first may looks like one of those "to good to be true fad health cures", nothing could be
further from the truth. Rhodiola Rosea has a plethora of research supporting its use and sound science to explain how it works.
To learn exactly how Rhodiola Rosea works please continue to our next article...