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The Best Source of Rhodiola Rosea

From our last article, we now understand how Rhodiola Rosea works its magic in our body. We will now look at the best way to get Rhodiola Rosea, short of traveling to Siberia!

Do I need to travel to Siberia to get Rhodiola Rosea?

Luckily, no. Dr. Ramazanov (the father of Rhodiola Rosea) pioneered a method of extracting the active components of Rhodiola Rosea roots. This powder extract can then be put into capsules or tablets.

So, while you do not need to go to Siberia you do want a supplier of Rhodiola who HAS gone to Siberia and harvested the Rhodiola direct from the Siberian mountains.

Is all Rhodiola the same?

No, no and no! First, it is important to remember that there are over 200 species of the Rhodiola plant and only the specific Rhodiola Rosea species has been shown to have significant health benefits. We recommend you steer clear of any product that just says "Rhodiola". If it does not say "Rhodiola Rosea", it is mostly like a different species of Rhodiola.

Okay, is all Rhodiola Rosea the same?

No, no and no! With the popularity of Rhodiola Rosea there are many companies trying to grow Rhodiola Rosea plants in various environments and using various drying techniques. The phytochemical makeup of Rhodiola Rosea has a lot to do with growing in the harsh, frigid, high altitude environment of the Siberian mountains. Lab analysis shows that Rhodiola Rosea that is not from Siberia has a different chemical profile.

How can you tell which Rhodiola Rosea has the right chemical properties?

To be able to spot a good Rhodiola Rosea extract you first need to know a little about the phytochemistry (or chemical make up) of Rhodiola Rosea.

Rhodiola Rosea root is made up of six distinct chemical groups:

  • Phenylpropanoids
  • Phenylethanol derivatives
  • Flavanoids
  • Monoterpernes
  • Triterpenes
  • Phenolic acids
Don't worry, you really don't need to know what all this means - it just basically describes the components that make up Rhodiola Rosea. The two components we are most interested in are the Phenylpropanoids and Phenylethanol derivatives.

There are three Phenylpropanoids in Rhodiola Rosea - rosavin, rosin and rosarin - together these three components are called ROSAVINS.

The second area of interest is the Phenylethanol derivatives. One of the Phenylethanol derivatives is called SALIDROSIDE.

In research on native Rhodiola Rosea from Siberia the root has been found to have approximately 3 percent ROSAVINS (this is the rosavin, rosin and rosarin all added together) and about 1% SALIDROSIDE. This 3:1 ratio of ROSAVINS to SALIDROSIDE is the key to identifying pure Rhodiola Rosea.

So, if I see a 3:1 ratio of Rosavins to Salidroside I know I have a good Rhodiola Rosea product?

You are off to a good start. You want to make sure you see that 3:1 ratio, but you also want to see that the Rhodiola Rosea is from Siberia. You are looking for Siberian Rhodiola Rosea with approximately 3% Rosavins and 1% Salidroside.

Anything else that would indicate a quality Rhodiola Rosea supplement?

Yes. Two words... Freeze Dried! Once you have quality Rhodiola Rosea from Siberia the next issue is how you will dry the root and make a powder. The Freeze Dried process works by subjecting the Rhodiola Rosea to very low temperatures so any moisture is frozen and then vaporized. Freeze Drying does not introduce high heat that could harm the nutritional value of the Rhodiola Rosea. Simply put, Freeze Dried Rhodiola Rosea will maintain the highest level of nutrients from the Rhodiola Rosea root.

Are there other ways to dry Rhodiola Rosea?

Unfortunately yes. The vast majority of Rhodiola Rosea on the market is spray dried. In spray drying an agent is sprayed onto the Rhodiola Rosea and this agent (often Malodextrin) absorbs out the moisture and drys the root. The problem is, the agent stays on the Rhodiola Rosea root. The powder that is left over when you spray dry Rhodiola Rosea is a mixture of Rhodiola Rosea and the agent you used for drying (Malodextrin). I don't know about you, but we like our Rhodiola Rosea pure.

Why do companies choose to spray dry? It is much cheaper to spray dry rather than freeze dry! If a company is spending the extra money to freeze dry Rhodiola they will say so on their label. Our advice, look for Freeze Dried Rhodiola.

My head is starting to spin, can you recommend a source for Rhodiola Rosea?

Of course. After months of researching sources for Rhodiola Rosea we were able to find...

  • Rhodiola Rosea that is wildcrafted exclusively from the Siberian Mountains
  • Rhodiola Rosea that is lab tested and conforms to the 3:1 ratio of Rosavins to Salidroside
  • Rhodiola Rosea that is 100% Freeze Dried
  • Rhodiola Rosea that is direct from Dr. Ramazanov's company
We went right back to the source - Dr. Ramazonov and his colleagues. There is no one who knows more about Rhodiola Rosea, the best ways to harvest it and the best ways to process it than Dr. Ramazonov and his colleagues.

Our new product, Perfect Acai Revive is made exclusively with Rhodiola Rosea from Dr. Ramazonov's company. You can read all about the Perfect Acai Revive here.

If you want 100% Pure Rhodiola Rosea, with ABSOLUTELY nothing else added, then the Perfect Rhodiola Rosea is the product for you!


Rhodiola Rosea is a fantastic adaptogen herb. If you are looking for something to help with energy levels and reduce stress, Rhodiola Rosea is a great all natural choice. With over 200 clinical studies done on Rhodiola, you can feel comfortable that Rhodiola is not the "energy supplement of the month". Rhodiola Rosea is a legitimate healing herb that has been around for ages and looks like it will be around well into the future.

We hope you have learned some value information in this special report and managed to stay awake! If you want to try a great product that contains Rhodiola Rosea product, we recommend the Perfect Acai Revive. If you want just 100% Pure Rhodiola Rosea with nothing else added, then Perfect Rhodiola Rosea is the product for you

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