Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen herb that has a long history of use in Nordic traditional medicine. This perennial flowering plant, grows in wild, high altitude areas of Europe, Asia, and North America. The plant is classed as an Adaptogen, containing health properties known for improving your wellbeing through developing your natural resistance to stresses on the body. Whether physical, chemical or biological stress each has a role to play when forging wellness.
What are the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea?
Rhodiola is thought to help the body adapt to stress and improve mental and physical performance. Rhodiola is also said to have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects.
Due to Rhodiola Rosea being an adaptogen, the plant has properties that can help fight stress by strengthening the body’s stress response system. Slowly building resilience to help control hormone production when the body encounters stress, whilst helping the body return to its normal state.
Help with fatigue
Similar to when you’re exercising, the more you do over time the less out of breath and stress the exercise will have on your lungs and overall physical ability. Much like this Adaptogens help build resilience to stress over time. In the same way, resilience to signs of fatigue is slowly built.
The plant is also known to boost cognitive energy which of course helps tackle feelings of fatigue.
Improve Exercise Performance
Rhodiola Rosea benefits are seen to reduce physical and mental fatigue while increasing antioxidant activity. As mentioned before, the effects can help with the feeling of tiredness, however, studies have also found that during exercise there was a reduced sense of muscle fatigue.
Use is not recommended if you suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure, as well as in case of nervous exhaustion or a high state of anxiety. Never use rhodiola if you take antidepressants, anxiolytics and barbiturates because it increases the side effects.