Radiance AdaptoStress, Premium Rhodiola Rosea. Energy & Stress Management. Rhodiola, prized as a tonic by many cultures including Ancient Asians and Greeks, is known as a premier "adaptogen". This is a herbal term which refers to any agent possessing the ability to support the body's capacity to adapt to and cope with stressful conditions. Adaptostress provides a premium quality, concentrated and standardised Rhodiola extract, to support calm senses and an energised body. It can also help to improve mood due to optimization of serotonin & dopamine & other neurotransmitters. 60 Vcaps
RRP $55.90, healthy.co.nz price $43.95
Clinical research has suggested that Rhodiola possesses the following characteristics: anti-depressant & adaptogenic properties; increased strength & mobility; enhanced stamina and energy levels due to elevated levels of creatine phosphate in the mitochondria and activation of lipase enzyme in endurance athletes; improved recovery after prolonged muscular workouts; improved attention span, memory and mental performance; increased strength & mobility; and improved mood due to optimisation of serotonin & dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Reverses emotional stress characterized by sluggishness, low motivation, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, laboured breathing, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, excessive sleeping and brain cloud.
Adults: One Vcap one to two times daily, preferably between meals.
For best results, take in the morning and at mid-day. Best taken 1 hour before exercise for optimal performance.
Rhodiola Arctic Root
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a highly prized native of the Arctic and Alpine regions of Europe, Asia and America and has long been used as a tonic by many cultures, including the Ancient Greeks.
Traditionally the Emperors of China organised expeditions to Siberia to bring back this highly valued plant. In Siberia it's said, "people who take Rhodiola will live beyond 100 years."
Between 1725 and 1960 various medicinal applications of this herb appeared in the scientific literature of Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Soviet Union and Iceland. Since 1960, more than 180 studies have been published.
Traditionally Rhodiola was used to increase physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness and to treat fatigue, depression, anaemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections and nervous system disorders. In mountain villages of Siberia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples prior to marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children.
If there is a perfect weight loss/stress relieving herb Rhodiola could be it. Not only does it have the ability to help lift the stress that causes your body to crave foods of comfort and store more fat, it also has the power to assist you to control your weight.
Rhodiola is generally known as an "adaptogen", which is a term that refers to any agent possessing the ability to increase the body's capacity to adapt to stressful conditions. It was observed that it has the ability to increase resistance (adaptation) to a variety of chemical, biological and physical stressors. Ginseng is another well known adaptogen.
Highly reasearched Rhodiola
A considerable amount of research has been conducted on Rhodiola since 1931 when Russian Botanist and nutritionist Dr. L. Utkin discovered that it increases sexual potency. In 1947 Russian scientist Professor Lasarev found that Rhodiola also helped increase the body's natural resistance to different environmental stresses. In fact, all test subjects in his research showed an improvement in their general physical & mental states after taking only 100mg per day. It was found that all the patients with depression also responded positively. Rhodiola has also been found to increase protein and fat metabolism, enhancing production of lean muscle mass. As a valuable aid for body builders and athletes, Rhodiola is considered by some as a natural, side effect free alternative to anabolic steroids.
Who should use Rhodiola?
Anyone who is subject to the "blues", depression or anxiety. Anyone who must increase mental alertness. All athletes or those involved with sports activities. All those who wish to increase their sexual stamina. Those seeking a safe, effective herbal supplement for weight management.
Rhodiola for weight loss?
Clinically proven to fight obesity and depression. In a placebo controlled study involving 130 overweight patients over 90 days at the Georgian State Hospital, of those who consumed Rhodiola, 92% lost a remarkable average of 9kg, while the placebo group on the same diet lost just 3kg. This difference is presumably due to Rhodiola's ability to activate adipose lipase, a key enzyme required to burn body's fat stores.
Rhodiola for depression and anxiety?
Combat depression and anxiety. In a study of 128 patients aged 17-55 years, Rhodiola alleviated fatigue, irritability, distractibility, headaches, weakness and other vegetative symptoms in 64% of cases. Improvement was assessed by psychological testing and work productivity. It has been used with a variety of prescription antidepressants, with no apparent side effects.
So what ELSE can Rhodiola do?
Rhodiola can help reverse emotional stress characterised by sluggishness, low motivation, muscle weakness, chronic fatigue, laboured breathing, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, excessive sleeping and brain cloud. It can help increase attention span, memory and mental performance.
Each Vcap contains: Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) 5000mg (standardised to contain 15mg rosavins, 5mg salidrosides). 100% Vegan formula. Cellulose (capsule), rice flour, magnesium stearate, silica. No corn, egg, gluten, milk derivatives, nuts, salt, soy, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial preservatives, flavourings or colours. This Rhodiola comes from Siberia.
Keep out of reach of Children. At daily doses above 2 capsules some individuals may experience irritability, insomnia or unpleasant sensations. Rhodiola is not recommended in excited states. It should not be used in individuals with bipolar disorder who are vulnerable to becoming manic when given anti depressants. Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not been established.