Revitalize Your Health with Rhodiola Rosea

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Rhodiola rosea also known as Golden root, Rose root, or Artic root is a hidden gem of the Herbs.  It has many beneficial qualities for a multitude of aliments ranging from anxiety and depression to endurance and sexual dysfunction. It is truly a miraculous plant. Stress is the leading cause of illnesses in the world. If stress can be reduced and balanced you will live a much longer and happier life. The two main active ingredients necessary for Rhodiola to be effective are Rosavins and Salidrosides, the percentage of these active ingredients is 3% Rosavins and 1% Salidrosides.

Rhodiola is excellent for expelling excess stress in the body through its adaptogenic qualities. An Adaptogen is a non-toxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote balance or restore normal physiological functioning. There is a great battle within ourselves between energy and stress levels and without finding the balance between the two can have substantial affect on your overall health and well being.

The reason why stress is so abundant in humans is mainly due to everyday occurrences such as sudden changes in our busy schedules, threats, fear, uncertainty, cognitive dissonance, death of a family member/friend/pet, crime, money, lack of sleep, work, and health.  At the end of the day when its time to recharge our bodies with sufficient sleep our minds are still very active causing lack of sleep thus less energy levels and more stress the next day.

Rhodiola rosea in the Russia macro mountain flower green
Rhodiola rosea in the Russia macro mountain flower green

“In Russia the Herb was used to survive the long, harsh Siberian winters given to soldiers on the battlefield, to soviet athletes, and to cosmonauts to help them adapt to stress.”

The way Rhodiola works with combating stress is it balances the stress-response system in our bodies this is also another quality of being an adaptogen. It is believed that our body’s tolerance for stress can be enhanced with Rhodiola by influencing key chemicals in the brain such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and beta-endorphins. Our nervous systems benefit greatly from Rhodiola Rosea because it enhances its healing properties.  Memory is another attribute that is substantially influenced by this herb as it stimulates cognitive function and calms the emotions therefore reducing stress and mental fatigue which boosts memory. By increasing energy levels in the body with Rhodiola Rosea it will in turn reduce mental and physical stressors, restoring balance. Rhodiola significantly improves concentration over a prolonged time, which helps particularly in detail oriented tasks.  Other diverse benefits from Rhodiola include protecting the nervous system from stress, enhancing sleep, lifting depressing moods, maintaining blood sugar levels and relief of anxiety.  With increase of endurance, energy, and reduction of stress sexual function and performance is also enhanced.

“Dr. Gerbarg also notes that her patients have reported improved sexual function with rhodiola. “Increasing energy in general can improve people’s sexual interest and performance,” she says. “When people are fatigued they tend to have less sexual interest and more performance difficulties.” Rhodiola Roseas work as a stress reliever may improve sex for the people who find sex “stressful mentally or physically,”

It is evident Rhodiola rosea is a miracle plant, it has unique qualities not seen in any other plant on earth and has a wide range of mental and physical boosters that fend off detrimental stress and revitalize your body with balance and energy, these are all key factors in longevity, happiness, and staying physically fit and well.

References

The Rhodiola Revolution

http://changingminds.org/explanations/stress/stress_causes.htm

http://healthandwellness.kaplan.edu/articles/cam/Herbal%20Spotlight%20-%20Rhodiola%20Rosea%20for%20Stress-Relief.html

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/dec2007_report_nutraceutical_01.htm

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