Stress reduction, Increased energy, Lessening of anxiety, Diminished mood swings, Increased endurance levels, Improvement of sexual performance, Correcting emotional imbalances
Common uses for Rhodiola Rosea: Memory, attention span, mental sharpness, anxiety/panic attacks, depression, mental/physical fatigue, focus.
Rhodiola rosea has been shown effective in improving mood and alleviating depression. Research from Russia has shown that it improves both mental and physical performance, prevents sickness in high altitudes, and reduces fatigue. In one study, the Rhodiola rosea group decreased proofreading errors by 88% while the control group had an 84% increase in errors. Rhodiola rosea’s effects are attributed to its ability to optimize serotonin and dopamine levels and its influence on opioid peptides like beta-endorphins.
The stimulant substances are adaptogens. In Russia, rhodiola has been used for hundreds of years to cope with the harsh Siberian climate and stressful life.