From the Vendor: Rhodiola Rosea is a herb which has a long history of use in arctic regions of Europe and Asia. Rhodiola Rosea tends to grow in really cold areas of the world at high elevations. There is even speculation that Rhodiola Rosea was widely use by the vikings to promote strength and vitality, and even if this is not the case, the adaptogenic effects of Rhodiola extract are believed to support similar benefits.
These effects are often lumped together in a category called adaptogenic effects, and these herbs and compounds that produce these adaptogenic effects are classed as adaptogens.
How does Rhodiola Rosea work?
Rhodiola Rosea contains a whopping 140 beneficial compounds. However, we have targeted the most beneficial components in the Rhodiola extract which are Salidroside, Tyrosol and the Rosavins (Rosin, Rosavin, Rosarin, Rosaridrin). There are large differences in effects between Tyrosol, Salidroside and the Rosavins and thus, extracts are commonly made to focus on either the Salidroside content if they are after an anti-fatigue extract or the Rosavins when they are after a more holistic extract that will produce less pronounced anti-fatigue effects whilst providing more general health benefits (Rosavins are potent antioxidants) and a slightly more relaxed effect which is caused by the calming effects of Rosavins.
Based on this, Rhodiola benefits, when supplementing a high Rosavins extract, mild focus enhancement and an increased capacity to push both your mental capacity at school or at work and your physical capacity in the gym or out on your nearest hiking trail. In particular, Rhodiola benefits seem to be especially prominent at higher altitudes, which is not surprising, since the herb grows at high altitudes.