I’ve always been into trying out supplements, the promise of them is quite simply just too tempting to ignore.
Pop a pill or two a day and increased vitality and health are mine for the taking, or so I’ve been told by countless articles over and over again.
I’ve tried many supplements over the years but there are only a few that have given me results good enough to warrant me carrying on spending money on them.
Rhodiola Rosea, or Roseroot as it’s sometimes referred to, is one worthy of its reputation. Reviewing a supplement is something I’ve debated for a while, after all it’s not a book or an audio program, but in the end I decided if it’s something that helps in a big way then why shouldn’t I want to tell the world about it?
What Does Rhodiola Rosea Do?
Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen, a natural herb believed by herbalists to increase the body’s resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. Also, although not scientifically documented, it is believed that Rhodiola Rosea positively affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body and brain.
Rhodiola Rosea Side Effects
Rhodiola Rosea is proven to alleviate mild to moderate depression, without any side effects. The fact that no side effects have been reported is something that really made me take note of Rhodiola Rosea.
Having tried other supplements and experienced side effects, I wasn’t prepared to take another supplement that might give a little but take a little too.
There are no long term side-effects reported, and in Russia and Scandinavia, Rhodiola Rosea has been used for centuries to cope with the cold Siberian climate and stressful lifestyle. If there were long term side-effects then you’d expect there to be some reports by now.
How Should I Take Rhodiola Rosea?
Rhodiola Rosea is best taken earlier in the day in case it affects sleep. Personally I take 250mg just after breakfast and then another 250mg after lunch. Sometimes I take it alone and sometimes as part of a 3 in 1 supplement, which also contains Holy Basil (another adaptogen) and Valerian.
Rhodiola Rosea Effects
Rhodiola Rosea is not a stimulant and so the effects are not immediate. I think it generally takes a couple of weeks of regular use to start feeling the full benefits.
Since taking it I’ve generally felt much happier and much less prone to stress. I find that if something gets me down, even something quite serious, it won’t be long before I’ve bounced back and am moving forward again.
My mind also feels sharper and more alert. I can concentrate on something for longer and with more intensity. I also rarely feel drowsy during the day.
Where Can I Buy Rhodiola Rosea?
Like any other supplement I recommend only getting the best. You can pick it up at many health food stores, but the best deals are to be found here on Amazon.