As mentioned in the article "… A Phytomedicinal Overview," of Rhodiola rosea, this basically is perennial flowering plant that grows and thrives in Asian and European areas that fall in the Arctic region and have high altitudes with dry and sandy ground. Scientist are natives of the Soviet Union back when it existed have long known that rhodiola extract can augment energy and relieve several other conditions like mental fatigue. Now, even scientists know about this versatile herb and its extract, and they have been looking into the many applications of this herb and its extract. In fact, a myriad of psychological and physiological benefits brought about by rhodiola extract have been confirmed by the findings of the latest studies.
Augments Physical Endurance
Apart from the fact that rhodiola extract can improve the memory function of human beings, it also aids in making the body stronger, so it can endure challenges like exercise and exhausting tasks. In a study mentioned in the article “The Rhodiola Revolution,” it was seen that small to medium doses of rhodiola extract boosted the energy levels in animals. These animals became stronger and more resilient, even when put under both mental and physical stress. The article “Acute Rhodiola rosea…” even studies how exercise performance of human beings is improved after they take rhodiola extract. According to a report mentioned in the article, consuming a 200 milligram dose of rhodiola extract an hour before exercise can enable an adult human being to perform endurance exercise for a longer period of time.
Enhances Nervous System Health
The incredible benefits of rhodiola extract in the nervous system have also been highlighted in the article "… A Phytomedicinal Overview." Apparently, taking rhodiola extract will enhance the nervous system, and consequently, calms a person emotionally and stimulates the cognitive function, while it can also improve the memory function of human beings. The article also points out that it plays a role in the long-term conservation and maintenance of brain function.
Improving How The Body Responds To Stress
According to research, rhodiola extract can help relieve stress along with the consequences it has on your mental and physical health in a natural and practical way. Rhodiola extract can balance the stress-response system in your body in order to relieve stress. The sympathetic nervous system that is behind a human’s fight-or-flight response and the parasympathetic nervous system that only activates when it needs to heal and recharge the body are also a part of this stress-response system. The article “…a possible plant adaptogen” also claims that rhodiola extract also influence integral brain chemicals like norepinephrine and serotonin, natural opioids that make you feel good, such as beta-endorphins, so that your body is able to better tolerate stress.
How To Use Rhodiola?
Based on information gathered from the sources mentioned above, including the article “…a possible plant adaptogen,” it can be concluded that the average dose of rhodiola extract should be somewhere between 200 milligrams and 400 milligrams. However, it is also important that the ratio of rosavins and salidrosides contained in the extract should be 3:1, because that is the natural ratio found in the extract when it is extracted from the Rhodiola rosea root.
As the world progresses, adults are gradually being less and less able to cope with the mental and physical daily stressors in their lives, but taking rhodiola extract could help them with this. Rhodiola extract possesses tremendous potential for warding off disorders brought about by stress, and this is the reason medicine cupboards of consumers, especially in the Russian artic regions, have this incredible herbal extract in them.
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