Select Source Spotlight – Rhodiola

Does stress bring out the worst in you? When we’re stressed, we often take our anxiety out on the ones closest to us. And that can lead to more problems. The good news is, working to reduce your own life stressors can help restore calm for you and those around you. You don’t have to invest a lot of time or energy; tame stress with daily Rhodiola Rosea supplementation

Rhodiola Rosea is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. This artic root is also considered adaptogenic, meaning it can help your body adapt and manage stress. Beyond stress management, here’s how Rhodiola Rosea can benefit your health:


Fatigue Fighter 

Feel like you got hit by a bus at times? Stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion, these are all factors that contribute to fatigue. Turns out rhodiola’s adaptogenic properties can help alleviate fatigue. In fact, rhodiola extract has a positive effect on stress, fatigue, motivation and attention. We all could benefit from being more present in our day-to-day lives – rhodiola rosea will help us with that!


Boost Brain Power 

In the information age, it’s more important than ever to be able to think on your toes. And since brain fog is a very real thing, rhodiola benefits as a neurosupplementmaking it even more exciting. Taking this arctic root daily has been shown to reduce mental fatigue and improve cognitive function during work-related tasks. That means rhodiola side effects could include a big pay raise. Cha-ching!


Reduces Depression and Improve Quality of Life 

Depression is a very real and serious illness that affects around 17.3 million Americans. It’s believed to be a result of neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain. In research, high doses of rhodiola rosea have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression by balancing neurotransmitters in the brain. When supplementing with rhodiola extract, participants experienced improvements in overall depression, and got better sleep, became emotionally more stable, and felt better about themselves. Sign me up!


May Improve Exercise Performance 

But if that’s not enough, Rhodiola extract has also been shown to improve exercise performance and endurance when taken 1-2 hours before working out. Researchers believe Rhodiola benefits exercise performance by reducing perceived exertion, aka you won’t realize how hard you’re actually working! And when you can workout harder, you gain benefits including better self-esteem and overall improvements in your health and well-being.


Stress Reliever 

Another Rhodiola side effect, is the arctic root’s powerful adaptogenic properties that reduce stress and improve your body’s ability to be stress-resistant. And after just 3 days of supplementing with Rhodiola extract, improvements in stress, fatigue, exhaustion and anxiety will kick in, allowing you to be a stronger person and better cope with anything that comes your way. 

Forget feeling like a couch potato. Rhodiola rosea is a nootropicingredient with adaptogenic properties that have the potential to reduce stress and depression, improve exercise performance, fight fatigue, and boost brain power all within a few short days of consistent use. Providing your brain with the nutrients it needs to function at its best can mean the difference between disappearing in the background and being the star of the show. Rhodiola rosea has the power to strengthen your body’s ability to handle stress, ultimately helping you become a happier and healthier person.


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