While some of the extraordinary claims made for rhodiola rosea extract deserve a healthy skepticism, some legitimate clinical trials suggest some serious consideration is warranted. What is rhodiola, how does one take it and where does it come from?
What is Rhodiola Rosea Extract?
Rhodiola rosea extract comes from a small, green plant with tiny yellow flowers. Somehow this delicate little plant thrives in particularly rugged, rocky conditions such as frigid Siberia and the alpine areas of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Thus it has earned the nickname “arctic root.” This supplement is, allegedly, an effective adaptogen for helping people endure both physical and emotional stress.
How Should You Take Rhodiola Rosea?
To obtain the maximum benefit from this adaptogenic herbal remedy, you can either consume 150 to 300 milligrams of rhodiola rosea herbal extract standardized to about 2% rosavin or 300 to 600 milligrams each day standardized to about 1% rosavin. Rosavin is a key constituent in rhodiola’s purpose and functionality.
To maximize adaptogenic properties, one must begin taking rhodiola at least a month before he or she will face the stressful situation, then take Ibutamoren MK677 sarm it every day up to the stressful event and continue taking it through the event.
Some people believe one can take three times the typical dosage right before facing a stressful activity, but I would discuss this matter with your doctor or natural physician.
Who Discovered This Arctic Root?
So where did this clever little remedy come from? For decades, if not centuries, rhodiola rosea extract has been used as a traditional herbal treatment in Eastern and Northern Europe and in Northern Asia. People in these regions have used it to help fight fatigue and depression in dark, cold climates and high altitudes.