Rhodiola Rosea

(Last Updated On: March 21, 2014)

What Is Rhodiola Rosea

Commonly Found In Male Health Supplements But What Are Its Effects? 

Rhodiola Rosea is a traditional Scandinavian herbal extract, often featured in traditional medicines….it is commonly found in energy boosting, anti fatigue treatments

It is by nature an Adaptogen compound ( a compound with stress reducing properties)… windowslivewriterrhodiolarosea-1767rhodiola-rosea214and is second to only Panax Ginseng for use in this form of treatment.

Also known as Rosavin, Rodenroot, Golden Root, Arctic root, Rhidola, – Rhodiola Rosea is slightly stimulatory in effect but not to the same levels of caffeine.

Taking Rhodiola Rosea

Any supplement containing Rhodiola Rosea tends to largely rely on the SHR-5 extract that confers both 3% rosins and 1% salidroside

Its use as an anti fatigue supplement can be effective at doses between 50mg and 680mg….

The Active Compounds In Rhodiola Rosea

The main component found in supplements are:

  • Tyrosol
  • Rosavins
  • Viridoside
  • Lotaustralin
  • Gossypetin
  • Procyanidins
  • Phenolics

Uses Of Rhodiola Rosea

There are numerous tests and trials that have looked into the effects of Rhodiola Rosea on various aspects of health and week being..

Some of the effects include

  • Fatigue – noticeable beneficial effects reported
  • Depression – mild, limited effects have been reported after supplementation with Rhodiola Rosea
  • Stress – minor benefits and reductions in stress
  • Lactate Production – minor decrease in lactate production
  • Muscle Damage – Reduces circulating levels of creatine kinase after exercise
  • Cognitive Effect – When linked to fatigue, effects are notable

fatigued manWhen used to treat fatigue, it has shown a slight ability to reduce the effects of both minor and prolonged exhaustion.. this is more generally linked to the stress associated with being ‘burned out’ after extended periods of low intensity exercises.

It has been shown to help improve performance in men who do not generally exercise regularly, those who exercise often do not seem to see the same benefits.

Rhodiola Rosea has also been linked to increased seratonin production, calming stress and boosting moods…there are thoughts that it could help prolong longevity in some users. – read study

Rhodiola Rosea And Testosterone Production

There is no evidence or trials (past or present) that have studied the effects of Rhodiola Rosea on testosterone production in men… its effects cannot be confirmed or denied at this point.

It can however help to reduce estrogen levels ( increased estrogen can contribute to low testosterone levels) which does explain its inclusion in various testosterone boosting supplements…Read Study Results

The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.