Rhodiola is a plant where the root has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. This is especially for those in colder regions such as the Artic and Northern European regions. Rhodiola is used as a so-called "adaptogen", to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress, and for many other uses.
The potential medicinal benefits of Rhodiola are believed to stem from the more than 100 compounds found in the plant. These include phenols, rosavin, rosin, rosarian, organic acids, flavonoids, alkaloids and many others. These compounds are believed to support several metabolic functions in a healthy body, including a healthy mind. Rhodiola extracts might help protect cells from damage, regulate heartbeat, and have the potential for improving learning and memory.
Some of the benefits of using Rhodiola include:
- Altitude Sickness
- Athletic Performance
- and more