Rhodiola Rosea is a remarkable herb that has a wide and varied history of uses. It has been labelled an adaptogen, which in this instance implies that it allows the body to begin the chemical process necessary to adapt to stressful situations.
Rhodiola has been reported to reduce symptoms associated with stress, such as insomnia, irritability, depression, and headaches. Rhodiola Rosea also strengthens the immune system by reducing the effect of stress, which is known to weaken the body's ability to defend against illness.
Rhodiola helps increase athletic performance and weight loss. Its adaptogenic properties contribute to efficiency in cellular metabolism and stamina. When cortisol levels are balanced it allows sugar to be processed more efficiently thereby increasing available energy to be processed. This process is also key to reduce glucose in the system from becoming fat stores.
Rhodiola has also demonstrated an ability to increase the efficiency of the natural killer cells and improve T-cell immunity, which in turn helps the immune system fight against both infection and cancerous cellular changes. By boosting immune system function, Rhodiola also helps the body fight conditions linked to free-radical damage, such as heart disease and mental deterioration.
Other benefits of Rhodiola are that it strengthens the nervous system, fights depression, enhances immunity, elevates the capacity for exercise, enhances memory, aids in weight reduction, increases sexual function and improves energy levels.
There have been no toxic side effects associated with this substance to date.