Rhodiola Rosea - a closer look
In this blog we are having a closer look at a natural nootropic called Rhodiola Rosea, a flower which has earned its spurs through time. It has been used in various regions across the world for centuries. Its track record has proven it's effectiveness (and safety). Rhodiola Rosea has a centuries-long history of human use.
“Where the heck does it grow?”
Rhodiola rosea is a flowering plant that grows naturally in Arctic regions of Europe (including the U.K.), North America and Asia , even more so at higher altitudes. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries in Russia, China, and other parts of the world.
”Wait what? What was is it called again?”
Rhodiola Rosea has many different names. This is because her diaspora reaches all over the world. Different names for Rhodiola Rosea are: Aaron's Rod, Arctic Root, Golden Root, Lignum Rhodium, King's Crown, Orpin Rose and Rose Root.
”What does it improve?”
The most significant benefits of Rhodiola Rosea include:
- Mood improvement
- Physical Performance is increased
- Decreased Anxiety
- Decreased Stress
- Decreased Fatigue
- Athletic Performance improvement
Also, Rhodiola Rosea stacks very well with other nootropics and that's why we at Sapiens Biolabs chose to make Rhodiola Rosea an important part of our first nootropic stack. Some benefits take effect immediately after use, although other effects may take weeks to develop to their full potential.
Apart from the mental benefits, Rhodiola Rosea is also often used by fitness fanatics and athletes, due to the energy boost and improvement of physical performance.
”That sounds awesome but how does it work?”
Rhodiola rosea is a natural nootropic that comes from a flowering plant and contains a number of active alkaloids. This set of specific alkaloids is what gives the nootropic its benefits. A nootropic which is artificial, only contains one active ingredient. The plurality of active alkaloids in a natural nootropic often provides an unique effect that can’t easily be replicated through synthetic means.
"Is there any scientific research about this subject?"
Trunkloads of scientific research has been done regarding Rhodiola Rosea. Rhodiola Rosea has been studied extensively. Its effectiveness and safety is underlined via various studies.
There are more than 130 scientific studies where Rhodiola Rosea has been studied in one way or another. If you would like to dig deeper into this subject than we recommend the following sources:
-  Colson SN. "Cordyceps sinensis- and Rhodiola rosea-based supplementation in male cyclists and its effect on muscle tissue oxygen saturation." J Strength Cond Res.
-  Earnest CP. "Effects of a commercial herbal-based formula on exercise performance in cyclists." Med Sci Sports Exerc.
-  Skarpanska-Stejnborn A. "The influence of supplementation with Rhodiola rosea L. extract on selected redox parameters in professional rowers." Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.
We must say, Rhodiola Rosea is a very well-funded allrounder! That's why it is such a good basic ingredient for a nootropic stack. It also fits very well with the other nootropic ingredients we have incorporated in our stack.
You can find our Nootropic stack here: www.sapienslabs.io