A TRUE ADAPTOGEN
Fittingly, rhodiola rosea is classified as an adaptogen, which represents a class of herbs that help the body adapt to stresses of various kinds. In order to achieve this classification, a plant must be harmless and it must have a normalizing, broadspectrum action that brings the body back to homeostasis, particularly when under stressful influences. A remarkable characteristic of this herbal extract is that rhodiola rosea optimizes attention span and the capacity to learn, while at the same time encouraging a calm and relaxed emotional state.
POSITIVE ADAPTOGEN EFFECTS OF RHODIOLA
• Supports healthy emotional levels & resistance to stress
• Helps maintain physical energy & mental alertness
• Supports normal sleep patterns & appetite
• Helps maintain healthy sexual function for men & women
• Promotes healthy cardiovascular function by helping maintain normal emotional balance.
RHODIOLA AND STRESS
Rhodiola rosea reduces cortisol levels while optimizing levels of key brain chemicals involved in mood, such as serotonin and dopamine, that function together to maintain a healthy response to stress. When experiencing stress, in any form, the adrenal glands secrete specific hormones that have a profound effect on the body. One can imagine the adrenal glands as little hats that sit on top of the two kidneys. These hats secrete hormones such as cortisol in response to stress. Over time, as one experiences stress on a daily basis, the adrenal glands can function less optimally with respect to the secretion of these stress-related hormones. This can lead to something called adrenal stress, which means that the adrenal glands are overworked. Things such as nervousness, poor memory, cravings for sweets, weight gain, fatigue and compromised sleep are all associated with an upset in the levels of these hormones-either too much, or too little.* Rhodiola rosea root supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and encourages a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress by normalizing cortisol levels and other stress-related hormones. If used regularly, it functions to enhance the body’s natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences.