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We know that the Rhodiola rosea root is one of the strongest adaptogenic plants in the world, which has been shown to help support healthy levels of energy, endurance, mental clarity, focus and concentration.

I still remember the first time I took it and felt its power upon first use. I quickly experienced why this resilient, elegant root is so wonderful and why it is one of highest-ranked adaptogens on my list of personal favorites.

The Resilient Rhodiola Rosea Root

Rhodiola rosea is a root found in the harsh climate of Northern most regions of Europe and Asia and most traditionally found in Siberia.

The environment this plant survives in is truly a testament to the resilience nature has gifted to us for consumption.

While today Rhodiola rosea remains one of the top known adaptogens, this uplifting herb was once held for only the highest of rank.

A Soviet Secret and Great For Mood, Focus and Endurance

Back in the 1970’s, the Soviet Union studied Rhodiola rosea under strict silence by participants, which included their Olympians, astronauts, soldiers, and scientists.

It was so quiet in fact, that participants in the studies were sworn to governmental secret and breach of this secret, would result in charges of treason. 

The studies that came in were phenomenal and showed how Rhodiola rosea tremendously supported overall mood and cognition in their astronauts and soldiers, supported mental clarity and focus in their scientists and had strong performance enhancing and endurance enhancing effects in their Olympians.

Rhodiola rosea has been used by Siberian locals for centuries as a way to help support mood and positive outlook during the long, tough winters as well as dealing with the high elevation and the stress that comes with living at such elevation.  

How Does Rhodiola Rosea Work?

This captivating Siberian root with astonishing yellow flowers contains over 140 active compounds that the human body can use, the most pronounced of which are rosavins and salidrosides.

These fascinating plant compounds have tremendous benefit on the human body that can be reaped over time with usage. Rhodiola rosea has proven mood supporting properties like being able to balance the neurotransmitters in the brain (1,2,3).

Do you ever feel like you’re burnt out or stuck in life? Well, Rhodiola has been shown to help you deal with life-stress symptoms (4,5)— Physically, mentally, and spiritually. When all else fails, nature is the answer.

Take a look at our Nootropic Focus product here, which contains this wonderful Rhodiola rosea root, along with many other neurotrophic plants, roots and barks, like Bacopa monnieri, Ashwagandha, Passionflower, Magnolia Bark, Hops and several others. 


1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3660126/

2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22039930/

3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19168123/

4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5370380/

5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22228617/

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