Rhodiola (organic) 30

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  • STRESS ADAPTOGENIC
  • DEPRESSION
  • PHYSICAL & MENTAL PERFORMANCE
  • MALE & FEMALE SEXUAL HEALTH

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as “arctic root” or “golden root”, is a member of the family Crassulaeae, plants indigenous to the polar arctic regions of eastern Siberia. As a powerful adaptogen rhodiola offers broad nonspecific effects supporting overall body function particularly via adrenal stress.

THE HEART

By decreasing the release of catecholamines and corticosteroids triggered during the stress response, Rhodiola has a positive effect on preventing cardiac damage. Rhodiola’s support of the adrenal glands may also explain its ability to help normalize blood sugar, potassium levels and blood pressure reducing risk factors in heart disease.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

When the body is placed in a stressful situation the immune system becomes suppressed in order for the body to use that energy to fuel other responses in the fight or flight mode. By helping the body to resist stress Rhodiola aids in immune system support. Stress has also been shown to reduce natural killer cell activity.

Rhodiola has been found in studies to help to increase the activity of natural killer cells. Rhodiola has also demonstrated potent antioxidant capabilities, with a strong anti-peroxidation effect on lipid membranes. Thus Rhodiola is an effective protector against mutagenic changes and supports cell structures from the harmful effects of free radicals.

 

Dosage

One to three capsules daily at mealtimes or as directed by your healthcare professional.

Rhodiola rosea extracts used in most human clinical trials were standardised to contain 3 percent rosavins and 1 percent salidroside.

Potential applications

Stress, adrenal support, fatigue, sports performance, depression, cardiovascular maintenance, colds and infections, cellular health, learning and memory, blood sugar control, amenorrhea, male/female sexual dysfunction, adjunct treatment with chemotherapy, liver protection, antioxidant, protection against gum disease, improving auditory function.

Known contraindications

Although rare, certain individuals who experience nervous excitability, feverish states, and hypertension, should not use rhodiola unless supervised by a qualified practitioner. Persons who experience coronary spasm and fluctuations in arterial pressure should also use under supervision.

Not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation.

Interactions

Rhodiola may interact with ADRENERGIC BLOCKING AGENTS and ANTI-ARRHYTHMIC AGENTS.

Studies report that rhodiola may act in the body in a similar way, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution.

ADRENERGIC BLOCKING AGENTS

These drugs include atenolol, esmolol, betaxolol, penbutolol, carteolol, bisoprolol, pindolol, metoprolol, timolol, sotalol, acebutolol, nadolol, propranolol, labetalol, carvedilol, methyldopa, clonidine, guanfacine,guanabenz, brimonidine tartrate, dipiprazole, levobunolol, levobetaxolol, metipranolol.

ANTI-ARRHYTHMIC AGENTS

These drugs include amiodarone, bretylium tosylate, adenosine, dofetilide, propafenone, lidocaine, tocainide, flecainide, ibutilide fumarate, moricizine, quinidine, disopyramide, procainamide, mexiletine, verapamil, digoxin, propranolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol.

Beta adrenergic blocking drugs: A class of drugs, also called beta blockers, that block beta-adrenergic substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine), a key agent in the “sympathetic” portion of the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. By blocking the action of the sympathetic nervous system on the heart, these agents relieve stress on the heart. They slow the heart beat, lessen the force with which the heart muscle contracts and reduce blood vessel contraction in the heart, brain, and throughout the body.

Antiarrhythmic drugs are medicines that correct irregular heartbeats and slow down hearts that beat too fast.

Useful links: Multi-vitamins, B complex, vitamin B5, EFAs, echinacea, licorice, hawthorn, Co Q10, ginkgo, l-arginine/lornithine, antioxidant, grape seed/pycnogenol

 

Directions: As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

one vegetarian capsule provides:

 

Ingredient Weight %EC NRV
Organic Rhodiola Rosea root 400mg