Rhodiola rosea also known as golden root, arctic root, roseroot or rose wort is a potent adaptogen which has a brain boosting, fat burning and energy enhancing effect in the body. This rare herbal plant grows at high altitudes in the arctic areas of Eastern Europe and Asia. The benefits of Rhodiola rosea plant chemical ‘adaptogen’ is to help regulating physiological, immune and neurological reaction to stress in order to be able to adjust and adapt to physical, chemical and environmental challenges in the body. There are no adequate scientific evidence to decide whether it is effective or not to any health problems.
Here are some of the benefits of Rhodiola rosea which includes the following:
Increase energy level
It increases energy, stamina and endurance by increasing red blood cell production in the body.
Improves brain function
It increases the sensitivity of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, which is known for increasing memory, focus, pleasure, and improving mood.
Lowers stress level
It has the ability to reduce one of the body’s major stress hormones which is called cortisol.
Burns Belly Fat
One of the benefits of Rhodiola rosea is that it contains rosavin, an active compound that stimulate an enzyme called hormone-sensitive lipase, which is able to breakdown fat that is stored in adipose tissue on the belly area.
It increases dopamine sensitivity, which has been shown to improve mood, help fight food cravings and addictions which makes it an effective herbal alternative to anti-depressant medications, making it one of the benefits of the Rhodiola rosea.
Rhodiola rosea extract can boost the level of enzymes, RNA, and proteins essential to muscle recovery after an extensive exercise and it also stimulates muscle energy status.
Enhances Memorization and Concentration Ability
Studies have been conducted using proofreading tests demonstrated the increase of the bioelectrical activity of the brain, which improves memory and brain energy
Effective for Heart Problems
The abnormal presence of stress hormones will increase blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium levels and increase risk factors for heart disease. A part of the benefits of Rhodiola rosea plant has been found to decrease harmful blood lipids, making it reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Herbal Alternative Treatment for Cancer
A number of anti-oxidant compounds have been found in Rhodiola rosea and related species and significant free-radical prowling activity has been shown water and alcohol extracts of Rhodiola. It is believed to increase the resistance of the body to toxins by demonstrating an increase in anti-tumor activity.
Effect to the Immune System
Another important part of Rhodiola rosea is protecting and stimulating the immune system by restoring metabolic balance in the body. The natural killer cells in Rhodiola showing increase anti-tumor activity and this helps increase the body’s resistance to toxins.