Info: 90 Veg. Capsules (200 mg Each)
As an adaptogen, which helps you achieve homeostasis, Rhodiola can help balance your mood: reducing both stress and anxiety. For some people, under supervision from a health professional, Rhodiola may provide relief to mild depression.
Rhodiola rosea has also been found to be quite effective in combating fatigue and hastening recovery not only from physical stress like exercise, but also from psychological or work-related stress or even chronic fatigue. You may also find that it can help you focus or think more clearly when that fatigue is lifted.
Rhodiola is a type of shrub which grows in high altitudes near the snow line. Its roots have been used medicinally for a very long time for quite a number of things, including treating altitude sickness. This variety (Rhodiola rosea) not only has antioxidant properties which may help protect the brain, but it also has an energizing effect -- but not in a wired, crash-and-burn way that you might get from too much caffeine or sugar, but in a much smoother, long-lasting way, like from a good walk in fresh air.
For rhodiola, the type of strain, the location and soil it's grown in, and the concentration of its main active ingredients all matter to its efficacy. 88Herbs scouted the world to find the highest quality, most powerful kind they could, and found this organically grown kind from a pristine farm high up in Tibet. The extract from it has been standardized to contain at least 3.5% Rosavins and 2.5% Salidrosides, the two major classes of active ingredients in which are believed to be responsible for this medicinal herb's effects.
Each capsule contains:
200 mg Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea Root) (3.5% Rosavin, 2.5% Salidroside, 10:1, QCE 2000 mg)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose.
100% Organic Ingredients.
This is part of the trademarked "Zero Series" from 88Herbs, which use absolutely Zero magnesium stearate; Zero animal products and gelatins; and Zero allergenic materials or additives in their pills and capsules.
Suggested Usage:Adults: Take 1 capsule one to three times a day. (Do not take immediately before bedtime, however.)
Do not use if you have bipolar disorder or bipolar spectrum disorder. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are taking antidepressant medication, or if you are taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or birth control pills. Not to be taken immediately before bedtime. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. If you experience irritability or insomnia, discontinue use.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80060116.
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