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Herbal Supplements :: Rhodiolin PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marzena Kolano   



Rhodiolin improves overall health, helps maintain mental performance, gives the body energy. It is especially recommended for those who are daily exposed to increased mental and physical stress.

   Active substances of Rhodiolin support the protective function of the body, reduce the symptoms caused by stress and fatigue, restore the nervous system and have a tonic effect. Its formula also includes zinc, contributing to the proper working of the immune system and reproductive organs, as well as normal cell division.

   Rhodiola rosea is a special kind of adaptogen. Properties, which it has, put it in first place among other adaptogenic plants. It is also known as golden root or Arctic root.The 30-year study showed that the adaptogenic properties of Rhodiola rosea may prevent the disease. Rhodiola rosea has a unique, balanced antistress and immune-protective properties that enhance or restore the body's resistance to disease, improve immune tolerance (the ability to distinguish "own" from "aliens"), and thus contribute to the ongoing "vigilance" of the immune system (antitumor immunity).


   Rhodiolin (Rhodiola rosea) is a member of the Crassulaceae family of plants, and grows in cold regions of the northern hemisphere. It is found in the arctic regions of Siberia, and in more temperate climates, it is restricted to mountainous regions (the mountains of Central Asia, the Rockies, the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathian Mountains, Scandinavia, Iceland, Great Britain and Ireland).

   It is a state-protected plant approved by the Russian Pharmacopeia. Siberians use Rhodiola rosea as a whole-body approach to maintaining health and wellness.

   Rhodiolin however is rich in several beneficial nutrients including flavanoids, tannins, essential oils, and antioxidants. Most of the health interest in rhodiolin, however, is because of its content of several types of phytochemicals called phenylpropanoids. Phenylpropanoids in Rhodiolin such as rhodioniside, rosavin, and rosiridin appear to be responsible for Rhodiolin?s adaptogenic properties. 

   An adaptogen is a substance that helps the body cope with, and resist adverse conditions such as mental or physical stress, and exerts a normalizing influence on the metabolism.Rhodiola rosea contains the complex of cinnamyl alcohol glycosides: rosavin, rosin and rosarin (the rosavins), monoterpenes rosiridin and rosiridol (the rosiridins) and salidroside all together. Rhodiola rosea root extract must contain rosavins, rosiridin and salidroside in ratios approximately 3:1:1 that reflect the phytochemistry of the natural plant.


   Several different monoamine neurotransmitting hormones (eg: serotonin, dopamine) play an important role in regulating mood, sleep, attention, cognition, motor activity and sexuality. These neurotransmitters are broken down by the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO).

   Some studies have suggested that the phenylpropanoids in Rhodiolin may play a role in inhibiting the action of MAO, and thus may help to optimize the level of the mood elevating neurotransmitters. Other studies have also indicated that Rhodiolin may support the level of beta endorphins in the body. Beta endorphins are natural analgesics (pain relievers) produced in our body.


Supplementation with Rhodiolin may provide nutritional support for stress relief, mental alertness and vitality, and a general feeling of well-being.


   Rhodiolin can also be included to plants which strengthen body?s resistance to stress and its effects. The most important effect of this plant is to maintain or restore organism?s internal natural balance. Due to it?s properties people are able to overcome difficult situations, it helps maintain good physical and psychological integrity and vitality for many, many years.




Benefits coming from the use of Rhodiolin:

  • During stress increases levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain (the so-called hormone of happiness) and at the same time lowers the level of hormones which increases the amount of stress
  • Protects the liver and reduces the side-effect of using different remedies (and also against toxic substances)
  • Prevents cardiac infarction and heart arrhythmia (reducing the harmful effects of stress on the heart muscle)
  • Reduces stress and nervous pressure
  • Has a positive effect on improving memory
  • Regulates blood pressure (sugar levels in blood)
  • In diabetes helps maintain proper levels of glucose in the blood, stimulates the production of insulin and increases the sensitivity of cells to insulin
  • Reduces ischemia
  • Works analgesic (it alleviates pain)


Rhodiolin shows a toning effect, detoxification and supportive anticancer effect.

Component Value Unit

Rhodiola concentrate

(5:1, equivalent to 500 mg powder)

100.0 mg
Zinc 5.0 mg

Other Rhodiolin benefits are:

  • Has an antioxidant effect (helps preventing cancer development);
  • Prevents chronic fatigue and improves intellectual functions;
  • Is very good source of vitamins and minerals;
  • Stimulates sexual vitality, cures impotence and frigidity (prevents sexual disorders);
  • Improves efficiency, vitality and motor activity in athletes;
  • Regulates mood, sleep, attention;
  • Assists treatment of gastric ulcers, reduces and eliminates heartburn;
  • Has anti-stress effect (Reduces symptoms of depression);
  • Improves athletes? efficiency, supports anabolic processes;
  • Increases resistance to disease through their immunostimulatory properties;
  • It alleviates pain.


Rhodiolin & Your Skin

   Rhodiolin is especially valued for its regenerative, UV-protection, anti-stress, antioxidant, and anti-fatigue properties. Rhodiola extracts in cosmeceuticals have a variety of benefits for skin.


   Rhodiola extract increases collagen synthesis and skin cell proliferation. It increases hydroxyproline and hexosamine levels, which are molecular components necessary to make collagen and elastin.

calivita-rhodiolin-collagen-oxygen-uv-antiaging    Rhodiola rosea is a source of important antioxidant compounds, including  Cinnamyl alcohol glycosides, Flavonoids, and 3,4 Hydroxycinnamic acid. It is highly effective in retarding the signs of photoaging and protecting the skin from UV damage.


In a nutshell:

 ?Rhodiola Rosea? helps to be physically and mentally healthy till old age.





Last Updated on Sunday, 04 March 2012 00:29


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