Rhodiola is another Botanical Ingredient that has been utilized medicinally for centuries. Since 1960, more than 180 modern pharmacological, phytochemical and clinical studies have been published.5 “Rhodiola has demonstrated a remarkable ability to enhance cellular energy metabolism.* The studies published thus far show the herb to be highly beneficial for both physical and mental performance under stress.* It provides significant enhancement of mental energy.* It stimulates norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin and has cholinergic effects in the central nervous system.*
A randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial studied the effect of Rhodiola on young, healthy physicians on night duty. The researchers measured rhodiola’s effect on five different measures of mental acuity: associative thinking, short-term memory, calculation, concentration and speed of audiovisual perception. It was concluded that statistically significant improvements in all five of those mental performance parameters in the physicians who took Rhodiola rosea for two weeks. * 6
5: Brown R, Gerbarg P, Ramazanov Z. Rhodiola rosea: A Phytomedicinal Overview View HerbalGram. 2002;56:40-52. American Botanical Council.
6: Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, et al. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue-a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine. 2000 Oct;7(5):365-71.
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