Rhodiola in Sockeye Salmon Oil
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Rhodiola — also known as golden root, rose root, or Arctic root — has a long history as an "adaptogenic" herb, used to alleviate fatigue, stress, and melancholy.
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- No petro-solvents
- Alcohol-extracted from Russian Rhodiola rosea root
- Fish-based gel caps
- Lab-certified pure and potent
- 250mg* Rhodiola per softgel
- 115mg* omega-3s per softgel
- No artificial preservatives or colors
- No dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy protein
- Sustainably harvested wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon oil
- Product of USA
*500mg Rhodiola + 230mg omega-3s per two-capsule serving
Folk traditions ranging from Scandinavia to Siberia have long prized this medicinal root for its reputed ability to enhance endurance and maintain healthy mood.
Modern researchers classify Rhodiola (rode-ee-oh-lah) as an "adaptogen” … meaning an agent that moderates the effects of physical and mental stress.
Rhodiola has been used clinically by Columbia University psychopharmacologist Richard P. Brown, M.D., and New York Medical College psychoanalyst Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D., who co-authored The Rhodiola Revolution.
As ethnobotanist Christopher S. Kilham says*, "Rhodiola is by far my favorite medicinal plant because of its long laundry list of health benefits ... [it's] one of the most astonishing 'feel good' plants.” — Chris Kilham, Explorer-in-Residence, UMASS Amherst
Advantages of Vital Choice Rhodiola
Our Rhodiola extract is standardized to provide two key constituents in the amounts and proportions used in most clinical studies: 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside.
And to support and enhance Rhodiola's benefits, we deliver our standardized extract in a healthy dose of omega-3-rich Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil.
Folk history and modern research
As early as 77 AD, the famed Greek physician Dioscorides recommended Rhodiola for enhanced strength and endurance.
Viking and Siberian peoples used it for endurance, and to support health and fertility.
Throughout Europe, Rhodiola rosea root appears in herbal formulas designed to reinforce resistance to cold, stress, and fatigue.
(Rhodiola rosea root tastes and smells of roses ... traits that account for the second part of the plant's Latin name.)
Extensive Soviet research prompted Western scientists to probe the plant for potential health benefits — especially to support healthy mood.
Rhodiola rosea root is rich in polyphenols, which influence genes related to stress- and aging-related degenerative processes, including oxidation and inflammation.
Two recent reviews found insufficient high-quality clinical evidence to confirm that Rhodiola can alleviate stress or fatigue, but enough to warrant better-designed trials (Hung SK et al. 2011; Ishaque S et al. 2012).
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), "There have been some studies of rhodiola in people; however, the quality of research is limited so firm conclusions about its effectiveness can’t be made."
Rhodiola cautions and drug interactions
- Rhodiola inhibits the CYP3A4 enzyme — which metabolizes many drugs, and is key to synthesis of cholesterol and steroidal hormones — and can affect the intracellular concentration of drugs metabolized by this enzyme. This is also true of grapefruit and pomegranate juices, which are more powerful inhibitors of the CYP3A4 enzyme.
- Rhodiola inhibits P-gp activity and can interfere with the metabolism of certain drugs.
- Rhodiola inhibits the monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B enzymes, which may amplify the serotonergic effects of SSRI drugs such as Prozac, and raise or lower blood pressure, although that hypothesis is based on a cell study.
- There is one reported case of significant tachyarrhythmia following ingestion of Rhodiola along with an antidepressant.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- Abidov M, Crendal F, Grachev S, Seifulla R, Ziegenfuss T. Effect of extracts from Rhodiola rosea and Rhodiola crenulata (Crassulaceae) roots on ATP content in mitochondria of skeletal muscles. Bull Exp Biol Med. 2003 Dec;136(6):585-7.
- Brown RP, Gerbarg PL, Ramazanov Z. Rhodiola rosea: a phytomedicinal overview. Herbalgram. 2002;56:40-52. Accessed at http://cms.herbalgram.org/herbalgram/issue56/article2333.html
- De Bock K, Eijnde BO, Ramaekers M, Hespel P. Acute Rhodiola rosea intake can improve endurance exercise performance. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2004 Jun;14(3):298-307.
- Earnest CP, Morss GM, Wyatt F, Jordan AN, Colson S, Church TS, Fitzgerald Y, Autrey L, Jurca R, Lucia A. Effects of a commercial herbal-based formula on exercise performance in cyclists. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004 Mar;36(3):504-9.
- Huang SC, Lee FT, Kuo TY, Yang JH, Chien CT. Attenuation of long-term Rhodiola rosea supplementation on exhaustive swimming-evoked oxidative stress in the rat. Chin J Physiol. 2009 Oct 31;52(5):316-24.
- Hung SK, Perry R, Ernst E The effectiveness and efficacy of Rhodiola rosea L.: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Phytomedicine. 2011 Feb 15;18(4):235-44. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2010.08.014. Epub 2010 Oct 30. Review.
- Ishaque S, Shamseer L, Bukutu C, Vohra S Rhodiola rosea for physical and mental fatigue: a systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 May 29;12:70. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-70. Review.
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Rhodiola Monograph. Accessed at http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/herb/rhodiola.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Rhodiola. Accessed at https://nccih.nih.gov/health/rhodiola
- NYU Langone Medical Center. Rhodiola rosea. Accessed at http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=111798
- Olsson EM, von Sch?ele B, Panossian AG. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study of the standardised extract shr-5 of the roots of Rhodiola rosea in the treatment of subjects with stress-related fatigue. Planta Med. 2009 Feb;75(2):105-12. Epub 2008 Nov 18.
- Punja S, Shamseer L, Olson K, Vohra S Rhodiola rosea for mental and physical fatigue in nursing students: a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2014 Sep 30;9(9):e108416. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108416. eCollection 2014.
- Skarpanska-Stejnborn A, Pilaczynska-Szczesniak L, Basta P, Deskur-Smielecka E. The influence of supplementation with Rhodiola rosea L. extract on selected redox parameters in professional rowers. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2009 Apr;19(2):186-99.
- Walker TB, Altobelli SA, Caprihan A, Robergs RA. Failure of Rhodiola rosea to alter skeletal muscle phosphate kinetics in trained men. Metabolism. 2007 Aug;56(8):1111-7.
- Walker TB, Robergs RA. Does Rhodiola rosea possess ergogenic properties? Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Jun;16(3):305-15. Review.
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Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil (sockeye oil, astaxanthin, non-GMO mixed tocopherols), extract of Rhodiola rosea l, Organic beeswax, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, softgel capsule (fish gelatin, glycerin, purified water).
Vitamin A: 80IU / 2%*
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil: 1150mg**
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids: 230mg / 20%**
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid): 92mg / 8%**
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): 80mg / 7%**
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