Product name: Rhodiola rosea extract
Plant latin name: Rhodiola Rosea (Prain ex Hamet)Fu
Product specifications: Salidroside 1-10% HPLC, Rosavin 1-10% HPLC
Appearance: Brownish yellow powder
CAS No.: Salidroside 10338-51-9, Rosavin 84954-92-7
Molecular formula: Salidroside C14H20O7, Rosavin C20H28O10
Molecular weight: Salidroside 300.304, Rosavin 428.4303
In animal studies, rhodiola extracts help enhance the transport of serotonin precursors, tryptophan, and 5-hydroxytryptophan into the brain. Serotonin is a widely studied brain neurotransmitter chemical that is involved in smooth muscle contraction, temperature regulation, appetite, pain perception, behavior, blood pressure and respiration. When balanced, it imparts a sense of contentment and mental ease. Thus, rhodiola extracts have been used by Russian scientists to boost one’s mental state, especially in countries and seasons where one does not receive adequate sun over prolonged periods of months, which leads to a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD).
Rhodiola rosea has long been known as a potent adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural plant substances that normalize the functions of the body. When a stressful situation occurs, adaptogens allow our physiology to handle the stressful situation in a more resourceful manner. It is believed that adaptogens work by increasing the ability of cells to manufacture and use cell fuel more efficiently.
Since Rhodiola extract administration impacts central monoamine levels, which might be a choice in clinical conditions characterized by an imbalance of central nervous system monoamines.
Trials of the standardized extract of Rhodiola rosea root claimed that Rhodiola rosea has great utility as a therapy in asthenic conditions (sleep disturbances, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, and fatigue) developing subsequent to intense physical or intellectual strain, influenza and other viral exposures, and other illness.
Rhodiola rosea can help shorten recovery time after prolonged workouts, to increase attention span, memory, strength, and anti-toxic action. Rhodiola rosea extract increases the level of enzymes, RNA, and proteins which are important to muscle recovery after exhaustive exercise. Rhodiola rosea also stimulates glycogen synthesis in muscles and liver, muscle protein synthesis and anabolic activity.
Studies have demonstrated that Rhodiola rosea extract enhances memorization and concentration ability over prolonged periods. It increases the bioelectrical activity of the brain which improves memory and brain energy.
The oral administration standardized Rhodiola rosea extract demonstrated significant improvements in physical fitness, psychomotor function, mental performance, and general wellbeing, especially significant reductions in mental fatigue, improved sleep patterns, a reduced need for sleep, greater mood stability, and a greater motivation to study.
Rhodiola extract is also effective for cardiac problems due to stress, because Rhodiola extract is able to decrease the amount of catecholamines and corticosteroids released by the adrenal glands during stress. The abnormal level of these hormones will raise blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium levels and increase risk factors for heart disease. Rhodiola also decreases the amount of cyclic-AMP (c-AMP) released into cardiac cells. Cyclic AMP is related to adenosine triphosphate(the body’s primary energy molecule). C-AMP assists in the uptake of more intracellular calcium into the heart thus promoting a greater potential for heart muscle contraction.
Rhodiola extracts are able to improve hearing, regulate blood sugar levels for diabetics and protect the liver from environmental toxins. It has been shown to activate the lipolytic processes and mobilize lipids from adipose tissue to the natural fat burning system of your body for weight reduction. Rhodiola can enhance thyroid function without causing hyperthyroidism, enhance thymus gland function and protect or delay involution that occurs with ageing. It can also improve your adrenal gland reserves without causing hypertrophy.