The Vikings secret weapon that made them some of the greatest warriors
Rhodiola rosea has been used for centuries in various cultures all throughout out Europe and Asia. Probably most known for being used by the famed Vikings which gave them their incredible strength and endurance or how Chinese emperors sent troops to Siberia to gather it for them, it was even mentioned in 77 AD by Greek physician Dioscorides when he documented it uses and even more recently by the soviet union and it use by Olympic athletes
What is it?
Rhodiola is a plant that grows naturally in the arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America , known by many names such as Golden root or Arctic root and it has a long history with the native people of these lands as a medicinal herb with many uses which I will explain below
Benefits of Rhodiola rosea
Increases the production of ATP and CP the body’s fuel source leading to increases in Strength, energy and stamina
Potent antioxidant kills free radicals and stop oxidative damage to the body
Powerful adaptogen helps the body deal with stress and lowers the release of cortisol
Brain food stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine improving mood, decreasing anxiety, increases focus and concentration and can help with depression as well as improving memory
Great for the heart by decreasing bad cholesterol and high blood pressure (can increase blood pressure in high doses)
Enhances the immune system by increasing the body’s natural killer cells
That’s the main benefits of this amazing plant there are so many more uses of this wonderful plant it is truly unbelievable, but it is mostly used by athletes for its benefits to them and students to improve their focus and concentration.
How to consume
The most effective dose for Rhodiola is 300-500mg daily with a 1/8th teaspoon equalling about 350mg which I find is an effective dose, if I’m feeling particularly stressed I’ll take just under a 1/4 teaspoon which is roughly 500mg.You can add rhodiola to water or juice and consume as it has a very earthy flavour or add to smoothies. Our rhodiola extract contains 3% salidrosides and 1% rosavins which I find to be the most effective extract.