He Trials: Rhodiola Rosea

4 Apr

What she said. Source: weheartit.com

One lazy evening, Justin and I were relaxing on our lovely new leather lounges reading magazines.  Magazines, you ask?  Why would you do that when you have a perfectly good flat-screen TV in front of you with pay TV?  Yeah, I know, this shocks me too!  It practically goes against everything I stand for!

Regardless, there we were like an old senior couple (shudder) when Justin came across an article about Rhodiola Rosea.  Justin has been feeling a little strained lately.  He works shift-work which is very demanding on the mind and body and he has been feeling tired, sore and stressed out.  Rhodiola Rosea seemed like something that could help alleviate that pressure.

So, what is it?

You can read all about it here, however in a nutsell, Rhodiola Rosea claims to have the following benefits:

  • Helps reduce work and personal related stress and strain
  • Reduces nervous tension and anxiety
  • Improves mental clarity and mental stimulation
  • Improves and enhances mood
  • Enhances physical and mental performance
  • Accelerates recovery from exercise
  • Improves energy levels
  • May be of assistance with chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Increases immunity
  • Is anti-aging

We bought EL8’s Rhodiola Rosea and it arrived in the post quickly.  Justin has been taking it now for a few days and has  already noted an increase in energy levels and reduced stess however we will wait a good 4 weeks before we do a full report on it.

Have you tried Rhodiola Rosea?  What do you think of it?

Rhodiola Rosea

7 Responses to “He Trials: Rhodiola Rosea”

  1. Marisa's Low Carb Kitchen Talk April 5, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    HI Amanda,
    I’ve never heard about it but it sounds good. Hope it helps Justin. All the best 🙂

    • Amanda April 5, 2011 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks Marisa! We will see in a few weeks! 😀

  2. Nat April 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    My friend is the owner of EL8!! I’ve never taken it but he’s been taking it for 12 years and is 40 and looks barely 30!!!! I need to start. He says its a wonder drug!’

    • Amanda April 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

      Wow what a co-inky-dink! 😀 That’s awesome. Maybe I need to get in on this too?! Haha

  3. fik August 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Hi Amanda,
    what’s the outcome of Rhodiola supplementation for Justin? Hope feeling better and more energetic.

    • Amanda August 15, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi there! He actually didn’t use it for a great deal of time but he did comment that he felt more energetic and less stressed when using it. 🙂

  4. Pete November 8, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    I have weird dreams, i get MORE stressed and panicked on it at work :/
    Vivid dreams, that seem to come to you like a lightening bolt, they shake up your life.. unsure if for the better or what.

    Definately helped me crack on with chores at home though and no tiredness in the afternoon. Maybe its flushing the crap out my system… and brain?!

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