Rhodiola Rosea with Ginseng
Reduce your mental & physical fatigue
- Concentrated rhodiola and ginseng root extract in an effective dose
- Enhances athletic performance
- Reduces daytime drowsiness
- Supports the body in times of stress
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Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng are adaptogenic herbs, meaning that they support the body’s ability to handle stress. Rhodiola is a classic adaptogen in that it balances the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters normally associated with the body’s stress response. However, rhodiola is unique among adaptogens in that it has been clinically shown to increase energy reserves and reduce cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone.
Panax ginseng has been shown to improve performance during periods of mental or physical stress such as in school or intense exercise, and may also support blood sugar utilization. Panax ginseng has been studied in populations varying from women experiencing menopausal symptoms to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the latter of which it was shown to help improve functional capacity.
Rhodiola Rosea with Ginseng is an excellent herbal support for athletes, students, menopausal women, those who have physically or mentally demanding lifestyles, or for those with illnesses like COPD where exercise capacity is affected.
AOR’s Rhodiola Rosea with Ginseng is an excellent herbal support for athletes, students, menopausal women, those who have physically or mentally demanding lifestyles, or for those with illnesses like COPD where exercise capacity is affected.
Used in herbal medicine to help enhance physical capacity and performance in cases of physical stress. Can also help support healthy glucose levels, cognitive function, and reduces mental fatigue in cases of mental stress.
AOR™ guarantees that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, soy, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.
Take one capsule twice daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. For occasional use only, unless directed by a health care provider.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have diabetes, if you’re taking antidepressant medications, blood thinners, digoxin, or for use beyond three months. Some people may experience insomnia, anxiety, or headaches, in which case discontinue use.
- Physical or psychological stress
- Immune function
- Sports nutrition
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When lab animals are subjected to extreme cold or to massive doses of the stress hormone adrenaline, the regular, controlled beating of their hearts is disrupted and the oxygen supply is temporarily cut off. But Rhodiola supplements prevent arrhythmia, reduce the damage to the muscle cells of the heart, and balance the overflow of stress neurotransmitters normally associated with these stressors.
As another example of the adaptive, balancing effect of Rhodiola, its key component salidroside has been found to prevent excessive blood sugar levels after an injection of adrenaline (which normally causes the body to pump out more glucose) and to prevent blood sugar levels from falling too low after an injection of insulin.
Panax ginseng has also been studied extensively for blood sugar control, but a recent meta-analysis found that the results on this topic have been inconsistent, possibly due to varying ginsenoside content of the different extracts used. However, a recent 12-week study on menopausal women showed significant reductions in the thickness of the carotid artery wall, in LDL and in Total Cholesterol, as well as in a menopausal symptoms rating scale with 3g of Panax ginseng per day.
Physical Performance and COPD
Clinical trials have observed the effects of both Rhodiola rosea and Panax ginseng intake on physical performance in healthy adults, and Panax ginseng is even known to be a safe supplement to improve the physical capacity of those suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Both herbs can increase time to exhaustion and improve breathing parameters. Athletes have been known to consume Panax ginseng before an event. Interestingly, one Rhodiola study showed that physical performance parameters did not improve more over 28 days of supplementation than they already had after just 2 days!
In another study, a Rhodiola rosea extract along with a combination of vitamins and minerals was given to 120 adults with physical and cognitive deficiencies in a 12 week drug monitoring study. There was a significant improvement in these deficiencies, with observed improvements in symptoms such as exhaustion, decreased motivation, daytime sleepiness, sleep disturbances, concentration deficiencies, forgetfulness, susceptibility to stress and irritability. This is likely due to Rhodiola’s ability to influence the levels of several neurotransmitters in the brain. In rats, Rhodiola Rosea has been found to benefit learning and memory, as well as responses to stress.
Panax ginseng has been reported to promote a sense of calmness during mental stress and improve working memory and cognitive endurance during mentally demanding tasks. One study showed improved calmness and better mental math skills with 400mg over just 8 days. It has also been studied in small subject groups as a potential support for those with Alzheimer’s, although larger studies are needed.
How Do They Work?
Animal studies have given us some clues to the neurochemical basis of these effects: Rhodiola has well-documented effects on the metabolism of a variety of neurotransmitters. For instance, Rhodiola enhances the transport of the serotonin precursors tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) across the blood-brain barrier, and decreases the action of the serotonin-degrading catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme. It also boosts brain levels of dopamine, acetylcholine, and norepinephrine, all of which are key neurotransmitters targeted by major classes of antidepressant drugs. Rhodiola also appears to influence the synthesis, levels, and/or activity of endorphins and enkephalins, since blocking the receptors for some of these “feel-good” peptides negates some of Rhodiola’s effects.
On the other hand, the mechanisms of action of Panax ginseng on the stress response are not yet well understood. However, they are thought to affect any combination of the hypothalamic –pituitary-adrenal axis (the hormonal stress axis), neurotransmitter signaling or the cardiovascular system (for example, improved nitric oxide production).
It is often difficult to pin down exactly how adaptogens work, possibly because the stress response is a combination of so many different body processes including physical, emotional and mental. However, we do know that they work, giving our bodies the extra boost they need to keep going.