Started taking Rhodiola 300mg per day about four years ago for severe anxiety, it is just brilliant. It works within a matter of hours you do not have to take it for weeks before you feel the effects of it. Rhodiola is incredibly calming but does not make you drowsy or leave a hungover feeling, nor does it make you feel hyper alert, for anyone who suffers anxiety who just wants to feel what normal is like I highly recommend Rhodiola.
Hi,Did you suffer any of the side effects while taking this medicine?
Glen is it good before going to bed or take early as morning or mid day
dont take citalapram with rhodiola it might have a adverse effect. i was told by my doctor when taking them both at the same, i just felt like i was numb without emotions
Is it compatable with thyroxine (meds for under-active thyroid)?
Whoa there cynthielle! Rhodiola does not replace thyroid hormone in your body! Low thyroid hormone can affect your body is very negative ways - it can raise your cholesterol levels and make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. During pregnancy, untreated hypothyroidism can harm your baby. Please - rhodiola is NOT a substitute for thyroid medication.
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I was suffering from chronic depression and perimenopause. I was taking Wellbutrin and Cipralex. Despite these drugs I had a few ": what I call, meltdowns" where I was contemplating suicide. My sister's Pharmacist in Nova Scota suggested I take Rhodiola. With little to lose I started to take it with Cortisol B5 B6 and Ester C. I noticed quite a difference mostly in my response to stressful situations esp. at work. Prior to taking Rhodiola I had been very irritable and lasing out verbally at my colleagues and supervisors. I had to take three months off work last winter to deal with it. Then I started the three supplements and have not had a problem since. I'm hoping it will get me through the winter which is my worst time of the year. So if you're thinking of taking Rhodiola, I highly recommend it.
I am hypothyroid and would like to know if there is anyone else with the same condition that is taking Rhodiola, and has it worked for them?
I think Rhodiola is a very good product i use it in a product called 'primal calm' it helps with mood memory concentration alertness and fatique. I had a condition called Bipolar which effects your thinking and mood. I've used drugs with there side affects such as ED, and drowsiness none of which i had using primal calm. I also use a potent high quality B vita,A good quality fish oil,and "sweet wheat. With these I have beaten Bipolar which i think is a tremendous accomplishment being in the mental health system. But without the side effects of drugs. John
Cyntheille. Are you crazy saying that to a person who has an autistic son?? Linda go to your Dr. and ask him. Cyntheille, your ridiculous and should be ashamed. "you've found the answer". Your high.
I agree, Truth. Cynthelle, you need to do a little reading. Rhodiola can be helpful, but it isn't any kind of quick fix for autism or hypothyroidism!
If Hypothyroidism is caused from sluggish adernals then it is a fix
do u take it i have thyroid problem2
I would say it can enhance adverse side effects of other stimulants. I've cut my consumption of coffee, noticing that I'm more likely to get "the jitters" from coffee when I'm taking Rhodiola.
Been taking this stuff consistently for over 2 weeks now. I notice no change in my depression nor decrease in my anxiety, except maybe they have become worse. I am a programmer, and I noticed my memory and focus has suffered ever since taking it, in turn making me feel worse. Does nothing to help with my essential tremors either. Absolutely an overrated herb, to go out with all the anti-depressant garbage that never work.
If you are having tremors, memory problems, fatigue, and trouble concentrating, it could be heavy metal poisoning. A woman had mercury poisoning and mentioned those exact symptoms.
what brand did you order? a very few number of herbal supplement providers will significantly dilute rhodiola with other powders, or even put something else in the capsules entirely.
Doesnt work for everyone. Bad review
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So immature ,considering crack will bring u to hell,real fast,loser
Hi i hope you tried the liquid extract? I try capsules first and didnt see a difference as soon as i switched over to Liquid extract pure from the artics my symptoms disappeared for good! This really does work and my whole lige has improved!!!
try a different brand
i love this effect of lemon balm with rhodiola
Hi thereI have suffered with anxiety for 5 years now. I have only been taking Rhodiola Rosea for a few weeks. I brought it in powered form. On the packet it said to take a grams worth.. when i did I noticed my mood became lower and I had heart palpitations. In further reading it suggests that i reduce the does and introduce it to my body slowly.. so i am now taking 100mg in the morning and then maybe 100mg in the evening. I am still experimenting with it but some days I feel great.So i wondered what does you had taken?
if you suffer with anxiety, as i do, try bach herbs. Larch is a good one for confidence.
Help!! Are there prescription drugs that Rhodiola should not be taken with? I contacted my pharmcist and they had never heard of it.
Yes, rhodiola could possibly react with antidepressants causing serotonin syndrome. There are several apps available to check drug interactions. You may want to obtain one as a guideline only because many herbal remedies have not been researched enough to know the different reactions. If your pharmacist doesn't know try a different one. Also, consult your primary care physician.
Hi, does this boost you're sex drive?
in my late 30's (2-3 years ago) i was taking 300mg of Rhodiola. I was taking it for a few months....For some reason I became a very sexual person...I wasn't sure why but I began to think it was because of the Rhodiola ... I am also a female. Rhodiola is noted for doing this for men, but I believe it can for the females too. I started to take it again starting today...lets see what happens, I am on it to see if i can loose some belly fat because it turns the adipose fat tissues into energy and now that i have reached my 40's, i am looking for sexual energy as well as brain energy for the gym and the last time I used Rhodiola....I saw my abdominal six pack...hoping to see it again. I don't really remember why I stopped using it back then, but I do remember being in a depressed state (which helped me) and it's possible I felt I didn't need it anymore. Hope this post helps others. :) Thank you.
Where can I get it from? Did u order it?
Am not sure which country you're in, but if you're in the UK go to Chemist Direct online pharmacy they sell 500mg Rhodiola Root Extract quite inexpensively. They deliver next day too.
The standard rule is no herbs in pregnancy because they are not well studied...I have seen this is safe in pregnancy and lactation. Long term use is unknown....and caution with other psychotropic meds and Coumadin. The choice is yours...I don't like any herbs in pregnancy, but I am just giving you the information.
Hi Preggybelly!! There is a tea which is good for infants and will work well with mothers-to-be as well called Rooibos Tea. It is great for relieving anxiety as well as being given to infants for colic. This may be a great alternative since all of nature are God-given remedies I disagree with Shar overall. We are not made to stop eating and drinking while pregnant. Everything we need is already given. Congrats and be blessed.
By the way, the green tea is much better for your anxiety than the red tea. It comes in both colors. The green rooibos tea is much healthier for you and it naturally has no caffeine.
i have taken rhodiola for 7 years and had breaks inbetween and its still works
roxanne...only you can determine if it works, but don't continue to live with depression when any reliable md can give you help.
after biking about 100k i took Rhodiola.the result is amazing.also the next morning I didn't feel the usual sore muscle.
Started rhodiola 500 mg extract a week ago--major noticable mood improvement even after cutting antidepressant in half. Also have lost 5 lbs which wasn't expecting, although it may be water weight. My BP and heart rate are also down slightly. My wife is taking it with hopes to cut stress cortisol of which she has some physical symptoms. Plan to have my son try it to help reduce his work stress level.
I started taking 1000mg of Rhodiola - slow release- about 3 months ago and suplement it with 5HTP - with excellent results for stress!!
After several weeks of various doses of Rhodiola I found what seemed to be an association with increased eye-floaters. Has anyone else noticed this? I have discontinued taking it for awhile.
My name is Pam and I started taking Rhoiola just over a month ago. It has made me feel like me again - able to smile and feel genuinely happy inside. I've been on depression meds for just over a year and have felt so flat line and I hate it. Other benefits I've noticed from Rhodiola Rosea is better sleep, not requiring as much sleep, not feeling as easily mentally exhausted, not as easily stressed out, not consumed by stressful things, more spontaneous and free to enjoy life, and as above mentioned - actually happy and able to smile without force! I have been taking it through recommendation from my naturopath and am on the brand Cyto-Matrix, taking a morning and afternoon dose of 150mg. I've been taking it in correlation with Chelidonium Plex, which is an adrenal glad support - helping my liver to process my depression meds better. I feel revived and like I can make plans for the future and actually enjoy the little things day to day.
While taking Rhodiola I noticed my blood pressure came down to the extent that I felt quite dizzy and found I had to cut down on the dosage I was taking, which was 1.0g mixed with multivitamin B.Shirley
I am hypothyroid and just started taking Rhodiola. I feel worse the last few days than I have in years. Absolutely exhausted, burning eyes, cloudy head, weak muscles, constipated (sorry!), and unable to function normally. I even lowered the dose to see if that would give that extra umph of energy I keep hearing about. Nope. I feel tired in my chest, and I can hear my heart beating in my ears. I feel worse than I did before starting my prescribed thyroid med.
That is probably because it is over suppressing your thyroid with its interaction witht the thyroid medication. You probably dont need the thyroid medication while on rhodiolla/relora but check with a naturopath first. You endocrinologist moat likely will not know and will advocate only the thyroid medication.
I have been taking Adrecor for treatment of hypothyroidism...and am very pleased with the results. When I ran out, I noticed an immediate feeling of fatigue and was anxious and depressed. I even look stressed and tired. After about two months of use, my friends constantly commented on my healthy glow. I am 53 and have celiac disease. My life was super stressful for the last 30 years, which took a toll on my health. The last three years I have been treating my high cholesterol naturally and eating much healthier. I also do Yoga and have eliminated much of the stress in my life. I was feeling pretty good, but am feeling extremely good since taking Adrecor. I highly recommend this product that contains Rhodiola and B vitamins.
I started taking rhodiola about 8 months ago for crippling anxiety...I had become unable to be inside for long periods of time without feeling like I couldn't breathe...I would be constantly having to step outside to get some air...as such I couldn't hold down a job and was living at home with little hope of getting out. I noticed a difference the first night I started taking rhodiola, I was able to stay inside through a whole TV show without feeling anxious or short of breath. I was able to get a job and I depend on rhodiola now to help me cope with stress. I take a high dosage, 500-1000mg a day, which I worked up to from 250 mg a day to start. I have no noticeable negative side effects. I recommend rhodiola to anyone looking for a natural cure for anxiety. It makes you feel calm and able to tackle situations that arise, instead of feeling hopeless and overwhelmed.
I did a research study on this GOLDEN ROOT and have come to a conclusion that it relieves people from STRESS.. Yep, you can go for it... Charles Livingstone Manohar ( INDIA )
Can you tell me where it is available in India/ by which brand. Because I am unable to find it on websites pl. let me know on [email protected]
can you take lemon balm and Rhodiola together.
i have done and i had no bad side effects
try larch by bach herbs with the rhodiola, they go wonders together
I have been taking one 500mg Rhodiola Root extract now for three weeks. I take it first thing in the morning with my breakfast. I have been on and off anti depressants for 16 years and didn't want to take them anymore. I was having major anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and was v unhappy. I was also over eating. Now after three weeks, but noticed a change within two days, I feel normal, balanced and happy. I can think straight, am not over eating anymore and want to participate again. My creativity has come back too and am laughing again. I highly highly recommend. A chance Dr Oz show put me onto this wonderful herb. My instructions state take upto 8 weeks and then have a month break before commencing again. I don't why it says this, but will follow its instructions.
if you don't have a break you can get hyperactive and perhaps you will get tolerant to it
I originally took rhodiola root for jet lag and it was amazing it worked and I didn't suffer jet lag at all travelling to and from Australia.I also suffer from depression and SAD si I decided to try it again,after one day I can feel the difference,thank goodness for Rhodiola.
Rhodiola is a miracle plant. Within hours of my first dose, I was feeling myself again...focused, energetic and content. I can't recommend this herb enough if you are feeling flat and off your game. It is far superior to pharmaceuticals with none of the side effects.
I have taken this for 20 days now with absolutely no effect on sleep, stress or anxiety. So will not be re purchasing after it runs out in 10 days. Might help other people though, all our bodies are different.
what dose are you taking??
Hi thereI have suffered with anxiety for 5 years now. I have only been taking Rhodiola Rosea for a few weeks. I brought it in powered form. On the packet it said to take a grams worth.. when i did I noticed my mood became lower and I had heart palpitations. In further reading it suggests that i reduce the does and introduce it to my body slowly.. so i am now taking 100mg in the morning and then maybe 100mg in the evening. I am still experimenting with it but some days I feel great. I wondered what does you took? Thanks.
Oh and no improvement on mood or energy either!
Can you take Rhodiola with 5-HTP?
Rhodiola '!!! Wow!!! It's really a marvellous herb,in deed.Its effects are fast seen in just about an hour. I have seen day long concentration,active ness,good night sleep,positive and happy mental mood,slimming,stamina.People interested in these health areas should try this herb and post their experience here,so that I wish one day people are all healthy and they',make living on this earth',a Happy thing.Please mind to eat nonveg only in the week ends,so that we don't tax our system too ruthlessly.
Have been taking for about a week or 2. I seem to be losing weight, but not sure why as I made several lifestyle changes.
But, one day a friend mistakenly put 2-3x the dosage in our juices (usual ingredients: Apple juice, Kale, 1 flat teaspoon Rhodiola). I drank it anyway thinking it couldn't be that bad.
I had trouble sleeping that night and woke up with chest pains the next day.
Are these things related? Or was it just the lack of sleep that led to the tired heart feeling? Felt much better after some excercise, but still feel a slight tension in my chest.
A few years ago I purchased raw rhodiola powder- and it came in two pound sacks. What am I suppose to do with it. It wont mix in smoothies because of the tastes. I tried brewing it like tea. Should I buy bulk capsules. Swallowing it raw had made me puke.
I agree, the powder is difficult. I put it in tea, but it was gritty in the bottom of the mug. I'd go with caps.
Where did you get it powdered?
I have no history of aniety or depression but I do lack focus and energy. I was taking Nature's Way brand for a month, two times a day ( 250mg 3%/1%). Immediately felt a difference in mood, focus, energy and clarity in thought. I'm a coffe drinker and would advise not to consume too much coffee while taking rhodiola as it gave me heart palpitations. Although you could be different. Towards the end of the bottle the results were less profound which was disappointing. I've since switched to the brand Gaia (240mg 12mg rosavins) and find it much more potent and longer lasting. So far I'm very happy with results! Another good supplement that compliments Rhodiola is Oatstraw or Oat seed (avena sativa). They work amazingly well together and I feel, vastly improve cognitive abilities.
im taking it for nearly the same things, mental clarity, anti depressive qualities, optimism, communication skills etc FSC is good for what you like, just saying and you get good bang for your buck only £7
I have been taking rhodiola for a week and love the effect. After years and years battling anxiety and depression I thought I have found a way. the only problem is that my bowels have pretty much stopped since I started. Anyone else had this problem? I do not want to stop taking this which is the first thing that has worked. Blessings from helen
i started taking rosea a couple yrs ago when i was on very bad low. i had several problems and was at my wits end . i was advised to take it and i have never looked back since i recomend anyone to try them . i would over ride any antidepressants from docs with this although it is advisable to seek advice if you stop taking anything you are already on
combien prendre de gouttes en extrait le matin et le soir ??
Hello, my doctor put me on Rhodiola Rosea over 2 years ago. He said I had high cortisol from adrenal stress. I have been chronically tired the past two months and not able to get over the extreme fatigue. I was told today by a nutritionist that I must STOP Rhodiola now as it speeds up cellular nervous system and that has now contributed to my fatigue! He had me purchase skullcap to soothe my nerves.
take a break from the rhodiola then go back on it in 6 weeks
I started taking this a few months ago, I stopped and started a few times. The pill I take is mixed with B complex. Unexpectedly my libido has approximately doubled when I take Rhodilia. I thought I was just getting frisky because of spring/summer time lol but no I started up again a few days ago and I immediately felt the effect. It's just really unexpected but not problematic.
Hi. iv started taking Rhodiola Rosea a week ago for severe anxiety & depression which iv had for the last 15 years. Im on antidepressions but find no relief from them. Iv also tried acurpunture,recki,hynophises etc.you name it & iv tried it. this is definatly my last hope. Does it really work & when should i start feeling the benefits of it. I cant go outside,if i do iv to go home immediately..iv no life to be honest. Anyone chat to me please?
Please let me know how this works for you, I suffer from some of the same issues and have just started the acupuncture approach to sleep, anxiety, and depression issues. I researching this herb and would love to be able to have my life back. Good luck to you
Lee. I suffer from anxiety and depression too, ,Please don't lose hope. Rhodiola it work wonders. Give it a try for a month, Try GAIA brand, (little more expensive but I think is one of the best) you can find it on VITACOST online, that website has all natural medicine and more for affordable prices. You have to try also, all the BACH natural remedies for anxiety and depression. Also I have tried the complex L-THEANINE SERENE with GABA and RELORA has 500 mg of MAGNESIUM, that complex had helped me with my anxiety so well that I never went back to ATIVAN,,,all that pharma will kill you slowly..Good luck.
Has anyone noticed high blood pressure? Taking 240 mg/day for more than a year with good results but now have to stop in case it's the cause.Usually my BP is low normal.
Hey !!! buddies ,
Can u tell me please how to use rhodiola for racing purpose and its works or not.... tell me.... please i m waiting for your answer... please
I buy rhodiola separately from the other supplements that I use. I buy the herbs in bulk form and use them in a tea.. or whatever.
Hello. I tried Rhodiola for first time my brother recommended, I was skeptical but It worked wonders, I was able to handle stress and able to sleep better, I tried Pure Health Rhodiola from Walmart. I ran out of it, I am overseas and I am trying to get it here, because is essential for my anxiety and stress.
I have taken Rhodiola (Natures Plus Extended Release 1000mg) for a year now. Last winter I had terrible SAD (seasonal affective disorder), this year... not one bit. I actually enjoyed Christmas. Also, a few weeks ago I ran out of Rhodiola, my heart started skipping beats again, then realized it was because I hadn't taken it in 2-3 days. Rhodiola also regulates heartbeats.
I have been taking this herb on and off several times in my life and have found it to be fantastic. When in times of stress, as in university exams, divorce etc this root has helped me to cope. Someone first described it to me as this, when anxieties are rising, this herb will stop the anxiety from spinning out of control. It really feels this way for me, I can think clearly and not get caught up in a situation.
Has anyone ever heard of Rhodiola Rosea helping people with MS ?
Yes, i started taking it 3 days ago. I suffer from an unclear head and fatigue and the former has definitely improved. I haven't noticed (yet) a reduction in my fatigue.
What is the best brand to buy?
Hello there. I brought rhodiola rosea for anxiety but not sure whether to take it as iv read that it can increase your anxiety. Any views on what to do.Thank you
if your already anxious like with me it made me overly anxious but i took other herbs with it to conteract this feeling. Like lemon balm and bach herbs (flower essence)
Hi VickyIt does ot increase your anxiety unless you take the wrong does - If you take a does to high it can give you heart palpitations. I took about 150 to 200 mg a day. But start off with 100mg and build up. It is has helped my anxiety stop.
hello every one i have serious problem sleeping, and worry too much any good solid advise. please help or email too
hello.. can any one tell me when is best time to take it morning or before sleep. what is better to use tablet/supplement or buy the dried flower. i do not take any medication except PB small dose. Can i mix with Ashwaganda