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.
Did you suffer any of the side effects while taking this medicine?
Nope - unless you include insomnia if you take it too close to bed time
Glen is it good before going to bed or take early as morning or mid day
I am at present taking 4life transfer factor capsules for gastritis & nausea ! Would you also recommend Rhodiola to be taken along with transfer factor ? Kindly advice ! K.ANANDKUMAR , CBE , INDIA .
Just start out at a low dose and increase weekly if you want more of a certain effect (i.e., more calmness, more energy)
Avoid taking it less than 2 hours before you want to sleep. The energy provision is very dependable.
I was jsut doing some research on Vitano which is a herbal remedy i.e,rhodiola 200mg.
I see you were taking 300mg a day ?? is that right...as my box says 200mg for 30 tablets? of which i Have to take 2 a day... so its effetively a 15 day supply.... just wondered if it was 300mg A DAY you were taking....this is also for severe anxiety. I also take betablockers and have done now for about 20 years...and my doc recently gave me an antidepressant citalapram which after a 2 month trial was not at all for me, hence why i purchased the the herbal remedy.... can you confirm the amount you took per day ? Many thanks, Rena.firstname.lastname@example.org - much appreciated.
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
Ashwaganda is safe with ssri's I was told. But I'm no doctor. Ashwaganda is helpful for regulating thyroid hyper or hypo.
Hi Ali ! Three yrs back I was severely affected with gastritis & nausea ! After using allopathy medicines for a month , I started taking REISHI GANO for an yr & half & now at present I started taking 6caps of 4 LIFE TRANSFER FACTOR CAPS per day for past few months & am feeling 60% better.Kindly advice whether if i start taking < a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-rhodiola.html">RHODIOLA</A> I get will get back to my normal state & dosage to b followed ! Reg , anand
Is it compatable with thyroxine (meds for under-active thyroid)?
do u now the answer
I hope you will give Rhodiola a month by itself. I'll bet you won't need to go back to a toxin like thyroxine.
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.
I totally agree Jess. I had radioactive iodine at 17 years old (I am now 42) to kill my overactive thryroid as I was about to go into a 'thyroid storm' as I had a HYPERTHRYOID back then. I have taken thyroxine all of my life and as I have gotten older the dosage of the thryoxine has had to be increased based on blood levels (Because I do not have a thyroid gland AT ALL), I started taking Rhodiola (GNC brand) 340 mg per day. It has really given me an extra boost in energy but as I nurse I know better than to try and replace my thyroxine hormone with a herbal supplement such as Rholdiola as they do not have the same function I have discussed with my physician that take it with my thryoxine and he told me that this was okay. I have a lot more energy while take Rhodiola and usually take it every day. I also work out 5-6 days a week and have a 5 year old so any extra energy I can get I will take. I am thinking about increasing my mg dosage to 500/day once I am finished with this bottle.
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?
A naturopath diagnosed me as hypothyroid. After Fukushima melted, I became very sluggish, and started taking iodine drops. They helped, but Rhodiola has had much more impressive results.
I am in a very stressful situation, and was having panic attacks and frequent anxiety several times a day. With Rhodiola, the anxiety is down to every few weeks. I can even face a particular stressor (a bipolar and verbally abusive business partner) without losing my cool, which I couldn't before.
I've taken Rhodiola for a couple of years now, and there is nothing like it. My thyroid has small benign cysts. So I have to be dedicated when it comes to managing the effects of a sluggish thyroid. Rhodiola meets the needs safely and naturally. There is nothing to compare with it. I do avoid taking it 2 hours before bedtime because it never fails to give gentle, reliable energy boosts.
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.
Rhodiola is included in SlimQuick, seems to help me with energy, and increased
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
my son is 11 yrs old and is autistic, non verbal and not potty trained yet, do you think he is to young to try rhodiola?
Absolutely. I'll go as far as to say you will be able to permanently manage your son's condition, including starting him on an ever-increasing better quality of life if you are faithful with teaching him to take this blessing of a natural supplement every day. Just be sure to avoid having him take it less than 2 hours before he should be asleep. Congratulations. You found the answer. Keep your child away from synthetic drugs whatever you do.
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
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.
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.
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.
So it didn't work for you--doesn't mean it's overrated. Don't ruin it for the rest of us or someone it could potentially help. Just find something that better helps you. Every body is different.
You are probably using an inferior quality Rhodiola or you are not taking it correctly. I must admit I was very sceptical about using this supplement. I even posted a very negative review about it on Amazon. I first took it on an empty stomach and felt awful. It was like drinking 3 cups of strong coffee at the same time, I felt anxious, jittery, hyper...awful. I then stopped taking it for a few weeks and then decided to try 1 x capsule with my breakfast first thing in the morning. Well after doing the same thing for a few days I started to notice a hell of a difference. No more jitters, just calmness, able to cope with stress, no more depression, better mood, better concentration, more energy. I noticed after lunch I would start to feel very tired again so started to take another capsule with my lunch. Once again I'm only experiencing the positive effects and none of the negative effects. I can only say that so far so good. Taking it with food works much better for me, I will not take it on an empty stomach, the effects are too powerful. Also make sure you are taking a high quality supplement, no cheap rubbish. The one I take is Viridian Rhodiola, excellent quality. Good luck and hope things improve for you.
try a different brand
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!!!
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So immature ,considering crack will bring u to hell,real fast,loser
Doesnt work for everyone. Bad review
Rhodiola has significantly helped me manage fibromyalgia.
My daughter also has Fibromyalgia...very badly. She is on disability because of it (also has Hypermobility Syndrome..another pain disorder) and Chron's. I was recommended this herb to help her with withdrawals when she tries to get off of her pain meds.
Can any tell me if there is any adverse side effect please.
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.
Just avoid taking it less than 2 hours before bedtime. The energy it gives might keep you up. Otherwise, get ready to enjoy a wonder of nature that is actually healing as it makes you feel better.
Natural stuff is good for you
Hello I would like to know is okay to take Vitamin Spplements with this and I am onn Thyroxin for an undercative thyroid, Is ther anything one should not with this Herb, Regards Sylvia
do u take it i have thyroid problem2
Having taken Rhodiola for the past two years after having a lifelong sluggish thyroid condition, I can tell you it works---safely, quickly, naturally. Why take a synthetic drug with negative side effects when there is a natural alternative with nothing but added benefits for the rest of your body and mind? That's the question I pose to myself as I make sure I never run out.
I've been taking Rhodiola for about 2 weeks and I feel better than ever.
I noticed that after I took Rhodiola my sore throat disappeared and then
my cold was gone the next day!
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.
i take an antidepressent as well as an apirin a day. Would it be wise to take Rhodiola while still on these drugs
No it is not safe to take antidepressent drugs and Rhodiola at the same time
Might depend on the class of antidepressant you're taking. Be careful.
This herb seemed to have a reverse affect on me.Â After several days of taking the herb I experienced extended periods of being very irritable and angry, which is completely the opposite of my usual mood.Â When I stopped takiing this herb most of these symptoms went away.Â Obviously, this drug does not work for everyone.Â I would not recommend it and I am very hesitant to take other herbs from the health food store.
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.
I suffer from fibromyalgia, and have been desperate to find medication which helps me, without nasty side-effects.Â After trying several different drugs in varying combinations, i am now managing my fibro better with co-dydramol for the pain, amitriptyline at night for better sleep - and now i have discovered rhodiola rosea. My 'fibro-fogs' have gone, and I do not respond so badly to stressful situations as I used to.Â Â It has definitely helped me be more in control of my life, and I have not had a panic attack since I started taking it.Â It works in aÂ subtle but very effective way.Â Â Give it a try - but you need to take it for a few days to a week, before you really begin to realise the difference it makes.Â Â It works for me, i hope it works for you too.Â Â Â Good luck.
Hi Jeanne,Â I also suffer from fibromyalgia and take amitriptyline for a better night sleep and chronic pain management.Â I was wondering if you are still taking rhodiola?Â If so, how are you finding things now?Â Ideally, I'd like to get off of the amitriptyline, as I am at the top of the range allowed...plus, I get heart palpitations once in a while which the doctors says is a side-effect from the amitriptyline.Â Hope to hear from you soon!Â Have a great day <3.Â Betty
I take Rhodiola capsule and can only confirm their anti-stress action.
"Lemon balm is a powerful antioxidant and it fights the free radicals which reduces the damage they cause. It is controls the function of thyroid gland.
i love this effect of lemon balm with rhodiola
My child is 7 and has classic ADD, I do not want to treat her with stimulant pharmaceuticals. I read this is a good alternative along with L-Tyrosine and ginseng. I'm wondering what dosage I should give her?
I started taking rhodiola about 2 weeks ago. Absolutely miserable. So tired and foggy. I can't even think enough to write this note. I stopped my citilapram as well. No anxiety problems with stopping this time while taking rhodiola. Should I just brave it through. Thoughts?
I started to take Rhodiola to help with my albedo a couple of months ago. To my surprise it is working. It's only when I found other areas in my life have started to become easier I started to read more about the extract. All the areas it says it helps with were the exact symptoms I found easier. My anxiety, memory,energy and overall balance of my wellbeing has come together. I must be honest with you out there it was a last resort for me to take this and the added fact there are 'Hidden' benefits (for me) is just to good to be true. Putting the price of them in perspective was easy for me. A couple of bottles of wine over the weekend!!!!:-)) yes! Happy for a short period. Feel rough for the same period, sometimes longer. Loose time and don't want to do anything. The weekends gone. Now it's completely different. Feel energised, relaxed,assertive and aware And now I have noticed I am loosing weight. I feel much younger. Sorry a bit of a rant but If I get just a few people to try it I know I will have helped. Just wish I was on commission !!!!!!!!!!!!!! So enjoy life with your new best friend!!!:-)
I am thinking or starting to take Rhodiola, but am unsure of the brand to try and what should actually be in it...I don't want something with a bunch of additives. Any suggestions on a brand that does not contain a bunch of addivitives?
I have been an around the clock caregiver for my wife for these past 2-1/2 years. I slept on a couch in our bedroom and was always 'on call' to attend to her needs. She passed away in June and I have adjusted somewhat to not 'being on call 24/7'. However, the stress and anxiety continued to hang on. I heard about Rhodiola on a radio program and decided to give it a shot. It's only been a few days (I'm taking it in liquid form) The last few nights I've managed to sleep through the night for the first time in years, I don't even have to get up due to my prostate issues. There is something odd going on though. I've suffered from a ruptured disk for nearly 30 years. That means having a constant dull pain in my lower back that runs down my right leg. I've become so accustomed to it that I sort of block it out most of the time. Surprise, It's gone..or at least reduced considerably. I know that Rhodiola isn't prescribed for chronic pain, But for me, it appears to be treating it. Time will tell, but so far, so good
I have been taking Rhodiola for a few months and I have to say - it has changed my life. Well worth it!!
I have been taking rhodiola, in herb form, for about two weeks, and immediately noticed a big difference in my anxiety. I noticed a change within a couple hours of taking it. I take one in the morning, which keeps me level all day and then one at night for sleeping. I think you have to be sure that you are taking the type that contains min of 3% rosavins & 1% salidrosides for max. effectiveness.
Do you take it in powder form (capsules) or extract?
Am taking blood thinners and hi blood pressure medication is it safe to take Rhodiola as well. Had a bad experience with antidepressants
Hi, Has anyone taken Rhodiola while on Diabetic meds? I take 100mg Januvia and 10 mg Glipizide daily...some days I also take 25 mg HCTZ
Am considering taking rhodiola rosea. Have read articles both pro/con. Am 60 years old run 2 miles a day in good health, less having LDL slightly up. Have read that this herb helps. Please advise if you know.
Been taking rhodiola for 5 mths.It has proven very beneficial for the fatigue associated with perimenopause..helped with a knee and ankle injury.and has super charged my immune system..had my family all sick with flu at different times and have not gotten sick with even a cold. Great herb.
It helps me to sleep well at night! I don't have panics! It help me a lot!
I can't believe how well I feel after taking Rhodiola for just two weeks !!! I am waiting for appointment at ENT as I have a large goitre constricting my trachea and also solid mass of thyroid nodules . I am also having ongoing tests for fybromyalgia . Doctors just wanted to give me anti depressants ! I decided to go down the herbal route as I was very fatigued , felt low , couldn't sleep , joint aches and pains, nauseous . Generally felt unwell all the time . I now how more energy , sleeping better . I just feel as though my whole body is more balanced and revived . It's been like a miracle abd just what I needed when I thought I was never going to feel well again
I recently found out I am pregnant. 12 weeks and a day to be exact. I have adhd and I was advise by my doctor to stop taking my medication. I was taking adderal 20mg twice a day. now that it has been a few weeks i'm no longer having withdraw symptoms, but I will say I am not able to get anything done. im so scattered brain and Im so frustrated with myself. Anyway, Ive read to not take this while pregnant, but I was wondering if anyone has taken it while pregnant and if all was well with their pregnancy.
Do you know if this can be grown in a herb garden and used as a food ?
I take Ionix from Isagenix and it's amazing with the rhodiola.
I lost my sex drive when I took b calm
I have Crohn's disease and I am often exhausted from it. Rhodiola has
worked and is working for me. I have been taking it as an herbal liquid extract
twice a day for nearly three months now. My depression and anxiety that has
plagued me for years has completely GONE since I started taking it. I am
handling stressful situations much better, I am calmer, my concentration and memory
has improved, it has acted as an aphrodisiac :) and my energy levels are slowly improving. I do not know the brand. I was prescribed it by my herbalist. It is from a high potency and good quality practitioner-only range. I am ecstatically happy with
the results so far.
I had been diagnosed with irregular heart beats, had been taking medicines for blood pressure as well, I came across Rhodiola Rosea in super market in the food supplement section, one of the indication was it regulates blood sugar, so I purchased it for my pre diabetic problem, you believe or not after taking Rhodiola Rosea my heart beats became normal in two weeks. Thanks to Rhodiola Rosea.
Rhodiola is one of the ingredients in Ionix Supreme from Isagenix and is one of the best products. If anyone is interested please contact me at email@example.com. Isagenix has changed my life and by the way, this website ROCKS!!!! Thanks for the great info!!!
Can you take when you are on estrogen and Zoloft? I had a hysterectomy and in menopause
Where are the references for this text?
That's the EXACT SAME question I had. Where are the frickin references?
I too have been taking rhodiola rosea for about three years. It calms me and I feel like I have more control with my emotions and anxiety. I've had people notice when I don't take it. I also take <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-ginkgo-biloba.html">ginkgo biloba</A> with it. The two for me really help my nerves. I can concentrate better and problem solve.
I've been on Ginkgo for a while now, and i am considering taking Rhodiala with it. How are the effects? do you notice a different from taking one alone compared to two?
I've been taking it for almost a week now. Very helpful and I also have hypothyroidism. As of now, I have no side effects interacting with my levothyroxine. Hope that helps clear things up for a couple of you.
Hello, My last post on hear was a year ago. I took Rhodiola for about 6 months everyday. 100mg in the morning as a tea with some honey and the same again in the evening. I had a great improvement in adapting to stressful situations. A year on I have also seen a NLP therapist and a hypnotist to also help me work with my anxiety. I am happy to tell you that I no longer suffer with anxiety.
I think we have to work on all levels of what we are to start heal. So diet, herbal remedies, working with the brain and also the spririt such as being in nature and being creative and alternative therapies. For me mental health is an inbalance in these things but it mostly stems from identifying too much with your own mind and personality and of course you own story (childhood family problems and belief systems) and not looking at the other aspects of what you are. Over the last 5 years that i have suffered with anxiety I have also done Rieki, Keniseology, EFT, CBT... all of which have helped me on my journey.
I would recommend Rhodiola but know that it will not cure you, but it will aid in helping your body to adapt and cope when you do get to that stressful moment. It seemed to take about two to three weeks for it to start working with my body. I could feel a lightness where I had previously felt heavy. But as I have mentioned you need to do other things alongside if you want to change and to heal.
Love Rhodiola for Anxiety. Give me a calm relaxed feel. Been using a Siberian Rhodiola rosea from Perfect Supplements. Went with them because it was freeze dried.
Rhodiola makes me drowsy. Which makes perfect logical sense, since it lowers cortisol. All you people who claim rhodiola rosea gives you an "energy boost" are either idiots, liars, spammers trying to sell rhodiola on the internet, or are simply fooled by a placebo effect taking place inside your mind.
Even bigger idiots are the people who take rhodiola supplements, but drink coffee at the same time. Which pretty much defeats the entire purpose of consuming an herb whose sole purpose is to lower cortisol and blood pressure levels, which subsequently lowers stress levels, and thus CALMS you down. With caffeine having the exact OPPOSITE effect, which raises cortisol, blood pressure, and anxiety levels.
I agree Arlington. This p.o.s. supplement gets me very tired and very sleepy. I threw it away:)
When a person experiences many stressors and anxiety they do increase usage of cortisol and cortisol stores and then the body starts to use up hormones in place of cortisol causing constant deficits in both and for many affecting the thyroid. Rhodiola helps lower Cortisol usage and stabilize the way the body manages stressors therefore a person experiencing fatigue, anxiety and mental fog can really benefit. Have you had blood tests to confirm your body even needs this herb? Really you should have hormones, thyroid and adrenals tested before deciding this drug is for you!
Yes, your one experience proves you correct and that the herb is a farce. You are such a cop! Narrow minded and always right. Pathetic.
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
hello every one i have serious problem sleeping, and worry too much any good solid advise. please help or email too
It 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 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.
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)
What is the best brand to buy?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
JUST FYI. I have had the same result. I have been feeling very frisky
since I started taking Rhodiola too. :) ;) Been reading up about it, and found is an adaptogen which works on the hormones and especially helps Adrenal Gland Fatigue. Rhodiola has been known for thousands of years as a powerful aphrodisiac. I read that: It has been documented as far back as 77 A.D. and is reported to have been used by Vikings and Chinese Emperors to improve their sexual stamina. Also read that: Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen and is often taken as a tonic to promote the overall health and well-being of the body and mind. It reduces stress and can help restore ones nervous system after periods of exhaustion and can also help in regaining strength after illness. Rhodiola reduces fatigue and has anti-depressant properties. Rhodiola has a slightly stimulating effect and increases concentration. It is often used in cases where increased mental or physical performance is needed, and also used in athletics for increased energy and endurance........personally I think it is the BEST herb I have ever taken. It has done ALL this and more for me. I get mine from my herbalist. It is in liquid form and is high potency and from a practitioner-only range which means it is of a superior quality that has been extensively tested and quality controlled during the manufacture process. It is quite expensive, but I don't mind because it has changed my life for the better.
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
combien prendre de gouttes en extrait le matin et le soir ??
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
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 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 Â£7
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?
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.
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.
Can you take Rhodiola with 5-HTP?
Oh and no improvement on mood or energy either!
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.
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.
Hi.How are you getting on with the powder form now.I have been advised to take 1gram per day once a day and have been flg great apart from.the odd bout of palpatations!
How much should i cut the powdee down by?thanks
Hello Adi, I stopped taking the powder after 6 months. Yes i think you should start off on a lower dose and build it up as 1Gram gave me palpitations too. I no longer suffer with anxiety - the occasional body memory of anxiety. I continued to take 100mg in the morning and 100mg in the evening but I am only 8st and 5 foot 7 inches in height. I worked with CBT, NLP, counselling, Rieki along side taking it. I think you have to listen to your body and experiment with lower amounts. Se how your mood is on lower amounts until you get to a comfortable place giving you enough that it helps reduce the feelings of worry but not too much that your body is stressed and palpitating. I hope this helps.
Hello, I am taking 40mg of Prozac and I was wondering If I can take Rhodiola. I would really love to try it.
No. My psychiatrist told me not to take both at the same time. I am down to 10mg Prozac. Started Rhodiola 100mg, while taking prozac EV other day, to cycle off. Now up to 200mg Rhodiola, and will be disc Prozac, altogether. Rhodiola is like turning the lights back on in my "dark house" of depression. It also has knocked my pain down from #5 to #3. Feel like I have hope!
Would like to give an update. Stopped EV other day Prozac with no problems. After one week off of Prozac and on the 100 mg of Rhodiola rosea twice a day, the only thing I can say is my fatigue went away! I've been on antidepressants for so long I've forgotten what it feels like NOT to have the overwhelming fatigue. I also was put on Carlson's lemon <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-fish-oil.html">fish oil</A>, <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-vitamin-b.html">Vit B6, B12</A>, <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-vitamin-d.html">D3</A>, <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-magnesium.html">Magnesium</A>, <a href="http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-vitamin-k.html">Vit K2</A> (MK7) and a good multivitamin by an integrative doctor. I also went gluten and dairy free. It all plays a part in healing my body and my mind. The rhodiola was the biggest positive change for me.
what dose are you taking??
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 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.
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
can you take lemon balm and Rhodiola together.
try larch by bach herbs with the rhodiola, they go wonders together
i have done and i had no bad side effects
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 am hypothyroid and just started taking Rhodiola.Â I feel worse the last few days than I have in years.Â Absolutely exhausted, burning eyes, cloudy head, weak muscles, constipated (sorry!), and unable to function normally.Â I even lowered the dose to see if that would give that extra umph of energy I keep hearing about.Â Nope.Â I feel tired in my chest, and I can hear my heart beating in my ears.Â 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.
That is because you are taking too much of it. Do not take more than 1/4 of the capsule if it is standardized extract.
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.
My name is Pam and I started taking Rhoiola just over a month ago.Â It has made me feel like me again - able to smile and feel genuinely happy inside.Â I've been on depression meds for just over a yearÂ and have felt so flat line and I hate it.Â 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!Â 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.Â 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.Â I feel revived and like I can make plans for the future and actually enjoy the little things day to day.
After several weeks of various doses of Rhodiola I found what seemed to be an associationÂ with increasedÂ eye-floaters.Â Has anyone else noticed this?Â I have discontinued taking it for awhile.
I started taking 1000mg of Rhodiola - slow release- about 3 months ago and suplement it with 5HTP - with excellent results for stress!!
Started rhodiola 500 mg extract a week ago--major noticable mood improvement even after cutting antidepressant in half.Â Also have lost 5 lbs which wasn't expecting, although it may be water weight.Â My BP and heart rateÂ are also down slightly. Â My wife isÂ taking it with hopes to cut stress cortisol of which she has someÂ physical symptoms.Â Plan to have my son try it to help reduce his work stress level.
after biking about 100k i took Rhodiola.the result is amazing.also the next morning I didn't feel the usual sore muscle.
\i really want to try rhodiola. but i dont know if its going to work for me. .i really feel so sad al the time always angry with everyone . please help do you think rhodiola is good for me
roxanne...only you can determine if it works, but don't continue to live with depression when any reliable md can give you help.
how long can you continue to use rhodiola for
i have taken rhodiola for 7 years and had breaks inbetween and its still works
Yes Rhodiola has helped alot the natural way is the way to go... :) i suffered from hypothyroid, and synthetic things really are not the way to go. the body is made to adapt to its natural substances . Basically if we all ate a perfect diet, the thyroid issues and depression and mental issues would not be a problem because the healthy diet would take place, but living in a society that we do, healthy diets is almost impossible to achieve . so thank goodness for the vitamins that substitute what our body needs, due to the lack of nutrients that we get in our diets....
i amÂ 6 1/2 months pregnant,and suffer from anxiety,I dont want to take any meds,was wondering if anyone has taken this while being pregnant
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.
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.
come to think of it, try cutting back on prepackaged food unnatural chemicals
including any domestic animal and fish made to eat unnatural foods and held in cages
I take rhodiola rosea for extreme fatigue due to stress and recovering from an automobile accident. Rhodiola was recommended by a professional and I noticed a welcomed calming effect within an hour resulting in productive energy and well-being in a few days, even though I have read in literature that this medicinal herb isn't for everybody.
would it be safe to take along with ESSIAC ?
Just started taking Rhodiola. Â Can't tell if it is working and not sure what to look/feel for. Â I take it with my morning soy latte. Â Not sure if it is the espresso or the herb that is giving me my boost. Â
Hi , Just started taking Rhodiola about 3 weeks ago and feel incredible. Its specially helped me with the fatigue and keeps me more energetic. After reading the comments about the herb not interacting with Thyroid medicine on this page, I decided to give it a try as I also have underactive thyroid gland. Thanks for all who posted comments here.
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.
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