tudies and reports indicate that Rhodiola Rosea Extract may:
- Reduced Fatigue
- Lower Cortisol & Help The Body Adapt To Stress
- Have An Energizing Effect & Help With Depression
Rhodiola has been tested and found safe and effective in doses as small as 50 mg daily to as large as 680 mg daily.
Higher doses have not been shown to be toxic but may be ineffective, and many users find that taking rhodiola in a cycle rather than continuously is the best way to prevent a tolerance from forming.
Some users find the actions of rhodiola to be very dose-dependent, varying considerably depending on the size of the dose and the time at which it’s taken. It works best when taken on an empty stomach, so a 100 mg dose in the morning before breakfast is a good starting point. Maintain this dosage for at least a week to be sure that your body is tolerating it well before adding doses.
The amount of rhodiola you need will depend on a variety of factors, including your age, weight, general health, and other medications you’re taking. Why you’re taking rhodiola and what you expect from it also play a part in determining dosage; while a single 100 mg dose can effectively improve memory and focus for many users, relieving depression and anxiety can take up to 400 mg or more daily.
As always, it’s wisest to start with the lowest effective dosage and gradually increase as needed.
Rhodiola may interact with other compounds, so if you’re taking certain medications or other supplements use rhodiola carefully and monitor the effects.
Consult your doctor before taking rhodiola if you’ve been prescribed drugs to lower blood sugar or treat diabetes; medicine for the treatment of high or low blood pressure; CNS depressants or stimulants; anti-depressants, including MAOIs and SSRIs; sedatives; heart regulating drugs; and antibiotics.
There is insufficient data on how rhodiola affects infants and children, so it is advised for use by adults only. Pregnant or nursing women should not take rhodiola.