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Feeling burnt out from the holidays and cold weather? Rhodiola can help!

Dec 13, 2017

Feeling burnt out from the holidays and cold weather? Rhodiola can help!

Rhodiola is a plant that grows in the northern-colder parts of Europe. It has been used for centuries to help cope with the cold winters in Norway, Sweden, and Iceland and may have been used by the Vikings to improve stamina, reduce symptoms of stress, improve fatigue, and help fight off infections. It is currently the best selling supplement in Norway, where people use it to improve energy.

Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna tested the effects of Rhodiola rosea root extract on 118 people aged 30 to 60 suffering from symptoms of burnout. It was a 12 week study and the participants were given 400mg a day of Rhodiola. Improvements were measurable within the first week and over the study there was a good level of improvement in fatigue, emotional exhaustion, lack of joy, lack of zest for life, and depersonalization. Compliance was high and the herb was very safe. The multicenter study is published in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.