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OCT

Rhodiola Extract May Provide Stress Relief

Filed Under: Herbs at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study indicates that rhodiola extract may provide rapid and progressive relief of stress symptoms. The purpose of this open-label, multicenter study was to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of the rhodiola extract in individuals with life-stress symptoms. Symptoms of stress, such as irritability, anxiety, impaired concentration, fatigue, or exhaustion, are common in modern society.

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a botanical that has been used as an adaptogen, apparently increasing mental and bodily resistance to stress, depression, exhaustion, and fatigue. For this study, ambulatory subjects aged 30-60 years with life-stress symptoms were recruited at 13 centers in the United Kingdom. All subjects were treated with 200 mg of rhodiola extract twice daily for four weeks. There were significant improvements after 3 days of treatment, which continued to improve after one week of treatment and continued further after 4 weeks of treatment. The authors conclude that the tested dose of rhodiola extract was efficacious, safe, showed a consistent and steady improvement, and generally well tolerated in subjects with life-stress symptoms.

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