Recognising rhodiola: brighten your life

If you’ve ever sat down at your desk on a Monday morning and found yourself unable to concentrate, sapped of energy or lacking in motivation – you’re not alone.

We pack a lot into our lives these days and it’s easy to burn yourself out. Luckily, we’re focusing on one superfood that can help increase your energy levels, boost your mood and reduce stress: rhodiola.

What is rhodiola?

Sometimes referred to as the golden root or arctic root, rhodiola rosea is a herb that can be found in the chilliest parts of Europe and Asia. This root has been celebrated in Russian and Scandinavian cultures for its medicinal properties for centuries. In fact, it’s rumoured that the Vikings relied on it to increase their stamina and strength. If it was good enough for the Vikings, it’s good enough for us.

What are the health benefits of rhodiola?

Rhodiola extract helps with your cellular energy metabolism, stopping fatigue in its tracks. It's also thought to increase alertness and enhance memory. Studies have found that after taking it, for example, people are able to concentrate for longer periods. So if you ever slog through a 'mental fog', rhodiola could be your go-to supplement.

The extract also plays a major part in countering excessive stress by regulating those troublesome cortisol levels, giving your mood a boost. And rhodiola rosea can even help to decrease recovery time after a tough workout, so your body can feel back to normal as soon as possible.

How can I incorporate more rhodiola into my diet?

Checking emails, running errands, keeping on top of our fitness; we all lead busy lives and it can be easy to let '21st century stress' take its toll on us. Our popular Restore Me supplement incorporates a number of hard-working ingredients, including rhodiola, to help rebalance your energy levels. To quickly reap the benefits of the artichoke extract, start adding the Restore Me supplement to your breakfast.