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Dr. Bill Rawls
Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola is a favorite adaptogen of Russian athletes and workers for improving stamina, supporting normal cardiovascular function, and maintaining alertness.* Rhodiola rosea is primarily sourced in Siberia, but different species of rhodiola grow worldwide.

Traditionally, rhodiola was used to maintain work tolerance at high altitudes and research suggests that it may increase oxygen delivery to tissues, especially the heart.* Rhodiola also offers significant support for the immune system.* Rhodiola offers mood supporting properties, providing a different option than St. John’s wort (known for potential side effects).*

Benefits of Rhodiola*

  •  Enhances stamina and healthy energy levels
  •  Supports stress tolerance
  •  Balances immune function
  •  Supports healthy cardiovascular function
  •  Supports a healthy nervous system
  •  Supports positive mood

Side effects: For some people the herb is mildly stimulating. In general, however, rhodiola is well tolerated and calming for most people. Rhodiola is an herb that can be taken as a daily supplement for support for physical or general stress (working long hours).

Vital Plan products containing Rhodiola:

Prevention Plus
Adaptogen Recovery

Ingredients similar to Rhodiola:


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your qualified healthcare provider before beginning any diet or program.
about the author
Dr. Bill Rawls
Dr. Bill Rawls has practiced conventional medicine as a gynecologist for
over 20 years and is also the co-founder and medical director of Vital Plan, a wellness and herbal supplement company.