2oz Alaskan Rhodiola Rosea extract.

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🌹 Rhodiola Rosea aka golden root, rose root, Aaron's Rod, Arctic Root, King's Crown is a perennial flowering plant that is part of the Crassulaceae. stonecrop or orpine family of plants famous for their succulent-type leaves. Northern peoples have traditionally utilized it for adapting to harsh climates. There are dozens of different species of rhodiola, but rosea is the one with the most prized ratio of compounds, like:

+ plant phenols
+ rosavin (one of the compounds responsible for the stimulant-like feeling)
+ rosin
+ rosarin
+ organic acids
+ quercetin
+ terpenoids
+ flavanoids
+ anthraquinones
+ alkeloids
+ tyrosol
+ gallic acid
+ chlorogenic acid
+ kaempferol
+ salidroside (this compound is a heavy hitter in the lineup and you can find the complete story on our instagram and website).

Rhodiola rosea has been used as a traditional medicine of Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Between 1725 and 1960, various medicinal applications of rhodiola rosea appeared in the scientific literature of Sweden, Norway, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Iceland. Vikings used the herb to enhance their physical strength and endurance! Greek physician Dioscorides writes about rhodiola in his Materia Medica (77 CE), and it is also documented in Tibetan and Nepalese herbalism

It grows in Arctic regions of the world, namely Russia, China, northern Europe, and North America. Russian sources of rhodiola are typically pretty dependable, but Chinese sources are not regulated in any meaningful way and can be...well, not even rhodiola at all, and there's no way for consumers to test on their own. This makes Alaskan Grown Rhodiola Rosea a very valuable asset to the state of Alaska. There are growers in in Delta Junction, Nome, the Matanuska-Susitna valley area, the Kenai Peninsula and elsewhere.

The Greek physician, Dioscorides, first recorded medicinal applications of rhodiola in 77 C.E. in De Materia Medica. Linnaeus renamed it Rhodiola Rosea, referring to the rose-like fragrance of the fresh cut root-stock.

There are many different species of Rhodiola. To be clear we are talking about Rhodiola Rosea. Different species contain different compounds in different amounts.

While rhodiola rosea contains around 140 distinct chemical compounds, the most bioactive compounds that we know of are three cinnamyl alcohol-vicianosides — rosavin, rosin, and rosarin. The term rosavins can be used to include rosavin, rosin, and rosarin. Salidroside another one of the most important compounds found in rhodiola.

It is described throughout history and even the world today as being somewhat of a stimulant due to its' ability to robustly inhibit fatigue, but it is not a true stimulant like caffeine. (avoid taking it in the evening anyways, people do report feeling more energized than they want to be when they take it at night).

This is for informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.