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Rhodiola

Description

This blend of Rhodiola features whole organic Rhodiola root and premium quality, pure Rhodiola standardized to 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside. There are many species of Rhodiola that are erroneously sold as Rhodiola rosea because the quality and identity of the product is often overlooked, but we guarantee our Rhodiola to be the correct species by Thin Layer Chromotography (TLC) testing. 

Key Benefits

  • Promotes energy & resistance to stress

Product Features

Ingredients:  Rhodiola root extract (Rhodiola rosea) (standardized to 3% rosavins and 1% salidroside - using water and ethanol), Organic Rhodiola root (Rhodiola rosea)

Other Ingredients: None

100% NON-GMO VEGETARIAN CAPSULE: Pullulan (complex carbohydrate)

Why do some labels have potassium chloride on them?

OWH Rhodiola 60ct SF

Suggested Use

As an herbal supplement, take one capsule daily. It is best taken on a relatively empty stomach, early in the day.

Background and Use

Rhodiola, also known as "Arctic Rose", comes from the Arctic regions of eastern Siberia. Arctic tribes valued this herb as an adaptogen, and used it to increase physical and mental stamina. The historical use is documented by the ancient Greeks and in scientific literature from Scandanavia, Europe, The Soviet Union and Iceland as early as 1725. It was popular with the Vikings for enhancing mental and physical endurance, and was included in the first Swedish Pharmacopeia in 1775. New scientific studies now support the traditional use of this valued herb.

What is the value of adding standardized extracts to herbal formulas?

We believe that the combination of both the standardized extract and the whole herb creates a more balanced formulation that combines the best of both traditional herbal knowledge and modern scientific research. We add the standardized extract only when we are assured of efficacy and safety of that specific extract. Each herb is assessed on an individual basis to investigate these two important factors:

  • Efficacy: Most of the current scientific studies on herbal medicines have been done using standardized extracts. There are some standardized extracts for which clinical evidence is not compelling (perhaps because the wrong marker constituent has been chosen). Conversely, there are herbs, such as ginkgo, in which the research results for the standardized extract is impressive. In these cases we have added the extract in our product.
  • Safety and Quality: Since the process of extracting an herb concentrates a certain constituent and reduces the other potentially synergistic constituents, the herb is transformed from an herb to a phytochemical. This results in a supplement which is very different from the traditional herbs that the human body has co-existed with over the millennia. Many herbalists believe that the loss of the synergistic constituents may compromise the safety and quality of the herb. Indeed, many standardized extracts do not have the same shelf life as their whole herb counterparts. We share this concern at Oregon's Wild Harvest and have selected only the standardized extracts that we can be assured are safe and stable as well as efficacious.

It is our mission to study whole herbs scientifically and compare them to standardized extracts. We are conducting studies in local academic and clinical institutions using our whole herb products.

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Precautions

Not recommended for individuals that have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Not recommended for use during pregnancy or while nursing, until further research verifies no contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional.

FDA Disclaimer
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. A health care professional should be consulted regarding the use of herbal products. Always keep your Doctor or other healthcare professional informed about the herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
Rhodiola
from $16.96
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  • 60 ct. (0415-60) - $19.95 $16.96