- Health benefits of Rhodiola rosea: Preliminary studies suggest that Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea) may help improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. However, larger and better controlled studies are needed for confirmation. The evidence is even weaker regarding its ability to reduce physical or mental fatigue and improve athletic performance. (See What It Does)
- How to choose a Rhodiola product: When choosing a R. rosea product, look for a root extract containing at least 3% rosavins and/or 1% salidrosides — key marker compounds which may also play a role in the herb's activity. (See What It Is)
- How much Rhodiola should I take? Daily dosage of R. rosea extract typically ranges from 170 mg to 680 mg, which may be divided into two doses per day.
- What did CL's tests of Rhodiola find? ConsumerLab.com's tests revealed that two products did not contain their listed and/or expected amount of key compounds. (See What CL Found)
- Best Rhodiola products? Among the eleven products Approved for quality by ConsumerLab.com, two were chosen as Top Picks.
- Rhodiola safety and side effects: R. rosea is generally well tolerated; mild side-effects such as dizziness, headache, nausea and dry mouth have been reported. However, consult your physician before taking R. rosea if you take anti-depressants or supplements for depression, blood-pressure lowering medication or have low blood pressure, or if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes. (See Concerns and Cautions)
Rhodiola Rosea Supplements Review
Do Rhodiola Supplements Help With Depression and Anxiety? Find Out and See Which Rhodiola Supplements Provide the Best Quality & Value.
Alphabetical list of rhodiola supplement brands compared in this review
Bluebonnet Rhodiola Rosea
Enzymatic Therapy Rhodiola Energy
Gaia Herbs Rhodiola Rosea
GNC Herbal Plus Rhodiola Extract
Herb Pharm Rhodiola
Nature's Plus Herbal Actives Rhodiola
Nature's Way Rhodiola Rosea
New Chapter Rhodiola Force 300
Puritan’s Pride Rhodiola Root Extract
Solaray Super Rhodiola
Solgar Rhodiola Root Extract
Thorne Research Rhodiola
TwinLab CleanSeries Pre-Workout Activator
Vitamin World Rhodiola Root
- The clinical evidence for, or against, using rhodiola for treating depression and anxiety, reducing fatigue, and improving athletic performance
- Which rhodiola supplements failed testing, which passed and, which are ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks
- The amount of rosavins and salidroside in each rhodiola supplement and how these compare amounts used in clinical studies
- What to look for on rhodiola supplement labels
- Rhodiola dosage for specific uses
- Potential side effects and drug interactions with rhodiola
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