I recently told you about how much I love rhodiola rosea and why I love taking the one from Perfect Supplements. I take it every single day, usually multiple times a day. Below, I’ll tell you why, then you can enter to win a rhodiola prize pack for yourself!
Why I Take Rhodiola Rosea
You may have noticed that lately I’ve been trying to be more candid about the chaos that is my life with four boys. For instance, our two-year-old is on the cusp of potty training.
While I was writing my newsletter the other day, he came to me and said “Mom, me have some poop.” Now, this can mean one of two things: he’s pooped somewhere and I now need to find it, or he’s letting me know he needs to use the potty, which would be a first.
Amazingly, it was the latter, so I sat him on the potty and told him I’d make him cookies if he made good on his proclamation. He reneged and said he just needed to pee, then tried to negotiate cookies for pee. I didn’t budge.
Mr. Incredible did stash some organic gummy bears in the bathroom cabinet to try to encourage Mister Two to use the potty, and while I was in New Orleans last weekend, reported that little man told daddy he’d gone poop in the potty. The mister came into the bathroom to find poop on the floor and the gummy bear bag empty. Hoodwinked.
After four kids, you’d think we’d have this potty training thing down. Please send chocolate. For me, not the two-year-old, in case that wasn’t clear. See: chaos. And stress. (Also: send rhodiola. Lots of it.)
I’ve got a secret weapon up my sleeve to keep myself sane.
Rhodiola Rosea Decreases Stress Levels
Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen, which is an herb that adapts to your body’s needs. Adaptogens can both provide energy when needed, as well as a calming effect when necessary. I use adaptogens to provide energy and vitality to get me through the day homeschooling my four boys, to help me deal with stress and anxiety as it arises (and with four busy boys, let’s be clear- it arises; see above story), and to help with sleep.
When we are stressed, our adrenals release the hormone cortisol. Rhodiola enhances the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for regulating our stress response), improving our ability to overcome stress. Not only that, but it lowers cortisol levels, thus allowing the body to come to a more relaxed state, even in the midst of stress.
Interestingly, rhodiola rosea works best under stress: “It’s a potent antidote to today’s hectic, high-anxiety world,” says Dr. Brown, author of Rhodiola Revolution.
- is 100% wildcrafted, directly from the Siberian mountains
- comes directly from Dr. Ramazanov (akd, the “Father of Rhodiola”)
- contains recommended 3:1 ratio of ROSAVINS to SALIDROSIDE
- is 100% freeze dried to keeps nutrients intact
- is always 100% lab tested for purity
- comes with a 100% money back guarantee
If you’d like to give Perfect Supplements Rhodiola Rosea a try, you can grab it here and use code FAMILYHEALS10 to get an extra 10% off your order. (They also offer discounts when you buy three or more items and free shipping over $99.)
Win a rhodiola prize pack!
If you’d like to enter to win your own prize pack of rhodiola, featuring two bottles of Perfect Supplements Perfect Rhodiola + the book Rhodiola Revolution (perfect for herb geeks like myself!), enter in the widget below.
Rhodiola Prize Pack from Perfect Supplements