This article is part of our Best Supplements For Fibromyalgia series. Be sure to check out our other articles for more helpful information about managing fibromyalgia symptoms and issues.
Rhodiola Rosea is a herb that has been used for centuries to combat stress, depression, and fatigue. It can grow in some of the harshest environments on earth and is part of the “adaptogen” family of herbs, a class of herbs said to help adapt and build a resistance to stress.
Fibro Fog-It’s the pits. Memory loss, forgetfulness, lack of concentration and focus, speech difficulties and confusion…..and always at the worst time possible. For many fibromyalgia sufferers, the difficulties with fibro fog can be both frustrating and embarrassing.
Luckily, Rodiola Rosea can help you regain your mental clarity and focus by boosting oxygen levels in the brain. It also helps to increase your neurons sensitivity to the neurotransmitters involved in memory, focus, and mood. It’s one powerful Herb.
Many people have heard of Cortisol, this is the hormone that is released in our bodies when we respond to stress. Rhodia Rosea helps defend against stress by working to inhibit the release of cortisol.
Studies have found that it restores normal patterns of eating and sleeping after stress; lowers mental and physical fatigue; and protects against oxidative stress, heat stress, radiation and exposure to toxic chemicals. Rhodiola also protects the heart and liver, increases use of oxygen, improves memory, and may even extend longevity.
Ancient Chinese cultures have been using this herb to reduce stress for centuries. In modern day culture, it’s still being used this way. It has been used an alternative treatment for depression because of its effectiveness and because unlike many conventional antidepressants, it has no serious side effects. Recently, clinical trials were performed to test these findings.
In a double-blind placebo-controlled study by the Department of Neurology at Armenian State Medical University, two-thirds of patients diagnosed with depression were given Rhodiola Rosea while the remaining one-third were given a placebo. The study lasted for a full 6 weeks and concluded with some exciting news for fibromyalgia patients. The patients receiving Rhodiola Rosea reported significant improvements in depression, insomnia and emotional stability, while the patients receiving the placebo did not see any improvements.
Many fibromyalgia sufferers struggle with fatigue and sluggishness. Unfortunately many of us turn to things like coffee and energy drinks to a solution, that often do more harm than good. By increasing the capacity of red blood cells to carry oxygen, Rhodiola Rosea provides a natural energy boost free from side effects.
Increasing oxygen levels in the blood stream enhances various cellular functions and results in increased energy and stamina (both mentally and physically).
Rhodiola Rosea is extract is cultivated from the plant and dried and then administered to patients in pill or capsule form. Each capsule of Fibromyalgia Relief CBD contains 18.75mg of pure Rhodiola Rosea along with 15 other vitamins and nutrients including cannabidiol oil, well-known for it’s powerful fibromyalgia relief capabilities.
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