Nutrition

Ingredient Spotlight: Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea

The health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea are well known in traditional Chinese medicine and have been used to help control cortisol levels, especially during times of fatigue and exhaustion, and improve one's mental and emotional well-being with increased brain function. A popular adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea helps the body adapt to and resist physical and environmental stress.

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Let’s break it down. What does Rhodiola Rosea do?

Helps increase energy Rhodiola increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of our red blood cells, making it particularly effective at increasing energy, vitality and stamina during times of stress.

Lowers cortisol in the body Rhodiola has a calming effect on our body and mental state because of an ability to reduce cortisol, one of our major stress hormones responsible for triggering "fight or flight" mode. When the hormone cortisol stays high for a long period of time from emotional or physical stress, it can cause your body to experience a number of issues like hormone imbalance, abdominal weight gain, thyroid issues, and weakened immunity.

Improves cognitive function Rhodiola increases the sensitivity of your neurons including two neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. These two neurotransmitters are known for increasing focus, memory, pleasure, and improving your mood.

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How do you use Rhodiola Rosea?

You can use Rhodiola Rosea in tea, supplement form, or in liquid form to increase bioavailability. It’s best to pair it with something because it doesn’t have a flavor. For example, incorporating it into a smoothie or mixing it into a nut milk would taste delicious and add those health benefits.

Our Torii Awake Tonic and Shots contain Rhodiola Rosea which, when paired with an adaptogen-heavy ingredients list, allows you to experience the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea in full force. Maintain healthy systems for ultimate states of clarity, creativity, alertness, and capacity to handle stress with Rhodiola Rosea and our Torii Awake formula.
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