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Rhodiola Rosea Extract Powder can improve depression with less side effects

Apr 13, 2022

Animal experiments show that Rhodiola Rosea Extract Powder can increase the transmission speed of serotonin precursor tryptophan and 5-HTP in the brain, or improve depression. Rhodiola Rosea L., also known as Rhodiola Rosea, is the dry root and rhizome of the genus Rhodiola ( Crassulaceae). More than 2000 years ago, people on the Tibetan Plateau used it as medicine to strengthen their health and resist the impact of the harsh environment. Modern research shows that Rhodiola has the effects of anti-oxidation, increasing exercise endurance, improving immunity, improving sleep, and whitening.

Rhodiola Rosea Extract Powder patients who are intolerant to antidepressants can try to accept it

On March 15, 2015, an associate professor of Perelman School of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues published a study in the American Journal of Phytomedicine and found that Rhodiola Rosea Extract Powder can treat depression and minimize side effects. A total of 57 adult patients with depressive disorder (who had at least two major depressive episodes, depression, or loss of interest or fun in life activities) were recruited for the study. They were randomly assigned to receive standard Rhodiola extract, antidepressants, and a placebo for 12 weeks.

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The study found that compared with the placebo group, the improvement rates of depressive symptoms of participants treated with Rhodiola extract and antidepressants increased by 1.4 times and 1.9 times respectively. Although the improvement was slightly better in patients treated with antidepressants, the probability of side effects (mainly nausea and sexual dysfunction) in patients treated with antidepressants was twice that in patients treated with Rhodiola extract. The results show that patients who are intolerant to antidepressants can try to accept Rhodiola Rosea Extract Powder with minimal side effects.


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