Rhodiola is an adaptogen, a unique type of herb, that balances the body's response to stressors and limits the negative effects of stress. For more than 60 years, rhodiola has been widely studied and used in Eastern Europe to combat mental stress and the toll it can take on focus, memory, mood, and energy. Early research focused on how rhodiola affected brain health, revealing the plant's ability to increase neurotransmitter (brain chemical) activity and reduce the damaging effects of stress. More recent research shows that rhodiola possesses strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, boosts the production of proteins that regulate antioxidant activity, and increases vital blood flow in the brain. A recent clinical trial found that rhodiola boosts brain plasticity —the ability of your brain to adapt, rewire, and recover from injury and damage. Those benefits allow rhodiola to relieve mental fatigue, enhance memory and learning, and improve work performance.
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