Rhodiola rosea is a succulent, a plant that has special tissues for storing water. Also known as the "golden root", it grows in Siberia, the northern regions of Europe and Asia.

The composition of this plant includes substances such as rhodioloside and rhodosin.

In a number of countries, these substances are produced in pure form. The main feature of the golden root is the improvement of energy metabolism in muscle tissues. Strength endurance and muscle strength increase. The size of mitochondria and the activity of the contractile proteins actin and myosin increase. Taking Rhodiola rosea is not accompanied by any side effects. 


Positive effects and benefits

For bodybuilding and other strength sports, Rhodiola rosea will help increase muscle mass in athletes in response to increased training loads. The stimulating effect of Rhodiola rosea extract on muscle performance is one of the most pronounced along with Eleutherococcus, it is noted. It has an effect similar to anabolic steroids, but unlike them, its intake does not lead to deviations in the functioning of the adrenal glands and endocrine glands.

For strength sports, taking Rhodiola rosea will give the following effects:

  • Increasing endurance during training with weights;
  • Accelerated recovery of muscles and ligaments after hard training;
  • Achieving a noticeable anabolic effect;


For people who are not involved in sports, the golden root gives the following positive effects:

  • as a stimulant for overwork during the rehabilitation period after somatic and infectious diseases;
  • at work requiring increased mental load;
  • for the purpose of prevention, the drug is prescribed a few days before the upcoming work;
  • healthy persons with a tendency to asthenia;
  • to maintain performance during performance and recovery after prolonged intense physical activity.



Rhodiola rosea preparations should not be used in case of high blood pressure, elevated body temperature, or emotional arousal.

Scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found[1] that the plant is suitable for use as an antidepressant, as it has been proven that it can be compared in effectiveness with sertraline. At the same time, the plant produces much fewer side effects than tablets.

Rhodiola rosea options

In the form of a tincture (extract) 1:1 in 40% alcohol 1 time per day in the morning, dosage from 5 drops to one teaspoon. Or 2 - 3 times a day before meals, 5 - 10 drops.

There is also an option for a more intensive intake of 20-25 drops 2-3 times a day before meals. It is possible to use both single doses and a long (several weeks) course of taking the drug.

The duration of the course of admission is chosen independently, and can reach up to several weeks of daily intake.



Here is a very interesting and safe drug. If you are looking for natural and affordable preparations to improve the effectiveness of your training, this is a good choice. Be sure to try using radiola in your training.


author - Denis Strongshop  

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