Rhodiola rosea is in a very select class of herbs known commonly as adaptogens. To this day, there are only a handful of plants from across the world that fit the definition, of the hundreds of thousands of plant species documented. In order for a plant to be a true adaptogen, as defined by Dr. Nikolai Lazarev, a Russian scientist who practically pioneered the study of these plants, an herb must be:
- Non-toxic to the user in any substantial dose
- Work to achieve balance within the body, and
- Resist multiple stressors, such as physical/oxidative stress, chemical stress, and biological stress.
Rhodiola rosea is not magical. It is not a miracle – though it certainly sounds like one. It is simply nature’s response to biological stress. If this all sounds too good to be true, I entirely agreed with you. That’s exactly what I believed. However, through my research and my own personal experience, I implore you to try it yourself, and to see what this incredible root can do for you.