We're excited to introduce our latest product, Rhodiola Rosea. It's an adaptogenic herb that's been used for centuries in traditional medicine and has recently gained popularity as a supplement. On the most recent episode of The Huberman Lab podcast, two Momentous partners discussed this dynamic supplement.
Dr. Andrew Huberman discusses the benefits of the supplement, saying, “I’ve started taking Rhodiola before workouts, and found that I could push much harder, much longer through the workout. I’ve found it to be very useful and I’ve been using it whenever I use Alpha GPC before workouts. I’ve been impressed with it overall… “
Research has shown that Rhodiola Rosea can help normalize cortisol release (1). Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress. It can negatively affect the body if levels remain elevated for long periods. By regulating cortisol release, Rhodiola Rosea can help reduce the negative effects of stress on the body. Rhodiola Rosea has been found to protect cells from damage (2) and improve athletic performance (3). In particular, taking Rhodiola Rosea before exercise has been shown to enhance endurance (4) and anaerobic exercise capacity (5).
Dr. Andrew Huberman interviewed Dr. Andy Galpin, a leading expert in exercise physiology and performance nutrition. Galpin strongly supports using Rhodiola Rosea as a supplement. He pointed to Rhodiola Rosea's ability to be a cortisol regulator that may elevate testosterone levels. Dr. Galpin also stressed this adaptogen's solid scientific backing and his personal use of the supplement as reasons for supporting its use. In Galpin's own words:
"Rhodiola Rosea is one of the few supplements I've used extensively personally and with my athletes that also has a solid base of peer-reviewed scientific support.The team over at Momentous and I have been working together to formulate a high-quality Rhodiola product that matches the extract, dose, and outcomes seen in the data. No supplement is perfect, but I love Rhodiola because its benefits are significant and spread across multiple domains. Here’s what you can expect:
1. Increased resilience to stress (PMID: 12725561).
2. Enhanced energy and alertness (PMID: 20378318).
3. Antioxidant activity (PMID: 26557041).
4. Mood enhancement (PMID: 27013349).
5. Improved mental performance in shift work (PMID: 11081987).
6. Increased absolute strength and explosiveness (PMID: 34209617).
-Dr. Andy Galpin"
He emphasizes that while no supplement is perfect, he loves Rhodiola because its benefits are significant and spread across multiple domains. It's important to note that Rhodiola Rosea is not a once-a-day supplement. Instead, it should be spread out throughout the day for maximum effectiveness.
As you check out most supplements on the market, you'll notice plenty of blends available. However, according to Dr. Huberman and Dr. Galpin, choosing supplements that contain only one ingredient, like our Rhodiola Rosea, is an effective way to experiment with supplements and maximize their benefits. When you stick to single-ingredient formulations, it becomes simpler to determine how a specific supplement affects you. Our Rhodiola Rosea supplement is a versatile solution that enhances both mental and physical performance while reducing stress. Made from top-quality, natural ingredients backed by science and our trusted partners. Give it a try and you’ll understand why experts are so excited about this new product.
Check out one of the latest Huberman Lab Podcasts below. Dr. Andrew Huberman and Dr. Andy Galpin discuss optimal nutrition and supplementation for fitness.
(1) Panossian, A., Wikman, G., & Sarris, J. (2010). Rosenroot (Rhodiola rosea): traditional use, chemical composition, pharmacology and clinical efficacy. Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology, 17(7), 481–493.
(2) Palumbo, D. R., Occhiuto, F., Spadaro, F., & Circosta, C. (2012). Rhodiola rosea extract protects human cortical neurons against glutamate and hydrogen peroxide-induced cell death through reduction in the accumulation of intracellular calcium: Neuroprotective effects of Rhodiola Rosea. Phytotherapy Research: PTR, 26(6), 878–883.
(3) Lu, Y., Deng, B., Xu, L., Liu, H., Song, Y., & Lin, F. (2022). Corrigendum: Effects of Rhodiola Rosea supplementation on exercise and sport: A systematic review. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9, 928909.
(4) Bystritsky, A., Kerwin, L., & Feusner, J. D. (2008). A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 14(2), 175–180.
(5) Parisi, A., Tranchita, E., Duranti, G., Ciminelli, E., Quaranta, F., Ceci, R., Cerulli, C., Borrione, P., & Sabatini, S. (2010). Effects of chronic Rhodiola Rosea supplementation on sport performance and antioxidant capacity in trained male: preliminary results. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 50(1), 57-63.