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Rhodiola rosea is a perennial flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae. Some studies have found support for its potential mood boosting effects. Research has shown Rhodiola Rosea with 3% Salidroside to be more stimulating while Rhodiola Rosea with 3% Rosavins more calming.
For more information please see: Wiki - Rhodiola Rosea
Product contains one (1) 15g sample jar each of Rhodiola Rosea 3% Salidroside and Rhodiola Rosea 3% Rosavins Powder.
Over the last few years, I have tried, and found helpful, a number of the most highly regarded brands of Rhodiola - Swedish Herbal Institute, Arctic Root, SHR-5 Extract; Jarrow Rhodiola Rosea 5% Rosavins; Gaia Herbs Rhodiola Rosea - but unfortunately I've also tried brands I found to be less effective, and less than effective - hello Holland and Barrett - in fact, about as effective as a bunch of twigs and floor sweepings jammed into a capsule.
I've found the better Rhodiola brands to be a fairly reliable energy boost, and a nice mood boost; although with some brands the energy can veer towards the jittery. And just 'fairly reliable' because an annoying issue with every brand has been a degree of tolerance. To mitigate against this to some extent, I would take less than daily (usually, every other day), with a break after each bottle/pack.
So, as a fan of this herb, and a fan of this site, I was delighted to see Rhodiola appear on Nootropics Depot's shelves. Typically, a lot of thought and work has gone into this, with ND offering the innovation of two different extracts to choose from - the Salidrosides or the Rosavins - with the option of a sample pack for the curious and/or the indecisive (I'm both).
I've started with the Rosavins - 600 mg twice a day - and I'm not surprised to find that it's easily the best Rhodiola I've tried - a natural-feeling energy and mood boost without any hint of a jitter. The only thing that will prevent me buying a full tub once this little tub is done, is if the Salidrosides is even better. I doubt it; I think Rosavins is the one for me.
As with all Rhodiola, tolerance is an issue, but I wonder if switching between extracts might, to some extent, circumvent this.
As with all ND products, the quality, the packaging, and the customer service is superb, and there is no comparison on price - Gaia costs me around £15 for 60 doses - ND is £28 for more than 200, or £45 for 415, if I buy bulk. Which I don't doubt I will. andy mac on 4th May 2017
You get two different extracts one is more stimulating Salidroside . the rosavin has a little salidroside I still notice it being more relaxing William Dickinson on 30th Dec 2016
This substance had the effects I expected of it. While high doses increase tolerance rapidly, low, daily doses are very useful to combat lethargic feelings related to both depression and fatigue. I'm going to continue to use it along my morning coffee and my Bacopa Monnieri extract. Unknown on 3rd Sep 2016
I wasn't sure which to get so I got this sampler pack..But basically this stuff is really good, i actually found it to be very helpful and uplift my mood and relax/focus me in a nice uplifting way, I will for sure be buying again but I'll probably get the "3% Rosavin" extract this time - but we shall see... From what I've heard/read is that the "3% Rosavin" one is more calming and relaxing while the other one is more stimulating and what not... I haven't got to experience with the "3% Salidroside" extract much yet but the Rosavin extract is ALL GONE - if that tells you anything... Sometimes I would take my normal Rosavin dose and add a little bit of the 3% Salidroside extract to the combo. All in all this is a wonderful plant and wonderful extracts. Jay on 4th Jul 2016
I haven't discovered the novel differences yet between these two products. However, the rhodiola from this vendor is the highest quality I've come across. It is well worth it. Corioa on 18th Nov 2015