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How is This Herb Not Being Widely Used?
Rhodiola rosea
by Jake
Citation:   Jake. "How is This Herb Not Being Widely Used?: An Experience with Rhodiola rosea (exp70939)". Erowid.org. Jul 21, 2011. erowid.org/exp/70939

 
DOSE:
1000 mg oral Rhodiola rosea (daily)
      Tobacco - Cigarettes (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


This herb is simply AMAZING! And it's really hard for me to understand how it is not catching on more quickly in mainstream society. I found out about rhodiola online and have yet to meet one other person in my real life who knows about this herb. At least until I started ranting and raving about it to them.

It's become obvious to me that taking the right dose is extremely vital in the effects I see from this herb. I naturally seem to have a high tolerance to things such as rhodiola, most likely because of my skeptical nature. I started off taking 500 mg/day and felt slight increases in stress reduction and I was able to exercise longer without feeling fatigued.

After one month I started taking a product that contains 500/mg of the standardized extract per pill (I take two pills per day) and also contains 200 mg of the actual root. After taking the new supplement I have noticed an absolutely unreal change in mental and physical state. I went running yesterday and was able to run much longer than in the past. The only reason I had to stop was fear that my leg muscles would be out of commission for too long as I have a job that requires me to be on my feet constantly. My respiratory system seemed to be working 10 times better than in the past. Note: I am a light/moderate cigarette smoker. I can imagine the possibilities if I were to give that up, and actually since started taking rhodiola I haven't had as much of an urge to smoke.

Mentally I have been going through a very stressful time in my life due to legal issues, a suspended license, and a possible pregnancy with my girlfriend. But somehow I feel an extraordinary sense of optimism. I feel like no matter what happens I will be able to accept it and deal with it. That's what life is all about right, change and adaption? I feel so much more resourceful and focused than I have ever before. Any time I have a problem pop up I am knocking it out right away without hesitation. My mind seems to be coming up with all kinds of solutions to all the little problems I have been facing recently. Honestly, and I don't want to glorify the use of this drug, but the way I feel is like taking a few hits of meth but without the dirty feeling and side-effects. I have so much energy I just don't know what to do with myself. Usually, I would never write this long of a report on something, but it has been effortless. The only side-effect I can think of is it's been a little bit harder to sleep at night. My body wakes up at 3 in the morning and is ready to go like it's the middle of the afternoon and I have to force myself back to sleep.

In summary this has been truly an amazing and life-changing herb for me. I am really surprised to see how little press and hype it has gotten in recent years. Give this herb to everyone in our population and this country would transform overnight.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 70939
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 21, 2011Views: 24,859
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