Last on my list is the newest supplement given to me by my naturopath – Rhodiola Rosea. I haven’t been taking it very long but I feel it was a good addition for my personal needs. Normally I experience some SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and some added anxiety over the holidays. And once the holidays are over I generally get hit really hard until my birthday in February. And honestly I did get a few days of feeling like I had to take on the great challenge of improving myself as the year changed over, but right now I am feeling optimistic without anything specific to warrant that feeling. I haven’t been taking my full recommended dose but I’m not really taking any of my supplements at full dose. I seem to do well at about half.
Rhodiola Rosea is also an adaptogenic herb and it’s benefits range from improving brain function to burning belly fat. It can enhance memory and lower cortisol. It can improve work performance, insomnia, fatigue, and depression.
I’ve only taken it since mid-December so I don’t have a lot of experience with it. I will have to update you as I continue my journey. Anyway, that concludes my top four supplements for helping live life with a little less stress. I’m sure I’ll learn something new and interesting in the future and I’ll be sure to share it with you. 😊