Urgent! “Slight Edge Performance” Sport Nutrition Tip of the Day! Whether you are a High Performing Athlete, a STUDENT or someone who works mentally hard every day you will gain an advantage from educating yourself about the Benefits of RHODIOLA. As a NCAA College football player at Virginia State University I Had coaches who taught me how to physically work hard and train but no one educated me about sport nutrition and the direct impact nutrition from food had on my performance. My Passion is to Educate Student-Athletes, parents, coaches, fitness professionals and anyone i can reach about the benefits of knowing how nutrition from food can improve quality of life, strengthen performance, Prevent Injury/ Sickness and Quicken and Strengthen recovery Process!
A well studied adaptogen, Rhodiola defends the body overall, and protects general health and well-being. Its anti-stress and fatigue-fighting properties make it one of the most popular botanicals in all of Siberia. And its promotion of energy, endurance and stamina makes Rhodiola rosea a valuable aid for athletes. Rhodiola rosea is best known for its potent adaptogenic effects on the body. Adaptogenic herbs are known to increase the body’s athletic endurance and resistance to various stressors. In addition to its adaptogenic properties, Rhodiola rosea may enhance the effectiveness of some chemotherapy agents, improve depression, sleep disorders and chronic fatigue. It has also been shown to help prevent high altitude sickness. A research study in the March 2009 edition of “The Journal of Ethnopharmacology” discovered that Rhodiola rosea has potent anti-depressant effects. Through these effects, it has been shown to improve mood and nervous system function. In various human studies, Rhodiola improved strength, endurance, stamina, physical work capacity, recovery time from exertion, motor coordination, and cardiovascular measurements. Rhodiola extract decreases fatigue, exhaustion. This makes Rhodiola extract a superior sports performance aid. Extract of the root also helped users to reduce work-related errors. In the brain, Rhodiola extract helps to improve various parameters of brain function including attention, memory, thought formation, calculating, evaluating, planning, and overall learning. Rhodiola rosea may be used as a natural treatment for depression. Rhodiola has been shown to increase serotonin in addition to other brain neurotransmitters that contribute to a healthy mental state. Rhodiola rosea supplementation improved fatigue and mental performance. It has also been shown to reduce the need for sleep and improve sense of well-being during periods of intellectual or physical strain. These properties make Rhodiola rosea an excellent choice for hard-working students.
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