3 Reasons To Consider Rhodiola in Kailua-Kona HI

3 Reasons To Consider Rhodiola in Kailua-Kona

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Rhodiola in Kailua-Kona, also known as golden root, is an adaptogenic herb, which is a group of plants that help the body adapt to physical, environmental and chemical stress. It was used by the Vikings in ancient times to boost physical strength, while the Sherpa used it to to climb high altitude mountains, including Mount Everest.

From about the 1930s, Russians have taken advantage of its powerful properties to help battle fatigue, insomnia and depression as well as to increase endurance and improve work performance.

The compounds found in rhodiola have been shown to help regulate our body's immune, neurological and physiological response to stress, which allow us to survive tough weather and environmental challenges as well as to help us adjust mentally during trying times. So it's not surprising that a number of cultures have taken advantage of it throughout the centuries - and here are just a few reasons you should consider it too.

Energy enhancer in Kailua-Kona HI

Rhodiola has been found in multiple studies to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of our body's red blood cells. That makes it especially effective for boosting energy and improving stamina during times of stress. Can you imagine how stressful it would be to climb Mount Everest, becoming panicked when unable to fully breathe? That's where Rhodiola came in when it comes to helping the Sherpas. It can offset the increase in carbon dioxide and lactic acid, and the decrease in oxygen, helping to calm and even make us feel stronger.

Of course, you don't have to be a Sherpa, or a world-class athlete, to enjoy its benefits, it's great for anyone who is lacking energy.

Burn belly fat

Unless you're one of the lucky few who don't have to worry about belly rolls, rhodiola offers a big benefit in that it helps the body burn stored fat as fuel. That's because it contains an active compound known as rosavin that's been proven to trigger the fat burning response.

Rosavin stimulates an enzyme called lipase. The hormone-sensitive compound has the ability to break down fat stored in the belly area. And, if you take rhodiola extract while also performing moderate exercise regularly, you'll experience an even greater amount of belly fat loss.

In a clinical study conducted by the Georgian State Hospital, overweight patients were given rhodiola rosea extract for 90 days. At the end of the study, 92 percent of those patients had lost an average of 20 pounds and a whopping 11% decrease in body fat. A control group on the same diet who didn't take the extract, lost just 8 pounds.

Boosts brain power and mood

As rhodiola also increases the sensitivity of neurons to the presence of feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine, which, in addition to putting you in a better mood are involved in memory and focus, it can boost brain power and even effectively treat depression.

When you're brain is more sensitive to dopamine, that also increases the pleasure in things like eating and sex, while reducing carb cravings and even addiction. But unlike pharmaceuticals, taking rhodiola doesn't come with potentially harmful side effects, like damage to the liver and kidneys, or heart palpitations.


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2:00pm - 5:00pm


9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm


Malama Chiropractic Clinic

74-5620 Palani Road #102
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
P: (808) 329-7797
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