Rhodiola rosea is a plant that has been used for centuries to strengthen the body, increase endurance and resistance to disease. It is sometimes referred to as Arctic Root due to its area of occurrence. It occurs naturally in the mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere. Rhodiola effectively reduces feelings of depression, fear and fatigue, and also eases symptoms of „burnout”. In small to medium doses, the root extract has a stimulating effect; however in large doses can cause feelings of sleepiness and sedation. It is a typical adaptogen, strengthening the body’s natural resistance to stress. Rhodiola significantly improves intellectual performance, improves concentration and ability to remember. It reduces feelings of fatigue and increases work efficacy. Rhodiola is also cardio-protective, hepatoprotective, an antioxidant, antiviral, normalizes hormone levels, improves fat and glucose metabolism, increases sensitivity to insulin (helps maintain normal blood sugar levels), helps prevent cancer, and prolongs life.