Rhodax is designed to provide positive support for mild mood changes and relief from everyday stress and anxiety. The product is a dietary supplement produced by Pinnacle, a company on which not many information are available unfortunately.
The supplement’s mechanism of action is through the Rhodiola Rosea plant extract on which the formula is based. Although no clinical trials are provided by the manufacturer to support the benefit claims, numerous placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials demonstrated that Rhodiola can increase general well-being, reduce mental fatigue and improve learning and memory. The plant is relatively new in U.S, but is very popular in the Soviet Union where it has been used for decades as an energy booster.
Rhodax is useful in managing the day-to-day stress and anxiety related symptoms. The production has been discontinued by the manufacturer, for unknown reasons.
Rhodax contains the following ingredients: Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract
(Standardized to provide 30 mg of all 8 essential Biomers rosavins, rosarin, salidrosides, rosin, rhodalgin, acetylrhodalgin, rosaridin and rosaridol), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Gelatin.
The product is a dietary supplement recommended to people suffering from temporary depression, stress or anxiety. The manufacturer claims the formula is based on a high quality Rhodiola Rosea root extract The substance has adaptogenic properties, particularly it helps the body adapt to stressful situations.
Rhodiola is believed to work by making serotonin precursors (tryptophan and 5-HTP) more available in the brain and optimizes the amount of serotonin, dopamine and other mood-related neurotransmitters in the brain. Clinical tests showed a positive therapeutic effect as an anti-depressant.
Rhodiola Root is also believed have various other benefits: aphrodisiac properties (in both men and women), increases sexual potency in men, helps manage erectile dysfunction, increases fertility, increases blood circulation, enhances thyroid function etc.
The suggested use is one capsule prior to breakfast and one prior to lunch (on an empty stomach). Although the producer does not mention any side effects associated to Rhodax, it is worth mentioning those commonly associated with the formula’s main ingredient Rhodiola Rosea: insomnia, restlessness and irritability. Some less likely side effects, but more serious, include heart palpitations, mood swings and the shakes.
- Non habit forming
- The formula is a herbal mixture
- Proven anti-depressant efficiency of the main ingredient
- Generally positive reviews from the consumers
- Scarce information on the manufacturer
- Potential serious side effects associated to the main ingredient
- The product has been discontinued by the manufacturer
Rhodax is a herbal dietary supplement. Although the product itself has not been clinically tested, the main ingredient (the Rhodiola Rosea root extract) has been researched and has been proved efficient in the stress and anxiety relieving areas of action. The plant has been extensively researched and successfully used for many years in the Soviet Union, and only recently introduced to the U.S. market.
There is a list of side effects associated to the Rhodiola extract that consumers should be aware of, even though these side effects are not listed as such for the product undergoing the review.
All in all, consumer reviews are generally positive.