Rhosavin 100 is a herbal nutritional supplement manufactured by Medicine Plants. The product is the company’s trademark for Rhodiola Rosea, a plant known to assist with a number of health-related issues such as stress, anxiety, mood and energy elevation, blood circulation, etc.
Particularly, Rhosavin 100 advertises the following key benefits: mood elevation, mental alertness, sports performance and weight loss. A list of secondary benefits is provided by the manufacturer, including: shorting recovery after prolonged muscular effort, maintaining energy levels, increasing memory and attention span, increasing strength and mobility, increasing sexual potency.
The supplement is designed to help people with low moods or anxiety, people who desire to increase mental alertness or who seek a safe natural way to lose weight. According to the manufacturer, it is also of use to athletes or people involved with sports activities and to those who wish to increase their sexual stamina.
Rhosavin 100 Ingredients
Rhosavin 100 includes the following ingredients: Standardized Siberian Rhodiola Rosea(3.4% bioactive rosavin, rosin, rosarin, salidrosid), Beet Fibers and Vegetable capsules.
Rhodiola Rosea has been extensively researched over the past 3 decades and proved efficient in supporting hormonal health (thus impacting on a number of hormonal imbalances related conditions), increasing energy levels and physical endurance, improving memory and mental alertness. The plant has adaptogenic properties; particularly it works to counteract adverse physical, chemical and biological stressors by generating non-specific resistance.
The manufacturer mentions a few mild effects associated with the product (and generally to Rhodiola Rosea) especially in higher doses: irritability, fatigue, insomnia.
Special precautions include people with bipolar disorder, in which cases the product may trigger manic reactions. Pregnant and women who are breast-feeding are recommended not to use the product.
Consumer reviews are generally positive and report great results. The suggested daily dose is 100-300 mg. The product is available in bottles of 60 capsules of 100 mg, therefore the recommended dose is 1 to 3 capsules a day.
- Research shows Rhodiola Rosea, the main ingredient, to be highly effective in managing stress, anxiety and related symptoms
- Positive consumer reviews
- Mild side-effects generally associated with Rhodiola Rosea
- Not approved by the FDA
- Little differentiation in benefit claims from similar products (plant extract of Rhodiola)
Rhosavin 100 is one of the many products on the market based on the Rhodiola Rosea plant extract. The plant has become increasingly popular in the U.S. over the past decade, and is today the main ingredient in many natural supplements of the kind. Therefore, the benefit claims are similar to other formulas based on the Rhodiola extract, with no obvious base for differentiation.
However, it should be noted that the plant has been proven effective by many research studies, and side effects associated are mild, if any. The plant also has practical proved effectiveness, since it is one of the most used plants in the Scandinavian countries and Russian traditional medicine.
The supplement may be considered safe, precautions referring to patients suffering from bipolar disorder and pregnant women.