Rhodiola Rosea Extract May Help Ease Burnout Symptoms
Burnout is a psychological condition that occurs when a person is overworked or over stressed. A recent study suggests that taking daily supplements of Rhodiola rosea extract may help ease the symptoms of burnout.
Participants in the study included 118 men and women between the ages of 30 and 60 who were suffering from symptoms of burnout. Over the course of 12 weeks, they were given either 400mg of Rhodiola rosea or a placebo. The researchers used the Perceived Stress Questionnaire and the Numerical Analogue Scales of subjective stress symptoms to assess burnout levels.
At the conclusion of the study, the researchers noted improvements in burnout symptoms, including emotional exhaustion, fatigue, exhaustion, lack of joy, loss of zest for life, and depersonalization, as well as increased sexual interest and functioning in the supplement group. Some of the improvements were noticeable within the first week of the study period.
Researchers from Wien Medical University in Austria conducted the study. It was published online ahead of print on March 22, 2017, in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.
Previous studies suggest that Rhodiola rosea extract may help increase energy and stamina, improve sexual function, irregular heartbeat, and improve cholesterol levels. It has been used in folk medicines in the arctic regions of Europe and Asia for centuries. The best way to consume Rhodiola rosea is as an extract.