Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am a lousy editor.
I am writing this for educational purposes it should not be taken as medical advice. If you are ill please seek the aid of a functional medicine practitioner.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola Rosea)
It is an adaptogen so it helps normalize adrenal hormones. It prevents the negative effects of stress on the body. It increases serotonin by inhibiting MAO so if a person consumes tryptophan while taking it they could develop serotonin syndrome. It has been shown to promote longevity. It decreases fatigue and helps prevent muscle damage. It increases endurance. It increases antioxidant enzymes in the body. It has been found to reduce pain induced by stress. It has been found to improve the quality of sleep. Those who are TH1 dominant should not take it because it increases TH1 levels. Rhodiola activates the genes that are inhibited by herpes viruses and Sars-Covid. Rhodiola also reduces the inflammatory cytokines induced by herpes viruses and Sars-Covid. Rhodiola has been found to inhibited RNA virus entry into cells. Rhodiola has potent antibacterial properties.