Which comes first – the stressful event or the stress? The answer is surprisingly “neither.” We come first. If we’re strong – if our physiologies are flexible, adaptive, and resilient – then waves of life joyously wash over us. If, on the other hand, we’re tired and weakened, then those same waves of life crash against our brittle nervous systems and break our spirits. The antidote to stress is thus not found in withdrawing from the world – that is simply not possible; and what is more, the world needs us! The answer lies in strengthening our all-important and innate abilities to adapt to the inevitable changes that arise in the world. Remember: we come first….
Some elegant souls are born “cool and collected,” with their adaptive skills a gift outright from the source of Creation. For others, a graceful life is a gift of experience, perhaps cultivated by yoga, meditation, or tai chi. And there is yet another gift from Mother Nature helping us to cultivate inner silence and strength, and this is her gift of sacred healing herbs. A growing body of research reveals that special jewels in the herbal realm can shift the body’s stress response in favor of the “cool and collected.” The diamond amongst these herbs, called “adaptogens” because of their ability to help the body adapt to stress, is unquestionably Rhodiola rosea.*
Rhodiola rosea or Rose Root is an exalted herbal stress “adaptogen.” Thriving in high altitudes and in nature’s most challenging climates, this most resilient herbal is intensively studied for enhancing concentration and endurance, uplifting one’s mental state, and supporting optimal immune, adrenal, and cardiovascular function even under conditions of severe stress.* Widely used by Russian athletes and cosmonauts to increase energy, Rhodiola delivers the promise of an inner oasis of peace and energy in our hurly-burly world.*
New Chapter’s Rhodiolaforce™ is harvested after a minimum four-year growth in the forests of the Altai regions of Siberia, then carefully low-temperature dried and meticulously extracted to preserve the herb’s precious phytonutrients. Those phytonutrients include numerous and unique anti-stress compounds like rosavins, salidrosides and other biologically active compounds.*