Rhodiola is an herb that can help alleviate the very real symptoms of exhaustion, stress, and burnout. This traditional Asian root can provide relief from anxiety, depression, lethargy, and fatigue. The nice thing about rhodiola is it gets to work in the body very quickly. According to a study in Phytotherapy Research, participants were given 200 mg of rhodiola extract twice a day for four weeks. The scientists noted that all tests showed “clinically relevant improvements” in the areas of stress, functional impairment and general therapeutic effect.
- Burnout results when poorly-managed, long term stress — often work related — causes exhaustion and lack of motivation.
- A recent study with 68 patients that was published in Neuropsychiatric Diseases and Treatment suggests that Rhodiola can have a dramatic impact on burnout symptoms.
- Rhodiola is an adaptogen that helps your body deal with both physical and mental stress more effectively.
“For the first time ever, the World Health Organization has added “burnout syndrome” to its International Classification of Diseases – and some experts estimate that the condition may affect up to 70 percent of all working people.”