The Viking's Secret to Beat Depression

Written by Alex Reid
Posted April 10, 2019 at 8:00PM

The Vikings are known for many discoveries, inventions, and innovations — most of which they kept secret from outsiders.

They were responsible for some of the first magnetic compasses, capsize-resistant ships, and snow skis. 

But what many people don’t know is that they also made remarkable discoveries in plant-based medicine.

More than 1,000 years ago, Scandinavian Viking warriors created herbal concoctions to improve their mental and physical performance before going into battle, as well as for recovering after battle.

Researchers discovered that one of the ingredients they often used was rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, Arctic root, rosavin, or rosenroot.

The Vikings used this herb to fight depression, reduce fatigue, and boost energy levels.

That’s right — even rough and tough Vikings needed a way to treat a case of the blues.

Rhodiola was one of the first known herbs used as an antidepressant.

When this secret got out, people around the world began using rhodiola to beat depression and improve their overall mental and physical state. 

But here’s the question: Is rhodiola really as effective as the Vikings believed it to be? How does it stand up in scientific testing?

Well, no one knew the answers to these questions until now. 

Researchers have confirmed that rhodiola rosea is a powerful herb, from a class of plant medicine known as adaptogens.   

Adaptogens enhance your vitality by helping you adapt to environmental, physical, mental, and chemical stressors while also improving endurance, stamina, and energy.

But one of the most notable effects of this adaptogen herb is its ability to regulate the “stress” hormone called cortisol and the “happiness” neurotransmitter called serotonin.

Depression is directly linked to high cortisol levels in the blood and low serotonin levels in the brain.

Rhodiola helps restore your body’s natural balance of these compounds, which in turn seems to fight off depression.

One study shows that rhodiola boosts serotonin levels by 30%1. Another study reported that rhodiola is a safer alternative to the conventional antidepressant drug sertraline.2

And get this: While conventional prescription antidepressants are known to have adverse side effects, rhodiola has no significant adverse effects at all. On the contrary, this powerful herb is known for its added side benefits.

Not only does it help with depression, but it also...

  • Improves vitality
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances cognitive function
  • Boosts focus and mental clarity
  • Modulates immune function
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • Helps fight off cancer
  • Shortens workout recovery time
  • Regulates blood sugar in diabetics
  • Improves sexual function and fertility

That’s right — not only can rhodiola help beat depression, but it also supports the health of your entire body and mind.

Let us know:

Do you think you’ll try rhodiola rosea out for yourself?

To your health,

Alex Reid
President, Clear Health Now


1 https://www.mdidea.com/products/herbextract/salidroside/data06.html

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4385215/

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