Several Kratom combinations have been tried over the years. Some of the combinations are such that we, as Kratom advocates, totally oppose because they can be even lethal. While other Kratom combinations have shown an array of health benefits, and that is why we promote them. For instance, the combination of Rhodiola and Kratom has proven to have fantastic health effects and has excellent potency and efficacy.
In previous years, we observed a trend of backlash towards Kratom. We saw how the FDA disapproved Kratom because a user’s death was reported due to Kratom overdose. We remember the struggle American Kratom Association had to face, to prevent the ban on Kratom.
These all things link. A person decided not to be responsible for Kratom consumption and probably took it in combination with strong opiates resulting in his death. As a result, the entire Kratom fraternity had to face the consequences because the FDA employed even further strict regulations.
Although we will talk of a Kratom combination in this article, we urge that you take it responsibly in safe doses to avoid any hazardous effects. Let’s have a look at Rhodiola and Kratom’s combination.
What Is Rhodiola?
Rhodiola Rosea is a traditional herb that is native to the high-altitude regions of Europe and Asia. It is also known as Golden root, King’s crown, Arctic root, and Roseroot. It is grown in dry, sand, cold mountainous regions of the Scandinavian countries and Russia. The herb grows to a height of 70cm and produces yellow blossoms.
The medicinal properties of the plant were first discovered by the Greek Physician Dioscorides back in 77 C.E. The name Rosea was given to it because the fresh-cut rootstock has a fragrance similar to that of rose.
For years people have taken this herb to curb their anxiety, depression, and bodily pains. In the years 1748 and 1961, Rhodiola Rosea came to surface in various research studies of Germany, France, Norway, and The Soviet Union. The medical applications of the plant were found to be effective.
Around 180 reviews on the pharmacology and clinics of the plant have been brought forward since 1961. However, despite extensive research, the properties of this plant are still mostly unknown, maybe because the bulk of the study is published in Scandinavian and Slavic languages.
What Are The Uses Of Rhodiola?
Traditionally Rhodiola was used as a medicine to increase work productivity, physical endurance, and resistance to low atmospheric pressure at high altitudes. It was used to treat anemia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, impotence, gastrointestinal disorders, infections, and neuropathy. It was given to couples before marriage to boost fertility.
In some parts of the world, it was an important treatment modality for cold and flu during winters. Doctors in Mongolia would even describe it for the treatment of tuberculosis and palliative care of cancer. It was this herb that the Vikings used to increase their physical strength and cognition.
In today’s world, it is mainly used to treat anxiety and depression and related disorders. It is known to increase serotonergic and dopaminergic release, bringing about positivity, elevated mood, and better sleep. It is also commonly taken to reduce fatigue, and people take it before a workout to exercise better, although this area requires extensive research. It is said that Rhodiola also has a neuroprotective role as it acts as an antioxidant.
Modern scientists, however, are looking for more cues to prove its beneficial effects, so many questions about Rhodiola remain unanswered.
What Does Rhodiola Contain?
There are six distinct groups of chemical compounds in Rhodiola root. These are;
- Phenylpropanoids: These include rosarin, rosavin, and rosin
- Phenyl ethanol derivatives: This includes tyrosol and salidroside
- Flavanoids: Consisting of rodionin, rodiolin, tricin, rodiosih, acetylrodalgin
- Monoterpernes: consisting of rosaridin and rosiridol
- Triterpenes: beta-sitosterol, daucosterol
- Phenolic acids: gallic acid, cholorogenic and hydroxycinnamic
The chemical compound that is mainly responsible for Rhodiola’s effects is Salidroside (Rhodioloside), but other active compounds haven’t been identified yet. This is why the potency of Rhodiola doesn’t solely depend on Salidroside. Recent studies suggest that Rosavins are unique to Rhodiola and impart their effects.
How To Take Rhodiola With Kratom?
Rhodiola is usually available in the form of supplements. You can take Rhodiola root powder and extract both. Whichever suits you, go for it. You can take it with Kratom by mixing the two powders or taking Rhodiola supplements with Kratom capsules. You can also take the two extracts and add them to your food. Some people like the Rhodiola drops, and they can use it with Kratom tincture.
The methodology is totally up to you. You can experiment in new ways. Take it either with your morning coffee or your late-night Kratom dose to help you sleep better. What matters the most is the dosage of the two substances, because that is what we are concerned about. For dosage, please refer below.
What Dose Of Rhodiola and Kratom Shall I Take Together?
For Kratom the rule is simple, start with low doses and build your way up. For Rhodiola, luckily, we have a standard dosage regimen. Each supplement comes in 200mg. The recommended dosage is 400mg per day, so take two Rhodiola capsules daily with Kratom.
Some people take a dose of up to 600mg. Ensure that your Rhodiola supplement if containing 3% rosavins and 0.8-1% salidroside should be taken in a smaller dose of 100-300mg only.
Kratom dosage usually starts at 1.5-2 grams. At this dose, you will most likely feel the effects. You can increase the dose up to 5 grams per day, but please take high doses with caution.
Don’t take any other supplements or additives while you are taking these two together.
For those who are taking Rhodiola in the form of drops (tincture), take 5-10 drops for 2-3 times a day, 15-30 minutes before taking your meal. You can increase the dosage up to 30-40 drops a day in 1-2 months to achieve optimal results.
Rhodiola and Kratom Combination Of Health Benefits
As most of you already know, Kratom plays a significant role in alleviating pain, reducing distress, tackling depression, sleeping disorders, and lack of energy. Similarly, Rhodiola also has a significant role in relieving fatigue, boosting energy levels, reducing stress levels, and promoting health and cognition.
The combination of Rhodiola and Kratom gives these effects with greater efficacy and potency. Taking them together means that you are achieving the results quicker, and they even last longer. You can feel stimulated as well as devoid of any fatigue.
Your mind is refreshed, you can concentrate better, your attention span increases, your memory improves, you feel happy, and the end outcome of your work is best. The combination is highly beneficial when taken responsibly as both are herbal plants and pose minimal side effects.
What Are The Side Effects Of Rhodiola?
Studies agree that there are some mild side effects associated with Rhodiola, which include dizziness, dry mouth, difficulty sleeping, bruxism (teeth grinding at night), jitteriness (familiar to those who take high doses of Rhodiola).
Avoid taking it in the evening to prevent any sleep-related issues. Please avoid taking high doses of Rhodiola. The greater the percentage of rosavins is in the supplement, the smaller the treatment you require.
As a traditional substance, Rhodiola has been in use for centuries and has shown its efficacy. It is an attractive option to combine with Kratom due to its low-risk profile and a wide range of side effects. Nevertheless, please do not take it without consulting your doctor first.
Do not take Kratom if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medicine for other health conditions. Avoid mixing the two substances with other drugs, especially opiates and CNS depressants like alcohol.
If you have any serious side effects from the consumption of these two herbs, please immediately contact your doctor.