The Effects ofRhodiola roseaL. Extract on Anxiety, Stress, Cognition and Other Mood Symptoms

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

This trial evaluated the impact of aRhodiola roseaL. extract on self-reported anxiety, stress, cognition, and other mood symptoms. Eighty mildly anxious participants were randomized into two different groups of eitherRhodiola roseaL (2 × 200 mg dose Vitano®, 1 tablet taken before breakfast and 1tablet before lunch) or a control condition (no treatment). Self-report measures and cognitive tests were completed at four testing sessions over a period of 14 days. Relative to the controls, the experimental group demonstrated a significant reduction in self-reported, anxiety, stress, anger, confusion and depression at 14 days and a significant improvements in total mood. No relevant differences in cognitive performance between the groups were observed.Rhodiola roseaL (Vitano®) presented a favourable safety tolerability profile. Although this was a non-placebo controlled trial, it is unlikely that the findings were the result of placebo effects as changes appeared gradual and were specific to certain psychological measures. However, we cannot determine a causal relationship; further investigations are recommended to support the effects ofRhodiola roseaL. extract on stress related symptoms. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles