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11-22-2013, 09:29 AM
11-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Awesome! I really like that you can go online and pull the lab for your bottle to see the ingredient profile and testing done. It is a cool feature.
11-22-2013, 10:12 AM
11-22-2013, 10:48 AM
Since the dosages are lower in the Gaia Stress Response (but with a higher quality), do you see tolerance eventually developing to the product? Or would it be something that should be safe and effective for long-term use (especially for those of us that are easily stressed out on a daily basis due to life and job obligations)?
11-22-2013, 10:52 AM
Cordeyceps are worth looking into.
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11-22-2013, 11:58 AM
I will say that TRT is where I started- just for complete transparency.
11-22-2013, 02:28 PM
11-22-2013, 03:04 PM
For sure. Adaptogens and noots are near and dear to my heart, so I love to discuss them.
Good luck to you.
12-05-2013, 12:07 PM
I've tried lower doses of Rhodiola (Gaia Herbs) and it worked at first (week or so) but stopped providing energy after that. I switched to Eclectic Institute a couple days ago and that seems to be working better (provides a real sense of calm). My only concern is that the dosage is much higher at 500 mg. Does anyone see a problem with taking this twice each day (morning and afternoon) or would tolerance/irritability quickly develop? As a side note, I'm taking this with Bacopa.
12-05-2013, 12:25 PM
I've taken Rhodiola everyday for about 8 years with no issues and never have felt a tolerance build up. I've tried numerous brands and always come back to Gaia.
12-05-2013, 12:27 PM
12-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Also keep in mind, different brands may have different levels of extraction or extracting for completely different things.
12-05-2013, 12:32 PM
12-05-2013, 12:45 PM
Also, cortisol is a bad thing when it is high. Rhodiola helps combat that. It is a wonderful supplement that I think anyone would benefit from adding in.
12-05-2013, 12:56 PM
12-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Yes, that is what I am saying. As far as the question on what amount or brand, that is a tough one to answer. I think once you try different brands and amounts, you should be able to better determine what works best. See, taking 500mg for me makes me very lethargic. I need less, so I started researching and trying brands that offer 250mg per serv (3:1) and just settled on Gaia. Is it better than others at that dose- I don't know. I just like the lab reports, know it works, and hits the price point I am comfortable with since I plan to take this forever.
I will add that if you like that initial boost, then maybe it could be cycled. For me, I like an overall balance and sustained energy without ups and downs. There are many products that can provide that strong up boost and if it is ever desired, then I take that.
12-05-2013, 02:52 PM
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12-05-2013, 09:21 PM
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12-12-2013, 09:18 PM
I just picked up some Gaia Rhodiola a week ago and had to stop taking it after a few days. It made me dizzy and heavy headed. I think I do better with lower Rosavins and higher Salidrosides for a more dopamine induced effect and less serotonin.
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12-12-2013, 09:31 PM
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12-12-2013, 09:42 PM
They are very strong for the dose. How much did you take? If I take two at a time, I get the same way.
12-12-2013, 09:43 PM
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12-13-2013, 04:52 AM
I just wanted to share my experience recently after receiving and running ashwagandha and relora for the past month or two. I picked these up to help me relax before bed and sleep through the night. I have found that they really help me wind down before bed, especially helping clear my mind so I am not thinking about a million things while I am trying to get to sleep. I also picked up some melatonin. I take the relora and ashwagandha 1-3 hours before bed (average about 1.5), and I take the melatonin 30-45 min before bed. The ashwagandha and relora clear my mind and relax me, then the melatonin knocks me out. Even if I wake up to take a piss or something I am always back asleep really fast when I get back in bed. I initially had some trouble with the 3mg melatonin dose (crazy messed up vivid dreams), but I got used to it after using half doses for a few weeks first. I haven't needed any sleep aides since I started taking these and I can't recommend this combo enough. It has helped my sleep quality and quantity more than anything else I have tried, including prescription benzos.
Also, I don't know if this is due to the relora and/or ashwagandha, but I have also been pretty lax with my diet since ending a log I was doing a month ago, but I still look the same way I did at the end of my log (maybe slightly less vascular since I am not taking ABE or ArA anymore, which both help with vascularity, but even that is a small difference), and I am still just as solid. The only other things that could explain it are ABE/ArA afterglow (this is definitely a real thing and I love it, but it has never kept me this lean while drinking and eating a modest amount of junk food), and continuing to dose berberine maybe once per day, which has never had this big of an effect in the past and is generally pretty mild.
Overall I am thrilled with these products. I was hesitant at first because I didn't know if they would work well dosed only once per day for sleep, but they definitely do work very well. I bought some ashwagandha bulk powder to use when the pills run out, and will definitely be buying relora again when that runs out as well. Now, all I have to do is research how often I need to take a break from these things (if ever). If anyone has trouble sleeping, I recommend giving this a try.
12-13-2013, 07:42 AM
I love the combo of Rhodiola and Ashwagandha together, really eliminates anxiety and mellows me out. The days that I need to be a little more perked up however, I'll skip the Ashwagandha and just use Rhodiola.
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12-13-2013, 09:11 AM
12-13-2013, 09:17 AM
Even if I didn't care for their rhodiola (which I do prefer), the way that Gaia responds and is open with their processes and communication makes them a winner in my book. Based on that alone, I would recommend their products to others.
Also, I agree with all of you on ashwaganda. It is a nice, subtle supplement. I do like it, but found that my anxiolytic stack is perfect for me without it, so I keep the cost factor down.
12-13-2013, 09:40 AM
Has anyone tried stacking ginkgo with rhodiola? I'm thinking I might need something to help with circulation (as long as I can remember I've had very cold hands and even a blue tint or coloring to my finger nails)?
12-13-2013, 12:57 PM
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