Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

What is the benefit of Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea)?

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is one of my favourite adrenal supportive herbs. When a herb supports the adrenal glands, we refer to it as an adaptogen. It is used to increase energy levels, improve mental and physical performance, and increase concentration. Often shift workers find rhodiola helps reset their internal clocks when coming off of a night shift. Start with a low dose of this herb as too much too quickly can be quite stimulating for some and can increase feelings of anxiety.