I've just taken some today after a 3 month break and the magic is back. I remember now why I used to love this little herb so much. But it does lose efectiveness if you use it too much. Does anyone know a good reliable cycling regime that can maintain the beneficial effects? I suppose it's very similar to picamilon in the sense that it loses its efficiency if you use it too much (well in my experience anyway). Now I think about it they are both used in response to stress so when I feel like I am really benefiting from them that means my body and mind is responding positively to them. Further to this I suppose if my body is unresponsive to the effects of Rhodiola then this means the herb isn't needed. Or is there some scientific explanation for this loss of efficiency? Increase in brain production of MAOI's? Some sort of brain reaction to you feeling good for a prolonged period? (how dare you!). The thing that confuses me is it stimulates certain endorphin receptors (the effects I can distinguish because I run a lot, so in touch with my endorphins
) and yet when it loses it's efficiency you lose the endorphin benefit too. Hmmmm strange.
Any hardcore Rhodiola takers out there? Or people who can shed light on this? I think this is a wonderful herb when it works!!