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My husband and I tried a Rhodiola supplement and really loved it.  We need to buy a new bottle, but I'm wondering how choose a good supplement (what to look for on the back of the bottle) and if there are any recommended brands.  A lot of them seem to have quite a difference in their supplement facts and dosage.

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Did you ever find one you liked?

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I personally really liked Gaia's Rhodiola a lot better than Vitanica's. They are both *very* reputable brands.
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So what effects do you notice when you are taking it?  How long does it take before you notice a difference?  I'm intrigued.

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Ideally you shouldn't notice 'side effects'. To quote Medicine Hunter Chris Killham (one of the world experts on Rhodiola) 'what is a 'side effect'? It is an effect!'.

He calls it the most widely prescribed antidepressant in the world. (if you count China & Russia). With Vitanica's blend I did notice some agitation, at that point I stopped taking it. IMO tho, @ that point it was too strong for me as I needed it less. When I took it & liked it, it was for PPD that was too much for SJW to handle.

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