Rhodiola rosea increases life span
Delayed the loss of physical performance and extended lives in study
by Newsletter Editor
Prior studies found reducing calories extends life in fruit flies. In this study, researchers gave rhodiola rosea to fruit flies on a restricted diet and to fruit flies without the genetic capacity to benefit from a restricted diet.
Rhodiola extended life spans in both types of fruit flies, and in both sexes, by 24 percent. Rhodiola also delayed the loss of physical performance and extended the lives of old fruit flies.
Reference: PLos One 8(5):e63886