Decreased mitochondrial superoxide levels and enhanced protection against paraquat in Drosophila melanogaster supplemented with Rhodiola rosea.

@article{Schriner2009DecreasedMS,
  title={Decreased mitochondrial superoxide levels and enhanced protection against paraquat in Drosophila melanogaster supplemented with Rhodiola rosea.},
  author={Samuel E. Schriner and Ani Abrahamyan and Agnesa Avanessian and Irvin I. Bussel and Steven Maler and Maral Gazarian and Marissa A. Holmbeck and Mahtab Jafari},
  journal={Free radical research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={836-43}
}
The root extract from Rhodiola rosea has been reported to have numerous health benefits in human and animal studies. Its molecular mechanism is currently unknown; however, it has been suggested to act as an antioxidant. This study found that a formulation of R. rosea extract, SHR-5, from the Swedish Herbal Institute (SHI) could extend both mean (24% in both sexes) and maximum (16% in males and 31% in females) life span in Drosophila melanogaster when compared to controls. It also found that it… CONTINUE READING