Rhodiola is native to the arctic regions of Europe, Asia, and Alaska. It has a long history of use as a medicinal plant in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia, and Greece. It is mentioned by the Greek physician Dioscorides as early as the first century AD. Rhodiola is has been used for increasing energy, stamina, strength and mental capacity; and as a so-called adaptogen to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress. Rhodiola Rosea Extract is also known for helping to improve athletic performance, shortening recovery time after long workouts, and improving sexual function and stamina.