Adaptogens 101: Rhodiola, the “Golden Root”

Adaptogens 101: Rhodiola, the “Golden Root”

With our newest addition of Happy Honey to the Countertop family comes a whole new range of herbs and spices that are all filled with wonderful health benefits and delicious flavor. This mood-boosting, anxiety reducing honey is filled with benefits – all thanks to the wonderful adaptogens that are blended in, such as tulsi and rhodiola.

At Countertop, we love everything golden, especially since all of our products have turmeric in them. It’s no wonder why we love Rhodiola, as it is often called the “Golden Root”. This amazing adaptogen pops up a lot in Chinese medicine and is a great mood booster. Rhodiola has a list of benefits that seem miraculous, but are backed by scientific studies.

Some of the many wonders of rhodiola are that it boosts energy while helping keep the mind and nervous system calm, maintains brain function and concentration, fights burnout, and increases endurance. During prolonged physical activity it’s antiviral properties can also help prevent infection. Our favorite Golden Root has been used to treat depression, anxiety, and fatigue, and recent research has shown rhodiola can boost subjective well-being and fight stress-related fatigue.

Along with spices and herbs such as cloves, cinnamon, cacao, and turmeric, you can up your rhodiola intake with Happy Honey, your body and mind will thank you.


Countertop is passionate about helping you cook delicious food with maximum health in minimum time. Our products re-imagine every day staples like butter, sweetener and seasonings into minimally processed, easy to use, outrageously delicious functional blends that turn the foods you already love into superfoods. Read more about our Countertop story here.





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