40 Stress Reduction Challenge

Imagine A World Without Feeling Stressed - Ever!

We are so happy you decided to take on the 40 day Rhodiola Stress Reduction Challenge!

You are one of many who are dedicated to continuous improvement and bettering your overall performance at work and in life in general.

If you suffer from stress, we developed the 40 Day Challenge focused on enabling your body to control your stress levels so you can focus on what needs to be done.

This blog is a detailed walk through on what to expect throughout the challenge and the idea behind 40 days of continuous supplementation.

As well as an advantage of controlling your stress, this challenge may give you increase energy and better memory! [1-3]

The Basics

Before embarking on your 40 Day Stress Reduction Challenge, you must master the following points in order to truly feel any improvements.


A toxin free diet

Your body is not subjected to harmful inflammatory toxins such as dairy, heavy metals, gluten etc.

Sleep More

Sleep is important to your brain for many reasons. During sleep, you produce increased levels of growth hormones, which stimulate neurogenesis as well as mitochondrial growth. Sleep also strengthens connections between brain cells and improves your memory by allowing your brain to process experiences and solidify new memories [7].

Ensure your brain has access to high quality fats

Consuming a good amount of high-quality fats throughout the day will ensure your brain has enough fuel to keep it going and avoid triggering a stress response when it is low in fats. Full details on “5 Things you can do right now to Increase Mitochondria Function”

Enough Daily Water Intake

The adequate intake (AI) is recommended on average for Males is 3.1L/day and Females 2.4L/day in the age of 19-30[5]. Drinking this amount of water per day is crucial for homeostasis. Weight management and human performance and functioning especially that of cognitive improvement & mood control [5,6] A lot of people might not realise that having a plentiful supply of water allows your energy producing cells in the body make energy more efficiently for the body as well as other hormones needed for optimum performance.


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DisclaimerPlease do not purchase or use Rhodiola Rosea until you have mastered the fundamentals of creating a healthy internal environment. Rhodiola Rosea can enhance performance and control stress levels only once you have created a toxins-free environment. It cannot truly work to its best without addressing the above prerequisites. You might find that after completing these 5 steps that you do not need any supplements for now, this is purely for people who wish to further enhance their performance and take themselves to the next level.

By ensuring you have mastered the 5 points above you are rebooting your system, minimising self-producing stress triggers and now truly ready for an upgrade!

Why 40 Days?

The ideology behind 40 Days is that most studies have concluded that 30-40 Days or 6 weeks of Rhodiola Rosea supplementation equips an individual to better handle stress [8-10].

Some have experienced benefits within the first 10 days! So, if you are one of these lucky people, keep going! The sky is the limit!

If you cannot feel the benefits of Rhodiola Rosea in 40 Days or more then this supplement might not be compatible with you which is totally ok, there is always a supplement out there for someone, you have to be willing to give it a go.

Cycle-off Periods

As for every supplement, we highly recommend to cycle-off every 5 days with a 2-day break then commence again after 2 days off for maximum effectiveness. On the cycle off days, try other stress reducing activities such as long walks in nature as well as a multitude of breathing techniques!

Increase Dosage Periods

Effective dosages for Rhodiola Rosea are said to be within 280mg to 680mg to combat stress and fatigue [8-10]. We recommend starting at a dosage of 500mg for the first 20 Days and cycling to an increased dosage of 700mg (Approx. 1.5 x scoops) after 20 Days.

However, assess how your body reacts to this increase in dosage. Supplementation is a self-journey meaning your body’s optimum dosage may be lower or higher, it is up to you to find out however please use this as a benchmark and safe guide to taking Rhodiola.

If you feel 700mg is too high and you start feeling tired or nauseous, go back down to 500mg (1 x scoop) for the remainder of the challenge, this amount is still effective.

Common Q & A’s

How much Rhodiola should I take?
There is no rule of thumb when it comes to Rhodiola. It depends on your personal situation and body. Start low and go from there, listen to your body and consult a naturopath or other health professional. As low as 50 mg is shown to be effective against fatigue. The acute usage for stress and fatigue is 288 – 680 mg, but don’t stay at such a high amount for too long.

How much Rhodiola is too much?
More is not always better. Going over 680 mg is not recommended and is shown to be ineffective.

Can I take Rhodiola when pregnant or breastfeeding?
There is currently not enough research evidence and reliable information on the safety of Rhodiola when pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or stay safe and avoid using Rhodiola if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Rhodiola?
If you are taking Rhodiola, you likely don’t have to worry about side-effects as they are mild and rare. Some of the side effects may include activation, agitation, insomnia, anxiety, occasional headache, allergy, irritability, insomnia, increased blood pressure and chest pain.

**Consult with your GP or doctor before taking Rhodiola**

We wish you all the best with your Stress reduction challenge, Good luck!

For support email tamimr@headhonchosupplements.com


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