The Only Energy Drink I Endorse

Not that my endorsement counts for much, but after working for eight years in R and D at a vitamin company, I became quite knowledgeable in the adaptogenic qualities of the herb, Rhodiola rosea.

Rhodiola is not a stimulant. It is an adaptogen, which means it fortifies the constitution against stress and allows more mental focus and thus achievement.

Over the course of a day, research has shown, various small stressors add up, so that by the end of the day, your mind is worn down and you are more easily distracted. The more bad stress you are subjected too, the less resilient you are toward additional stressors. This is why many people do their best work in the early part of the day, and get tired in the afternoon. This is also why telemarketers call you in the evening. For real. They know that statistically, people are more likely to succumb to telemarketing sales pitches when they are stressed out. They have done studies.

Anyway, I don't generally consume energy drinks at all, because I get a lot of exercise, and good stress like that counteracts bad stress (distress). But if I were to consume one, it would be this rhodiola based energy drink, called Brain Toniq. It has Rhodiola as the only active ingredient. And it is vegan.


  1. I'm a big fan of Rhodiola as I take it EVERY day! I had no idea they had created a Rhodiola based energy drink. Thanks for sharing this! Awesome sauce.

  2. Were you at SP when they merged with MediHerb and had Rhodiola tablets? What brand do you take? I need to find a good source of the tablets.