Nektium recently extended its portfolio of Rhodiolife standardised Rhodiola rosea extracts, introducing an additional product grade that is certified drug-free. With the BSCG certified product, athletes are assured that the ingredient does not contain banned substances set by mayor international sports organisations.

Rhodiolife is a standardised extract of Rhodiola rosea, an officially recognized adaptogen, known as a natural substance that supports the body in dealing with persistent stress and fatigue. Both features that are especially interesting for athletes and sports people who are aiming to improve their performance and reduce exhaustion post exercise.

Nektium was a pioneer in the sourcing and commercial production of Rhodiola rosea extracts about 20 years ago and is to date one of a few select companies in the world that are authorized by a special permit from the Russian Government to export Rhodiola rosea roots from the pristine Altai mountains in Siberia, where the roots are wild-harvested. A long-term supplier relationship allows Nektium to produce a high quality, adulteration-free Rhodiolife ingredient, guaranteeing bioactive levels of total rosavins and salidroside that are prevalent only in the Rhodiola rosea species and responsible for the adaptogenic activitiy.

“With the new Rhodiolife sports grade we go beyond offering high-quality Rhodiola rosea extracts from Altai but guarantee through a reliable, third party certifier that our ingredient is free from banned substances in sport. It is yet another quality attribute which will pave the way for companies to include Rhodiolife in supplement formulations for athletes,” says Bruno Berheide, Strategy & Business Development Director at Nektium.