Meet Rhodiolife®

Rhodiolife® offers a whole host of benefits for your product development objectives, across sports and cognitive health. Helping the body adapt to stress, this extensively studied ingredient is standardised to two different grades of rosavins and salidroside.

Rhodiolife® is the world’s first standardised Rhodiola rosea extract to be made commercially available on the market.


Our pristine adaptogen Rhodiolife® is 100% identity guaranteed and supported by centuries of traditional use for mental and physical stress.


  • Adaptogenic
  • Improves recovery
  • Helps protect muscle cells
  • Improves endurance
  • Special grade: BSCG® Certified Drug Free
  • Helps reduce fatigue
  • Improves memory
  • Improves anxiety and depression
  • Offers antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory properties

Where the story began

Sourced from the breathtaking Altai region in Siberia, our Rhodiola rosea extract is nature at its best. Flourishing in cold, high-altitude conditions, rhodiola has been long used for its adaptogenic qualities, to help combat the effects of physical and psychological stressors.

Working alongside our trusted suppliers, we have been using the roots of the rhodiola plant to craft our branded ingredient Rhodiolife® for over 25 years. Thanks to our extensive phytochemical understanding, we have become experts in handling this golden plant in our specialised facilities and can employ the best processing methods to ensure the highest quality output formulated to specific customer needs.

The product at a glance

Rhodiolife® is the only established sustainably sourced Rhodiola rosea in the world

Rhodiola rosea is backed by traditional use and science that supports its benefits

First rhodiola sports grade for safe use in sports nutrition

What sets us apart?

The rapidly growing demand for Rhodiola rosea roots has led to concerns about over-harvesting.

For years, we have been developing a sustainable cultivation program with our long-standing supply partner, which allowed us to switch a major proportion of our raw material from wild to cultivated, counteracting the risk of overharvesting this treasured botanical.

The cultivated material is grown via vegetative propagation with root rhizomes only, ensuring that the molecular composition of the cultivated Rhodiola rosea is identical to the wild-grown plant.


Rhodiolife® has traditionally been used in supplements globally. With the continuous trend of the supplement industry to move into food formats, we have developed a special soluble grade, suitable for a variety of food formats and especially beverages.

Rhodiola rosea is well established with sports people around the world. In order to allow athletes to benefit from its value, we have worked with the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) to develop a Rhodiolife® Sports Grade, which is BSCG Certified Drug Free ®.  The BSCG certification provides athletes protection against drugs on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.


At Nektium we have set up our own Identification Program that allows us to identify not only the best possible botanical material, but also to demonstrate possible adulteration in the Rhodiola rosea market.

Beside Macroscopic ID we apply DNA barcoding, Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) and High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) for fingerprinting and ID matching between the raw material and the botanical extract.

This allows us to assure the same natural ratio of the actives in the extract as in the roots, preserving the traditional phytochemical profile.

Did you know?

Rhodiola rosea was studied by the Soviets and in the 1940s given to Olympic athletes and even cosmonauts.

Partner with us to explore the potential of Rhodiolife®, our premium branded ingredient.

Product references

  • Rhodiolife® 3%


    Rhodiola rosea (roots)


    Total rosavins ≥ 3%

    Salidroside ≥ 1%


    Cultivated/Wild-crafted in Altai

  • Rhodiolife® 5%


    Rhodiola rosea (roots)


    Total rosavins ≥ 5%

    Salidroside ≥ 1.8%


    Cultivated/Wild-crafted in Altai


Nektium Pharma SL holds GMP certification (ES19/85835) and FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification (ES19/86276) by SGS.

The Nektium Guarantee

From our trusted relationships with our suppliers and ensuring responsible sourcing, to how we carefully treat the raw botanicals at our specialist facilities, we are more than just an ingredients supplier.

We truly understand the fingerprint of our branded ingredients and our expert technical team can support you to adapt them for a wide range of specific needs and uses right through from lab to consumer.

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