Rhodiola for Women Question


I read somewhere that Rhodiola has some interaction (inhibits CYP3A4) that might make it inappropriate for women because it can have some interference with birth control. Any thoughts on this?


I hadn’t heard of it before but did some reading, looks like it’s a “eh, maybe”, not really conclusive one way or the other. For example, it looks like there’s more research about pomegranate juice negatively interacting with birth control than there is about Rhodiola.

When you’re taking any prescriptions (birth control, blood pressure meds, whatever) and adding supplements, it’s always best to do extra research and go with the route you feel most comfortable with.


Thank you.