Rhodiola rosea is an arctic plant, traditionally used for anxiety and depression. It may also be associated with improved aerobic performance.
Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial.
"...R. rosea, although less effective than sertraline, may possess a more favorable risk to benefit ratio for individuals with mild to moderate depression."
Mao, J. J., Xie, S. X., Zee, J., Soeller, I., Li, Q. S., Rockwell, K., & Amsterdam, J. D. (2015). Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Phytomedicine, 22(3), 394-399.Link
Significant improvement in GAD symptoms was found with R. rosea, with a reduction in HARS scores similar to that found in clinical trials.
"A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)."
Bystritsky, A., Kerwin, L., & Feusner, J. D. (2008). A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax®) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 14(2), 175-180.Link
...GRE supplementation enhanced anaerobic exercise performance as measured through repeated Wingate Anaerobic Tests.
"Red yeast rice induces less muscle fatigue symptom than simvastatin in dyslipidemic patients: a single center randomized pilot trial."
Ballmann, C. G., Maze, S. B., Wells, A. C., Marshall, M. M., & Rogers, R. R. (2019). Effects of short-term Rhodiola Rosea (Golden Root Extract) supplementation on anaerobic exercise performance. Journal of sports sciences, 37(9), 998-1003.Link