For four hours, the unlikely trio made its way up the rugged face of the Sayan Mountains in northern Mongolia - Richard P. Brown, an American psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, Zakir Ramazanov, a distinguished Russian plant biochemist, and their Siberian guide. Under a cloudless sky of the deepest blue, they climbed quickly, the temperature falling and the oxygen growing thinner as they gained altitude. At last, after climbing more than 10,000 feet over icy streams and rugged rock faces, they crested the last ridge. "We stood and stared in amazement," remembers Brown. "Everywhere we looked, growing in the craggy mountain ravine, were the bright yellow flowers of Rhodiola rosea."
Dr. Zakir Ramazanov, president and owner of National Bioscience Corp. died suddenly last November 30. Dr. Ramazanov was well-known and respected worldwide, especially for his natural product research and development accomplishments.
Learning and informing ourselves about these Russian discoveries on adaptogens couldn’t have been made possible without the outstanding help and knowledge of Dr. Zakir Ramazanov.