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The Power of Saffron
If you're feeling down, there's one spice that can help turn your mood around: saffron. For centuries, this vibrant orange-red spice has been used for its medicinal properties. In addition to being a culinary staple in many cultures, saffron has also been shown to be effective in treating a number of conditions, including anxiety and depression. Let's take a closer look at how saffron works and what the research says about its mood-boosting powers.
How Saffron Works
Saffron is derived from the crocus sativus flower. The active ingredient in saffron is crocin, which is responsible for its characteristic color. Crocin has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, crocin has been shown to inhibit the uptake of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood regulation.
The Mood-Boosting Powers of Saffron
One of the most well-known benefits of saffron is its ability to boost mood. Numerous studies have shown that saffron can be effective in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression. For example, one study found that taking 30 mg of saffron twice daily was as effective as taking the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) in reducing symptoms of depression.
In addition to reducing symptoms of depression, saffron has also been shown to improve cognitive function in people with Alzheimer's disease. One study found that taking 200 mg of saffron per day for 16 weeks improved participants' scores on measures of cognitive function, memory, and attention compared to those who took a placebo.
If you're looking for a natural way to improve your mood, consider adding some saffron to your diet. This spice has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties and has been shown to be effective in treating anxiety and depression. So next time you're feeling down, try cooking up a dish with saffron—you just might find yourself feeling happier and more content in no time.
Supplement Facts for Tablet
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Saffron (Crocus sativus) Stigma Extract (standardized to 2% safranals by UV-Vis) 15 mg
Suggested Use: 1 tablet twice daily.
Other Ingredients: sorbitol, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: Do not use if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. If you are breastfeeding or taking antiplatelet drugs consult your health care professional before using this product.
STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
Allergies: Contains no yeast, dairy, egg, gluten, soy, or wheat. Contains no sugar, preservatives, or artificial color, flavor or fragrance.