Break Free From
Moods With Saffron
Why Does Saffron Extract
Reduce Snacking By 55%?
Stress induced hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances disturb the brain reward pathways. These brain changes result in an increase in the biochemical reward value of comfort food. Food cravings and compulsive snacking have been proven to be driven by the same mechanisms that result in heroin and cocaine addiction! No wonder those urges are so difficult to resist. These imbalances set up a feed-feedback cycle, known as reactional hyperphagia which is the technical name for food cravings.
Saffron extract, containing active compounds called crocin and safranal, has been proven in placebo-controlled studies to reduce snacking behaviors (even compulsive snacking) by 55%. The study participants reported reduced hunger and a reduced need to snack between meals.
Restored appetite regulation doesn’t just control snacking, it results in improved mood, increased satiety (fullness), and a decrease in between-meal food cravings. Saffron has also been shown to improve anxiety and depression possibly by increasing serotonin activity in the brain. This is likely to contribute to the improvements in stress based eating.
Helps All Types of Stress Related Conditions
Studies indicate that the ability of saffron’s constituents to modulate the HPA axis, as well as serotonin and other neurotransmitters also contributes to a wide range of health benefits. These include preventing cancer, and as a remedy for pain and arthritis, poor digestion, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, respiratory diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, saffron has the potential to slow the progress of eye conditions including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa due to its powerful pigment content. Its ability to improve stress also contributes to better sleep.
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Saffron is one of most expensive herbs in the world. Saffron is the dried stigma (tiny threadlike strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, a member of the iris family. It has been cultivated for thousands of years and is actually dependent on humans to reproduce. Its seeds are sterile so the crocus bulbs must be dug up, separated and replanted by humans in order to make more plants. Evidence of the use of pigments made from saffron dates back 50,000 years.