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In addition to adding a unique flavour to foods, saffron has also been used for many centuries as a medical treatment for a variety of health conditions, including inflammation, digestive problems, kidney stones, menstrual disorders, colds, insomnia, asthma and anxiety and its related symptoms. Recent studies show evidence of efficacy in the maintenance of eye health, due to its rich content of lutein, and mood. An excellent alternative to St John's Wort.
Viridian Saffron Extract With Marigold provides 30mg of saffron extract with numerous health benefits.
In addition to adding a unique flavour to foods, saffron has also been used for many centuries as a medical treatment for a variety of health conditions, including inflammation, digestive problems, kidney stones, menstrual disorders, colds, insomnia, asthma and anxiety and its related symptoms.
It appears that saffron extract may exert a mood elevating effect by increasing levels of certain chemicals in the brain including serotonin. Studies indicate its effectiveness in alleviating the symptoms of stress, anxiety and mild depression.
Studies indicate that saffron may be effective in relieving the symptoms of PMS. A study involving women aged 20-45 years with regular menstrual cycles and experience of PMS symptoms for at least 6 months were given 30mg saffron extract daily. A significant difference was observed in efficacy of saffron in cycles 3 and 4. The findings, according to the researchers, support the idea that saffron may affect serotonin activity, and help alleviate not only depression symptoms, but PMS as well.
Saffron Extract with Marigold may be of benefit in the maintenance of eye health due to its rich content of lutein. Scientists from the University of Sydney have found that saffron supplements may be of great value in protecting the health of the eyes from visual loss with age.
Saffron Extract may also be an invaluable aid to uncontrolled “between- meal” snacking. Scientists believe that Saffron works primarily to boost serotonin, reducing anxiety and stress central to compulsive eating. By targeting the neurochemistry at the root of compulsive eating, Saffron Extract serves as a safe, natural appetite suppressant to reduce calorific intake and with a calorie controlled diet hopefully induce weight loss.
Dosage: Take one capsule daily.
Each capsule provides: Saffron extract (0.3% safranal), Marigold flowers 270mg.
Do not take if pregnant.