Viridian Saffron Extract 30mg with Marigold Veg Caps 60c
Saffron extract with active compounds of crocin and safranal from the carotenoid family.Write Review
Did you know that it can take 75,000 saffron blossoms to produce a single pound of saffron spice? No wonder Saffron is the world's most expensive spice by weight. Saffron, from the Iridaceae family, is a highly prized culinary and therapeutic spice derived from the Crocus flower (Crocus sativus).
Prof. Monique Simmonds, lead researcher at Kew Gardens in London, says that there are unique compounds found naturally in saffron that have medicinal values (crocin and safranal). These belong to the the carotenoid family which includes beta-carotene. Studies show that these compounds play key roles in aspects of health,(particularly for eyes and mood). Saffron also has a high content of lutein, which is why it has a part to play in maintaining eye health.
In addition to it's benefits to our eye health and general stress management, Saffron extract may also be an invaluable aid to “between- meal” snacking. Research has shown that Saffron works in this area by boosting serotonin, reducing anxiety and stress which can be central to compulsive eating. By targeting the neurochemistry at the root of compulsive eating, saffron extract serves as a safe, natural way to reduce calorific intake and with a calorie controlled diet hopefully induce weight loss.
1-3 capsules of Saffron (with Marigold) daily with food or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. This 30mg extract from the saffron stigma is a 1:6 ratio water/ethanol extract providing 0.3% safranal. Other active principles naturally present include the carotenoid crocin, and picrocrocin, a bitter glucoside. 1 capsule provides 270mg dried marigold flower petals.
Not recommended for those with an allergy to the plant species ASTERACEA of which Calendula is a family member. Not recommended during pregnancy or breast feeding. Do not use if you have bipolar disorder.
Current research being carried out indicates that saffron is beneficial in the maintenance of eye health and to balance and lift mood. It has been seen to be a valuable alternative to St John's Wort, (except for those have bipolar disorder).
Historically and traditionally saffron has been know as an effective aid for a variety of health conditions, including inflammation, digestive problems, kidney stones, menstrual disorders, colds, insomnia, asthma and anxiety and its related symptoms.
Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Added Sugar, Soya Free, Vegan, Wheat Free, Yeast Free