With over 150 identified compounds in the flower, this highly prized herb has widespread traditional health-related uses, from inflammation to PMS to digestive support. However, it is now being seriously regarded for its therapeutic role in mood, homocysteine levels, anxiety and more. It is a natural support for neurotransmitters, which modulate various functions including sleep and mood. Studies to date support its effective role in the management of depressive symptoms, with mechanisms of action thought to be similar to prescription antidepressants (i.e. re-uptake inhibition of monoamines [dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin] and inhibition of the N-methyl-D-aspartic acid [NMDA] receptor). Saffron has also been found to have GABA-like effects, which assists in relieving feelings of anxiety. Saffron has been clinically proven to help manage stress while supporting mood balance, and scientific studies continue to reveal its health-related advantages.
- Standardized pure saffron extract
- A natural neurotransmitter booster
- Supports healthy mood balance
- Helps manage stress
Saffron provides a source of antioxidants for the maintenance of eye health.
Saffron must be handpicked under particular conditions, leading to its status as one of the most luxurious and expensive herbs. As a result, many “saffron” products are combinations with other cheaper herbs, but AOR’s saffron is a pure, standardized extract, sourced from Iran, and derived from a proprietary process that extracts the main active compounds of the stigma of saffron flowers without causing oxidative damage.
Do not use if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, if you’re taking blood thinners/anticoagulants or have a bleeding disorder. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you’re taking serotonergic drugs or if you suffer from any psychological disorder and/or condition such as frequent anxiety or depression. Consult a health care practitioner if you’re symptoms persistent or worsen.
Non-medical Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose and maltodextrin (from organic rice).