Saffron extract recently hit the headlines due to recent studies and a Dr Oz show which highlighted impressive appetite suppressing, and weight loss benefits linked to this rare type of flower extract.
2 Month supply of high strength Saffron Extract (60 capsules)
A customer favourite for emotional eating, appetite control and snacking
Get the right dose featuring the equivalent of 200mg saffron per capsule, providing 1mg of Safranol and 3.50mg of Crocin.
Do you find yourself hungry in between meals? Do you find the urge for sweet or savory snacks too strong to resist, especially when you find yourself in an emotionally charged moment?
These two factors are some of the biggest contributors in weight gain, and some of the most difficult to tackle, especially when you have a busy life.
To make matters worse, stress and poor food choices due to your busy lifestyle can create a self perpetuating vicious cycle of which can affect your hormones, lowering your serotonin production, which can lead to even more cravings, emotional eating, depression and anxiety.
The key to breaking this catch 22 is to tackle emotional eating and snacking head on.
Saffron extract recently hit the media due to impressive clinical study results which showed an 84% decrease of appetite as well as a decrease in their food intake as a result of taking saffron extract daily1.
Our Saffron supplement is 100% natural, and made from Crocus Sativus extract.
Each easy to swallow capsule provides 100mg of pure Saffron extract (200mg per day).
How does Saffron Extract and Serotonin production work?
When you have a craving and you consume sweet or savory snacks your brain releases a chain of feel good hormones, which provides a sensation of satisfaction and relief (albeit short term, until the next bite).
This mechanism can make snacking very addictive, and make it very difficult to stick to a diet.
According to the studies, Saffron extract seems to work on the same pathways, providing a feeling of satiety, and helping make cravings more manageable.
As a result, participants in the study were able to say “no” to their cravings, reduce their food intake as well as lose weight compared to the placebo group.
Find out more about the science behind saffron extract in our clinical studies section.
Get the recommended effective dosage of Saffron Extract per serving
In the study, Saffron extract was found to be most effective at 176mg per day. As a result, we provide the equivalent of 200mg of saffron per capsule.
Make sure to avoid lower quality supplements which compensate by adding fillers or other ingredients to fill up their capsules and reduce their costs.
Safety information and side effects reported for Saffron Extract
No significant side effects have been reported for Saffron supplementation.
Our supplement is caffeine free, and does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
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Take 1 capsule 60 minutes before main meals with a full glass of water For best results take 2 capsules a day with main meals.
Do not exceed recommended dose
Take 2 capsule a day.
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Clinical Studies: Key Findings from the Saffron studies
Key findings from the saffron studies:
Saffron extract improved snacking 55% compared to 28% placebo
Saffron extract decreased appetite 84% compared to 52% placebo
Saffron extract decreased urge for sugary snacks 78% compared to 46% placebo
Statistically significant reduction in body weight in Saffron extract group ( -2.11 lbs vs 0 in placebo group)
Satiereal, a Crocus sativus L extract, reduces snacking and increases satiety in a randomized placebo-controlled study of mildly overweight, healthy women.
60 mildly overweight females participated in this placebo controlled, double blind, randomized clinical trial. Body weight measurements were made over an 8 week period. 31 subjects received Saffron (176mg/day), 29 subjects received placebo. After 8 weeks, the mean snacking frequency was significantly decreased in the Saffron group versus the placebo group (p <0.05).
Saffron extract improved snacking 55% compared to 28% placebo. Saffron extract decreased appetite 84% compared to 52% placebo. Saffron extract decreased urge for sugary snacks 78% compared to 46% placebo.
Effects of saffron extract and its constituent crocin on learning behaviour and long-term potentiation.
Saffron extract improved ethanol-induced impairments of learning behaviours in mice, and prevented ethanol-induced inhibition of hippocampal long-term potentiation, a form of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity that may underly learning and memory. This effect of saffron extract is attributed to crocin (crocetin di-gentiobiose ester), but not crocetin. Saffron extract or its active constituents, crocetin and crocin, could be useful as a treatment for neurodegenerative disorders accompanying memory impairment
Study of cytotoxic and apoptogenic properties of saffron extract in human cancer cell lines.
In this study cytotoxic effect of saffron extract was evaluated in HepG2 and HeLa cell lines. Meanwhile role of apoptosis and ROS were explored. Malignant and non-malignant cells (L929) were cultured in DMEM medium and incubated with different concentrations of ethanolic saffron extract.
Saffron could decrease cell viability in malignant cells as a concentration and time-dependent manner. The IC50 values against HeLa and HepG2 were determined 800 and 950 microg/ml after 48 h, respectively. Saffron induced a sub-G1 peak in flow cytometry histogram of treated cells compared to control indicating apoptotic cell death is involved in saffron toxicity. It might be concluded that saffron could cause cell death in HeLa and HepG2 cells, in which apoptosis or programmed cell death plays an important role. Saffron could be also considered as a promising chemotherapeutic agent in cancer treatment in future.
Further examination of antiradical properties of Crocus sativus stigmas extract rich in crocins.
Data for antiradical properties of saffron extract and its bioactive constituents (crocins, crocetin) are limited and poorly discussed in comparison with those of extracts containing potent scavengers. In the human monocyte system, saffron extracts or free crocetin were found to reduce ROS production as effectively as the phenolic antioxidants. Our findings point out that saffron extracts exhibit a remarkable intracellular antioxidant activity that cannot be revealed using assays repeatedly applied to the evaluation of phenolic-type antioxidants.