Saffron has been clinically proven to help manage stress while supporting mood balance, and scientific studies continue to reveal its health-related advantages.
There are over 150 identified compounds in the Crocus sativus flowering plant.
This highly valued herb has widespread traditional health-related uses, from inflammation to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) to digestive support.
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 confirm 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 gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) -like effects, which assists in relieving feelings of anxiety.
To maintain its efficacy, Saffron must be handpicked under particular conditions, making it one of the most luxurious and expensive herbs.
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.