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Our New Guest Health Writer, Denise Barrett, on Saffron and Saffrosun


Precious spice

I’ve always been fascinated by exotic saffron, so often referred to as ‘worth its weight in gold’. Actually, ounce for ounce, good quality saffron costs more than gold and it’s the world’s most precious spice. Harvesting saffron is a labour of love. From planting and picking the flowers, to plucking the tiny golden filaments (stigmas) at the heart of the flower and drying them to make the spice, it’s a centuries-old, handcrafted process.

Saffron is famed for its use in cooking. Its distinctive flavour and aroma comes from the deep golden ‘threads’ or dried stigmas of the beautiful purple flower, Crocus sativus. But now, thanks to The Naked Pharmacy there is a new way to access the wonder of saffron – in convenient supplement form.

Saffrosun is a best-selling product in The Naked Pharmacy range. It was developed to address the pressures of modern-day life, to benefit those who feel ‘out of balance’ psychologically or emotionally, and struggle with frequent tiredness and poor-quality sleep. TNP says it contains the world’s strongest, premium grade Saffron stigma extract, sourced from La Mancha, Spain, and is combined with Vitamins B6, B12 and D3, known to promote brain function, energy levels and vitality. 

Saffrosun contains three primary active components:  Crocin, Saffranal and Picrocrocin. These fall within a subclass of carotenoids known as Lepticrosalides, which have been clinically proven to improve psychological balance, address tiredness and help you feel rested and refreshed on waking.

The Naked Pharmacy (“honesty, transparency, integrity’”) is run by founder Kevin Leivers, a clinically trained holistic pharmacist with a sound expertise in new product development for natural pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals. The TNP brand ethos is focused on offering innovative evidence-based natural products augmented by expert pharmacist advice.

Find out more and see TNP’s other amazing products including skin care, weight management, immunity and cardiovascular health at www.thenakedpharmacy.com


Denise Barrett
Health Writer

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