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Saffron: The Natural Way to Balance Your Mood and Calm Your Mind

As the world’s most highly prized spice, saffron has earned the nickname ‘red gold’. It’s derived from the saffron crocus’s crimson ‘threads’, which are so delicate they must be harvested by hand and swiftly dried. At the tips of the threads are the stigmas (the parts intended to receive pollen), the flower’s most valuable, potent asset.

Saffron owes its vivid red-orange colour, heady aroma and earthy taste primarily to the stigmas. They’re also responsible for the spice’s considerable health benefits. For thousands of years, saffron has been revered by practitioners of holistic medicine. It has traditionally been used as a means of restoring emotional balance and for sleep problems, in particular.

Thanks to modern scientific studies, saffron’s role in supporting people’s wellbeing is increasingly well understood. As the Guardian points out, ‘research suggests it could become part of mainstream medicine’s weaponry’.

 Benefit from a premium-quality saffron extract

The Most Convenient, Effective Way to Benefit from Saffron

It’s now clear that the stigmas contain three active ingredients: crocin, picrocrocin and safranal (which develops during the drying process and is sometimes spelt saffranal). The positive impact saffron has on mood and sleep can largely be attributed to them.

The better the quality of the stigmas, the more powerful their active ingredients will be. That’s why our Saffrosun® Organic Saffron capsules contain the strongest nutraceutical saffron stigma extract available. By choosing this natural supplement, you can be confident that you’re benefitting from a premium-quality saffron extract and the most effective dosage. It’s non-addictive and has no known side effects.

The pressures of modern living can all too easily leave you feeling drained, unhappy and ‘out of sorts’. A health-boosting saffron extract is ideal when you want to rest, relax and feel reinvigorated. Many people find that Saffrosun helps them to cope better with day-to-day ups and downs. As one of our customers recently told us, ‘I feel it is helping me to stay balanced and calm no matter what life throws at me.’


Lift Your Spirits and Re-Balance Your Emotions

One of our key aims with Saffrosun is to help people struggling with low mood and emotional instability. Saffron is regarded as a mood-balancer, as crocin and safranal are believed to regulate or increase serotonin and dopamine levels, mainly in the gut. These neurotransmitters (i.e. chemical messengers) are linked to feelings of pleasure and happiness.

A study in The Journal of Affective Disorders emphasises that ‘a number of clinical trials demonstrated that saffron and its active constituents possess antidepressant properties similar to those of current antidepressant medications’. It concludes that saffron ‘represents an efficacious and safe approach.’


Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

How often do you lie awake at night, tossing and turning and worrying about the next day? The Sleep Health Foundation estimates that one in three people experiences insomnia.  

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, saffron could be hugely helpful. It acts as a natural sedative ‘to relax the mind and promote peaceful sleep’, explains health and nutrition resource Natural Food Series.

Better sleep means waking up feeling refreshed. After trying Saffrosun, one of our customers commented, ‘I am sleeping better, I also have more energy and motivation.’


Reduce Nervousness and Stress

By enhancing your wellbeing and helping you to feel calm and well rested, saffron extract can be ideal when you want to combat nervousness and the related problem of stress.

‘Saffron appears to have a significant impact in the management of nervousness,’ an article in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine reported after a 12-week clinical trial in which more than 50 participants took either saffron supplements or a placebo.


Support Normal Brain Function

Crocin, picrocrocin and safranal ‘are all strong antioxidants’, remarks nutrition and fitness resource Verywell Fit. As a result, saffron can help to prevent your brain cells suffering from oxidative stress, and so is viewed as a neuro-protective substance.

A particularly interesting area of research concerns Alzheimer’s disease. A study in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics notes that, following a 16-week trial focused on people with a mild or moderate form of the neurodegenerative illness, ‘saffron produced a significantly better outcome on cognitive function than placebo [capsules]’.

Saffrosun’s brain-boosting properties, in addition to its other health benefits, are enhanced by the inclusion of vitamins B6, B12 and D3.


Children Can Benefit from Saffrosun Too

From exam stress to social anxiety, there are many reasons why youngsters may struggle to maintain their emotional equilibrium.

As well as creating Saffrosun for adults, we’ve formulated a version of Saffrosun for children, so that they won’t miss out on saffron’s advantages.


Tailored Advice and Free Delivery

Saffrosun is available directly from our team here at the first 100% natural pharmacy in Europe, with free worldwide delivery for orders over £15.

What’s more, we’re on hand to provide tailored advice about our supplements (in particular, we recommend that anyone who is on prescription medication, trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding consults us before taking any supplements).

To speak to one of our helpful pharmacists about Saffrosun, please call (+44) 01483 685630 or email

1 comment

  • Jamie

    Great article! I loooove saffron. Anyone interested in this stuff should definitely check out the book Everyday Roots. It teaches you how to replace all the toxic chemicals in your life with healthy organic alternatives. Its completely changed my life and how I feel everyday! :)

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