Menopause is a time of life when our hormones start to change, to prepare us for the next stage in our maturity.

Unlike other cultures, many of us fear this stage and have heard so many negative stories. The significant shift in our hormones means we can absolutely regard menopause as a second adolescence.

We’re all about plant power here at The Naked Pharmacy; our Saffrosun can help managing fatigue, brain fog, sleeplessness and mood swings associated with this challenging period in life.

The use of saffron as a natural remedy can be traced as far back as the Egyptians in 3000BC and it’s been part of traditional medical practices ever since.

Saffron has multiple micronutrients and flavonoid bioactives (antioxidants) within its stamens. The primary bioactives are Safranal, Crocin, and Picrocrocin. These compounds influence many different biochemical pathways and physiological systems in the human body. Research shows that saffron actives work on serotonin production in the gut, where 90% of the happy hormone is produced.

Because of the gut-brain axis and the nerve connection between them, serotonin production in the gut can have an impact on mental health issues, such as nervousness, mood balance and sleep quality — basically all of the things that keep your mental health stable.

Research Studies: Please follow this link to obtain summaries of trials conducted

Why our Saffrosun?

Our Saffrosun supplement is made with the exact effective strength of bioactives proven to work in clinical trials. Each batch is tested so that we can guarantee strength and quality of our ingredients. It helps reduce the reactivity of the nervous system to stress by helping the body to cope better, sleep better and react better to nervousness and mood imbalance.

Besides saffron extracts, we also add an organic prebiotic (Baobab) for optimum gut health, naturally sourced Vitamin B12 from organic shiitake mushrooms (Saffrosun with Vitamin B12) or Iodine from Marine Minerals (Saffrosun with Marine Minerals) for energy release and metabolism and Vitamin D3 for immune protection.


How Gut Love can help the Menopause

Many of the biochemical and hormonal processes in the body connect to the healthy gut bacteria and their associated enzymes.
Menopause can change the way food is digested and foods are processed leaving you with bloating, new food sensitivities, indigestion and changes in stool frequency and consistency.  
Improving your gut flora can make a huge difference to your quality of life and also allow us to better process all the nutrients within our diets.
Each bacterial species has a specific role to play and hormones are influenced by the following specific species contained within Gut Love 21 probiotics and prebiotics formula:
1. Bifidobacterium lactis
2. Lactobacillus fermentum
3. Lactobacillus acidophylus
4. Lactobacillus reuteri
It is important to consume the correct strength of these bacteria daily for a minimum of 3 months. Within each daily dose of Gut Love there are 19 billion CFU's plus 2 organic prebiotics including the natural acid protection of Slippery Elm.

Marine Magnesium for the Menopause

The imbalance and rollercoaster of women's hormones during the menopause can effect the nervous system causing a wide variety of challenging symptoms including anxiety, restlessness and sleep problems. 
Taking just 1 Marine Magnesium capsule each night before bedtime can quickly settle restless muscles and nervous system help you to quickly settle into a natural and sleep pattern.

Lifestyle Guru Susannah Constantine says:

“ Two years ago I was experiencing what every other woman my age faces - hot sweats, aches, restless legs, poor sleep and lack of focus - and was struggling to find any effective solutions. I have never been a fan of pills and will avoid synthetic drugs where possible so was reluctant to find the answers there. I felt like there must be a better solution but didn’t know where to look.

A friend recommended two natural remedies Saffrosun and Marine Magnesium made by The Naked Pharmacy. I was genuinely surprised to find that after a few nights, my sleep had improved dramatically. I felt calmer and my mood was more balanced than it had been in a long while.

After a few months of using these remedies, I went to meet their Chief Pharmacist Kevin Leivers and his team. Kevin’s background is in mainstream pharmacy and he’s taken what he learned in this environment and adapted it to an industry he feels passionately about. Their ethos is to only produce remedies based on Kevin’s pharmaceutical training and core beliefs rather than commercial trends and this really struck a chord with me.

I think it’s easy to get lost trying to navigate the world of natural supplements and so I love the fact that there is a scientist I can trust at the helm of this company.”