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Benefits of Saffron confirmed by Science

Saffron, also known as ‘Red Gold’, has been enriching our food throughout history. But most people don’t know its revered status as a valuable medicinal food. There are several benefits of saffron for good health and longevity. Modern science is now uncovering what ancient cultures have known for centuries. Saffron is a treasure trove of health benefits, particularly its antioxidant properties.

Why Antioxidants are important for our health?

Our bodies are battlegrounds against the relentless forces of oxidation. Our bodies are constantly exposed to something called oxidative stress. This stress causes the decay of cells. Picture an apple rotting away over time. That is also what happens to the cells inside our body. This cell damage is the reason for aging and chronic diseases.

The main contributor to oxidative stress are Free Radicals. These unstable molecules come from toxins, chemicals and radiation in our environment. They combine with healthy cells and cause decay. Antioxidants are our natural defenders against these harmful molecules. They neutralise the free radicals before coming in contact with the cells.

Illustration explaining How do Antioxidants work, showing the insides of a cell with Free Radicals and Antioxidants denoted with red and green dots respectively.

The antioxidants in saffron are critical in preventing a range of chronic diseases. Along with supporting immune function, and slowing the aging process. Therefore antioxidants are essential for longevity and a life imbued with vitality.

Red24 Saffron, with its rich tapestry of antioxidant properties, can be a cornerstone of this protective arsenal.

The Secret Behind Saffron’s Antioxidant Power

In the heart of Amertaat’s saffron lies a symphony of compounds. The red threads come from the crocus sativus flower, commonly known as the saffron crocus. These threads contain phytochemicals like crocin, crocetin, and safranal. Each of these chemicals plays a pivotal role in the antioxidant story. They contribute to the spice’s characteristic color and flavor. But they are more than mere pigments. They are the sentinels of health and a defense against age-induced ailments.

These antioxidants can be especially protective for the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that saffron could help in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. It is remarkable to learn about the far-reaching effects of the most expensive spice in the world. A study on the antioxidants found in saffron extract further demonstrates this point.

What does Science have to say about saffron?

More recent studies show the effects of saffron on various aspects of human health. Some studies were conducted on saffron supplements such as Satiereal. The applications are widespread and encouraging. 

At first glance it seems that antioxidants are the only plus point. But as we go further, the science goes deeper into many areas. From neurological to cardiovascular, even anti-inflammatory to anti-carcinogenic. There are even positive effects on eyesight, sleep and sexual health. This really is a miraculous herb.

Here is a list of the top published papers and clinical trial reports with their key highlights:

Heart Disease

  • Reported to help lower cholestrol by as much as 50%.
  • Helpful in maintaining healthy arteries and blood vessels.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties. May be one of the best supplements for cardiac health.
 
It has also demonstrated the ability to lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. One study even found reduction in tissue damage caused by bad cholestrol. All of these effects are thanks to the antioxidant properties of saffron. 

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

  • A significant difference in changes of the mean severity of PMS was shown.
  • Some side effects occurred but not severe (headache and appetite changes).
 
PMS is one ailment that can cause a range of problems. From physical pain to mental anxiety, it can have severe impacts on quality of life. Saffron can provide relief from emotion symptoms like mood swings and depression.

Mental Health/Depression

  • Saffron possessed better efficacy in the improvement of depressive symptoms than placebo.
  • As effective as synthetic antidepressants.
  • Could be considered for treating mild to moderate depression.
 
This is growing problem in the modern world. Millions of people are getting affected all over the world. Along with stress, it also impacts the mood, memory and learning ability. But the answer may lie within the chemistry of this ancient spice. Many believe in its potential as a treatment for depression in the future. Researchers are calling for larger studies to study the long-term effects.

Weight Loss

  • Produces a reduction of snacking.
  • Creates a satiating effect that could contribute to body weight loss.
  • Reported a significantly greater body weight reduction for healthy overweight women.

Source: Nutrition Research (NY)

Another modern ailment that falls under the umbrella of lifestyle diseases. One of the biggest problems with losing weight is controlling your appetite. According to this study, there is evidence that saffron can help curb these urges. Combined with a balanced diet, this could be the secret ingredient for weight loss.

Sexual Health

  • Saffron had a positive effect on all dimensions of Erectile Function.
  • Can be considered as a treatment option for diabetic men with erectile dysfunction.

Source: Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine

Erectile Dysfunction affects millions of people. Modern medicine solved the inability to maintain an erection a long time ago. But for people who prefer natural treatments, saffron could be a remedy. Taken in small amounts it can be effective, especially for patients with diabetes.

Cancer-fighting properties

  • Significant concentration-related inhibition effects of the extract on all three colorectal cancer cell lines.
  • Anti-proliferative effects were also observed in non-small cell lung cancer cells.
  • Inhibited the growth of colorectal cancer cells while not affecting normal cells.
 
This is yet another area where the antioxidants shine. Saffron is showing signs of being an effective anti-carcinogenic treatment. At this point more research involving humans is needed. But its chemistry is proving to be effective in preventing cancer.

Diabetes/Blood Sugar control

  • Possible mechanism of action of saffron and its potential as a therapeutic agent in diabetic patients.
  • Saffron and its derivatives cause a significant reduction in plasma glucose levels.
  • FPG, HbA1c, cholesterol, LDL-c, and LDL/HDL ratio decreased significantly after 3-months intervention.

Source: Food Chemistry, Phytotherapy Research

Anti-inflammatory

  • Lower levels of total-cholesterol, low density-lipoprotein-cholesterol and triglyceride (TG), fasting-blood-sugar and hsCRP.

Source: Current Clinical Pharmacology

Vision and Eye Health

  • Prevented retinal degeneration and the pro-inflammatory response in retinal cells.
  • Protected photoreceptors from light-induced damage in retinal cells.
  • Improved visual function in age-related macular edema.
  • Decreased intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma.

Source: Current Neuropharmacology

Better Sleep

  • Associated with improvements in sleep quality in adults with self-reported sleep complaints.
  • Saffron intake was well tolerated with no reported adverse effects.

Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

How can you experience the health benefits of saffron?

Clearly, antioxidants are vital in our quest for longevity. This echoes Amertaat’s ethos of natural purity and enduring health. Within the folds of nature, we find the world’s best saffron – a testament to purity and a beacon of well-being.

It is amazing to see the long list of health benefits and realise that saffron is a spice. It can be used in everyday recipes and dishes. It can even be used for indulgent desserts like a saffron milk cake. Amertaat invites you to infuse the subtle strength of Red24 Saffron into your diet. A pinch of our saffron powder can transform your meals and your well-being. 

Can saffron be taken daily?

Saffron is a versatile ingredient with a wide range of potential health benefits. From teas to stews to biryanis, a hint of saffron can be easily incorporated into everyday dishes. 

Firstly adding saffron to your recipes enhances the color, flavor and aroma of your dish. Thanks to science, now we also know that it imbues your daily meals with healthy antioxidants. 

Our Promise:

At Amertaat, each product is a pledge of quality, sustainability, and the purest connection to the Earth’s own vitality. In every strand of Red24 Saffron lies the potential for renewed health and longevity. We bring to you the best saffron in the world. Harvested with integrity and care for a healthier, more vibrant life.