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“Eat saffron and you will learn to smile again!”
The first evidences showing the efficacy of saffron extract in reducing depression and other mood disorders were published more than 15 years ago.
Saffron acts on depression through a multi-target mechanism:
Recently, crocin, one of the main Active Principles of saffron, has shown positive effects on promoting Non-REM sleep cycle (Rapid Eye Movement) in mice. During its deep stages, the body strengthens the immune system and repairs itself, regrowing tissues and building bones and muscles.
On top of that, pilot studies realized on people demonstrated that daily oral administration of crocetin, a metabolite of crocin, contributes to improve the subject's sleep quality and attenuates physical fatigue.
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Saffr'Activ®: Refreshing sleeps for bright active days!
As the expert in mental health & balance solutions, Green Plants Extracts created Saffr'Activ®, a saffron extract featuring a unique standardization, with a minimum guaranteed of 3% crocins (by HPLC and UV methods) and above 2% safranal (by UV).
A double-blind randomized and placebo controlled clinical study was conducted in 2014 on 30 subjects. Saffr'Activ®proved to significantly improve the global sleeping quality in 100% of the subjects, helping falling asleep and allowing to wake up well-rested.
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A brief history of saffron
While its use as a taste enhancing spice is quite familiar, saffron has also been used for ages as traditional medicine to treat certain physical and mental disorders (such as depression) in many Middle Eastern and Asian cultures.
The Crocus sativus stigmas are harvested in autumn. The flowers are collected in the early mornings when they have just barely blossomed. The individual stigmas are then extracted manually.
Once extracted, the stigmas are dried according to precise temperature and humidity conditions, favoring the appearance of certain compounds. It takes no less than 150,000 to 220,000 flowers to produce one kilogram of saffron.