On June 12, 2014, Manalapan health Examiner Stacey Chillemi, a reviewer for The Complete Herbal Guide tried Tallwell Nutrition's newly launched herbal supplement Saffron Extract produced in capsule form. Here is what the she had to say.
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world used for thousands of years in cuisines, dyes, and medicines. Saffron is an excellent supplement to stimulate good digestion, purify and circulate the blood, suppress the appetite, and to promote weight loss.
The medical benefits and uses of Saffron
For centuries, Saffron has been used to improve digestion and suppress the appetite. Saffron promotes weight loss and helps to maintain and manage weight. In addition, Saffron can be used as a mild sedative to help reduce stress, anxiety and can be used to treat insomnia.
It helps to stimulate circulation to the organs of digestion, including the gallbladder, liver, and spleen. It also coats the membranes of the stomach and colon and soothes gastrointestinal colic and acid-burning digestive problems. Saffron is considered a carminative that helps to relieve stomach gas.
As a diuretic and diaphoretic, Saffron induces perspiration and reduces fever, which is helpful in treating colds and la grippe. In addition, toxins are released through the skin when there is profuse perspiration.
Saffron is thought to be a blood purifier and anti-inflammatory. Saffron helps to relieve gout by ridding the uric acid build-up that accumulates in the tissues, causing joint pain. Additionally, Saffron has helped athletes in the past because it also rids the tissues of lactic acid build up after strenuous exercise and eases fatigue and muscle inflammation. The herb also relieves the inflammation of arthritis and bursitis.
One of Saffron's oldest uses has been as an expectorant, helping to expel phlegm from the lungs.
As a blood purifier: Saffron is thought to increase the oxygen content of the blood, which may help to lower blood pressure by reducing plaque and thereby helping to prevent arteriosclerosis and strokes.
Saffron is an emmenagogue that will stimulate the onset of menstruation and regulate its flow. By checking menstrual flow, it is also useful for reducing chronic hemorrhage of the uterus.
Research - The studies on Saffron
In May 2010, a small trial was published in the journal of Nutrition Research. It initially caught my attention while I was researching the topic of snacking. In the study, a natural medicine by the name of Satiereal was under investigation as a satiety enhancer. The active ingredient in Satiereal is Crocus sativus or saffron. Why test the hunger suppressing effects of saffron? The authors of the study report that saffron appears to possess a “mood-improving effect” which they hypothesized would result in reduced appetite and snacking.
Reasons why you should consider trying Saffron
- It is safe to use: One of the biggest benefits of saffron extract is the fact that it is safe to use, when many of the other weight loss supplements are not. For instance, many of the more popular weight loss supplements are really just ambulance, which in themselves reduce appetite, and can help you to lose weight. What they do not mention is that many of these supplements are actually quite damaging to your health. Not only do they raise your heart rate while using them, but they can also lead to higher blood pressure, which raises your risk of other health conditions such as heart attack or stroke. None of these symptoms is found in saffron extract, which simply releases serotonin in the brain, which is a mood regulatory chemical, allowing you to feel better throughout the day and therefore reduce the amount of emotional eating that you engage in throughout the day.
- It is all natural: Another reason why many people have chosen to go with saffron extracts since he rose to popularity is the fact that it is completely all natural. This is because saffron extract comes from the saffron flower, which is typically used to create the world’s most expensive spice. It is estimated up to 75,000 flowers can be used to create just 1 pound of the spies, which is one of the reasons why it has been so expensive. This is another reason why many people choose to go with saffron extract over any of the other options.
- Scientifically proven to work: Saffron has been scientifically proven in a number of different studies to reduce appetite and suppress hunger. The Saffron Extract has been proven to increase the body’s production of serotonin in the brain, saffron extract has essentially been proven to reduce hunger, and therefore lessen the amount of calories that you take in. Of course, it still has to be accompanied by a balanced diet, and enough exercise to burn more calories than you are taking in, but saffron extract can be an excellent addition to any diet in order to help you maintain or lose weight naturally.
As an author of the book, “The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body - Heal Your Body Naturally and Maintain Optimal Health Using Alternative Medicine, Herbals, Vitamins, Fruits and Vegetables, I found TALLWELL: Pure SAFFRON EXTRACT supplements to be very beneficial.”
It came quickly, packaged well and when I tried it, I was impressed on how well it suppressed my appetite. I had no urge to want to snack throughout the day as I normally do. I was able to go about my business and stay away from those dreaded chips and carbs. I also felt a calming effect while using this supplement as well. I was impressed with the results and I recommend it to others. I will continue to use TALLWELL: Pure SAFFRON EXTRACT.