Every Ageless Beauty Reader deserves to know about this.
I myself was truly shocked to find out that a well known herb is a very powerful mood booster, benefiting those who suffer from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, alzheimer’s as well as overeating issues.
For years I have been a member of Life Extension, whose main goal is to discover ways to slow aging, and extend life. They have a huge team of doctors who report on new health and medical findings from around the world. They also develop their own line of high quality supplements.
Because I am a member of Life Extension, I get information on studies before they are released to the public.
This one really got me excited.
Recent Findings indicate that Saffron is equally as effective as the prescription medication Prozac, and Tofranil, in treating depression, but WITHOUT the unwanted side effects.
This is fantastic news, because 90% of all patients who take prescription anti-depressants experience adverse side effects such as suicidal thoughts, anxiety, and sexual dysfunction. (this is just a few of the 100’s of side effects)
Turns out Saffron has been used in traditional Persian medicine to treat depression throughout history, but no studies had ever been done.
In 2001 scientist began double blind, randomized, human trials with Saffron vs. a placebo. The results showed that the Saffron uses showed a significantly better outcomes on the Hamilton depression rating scale than the Placebo group.
More studies were done with Saffron vs. Prozac and Tofranil. The results showed that Saffron was equally as effective as Prozac and Tofranil, on mild to moderate depression, with no unwanted side effects.
I will not bore you with all the study data you can go to pubmed.gov and type in saffron.
Prescription anti-depressants are used to treat more than depression. Scientist report that Saffron safely treats Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, and Uncontrolled Eating.
If you are interested in taking a Saffron supplement,
I highly recommend Life Extension’s Saffron. Take as directed.
Information for this article came from Life Science.