Recently, saffron’s unique flavor has been making waves in the wellness world as the latest healing latte. For taste, saffron tends to oscillate between sweet and savory. Consumed alone, saffron is on the bitter side, but in food people have described it as honey-like, sweetly floral, musky, or mushroomy.
Saffron has a very distinct taste, and it seems everyone experiences it differently based on their own palate. THE FULLEST Warm Feelings™ saffron latte powder combines certified high-grade saffron with organic cardamom and coconut milk powder to ensure a creamy, delicious and bioavailable elixir.
Not only is saffron powerful in flavor, but also in its medicinal properties to elevate mood and alleviate depression.
In fact, research has shown that saffron is just as effective as Prozac for treating moderate depression. Best of all, saffron doesn’t come with the usual side effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) like Prozac and other antidepressants that include weight gain, suicide risk, and feeling emotionally muted. Other studies have confirmed saffron’s anti-depressant effect at only 20mg and 30mg per day. Adding to saffron’s neurological benefits, a review of 14 different research studies has found it to be as effective as Aricept, the most commonly prescribed drug for Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re looking to add saffron to your supplement routine to help offset any serotonin issues, Kinder Thoughts™ is a daily capsule that meets the recommended saffron dosage.
These neurological effects occur because of organic compounds and carotenoids in saffron like crocin and sanfranal that have the ability to balance levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Powerful antioxidants in saffron have also been shown to protect brain cells from oxidative stress, which is an issue for people who suffer from mood issues. Part of saffron’s effect to stabilize mood also comes from its ability to relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and eliminate spasms. The digestive tract is where most of the immune system is located, as well as where many neurotransmitters are created.
If you’re interested in incorporating saffron into your daily routine, check out THE FULLEST’s range of saffron-based products here.