Wait, a supplement can do that?
At this stage, we’re all aware that a variety of supplements (saffron included) are anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, and have a high level of antioxidants. But on top of that, saffron has a host of niche healing effects that are equally powerful and way lesser known.
For example, did you know that along with things like acupuncture and prenatal yoga, saffron can support fertility and aid in easier childbirth?
Or for those that have had struggles with acne or rosacea, saffron can naturally remove redness from the skin?
Often we discuss supplements in terms of the physiological benefits but saffron also heals our emotional and mental bodies. Case in point: just 30mg of saffron has been clinically proven (emphasis on the clinically) to treat symptoms of mild to moderate depression. This is huge and is absolutely going to help pave the way for alternatives to Big Pharma (in certain cases).
How We Incorporate Saffron Into Our Routines & Rituals
Any of THE FULLEST’s saffron line is going to have a positive impact on your well-being and is not category specific. Having said that, we’ve found that certain formulations more easily slide into our routines, depending on the issue or life stage we’re currently focused on.
Warm Feelings™ for Motherhood
Motherhood and pregnancy is a time in our lives that is nurtured by small moments of self-care. As opposed to our former lives, we may not have as much time to dedicate to regular massages, infrared saunas, or energy healing. But usually, we do have the time to steal 10 minutes for ourselves within the comfort of our own home. Warming your hands and your being around a healing latte can be healing in and of itself. However, outside of its ritualistic benefits, saffron can also:
- Help sufferers of postpartum depression go into remission
- Support hormone balance aiding in fertility and the postpartum period
- Can aid in easier childbirth, reducing the cesarean rate
Our Warm Feelings™ blend uses certified, high-grade saffron, an earthy touch of cardamom, and a creamy bed of organic coconut powder. Let its feel-good qualities tickle your palate and whisk you away to your happiest place for a few moments of mom-only time.
Stands of Sunshine™ for Beauty
Strands of Sunshine™ rust-colored threads are truly exquisite. Therefore it makes sense that beauty begets beauty. Making a saffron tea or water infusion has become one of our favorite ingestible beauty practices. Usually, we make it in the morning and have it on hand throughout the day, whether that means it’s in our thermos if we’re on the run or on ice in a gorgeous bottle at home. We’ve seen firsthand its impact on our skin, especially in the clarity of our complexion. Some other beauty benefits include:
- Clears complexion
- Reduces redness from blemishes
- Used as an anti-inflammatory that soothes skin
- Anti-fungal properties
- Used to treat some skin diseases
Saffron also has mood-boosting benefits and because radiance shines from the inside out, we’ve found that feeling lit up gives us our best glow.
Kinder Thoughts™ for Mental Health
When formulating THE FULLEST botanical line, it was important to create a product that had 30mg of bioavailable saffron. As Dr. Sadeghi, one of our resident consultants, explains, “studies have confirmed saffron’s anti-depressant effect at 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.” Being able to offer something from the earth that can scientifically help treat anxiety and depression is one of our proudest achievements. Specifically, Kinder Thoughts™ can help with:
- Clinically proven to treat symptoms of mild to moderate depression
- Reduces cravings
- Aids in preventing Alzheimer’s
- Serves as an aphrodisiac
It’s also incredibly easy to take and incorporate into your routine. Simply, take one a day for 30 days to experience its natural, mood-boosting benefits.
If you’re interested in incorporating saffron into your wellness routine at clinically studied doses, you can find our full range of THE FULLEST Shop.