An up-close image of The Fullest's saffron threads on an orange surface.
An up-close image of The Fullest's saffron threads on an orange surface.

Saffron is known as “the happy spice” — for good reason. This small but potent flower has the ability to balance levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. This is not only vital news for those suffering from depression, anxiety, and ADHD but can be helpful for menstruating women.

Studies now prove that saffron can be a crucial player when it comes to supporting that time of the month. If you endure monthly period pain, ranging from (but not limited to): mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depression, cramps, bloating, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, and acne, read on to learn about science-backed studies and products that can soothe your monthly period troubles.

Serotonin & Saffron

Serotonin levels tend to decrease during the luteal and follicular phases — this is why mood swings, irritability, anxiety, and depression are common before and during a woman’s period. While there are over-the-counter medications and pharmaceuticals that ease these symptoms, we are happy to report alternative and holistic offerings for treating mood swings associated with PMS.

We briefly touched on the clinical trials that found saffron’s stigma and petals effective for mild to moderate depression. Studies also show saffron’s powerful antioxidants support brain cells from oxidative stress — a common issue for those who suffer from irritability, including PMS.

Saffron’s Anti-Inflammatory Properties  

In addition to Premenstrual Syndrome, a cluster of physical, emotional, and behavioral ailments typically flare up during a woman’s period. Inflammation is a fundamental contributor to period pain and is responsible for symptoms including (but not limited to) cramping, bloating, headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, and acne.

Part of saffron’s effect to stabilize mood also comes from its ability to relax the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract, smooth muscles of the uterus, and eliminate spasms. This makes saffron a powerful protector because inflammation has been identified as a significant contributor to period pain.

THE FULLEST’s Products for Combating Period Symptoms

“Period pain” is an umbrella term. These ailments vary person-to-person; the good news is that saffron has been proven to treat a wide variety of troublesome conditions that are linked with period discomfort. If you suffer from the following, consider implementing saffron into your routine: 

  • Cramps, Muscle Aches, & Joint Pain
  • Headaches, Migraines, & Acne
  • Mood Swings, Irritability, Food Cravings*, Low Libido, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbances, Anxiety, & Depression
  • Cramps, Bloating, Back Pain, Stomach Issues, Gas, & Constipation

Our Happy Habits Bundle provides a potent saffron latte and clinically studied saffron capsule at a discounted rate. Try this bundle for a 30-day transformation in mood, attention, and sleep — with subscription perks, including free 2-day shipping and 15% off!

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*Food Cravings: Over an eight-week study, women taking saffron supplements felt much fuller, snacked less, and lost significantly more weight than women who took a placebo pill. A similar study found participants taking a saffron extract for eight weeks experienced significantly reduced appetite, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and total fat mass.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.

Mental health support without the side effects.
Mental health
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