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Discover the surprising benefits of saffron: a spice to add to your daily routine

Explore the richness of saffron in our Positive Mood food supplement, for a better mood and renewed serenity

Saffron is much more than just an aromatic spice! It has been recognised for centuries for its medicinal properties and its benefits for the body. This precious spice is used in cuisines all over the world, adding an exotic touch to your dishes.

Saffron: red gold with vitality-boosting benefits
Saffron: red gold with vitality-boosting benefits

Scientifically proven benefits of saffron

Modern scientific studies also highlight saffron's many health benefits. It acts on mood, stress and anxiety, thanks to its natural compounds. Research has even shown that saffron can be beneficial in the treatment of mild to moderate depression [1]. Its relaxing and anxiolytic effect also helps to improve your daily well-being [2].

Saffron, a spice with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Saffron is a precious spice that contains numerous antioxidant compounds [3], such as crocins [4]. These antioxidants help protect your cells against damage caused by free radicals, preventing inflammation and premature ageing. What's more, saffron has been studied for its potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, boosting your vitality [5].

Saffron: your ally for a peaceful night's sleep

Sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common: in Belgium, 1 in 3 adults sleep badly and 20% of Belgians suffer from chronic insomnia, according to figures from the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine [6]. The multiple causes of these sleep problems can include stress, the consumption of alcohol or energy drinks and exposure to artificial light, all of which affect cognitive function, attention, alertness and mood.

It can be interesting to turn to more natural products to promote quality sleep, saffron being an excellent example. In fact, our patented saffron extract has been used as a basis for treatment in cases of sleep disorders [7]. Its 2 active ingredients, safranal and crocin, regulate the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters (chemical substances involved in nerve communication by transmitting information from one neuron to another). Poor regulation of these neurotransmitters can cause problems with sleep and anxiety. A clinical study was conducted under this patent on subjects undergoing moderate stress: half the subjects ingested a placebo and the other half a saffron extract. The results suggest an improvement in sleep quality, a reduction in the time taken to fall asleep and a slight improvement in cognitive aspects following the intake of saffron extract. A recent clinical study conducted by UCLouvain confirmed these results [8].

Saffron extract is therefore your best ally for restful sleep.

Positive Mood Organic Granaline with saffron extract
Positive Mood Organic Granaline with saffron extract

Humeur Positive BIO Granaline: saffron and pomegranate for renewed serenity

It's with all these benefits in mind that we've developed our Positive Mood BIO Granaline food supplement. Formulated from pure Granaline ORGANIC pomegranate juice and a patented liquid saffron extract, these ampoules are your perfect ally in the fight against mild to moderate depression and sleep disorders, by reducing the time it takes you to fall asleep and improving the quality of your sleep. The combination of pomegranate and saffron offers a host of health benefits. The vitamins contained in pomegranate juice act in synergy with the active ingredients in saffron, reinforcing the properties of safranal and crocin, for an optimised action.

In the event of sleep problems or mild depression, Positive Mood BIO Granaline is a natural and healthy solution to improve your well-being.

Please note: The information and advice provided on the website is in no way intended to replace a consultation or diagnosis by a doctor or health professional, who alone is able to assess your state of health adequately.

References :

[1] Akhondzadeh, S., Fallah-Pour, H., Afkham, K., Jamshidi, AH., Khalighi-Cigaroudi, F. (2004). Comparaison de Crocus sativus L. et de l’imipramine dans le traitement de la dépression légère à modérée: un essai pilote randomisé en double aveugle. BMC Complement Altern Med.

[2] Pitsikas, N., Boultadakis, A., Georgiadou, G., Tarantilis, PA., Sakellaridis, N. (2012). Effets des constituants actifs de Crocus sativus L., crocines, dans un modèle animal d’anxiété.

[3] Verma SK, Bordia A, Propriété antioxydante du safran chez l’homme, Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 1998

[4] Hashemzaei M, Mamoulakis C, Tsarouhas K, Georgiadis G, Lazopoulos G, Tsatsakis A, Shojaei Asrami E, Rezaee R. Crocin: Un combattant contre l’inflammation et la douleur. Food Chem Toxicol. 2020

[5] Makan Pourmasoumi, Amir Hadi, Ameneh Najafgholizadeh, Marzieh Kafeshani, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Clinical evidence on the effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) on cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review meta-analysis, Pharmacological Research, 2019

[6] Mensura. (2021). Le manque de sommeil sommeille au travail : “La connaissance est le premier pas vers le changement.”

[7] D’Anthenaise, J., Enaud, E. COMERCIAL QUIMICA MASSO S.A. (2020). Extrait de safran pour le traitement des troubles du sommeil. Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle.

[8] Pachikian, B., Copine, S., Suchareau, M., Deldicque, L. (2021). Effects of Saffron Extract on Sleep Quality: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Clinical Trial. Nutrients, 13(5), 1473


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