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The power of neurotransmitters for a Humeur Positive

Neurotransmitters and Saffron: the way for a Humeur Positive


At the heart of our nervous system, neurotransmitters reveal a fascinating complexity. These messengers play a crucial role in keeping our bodies running smoothly. They transmit information from neuron to neuron, sending essential signals to our mental equilibrium and our actions.


These chemical messengers, essential to our survival, are the source of our thoughts, emotions and actions: they enable us to feel, move and process all the information received by our body [1]. Thanks to them, we can feel joy, enthusiasm and serenity, which give a unique colour to our lives.


Neurotransmitters can act as inhibitors, exciters or modulators, regulating our mental and physical functioning.



Gardez une Humeur Positive grace au safran : l'allié de vos neurotransmetteurs
Discover the benefits of saffron for a Humeur Positive

The Crucial Role of Neurotransmitters: The Chemical Messengers of Mental Balance


As a key inhibitory neurotransmitter in the nervous system, serotonin plays a vital role in modulating mood and emotion. This neurotransmitter is involved in regulating many neurological and psychological processes, such as sleep and anxiety [1]. Serotonin imbalance is linked to conditions such as seasonal depressive disorder or transient anxiety. When serotonin levels are adequate, it can contribute to a sense of well-being and stress management [2].


Norepinephrine is an excitatory neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in stress response and alertness [2]. This neurotransmitter is involved in the regulation of attention, arousal and the adoption of an adapted reaction to stressful situations [1]. However, an imbalance in norepinephrine can contribute to symptoms of anxiety, irritability and even insomnia.


In short, these neurotransmitters play an essential role in regulating mood, anxiety and sleep. Their proper balance in the brain helps to maintain a positive emotional state and to promote appropriate responses to environmental challenges and stimuli.



Humeur Positive: The Action of Saffron to Restore Emotional Balance


It is in this understanding of the importance of neurotransmitter balance in promoting a positive mood that our BIO Granaline "Humeur Positive" food supplement finds its essential role. It contributes to emotional balance, promoting relaxation and soothing and maintaining a positive mood (a).

Le schéma de recapture des neurotransmetteurs pour une Humeur Positive
Diagram of how neurotransmitter reuptake works

Mild to moderate anxiety or depression can lead to a lack of certain neurotransmitters, including serotonin and norepinephrine [3].

In this state, too much of the neurotransmitters released at the synapse are reuptaken. Crocin and safranal, the main components of patented saffron extract, regulate the serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake pump.


Studies of saffron consumption, compared with control groups taking placebo or conventional antidepressants, show that a daily intake of 30mg of saffron is as effective as 20mg of fluxetine or 100mg of imipramine [4]. Each daily dose of 'Humeur Positive' contains 56.25mg of saffron, offering all its benefits.


This optimal amount, combined with our pure Granaline BIO pomegranate juice, allows you to take full advantage of saffron's benefits to support your positive mood.


Restore your emotional balance with Humeur Positive. Order our organic Granaline food supplement now and enjoy its benefits for your body and mind.



* Tip for use: break the ampoule using absorbent paper, which should catch any broken glass before pouring the liquid into a glass.


Under no circumstances should the information and advice provided by Granaline be used as a substitute for a consultation or diagnosis by a doctor or healthcare professional, who alone is in a position to assess your state of health properly.


Références :

[1] « Neurotransmitters: What They Are, Functions & Types ». Cleveland Clinic, https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22513-neurotransmitters.

[2] Noori T, Sureda A, Sobarzo-Sánchez E, Shirooie S. Le rôle des produits naturels dans le traitement du trouble dépressif. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2022;20(5):929-949.

[3] Lopresti A, Drummond P; 2014. Saffron (Crocus sativus) for depression : a systemic review of clinical studies and examination of underlying antidepressant mechanisms of action.

[4] Akhondzadeh, S., Fallah-Pour, H., Afkham, K. et al. Comparison of Crocus sativus L. and imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression: A pilot double-blind randomized trial [ISRCTN45683816]. BMC Complement Altern Med 4, 12 (2004).

(a) Numéro d'entrée EFSA : 2038

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