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Saffron Extract

Ascent Nutrition Saffron is an exotic spice that comes from dried stigmas of the flowers of Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus). Also known as “The Sunshine Spice,” saffron is known for its ability to support a healthy mood, memory and happy outlook. In addition, saffron has been traditionally used in Mediterranean cuisine to add flavor and aroma to dishes.

Each bottle of Ascent Nutrition Saffron includes 60 vegetarian capsules and provides you with a 30-day supply. Simply take one capsule per day with a meal or as directed by your healthcare professional.

  • Promotes A Healthy Mood and Outlook*
  • Supports Brain Health, Memory, and Learning*
  • Healthy Libido promotor*
  • Aids In Cardiovascular Health*


What are the known benefits of Saffron Extract?

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the Crocus sativus plant, and saffron extract is a concentrated form of the plant's compounds. There have been several studies investigating the potential health benefits of saffron extract, and here are some of the known benefits:

  1. Improved mood: Saffron extract has been shown to have antidepressant effects and may help improve mood in people with depression.

  2. Reduced PMS symptoms: Saffron extract may help reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as irritability, mood swings, and cravings.

  3. Appetite suppression: Saffron extract may help reduce appetite and cravings, leading to weight loss in some people.

  4. Improved eyesight: Saffron extract may help improve eyesight and slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

  5. Reduced inflammation: Saffron extract may have anti-inflammatory effects and may help reduce inflammation in the body.

  6. Improved sexual function: Saffron extract may help improve sexual function in both men and women, including increasing libido and reducing erectile dysfunction.

It's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of saffron extract and its effects on different populations. Additionally, the saffron extract should be used with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare provider, as it can interact with certain medications and may not be safe for everyone.

Medical Research

Here are some examples of medical journals and studies that have investigated the potential benefits of saffron extract:

  1. Hausenblas HA, Saha D, Dubyak PJ, Anton SD. Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) and major depressive disorder: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. J Integr Med. 2013;11(6):377-383. doi: 10.3736/jintegrmed2013056.

  2. Agha-Hosseini M, Kashani L, Aleyaseen A, et al. Crocus sativus L. (saffron) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial. BJOG. 2008;115(4):515-519. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2007.01652.x.

  3. Gout B, Bourges C, Paineau-Dubreuil S. Satiereal, a Crocus sativus L extract, reduces snacking and increases satiety in a randomized placebo-controlled study of mildly overweight, healthy women. Nutr Res. 2010;30(5):305-313. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2010.04.008.

  4. Falsini B, Piccardi M, Minnella AM, et al. Influence of saffron supplementation on retinal flicker sensitivity in early age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010;51(12):6118-6124. doi: 10.1167/iovs.10-5390.

  5. Asbaghi O, Khodadadi S, Abbasnezhad A, et al. The effects of saffron supplementation on inflammation and endothelial function: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Phytother Res. 2021;35(1):38-50. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6835.

  6. Modabbernia A, Sohrabi H, Nasehi AA, et al. Effect of saffron on semen parameters of infertile men. Urol J. 2011;8(1):17-22. PMID: 21385595.

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 The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA. Ascent Nutrition® products are not intended to treat cure or prevent disease. *Results may vary.