The Many Different Ways Saffron Supplements Work For Weight Loss

By Ty Andebe
Saffron comes from the plant Crocus sativus and it is commonly used as a spice and other culinary applications. And while its extract offers a wide range of medicinal benefits, saffron for weight loss usually gets the most attention from people. Thanks to Dr. Oz, this supplement is now gaining worldwide interest despite the limited scientific studies that support its health benefits.

What makes saffron for weight loss such a good idea is the fact that it can effectively trim down your appetite and cravings. And since many who are overweight often go on a glutton’s shoe whenever they feel emotionally stressed, they don’t know that it is contributing to their weight gain. The key here is that you must be in control of your appetite and cravings even when you’re mad or angry.

In a clinical study, it was revealed that saffron could promote weight loss because of how it alters the brain’s production of serotonin to aid in the suppression of appetite and cravings. It is said that serotonin can significantly affect a person’s psychological and physiological functions such as behavior and mood. Experts believe that increased serotonin helps influence the weight loss process.

Dr. Oz wanted to verify the efficacy of saffron for weight loss so he invited two women having problems with emotional eating to participate in an experiment. Over the weekend the women took saffron supplements without calorie restriction. They both reported a significant decrease in their snacking, even when they were angry or upset. The first volunteer lost 3 pounds, while the other lost 5 pounds.

In another study that was published last 2010 in Nutrition Research, 60 mildly overweight women were divided into two groups, with the first group being given a saffron supplement while the other group was given a placebo. The group that took saffron for weight loss was able to reduce their snacking by a significant percentage while the other group had minimal results.

With all the clinical studies conducted on saffron for weight loss, it is important to take note that Satiereal was used. Satiereal is a proprietary blend of saffron and is specifically mentioned by Dr. Oz as a primary ingredient of this supplement. Studies reveal that this supplement can also help to decrease a person’s desire for sugary snacks, which can also contribute to weight gain.

While saffron extract has excellent weight-reducing properties, the other health benefits it can offer cannot be overlooked. Women who have taken this supplement were reported to have gained relief from menstrual cramps and heir premenstrual syndrome. It may also provide relief from coughs, asthma, dry skin, insomnia, heartburn, and intestinal gas. Some even believe that it can be used as an aphrodisiac.

With all the claims of efficacy on saffron for weight loss, it is still a good idea to incorporate a healthy diet and regular exercise in your program if you want to achieve the best results. As Dr. Oz always says, these supplements must never replace diet and exercise, but instead enhance your weight-loss program. Always remember that there is no such thing as a “magic pill” for weight loss.

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