RDC Clinical recently contributed to published research* looking at the effect of a novel saffron extract (affron®) on its ability to improve mood in healthy adults. If you are not familiar with saffron, saffron is a culinary spice responsible for the golden colour of many Middle Eastern dishes.
128 adults aged 18-77 participated in the study and were allocated to one of two affron® doses. Over 4 weeks, participants were asked to take the allocated product daily and complete a range of questionnaires aimed at evaluating mood, anxiety and sleep at the beginning and end of the study.
The results of the study showed affron® increased mood, reduced anxiety and managed stress without side effects. The researchers concluded that there is a strong case for using affron® in low mood states especially in light of its excellent safety profile.
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*Affron® a novel saffron extract (Crocus sativus L.) improves mood in healthy adults over 4 weeks in a double-blind, parallel, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial,’ Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Vol. 33, pp. 58-64.