Saffron Just Proved the Answer to Mental Resilience

This bio-engineered saffron is the solution to body and mind tensions we've all been waiting for.

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You’ve dabbled in CBD, given magnesium and whirl and chanced it on melatonin but scientists have concluded that a patented form of saffron extract could deliver the clarity and calm we’ve been seeking.

As long as family, phones, email alerts and bosses without boundaries still exist, modern life will continue to be stressful. Attempting to eradicate anxiety and overload from our lives altogether, is a valiant yet perhaps somewhat idealistic effort. Far better to equip yourself mentally and physically against the impact of stress and to be well prepared for when adversity inevitably comes a-knocking. To become fully, life resilient.

What causes stress?

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis concerns the interplay between the body’s central nervous and endocrine systems. Perceived stress triggers the stimulation of the pituitary gland to release stress hormones like cortisol. This stress response is an entirely natural and ancient interaction, essential to human survival but in cases of modern chronic stress, the HPA axis becomes overactive and the response prolonged, which becomes increasingly unhealthy.

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Why saffron for mental and emotional resilience?

New research concludes that standardized saffron extract, affron® is able to normalize HPA axis dysregulation following chronic mild stress stimulation. When affron® was introduced, the body maintained a healthy production of cortisol, the hormone involved in the body’s stress response and further research showed a suppression of the HPA axis as a result of the lowered cortisol concentrations.

Supplementing with a patented saffron extract has been scientifically linked to a reduction in the amount of the stress hormone cortisol circulating in the bloodstream, which was the impetus to LYMA being the first to formulate it into the LYMA Supplement, at the exact proven active daily dose of 28mg.

What do these new findings on saffron for mental resilience mean?

The research offers a deeper understanding of how the active components in affron® interact at a biological level. To this point, supplements might have been somewhat overlooked as tools to maintain body and mind balance but this new evidence categorically confirms that affron® regulates the hormonal and biological processes that prolonged or counterproductive tension can trigger.

The proven relaxing benefits of affron® have previously been hugely underestimated but this new research further underlines how crucial affron® is in the long-term safeguarding of mental wellbeing.

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affron® the patented, proven version of saffron

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, and for good reason - it is both incredibly labor intensive to extract and has extremely potent health properties.

Let’s be specific here though, no one is advocating you sprinkle saffron on your porridge oats every morning to have a great day. Originating from Spain, affron® is engineered from one of the purest sources of saffron. Bioengineered at a highly concentrated level, with long-lasting stability through a patented 1,2 low-temperature proprietary production process, this technology allows for superior saffron quality with less industrial processing, less energy use and zero chemicals.

affron® displays an impressively rapid absorption rate, showing effects after just one hour and prolonged improvement when taken at the clinical daily dose of 28mg, as in the gold standard LYMA Supplement. A unique, standardized saffron extract, affron® is widely praised by academics and supported with peer-reviewed, clinical evidence. This is the patented, proven and bioengineered form on saffron and therein all the evidence lies.

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affron® for emotional resilience

As well as proving itself excellent at maintaining a healthy bodily stress response, preclinical and clinical trials have shown that saffron can target low mood by influencing our physiological pathways, and increasing the activity of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.

affron® is the first saffron supplement on the market to be supported and backed by clinical evidence and to date, six peer-reviewed studies have demonstrated the positive effect that affron® has on mental state and sleep quality in healthy adults.

Has affron® been tested for anxiety and depression?

Our emotional resilience is typically dependent on specific genes and ion channels in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) of the brain. affron® works directly to alter these genes, ion channels and neurons, supporting emotional resilience and mood.

Regular supplementation with affron® has been implicated in mitigating side effects often associated with prescription drugs usage. Speaking to your GP or medical specialist can ascertain if this is right for you.

The effectiveness of affron® has been demonstrated both in laboratories and real life, time and again. It’s a proven powerhouse in balancing mood, enhancing mental resilience and improving our ability to deal with adversity. In a world where we are constantly keeping pace, striving for more and trying to recognize our true potential, affron® is indisputably the safest, most steadying of supplements to help us become the best version of ourselves.



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