10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Nature's Answer Ginger Root (3.7)||(3.7)|
|Exir Saffron (3.3)||(3.3)|
|Ginkgo Smart (2.9)||(2.9)|
|Health Creation Krill Oil (2.2)||(2.2)||N/A|
Exir Saffron Ingredients
Exir Saffron contains the following ingredients: Saffron (Crocus Sativus L.), Calcium Carbonate, modified Cellulose, Vegetable Stearin, Croscarmellose, Magnesium Stearate, and Silica.
Exir Saffron is an herbal nutritional supplement which features Saffron as core ingredient. The formula is claimed to contain premium quality organic saffron, rich in essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folic acid, Niacin and Vitamin C, as well as minerals and carotenoids. Saffron is generally recognized and used as a spice. It is actually one of the most expensive spices in the world, but has also been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Modern research has been able to show Saffron possess antioxidant, antispasmodic and apoptotic properties. Scientists have revealed that it consists of three natural chemicals: Crocin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (giving the color), Pricrocrocin (giving the flavor) and Safranal (giving the aroma). Crocin is believed to promote a healthy memory by improving learning capacity, recall and retention. This is one of the reasons why saffron is considered beneficial in reducing memory loss symptoms. Clinical trials have shown the health benefits of saffron on preventing Alzheimer’s symptoms. One study, showed Saffron to have comparable results as Donepezil, a drug commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia, with fewer side effects (vomiting). Saffron is considered to have anxiolytic properties and apparently works to stimulate Serotonin and Dopamine production. These two neurotransmitters help balance mood and shape behavior. Saffron is tested for benefits against social anxiety and panic attacks. Also, considerable research is focusing on Saffron’s anti-cancer properties. It appears that it may help fight cancer in a process called apoptosis. Basically, Saffron’s active substances enter cancer cells and send them signals to commit suicide, hence destroying them. Saffron is considered generally safe if used up to 6 weeks in the recommended doses. Some mild side effects have been reported such as dizziness, anxiety, nausea or headache. The suggested use for Exir Saffron is of 1 tablet 2-3 times a day. No side effects are mentioned for the formula being reviewed here.
- Researched active ingredient (Saffron has proven health benefits)
- Natural, vegetarian product
- Moderate price for a month’s supply (approximately $22)
- The product received mixed reviews from consumers;
- No clinical trials involving this specific product.
Exir Saffron is offered as a multiple benefit formula designed for people who want to improve or maintain a good health with specific benefits on physical and emotional balance. It is advertised as a product based on a single active ingredient of the highest quality, specifically Exim saffron (claimed to exceed the highest rank available for quality standards). Reducing memory loss symptoms or preventing age related cognitive impairment are also among the advertised benefits. The product has received mixed results, but most consumer reviews on generic Saffron claim the ingredients works wonders against anxiety and mood disorders. However, this is not a clinically researched product and has not been approved by the FDA. For complete and accurate information on the product, we recommended you seek a healthcare professional’s advice.