saffron for weight loss is the new term that is used in science and people’s talk. we know every new concept originate from a need and in this case our problem is a soft drug for weight loss. this drug should be simple, natural and without any side effect.
our life is filled drugs and food that are not really useful for us. our lifestyle is under severe attack from companies that like to sell us something. do we can compare or think about our selections? no. because we are enchanted.
we need back to our nature. we need some real compound that are compatible with our nature. yes I know a herbal tea can’t treat cancer or can’t make us more beautiful, but usually the solutions that include a combination of ways is better than exclusive methods.
chemical drugs vs herbal methods
there are lots of drugs that are developed for weight loss. the mechanism of this drugs are based on 2 method:
- inhibition of fat absorption
- induced anorexia
inhibition of fats absorption do by affecting on pancreatic lipase. lipase is an enzyme that decomposition of fats and ready them to absorb. notice that if fats don’t decomposition, will not absorption well. this mechanism have sides effect such as lack of absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and other biological issue.
inducing anorexia is the second common mechanism that use in pharmaceutic industry. this method based on effect on our hormones and neurological transmitter. this is a intentional disorder in our body’s organs and will be have some side effect for us.
saffron for weight loss
researches show that saffron can be useful for weight loss. saffron can effect on our metabolic system by decreasing glucose, triglyceride and LDL cholesterol and the second probably mechanism is increasing energy consumption. if we want to have a conclusion of saffron benefits for weight loss we can refer to:
- decrease LDL, TG and blood sugar
- increase fat oxidation
- increase energy expenditure
- natural inhibitor of pancreatic lipase
- inhibiting of LPL (LPL is an enzyme that effect on lipoprotein and release of fats to blood)
- inhibiting of glycerophosphate dehydrogenase (this enzyme active glucose by attaching phosphate to it)
all of this mechanism do by powerful antioxidants of saffron. maybe the mechanism of drugs and saffron for weight loss is the same but there is a major difference between them and that is naturality, side effect and cost.
Saffron Compounds and weight loss
as we say antioxidants are the major factor of saffron benefits for weight loss. some of this antioxidant and their function are as follow:
A 10-day treatment with crocin (25 to 100 mg/kg/day) significantly reduced serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and VLDL cholesterol levels. The hyperlipidemic effect of crocin was attributed to its pancreatic lipase inhibition.(1)
crocin is an important antioxidant that can be very useful for us, some crocin application are as followed:
- high solubility in water
- anti cancer
- learning and memory enhancer
A 9-week treatment with crocetin (25, 50, 100 mg/kg/day) reduced serum total cholesterol level and inhibited the formation of aortic plaque, reduced malonaldehyde and decreased nitric oxide in serum.(2)
crocetin is other important saffron antioxidant that can be useful in regulate metabolic system and help to weight loss. one of crocetin function is decrease of insulin resistance (3). probably you know about insulin and it’s effect on blood sugar.
best saffron for weight loss
the major factor of saffron application for weight loss is crocin and the highest rate of crocin is on the saffron threads and specially the red part of it. so you can use of this saffron types for weight loss:
- saffron all red
- Super Negin Saffron
- Saffron straw
how to use saffron for weight loss
the best way for using of saffron for weight loss is eating of saffron in your foods and drink. this is not a temporary issue and if you want to have a change in your life you would change your food regime and use of Healthy food. refer to the category of recipes.
saffron for weight loss dosage
the best dosage for using saffron is 0.1 g or 10 to 15 saffron threads per day. of course you can use 30mg per day saffron for 6 weeks to most saffron benefits such as saffron for depression and saffron benefits for hair.