Saffron is known as the most precious spice in the world. But it's much more than that. The plant, which belongs to the crocus family, has it all. For centuries, saffron has been valued and used in many different ways.
Only the orange saffron threads are harvested from the violet flower.
Approx. 165,000 saffron blossoms with approx. 500,000 saffron threads of 2 mg each produce approx. 1 kg of saffron.
This elaborate process also explains the high prices of up to several thousand euros per kg depending on quality and origin.
The dark red saffron threads contain over 150 natural substances, of which about 50 have currently been identified.
Crocin is one of the central natural substances.
With regard to regeneration after physical exertion, the effect of saffron on the reduction of oxidative stress is of interest. Oxidative stress leads to cell damage. The stress load in the body also increases due to, for example, creeping poisoning (toxic metals, pesticides, malnutrition, negative environmental influences).
Crocin acts as an antioxidant, radical scavenger and inhibitor of lipid per oxidation.
3 positive aspects of the antioxidant effect of crocin are worth mentioning:
- the regenerating effect after physical exertion
- the nerv- boosting and mood-enhancing effect for stress
- the memory-enhancing effect is derived.
The saffron extract used in VERWAY repower! is standardised to 3% crocin. It also contains a wide range of non-quantified bioactive ingredients.
Experts say that crocin protects the mitochondria of liver cells from oxidative damage and prevents cell death.
The nerve strengthening and neuroprotective* effect of crocin have been proven in numerous studies.
Saffron is also very much appreciated in mild depressive moods, as it can often occur in athletes during periods of intensive training, exhausting competitions or defeats.
It is also always positively mentioned that at the end of a busy week, the saffron extract can make a mood-enhancing contribution.
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