Appetite Suppressing Herb: Saffron

168658815 300x257 Appetite Suppressing Herb: SaffronOriginally Aired: February 20, 2012

Trying to get rid of your belly flab? Dr. Oz has the “miracle appetite suppressant” that can help you to curb your cravings, especially if you’re an emotional eater. In his “Belly Blasting Supplement” segment, Doctor Oz reveals satiereal saffron extract to do just that.

Best known for its ability to aid the digestive system, satiereal saffron extract comes from crocin, a powerful antioxidant shown to help fight cancer and restrain snack cravings.

The Craving-Killing Study

Dr. Oz explains a study conducted on participants using satiereal saffron extract who were allowed to eat whatever they wanted. The participants saw significant reduction in their cravings to snack as well as a decrease in overall body weight.

To test this supplement, Doctor Oz conducted a study on two audience members who took the satiereal saffron extract supplement for a weekend (3 days). The participants, Martha and Devon, both saw a reduction in food cravings.

Martha, an emotional eater driven by her children, was able to hold off on the second slice of cake that she normally would crave. In the three day period, Martha lost 3 lb.

Devon, who lost a total of 5lb over the weekend, rates her regular food urges at 10 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest craving level). After using the satiereal saffron extract, she said her cravings went down to about a 7.

Dr. Oz recommends taking 88-90mg of the satiereal saffron extract two times a day. He also says the supplement can be found for $30 for a month’s supply.

Saffron can also be used as a natural antidepressant. In an article on Dr. Oz’s website, it describes saffron to be high in cartenoids, B-vitamins, and has been shown to work better than Prozac and Imipramine with fewer side-effects. As saffron has been widely used to aid digestive issues, studies have given participants 15mg a day, twice a day, to elevate mood as neurotransmitters are produced in the digestive tract.

Click here to watch the segment on Dr. Oz’s website.

Click here to read the article on Natural Antidepressants on Dr. Oz’s website.