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Scientific Studies show that daily consumption of 30mg of Premium Grade Saffron may provide support for PMS and mood, behaviour and comfort.

Saffron and PMS

Wynyard Estate Saffron grown right here in New Zealand has developed - LADY HAWK - a natural dietary Premium Grade 1 Saffron supplement to support and maintain Women's Health.

LADY HAWK is a natural Saffron supplement to support and maintain Women's health. It contains:

Powder: A level spoon (provided) of Lady Hawk delivers 30mg of Wynyard Estate Premium Grade 1 Saffron + encapsulating aids.

Bottle: 31 Day's Supply. Consume with food or beverage.

 

Our Saffron is non-blended and does not contain Imported Saffron - only our Premium Grade Saffron.

Lady Hawk is produced from Wynyard Estate based in Central Otago, New Zealand and is manufactured in a GMP facility in NZ with TAPS (Therapeutic Advertising Pre-Vetting Service) approved labeling.

 

Wynyard Estate  grows Premium Grade 1 Saffron threads under the strict ISO 3632 international standards for Saffron quality and is the only NZ Saffron grower to do so annually. Our Saffron is also produced under National Programme 3 Verification for Food Safety, non-GMO, has GRAS status and a Health Star Rating 5.

 

Scientific Evidence - Based on Premium Grade 1 Saffron

 

 

​Study 1. The study concluded "saffron was found to be effective in relieving symptoms of PMS. A significant difference was observed in efficacy of saffron in cycles 3 and 4 in the Total Premenstrual Daily Symptoms." The primary outcome measure was the Daily Symptom Report, and the secondary outcome measure was the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. See the video below.

Patients: Women aged 20-45 years; regular menstrual cycles;  experience PMS symptoms > 6 months.

Study Duration: 2 months

​Study 2. The study concluded that “suggest that saffron reduces the severity of PMS symptoms”.

Patients: 78 Women 18-35 yrs.

Study Duration: 2 Months

 

 

Target of Action

PMS (premenstrual syndrome) is a condition caused by the body's response to a normal menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is brought on by changing levels of hormones in the body. In some women, normal hormone changes are linked to decreases in serotonin, a brain chemical that improves mood. These changes lead to PMS symptoms each month.

Serotonin is sometimes called the happy chemical, because it contributes to well being and happiness.

 

It is this fluctuation of serotonin, that's thought to play a crucial role in mood states, that could trigger PMS symptoms. Insufficient amounts of serotonin may contribute to premenstrual depression, as well as to fatigue, food cravings and sleep problems researchers say.

 

It is thought that saffron changes the levels of serotonin in the brain which help alleviate mood.

Saffron's Active Compounds

 

Saffron stigmas contain more than 150 volatile and aroma yielding compounds. Saffron has high amounts of anti-oxidative carotenoids (including the main antioxidant crocin) but also includes:

  • Alpha-carotene

  • Beta-carotene

  • Special antioxidants known as crocins (alpha-crocin and picrocrocin)

  • Volatile oil called safranal which comprises of 60-70% of the essential oil in Saffron

 

 Also, Saffron is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, Zinc and phosphorus.

 

Safety

 

Our Saffron –

 

  • Is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) - an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts (http://bit.ly/2i1oydB).

  • GMP Manufactured – by Alaron Products Ltd in Nelson.  

  • Micro-analysis Compliant - Our Saffron was thoroughly tested by the Cawthorn Institute in NZ for any unwanted microbes prior to encapsultation by Alaron. It passed.

 

Saffron consumed at levels ≥ 5 grams in one sitting are considered harmful.

 

Dose and Administration

 

Orally Administered. 30mg of saffron per day is the recommended evidence-based dose of Saffron for supporting women's health. Take one level spoon (provided) of Lady Hawk powder per day mixed in a beverage or with a meal. 

Contraindications

This product is not intended for children, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant or individuals who are using blood thinning medications [NOTE: even though scientific evidence shows that consumption of >200mg Saffron in one sitting may react with blood thinners - we advise you to seek advice from a health professional when considering supplements. All scientific studies can be found at wynyardestatesaffron.com

Saffron Quality

  • ISO 3632: Saffron quality is determined under the strict ISO 3632 standard set by the International Standards Organisation.  At Wynyard Estate we test our Saffron quality annually (by the University of Otago). The only supplier in NZ to do so. The minimum requirement for Grade 1 is Colour: 200, Flavor: 70 and Aroma: 20-50. We exceed these requirements.

  • Food Safety National Programme 3 Compliant - NP3 is the food health & safety programme set by the Food Health & Safety Authority in NZ. NP3 status was granted to Wynyard Estate in 2016 and  again in 2018.

  • We do not blend our Saffron with any other Saffron (Imported or non imported)

  • Health Star Ratings - an independent rating developed by the New Zealand and Australian Governments in collaboration with public Health experts, the food industry and consumer groups. Wynyard Estate Saffron has a Health Star Rating of 5.

  • Fraud Control Programme – our Saffron has certain biological signatures specific to our Central Otago location. We can test all our products to ensure the Saffron is sourced from us.

Research

Agha-Hosseini M, Kashani L, Aleyaseen A, Ghoreishi A, Rahmanpour H, Zarrinara AR, Akhondzadeh S. Crocus sativus L. (saffron) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a double-blind, randomised and placebo-controlled trial. BJOG. 2008;115:515–519.

 

Soheila Pirdadeh Beiranvand, Nabiollah Shams, Beiranvand Zahra Behboodi, Moghadam Mehdi Birjandid, Seddigheh Azharie Elham, Rezaeif Ali Nazar, Salehniag Somayyeh Beiranvand (2016). The effect of Crocus sativus (saffron) on the severity of premenstrual syndrome. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2016: 55-61.

 

 

 

 

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