5 Feel sunnier with saffron!
Tend toward the blues? Take 30 mg. of saffron extract (such as Swanson Superior Herbs Saffron Extract, $14.18, Swanson Vitamins.com) two to three times daily, and in six to eight weeks, you should enjoy a happiness lift that rivals the effects of Prozac! ✤ It works! Phytonutrients in the golden spice uplift mood the same way that antidepressants do, by regulating serotonin and other “happy” brain hormones! It eases anxiety, too! Can’t turn off worry? That same dose of saffron ushers in calm by upping GABA, a neurotransmitter that quiets overactive areas of the brain that trigger anxiety.