The Health Benefits of Saffron

If you’re a foodie, you might have heard of saffron, the very tasty and high-end spice that resembles red threads. Saffron originates from a flower called crocus sativus—commonly known as the “saffron crocus.” It is believed that saffron originated and was first cultivated in Greece, but today the spice is primarily grown in Iran, Greece, Morocco, and India. It is extremely subtle and fragrant, slightly sweet with a luxurious taste. It’s tricky to describe but instantly recognizable in a dish. As annoying as it is to say, you know it when you taste it. 1

This particular spice boasts a host of health benefits and it is used not only in dining, but also used as a dietary supplement as well. Just one ounce of saffron has a huge amount of nutrients, including manganese, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamin B6.  Additionally, “crocin, which delivers the intense orange color, is an indication of this spice’s restorative qualities, i.e. its powerful carotenoids and antioxidants that can protect your body from free radical damage.” 2

Why are we so excited about this premium ingredient? Because it’s in Bod•ē Pro Happy! The saffron extract in Happy supports mood and relaxation* so you can feel great as you go about your day. Indulge a little in this fantastic spice and get Happy!


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

1 Baraghani, Andy. “What Is Saffron, The World’;s Most Legendary Spice?” Bon Appétit, Bon Appétit, 7 Mar. 2018,

2 “What Is Saffron Good For?”, Mercola, 14 Nov. 2016,

Food, Health, ScienceRichard Martin