A good friend of mine told me that she lost 10 pounds by taking a weight loss supplement in just 6 weeks…
I’m very skeptical of this magical pills that promise a lot with any effort!
She told me that the saffron extract benefits were more than just controlling her appetite and contributing to her amazing weight loss.
Let me analyze all the facts and try to find out this is another scam or if there’s some true behind it.
First of all my friend is not obese! She had a few extra fat on her tummy and legs… and that was it!
Then she did not only take the supplement. She also changed her diet and started going to the gym.
So, was the 10 pounds loss a consequence of the “amazing” supplement or the change in diet or the workouts in the gym.
I’ve read a few scientific studies and all point out to the same direction…
When you take saffron extract your system also produces serotonin, aka the “HAPPY HORMONE”! This substance tells the brain that you’re already satiated…
I heard that the inhabitants of Okinawa stop eating when they feel 80% full, because there’s a gap of time between feeling full and actually being full. This means that normally you feel full after you’re actually full!
This hormone accelerates this process telling the brain that you can stop eating because you’re already satisfied of what you’ve eaten.
All studies indicate that the subjects actually lose some pounds.
But I think that the 10 pounds that my friend lost are a result of all 3 components mentioned: the supplement + diet + exercise.