Myth or reality: Saffron is a natural antidepressant

Saffron contains bioactive compounds, including crocin, safranal and picrocrocin, which are thought to contribute to its antidepressant effects.

News Lifestyle Health Myth or reality: Saffron is a natural antidepressant “Safranal, found in saffron, gives it a distinct taste and aroma. Research shows it can help improve mood, memory and learning ability, as well as protect brain cells from oxidative stress.” said Dr Eileen Canday, HOD, Nutrition and Dietetics, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, … Read more

Is there an association between muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance trainers?

Study: Association between the use of muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance training practitioners.  Image Credit: Rost9/Shutterstock.com

A recent study published in Nutrition investigated whether muscle-building supplements are associated with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage in individuals who engage in resistance training. Study: Association between the use of muscle building supplements and DNA damage in resistance training practitioners. Image Credit: Rost9/Shutterstock.com Background Resistance training improves muscle strength, endurance and power and is popular … Read more