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FLORASSIST® Mood Improve combines innovative probiotics with a standardized saffron extract to support emotional well-being and help maintain a balanced mood.

Research into brain and mood is uncovering new information all the time about the connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system. Specific probiotics included in FLORASSIST® Mood Improve have been shown to positively influence biochemical signaling between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, with positive effects on mood.

Happy Stomach, Happy Mind. Clinical and pre-clinical studies indicate that gut microbes can support mood and behavior by affecting the gut-brain axis, a complex communication network that links your gut with your brain. 

In two randomized controlled trials, participants taking a blend of Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52 and Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175 reported significant mood, stress response and emotional balance support as compared to placebo.(1,2) These strains relieved stress-related gastrointestinal discomfort as well (3).

Life Extension developed a proprietary extract of the popular spice saffron that is standardized for the two compounds safranal and crocin, because compelling research indicates saffron compounds promote mood health. Meta-analyses of up to eight trials have found that use of saffron extract is associated with improved mood test scores relative to placebo or active controls.(4-7)

Benefits of Florassist® Mood Improve:

  • Promotes balanced mood and brain health with saffron and probiotics
  • Supports healthy signaling between your digestive tract & brain
  • Encourages a healthy mental outlook & supports emotional well-being
  • Helps relieve minor digestive discomfort that can accompany everyday stress

Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written two articles about Florassist Mood benefits:

Directions:  As a food supplement take one (1) Florassist® Mood Improve capsule daily, with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare professional. Do not exceed the daily dose. 

When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your healthcare professional if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

Lactobacillus helveticus Rosell-52 ME, Bifidobacterium longum Rosell-175 ME, Saffron extract (stigma) std. to 2% safranal 11% crocins 30 mg Other ingredients: potato starch, vegetable oil powder, vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, ascorbic acid. Contains Milk and Soybeans.

What time of day should I take Florassist Mood Improve?  
This can be taken any time of the day with or without food.

How soon will I see the results of Florassist Mood Improve?
We suggest allowing approx 2 - 3 weeks to see results but this can differ from person to person.

Can I take Florassist Mood Improve if I am on anti-depressants?
Yes, but like with anything, please discuss with your GP.

I take sleeping pills.  Can I take Florassist Mood Improve?
Yes, but like with anything, please discuss with your GP.

I cannot take pills. Can I open the Florassist Mood Improve capsule?
Yes, you can open and sprinkle over food/mix with a drink. 

How large is Florassist Mood Improve capsule?
The Florassist Mood Improve capsule is approx 2cm long.

Can I take Florassist Mood Improve when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Florassist Mood Improve?

One ingredient is maltodextrin, what is it derived from? Corn, rice, potato or wheat?
The maltodextrin is derived from non-GMO corn.

Is constipation a side effect of Florassist Mood Improve improve?
Based on our comprehensive review of the literature, constipation is not a side effect we would expect from this product. However, since all of our biochemistries are unique it can affect how we respond to different nutrients.

I have read that a lot of probiotics are alive at the time of manufacture but by the time that they reach your stomach through shipping processes and then home storage they are basically very ineffective why this different? 
Florassist Mood Improve contains live inactivated probiotic bacteria providing colony-forming units that are activated in the GI tract where they thrive. Because of this, exposure of dormant, stabilized probiotics to heat and/or their storage at room temperature is generally not a concern for viability. However, active (live) culture probiotics are actively fermenting and typically require refrigeration as they have not been dried and stabilized to induce dormancy and maintain shelf life. 

Can you take other probiotics with this one?
Yes, this product can be combined with other probiotics for more comprehensive support of the microbiome.

Will the bacteria survive gastric acid if the capsule's contents are sprinkled on food?
Since the product was not designed for ingestion in this manner we cannot guarantee the efficacy and potency would be the same as if the product was used as intended. Also, some may find the taste objectionable because the product is very potent.

  1. Gut Microbes. 2011;2(4):256-61.
  2. Br J Nutr. 2010;105(5):755-64.
  3. Nutr Res. 2008;28(1):1-5.
  4. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2014;29(6):517-27.
  5. Psychology research and behavior management. 2019;12:297-305.
  6. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 2018;14:1297-1305.
  7. Iranian journal of psychiatry. 2017;12(3):154-162.

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