The Macula is a highly pigmented region near the centre of the retina. It contains a high concentration of photoreceptor cells, which are responsible for visual sharpness, and a high concentration of carotenoid pigments which are thought to have a protective effect on the photoreceptors.
Saffron, the dried stigma of the crocus flower, is a spice, which is commonly used in Mediterranean culinary recipes. Its bitter taste comes from the unique chemicals and antioxidants it contains; picrocrocin, safranal and carotenoid crocin.
The nutritional supplementation of saffron has become an important direction in the area of eye health; the macula region in particular. Recent studies have focussed on the presence of carotenoids in Saffron. Carotenoids play an important function in the human retina.
- Saffron is a good source of active carotenoids
- Carotenoids play an important function in the human retina
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Average Qty||Per Serve (1 Capsule)||Per 100g|
|Fat - Total||0.002g||0.23g|
Ingredients: Crocus sativus (Saffron) 20mg, Tagetes erecta (Marigold) powder (Lutein 10mg; Zeaxanthin 2mg), Gelatin, Cellulose, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate..
Recommended Intake: 1 Serve Per Day
Store in a cool, dry place. Saffron antioxidants are a food supplement and can only be of benefit if you have a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet.
No artificial colours, preservatives, flavours, gluten, yeast
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.