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. The macula is responsible for your central detailed vision, such as reading, and is located at the central area of the eye’s retina.
Saffron is a spice made from the dried stigma of the flower of Crocus sativusSaffron, commonly used in Mediterranean culinary recipes. Its bitter taste comes from the unique chemicals and antioxidants it contains; picrocrocin, safranal and carotenoid crocin. Its colour is due to the naturally occurring, antioxidant carotenoid, Crocin. Carotenoids are important components of the macula. They are not synthesised by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Carotenoids are strong antioxidants and reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the macula, as you age.
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
The Macular Saffron Complex formula has been especially developed based on findings from AREDS & AREDS2 clinical research studies. Macular Saffron Complex contains Vitamins C & e, Zinc & Copper, which were part of the active components of the areDS research study, and may benefit the macula region. The recommended daily intake of Macular Saffron Complex provides 500mg Vitamin C, 400IU Vitamin e, 50mg Zinc and 2mg Copper. Macular Saffron Complex is unique in that we have also added the natural antioxidant power of Crocus sativus (Saffron)
|Crocus sativus (Saffron) threads (stigma and style)
|Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C )
|d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate (Vitamin E)
|Zinc (as Zinc oxide)
|Copper (as Copper gluconate)
Dosage: Adults: 2 Tablets per day
No artificial colours, preservatives, flavours, gluten, yeast
Warnings: Always read the label. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Contains zinc which may be dangerous if taken in large amounts or for a long period. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.