Macula Saffron with lutein and zeaxanthin provides a good source of carotenoid antioxidants for macula health.
Oxidative stress and inflammation are recognised as some of the main risk factors to developing late age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The antioxidant properties of saffron β-carotene such as crocin, an important component of saffron, slow down the progress of AMD to reduce the incidence of this disease in its late form.
Carotenoids, like lutein and zeaxanthin, 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 thought to reduce the effects of oxidative stress on the macula.