Crocetin, the carotenoid that gives saffron its rich golden red color increases oxygen content in the blood and could be a key player in reducing harmful plaque buildup in the arteries. It
also contains other carotenoids, including zea-xanthin, lutein, lycopene, a- and
ß-carotenes. These are important antioxidants that help protect the human
body from oxidant-induced stress, cancers, infections and acts as immune
Carotenoids are loaded with antioxidants to neutralize free radicals. Authorities believe low rate of cardiovascular problems in Spain could be due to their regular consumption of saffron.
Saffron Dietary Supplement tablets may boost your immune system. In fact, pure and high potent saffron is rich in vitamins that are vital including: vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin and vitamin C.
Studies show that saffron may protect your eyes
from direct sunlight, help slow aging in the eyes, and help repair damaged eye
" Ischemic retinopathy and age-related
macular degeneration are the leading ocular problems that cause blindness, due
in part to the reduction of blood flow in the retina and/or choroid. Crocin analogs isolated from saffron (Crocus
sativus L) were found to significantly increase the blood flow in the retina
and choroid and to facilitate retinal function recovery. Increased blood flow
due to vasodilation presumably improves oxygenation and nutrient supply of
retinal structures ".