Saturday, February 22, 2020

affronEYE® Saffron Extract May Lower Risk of Glaucoma

A new animal study suggests affronEYE saffron could help prevent the onset of glaucoma. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics of this potent saffron extract, developed by Pharmactive Biotech Products, S.L., demonstrated an ability to protect retinal cells from damage and death and reduce intraocular hypertension — a key aspect of glaucoma development. 
The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences on August 2019, demonstrated the neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of Pharmactive’s proprietary hydrophilic saffron extract.
After treatment with AffronEYE, the number of living retinal ganglion cells in the treated group was significantly higher in comparison to the non-treated group. 
AffronEYE’s activities are attributed to its naturally occurring bioactive compounds, specifically crocinsand crocetins. These carotenoids are reported to possess a full spectrum of anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and neuroprotective properties through their ability to scavenge free oxygen radicals, thus reducing retinal cell damage and cellular self-destruction.
 “Crocins significantly increase the blood flow in the retina,” Mr. Espinel said. “They are believed to improve oxygenation and nutrient supply to retinal structures, serving to slow or completely prevent the development of glaucoma.”

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