Saffron Protects Against Macular Degeneration

kind2creatures

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For the first time every we bought some Saffron and have been using it a bit in rice dishes, etc. It's now know to help protect against the progression of Macular Degeneration in the elderly, also helps with Alzheimer's Disease.
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/saffron-protects-against-macular-degeneration-1


The researchers noted that saffron from the crocus flower contains chemical compounds called crocin and crocetin.

These are antioxidant derivatives of carotenoids. Crocin protects photoreceptors from light-induced death. Crocetin increases the availability of oxygen to the cells.
 

kind2creatures

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Definitely, we bought a tiny jar at Costco for cooking, don't think I could afford to use it as a supplement, and not very often for cooking either, but wanted to try it. Tasted good in a rice dish.
 

maitaman

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NATURAL red wine, 1 oz, once a week is a cheap and effective preventative of macular degeneration. It was very effective for my mother from about 1991 into the 2000's. At 102 years she could see, only in a blur, but that was a detached retinal problem.
Be sure it is natural wine, not the synthesized stuff that is on the market today.
 

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