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Saffron, derived from the crocus flower (Crocus sativus) is added as an ingredient in some vision supplements. Several small studies suggest saffron may be beneficial in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration. For more details, and our tests of popular vision products, see the Vision Supplements Review >>

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February 28, 2021

I am also curious about saffron and astaxanthin as used in Life Extension's MacuGuard ocular support. Will be glad to see the test results.

April 29, 2020

Please do a review of saffron supplements.
April 30, 2020

ConsumerLab is scheduled to test saffron products in 2021.

March 14, 2018

Please review Saffron products. Thanks
March 14, 2018

Thank you for your suggestion, Patricia, we will keep it in mind.

February 7, 2020

Yes, please review saffron supplements. I second that.

February 19, 2020

Saffron is reputedly the most expensive spice in the world. Given that supplements are not widely tested, a review of saffron products would be especially valuable.

June 22, 2021

Yes, please test Saffron. It’s June 2021 …. Hurry!!!

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