euronutra saffron-saffron-oxidative stress


Chemical Name:
Molecular Weight:
CAS number:
Assay (saffranal):
Assay (crocins)                                                            Loss on drying:
Solubility in water:
150.22 g/mol
White to off-white fine-crystalline powder
min. 2%
min. 3%
max. 5%
Stable under normal processing and storage conditions of foods and dietary supplements, no indications                                                                                                      for undesired reactions or interactions with other food constituyents or ingredients of dietary                                                                                                                          supplements
Taste:                                                                                         no distinct side-or aftertaste

What is Euronutra Saffron?

The spice saffron is obtained from picking the bright red or orange ends of the saffron flower pistils, also know as stigmas. It is both a spice and a herb with strong properties in pharmaceutics, cosmetics, perfumery, and textile dye-producing industries. Although it contains both alpha and beta-carotene, two potent natural antioxidants and colouring agents, saffron owes most of its bright red pigment to a particular carotenoid called alpha-crocin. According to several studies, the crocins in saffron protect nerve cells from free radicals damage and promote nerve generation.

Natural Occurrence

caromax saffron is extracted from Spanish saffron (Crocus sativa) using only water without any kind of solvents.Crocetin, picrocrocins(-trans, -cis) and safranal are obtained from the stigmas and flowers of the plant by proprietary separation technology.

Physiological Activity

caromax saffron as an appetite regulator effect

One of the most noticeable effects is its ability to reduce hunger associated with anxiety and subsequently maximize natural satiety, thus reducing the amount of food eaten. This property helps control food intake and weight control. 

caromax saffron as a high anti-depressant effect 

Depression is a severe disorder in today’s society, with estimates of lifetime prevalence as high as 21% of the general population in some developed countries, at the study  » Crocus sativus L. in the treatment of mild to moderate depression: a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial » patients were randomly assigned to receive a capsule of saffron 30 mg[sol ]day (BD) (Group 1) or a capsule of placebo (BD) (Group 2) for a 6-week study. At six weeks, Crocus sativus produced a significantly better outcome on the Hamilton depression rating scale than the placebo. The results of this study indicate the efficacy of Crocus sativus in the treatment of mild to moderate depression

Euronutra´s Role

Euronutra is prepared to assist its customers in obtaining the necessary authorisations for their products.

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Sustainable ingredients are the only way that works for Euronutra. For that, our company works in a long-term basis with local agents and research centres are always seeking for the best raw materials improving the impact in the harvesting, manufacturing trying to improve the lives of all the actors involved in the circle of the product till the final consumers. Carob is harvested in Spain that grows on non-irrigated trees without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. Looking for the best varieties, lands and people has taken dozens of years, but it gives us a sustainable raw material, supplier and better planet for the next generations. Using water-soluble technologies and next-generation gentle technologies minimizes the impact that industrial activities currently has.


Technical documentation 
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