Are you tired of going to your eye doctor and spending tons of money on new glasses?
Although you should definitely check your eyesight whenever it takes, there are also some natural ways in which you can improve your eyesight.
Saffron is one of the easiest way to naturally improve your eyesight. It is known for its ability to slow down the progression of eye diseases such as macular degeneration which can cause blindness.
The saffron spice is estimated to be 800$ per pound depending on its quality. It is usually used as a food spice, a coloring agent and in treatments for more than 90 diseases. It contains the antioxidant carotenoids crocin and crocetin with strong antioxidative, cellular and neuro-protective properties. The health benefits of saffron are shown to be due to these two carotenoids.
According to a recent clinical study, taking oral supplementation of saffron (20mg per day) in the period of three months in patients with early stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) induced a significant improvement of retinal function and visual acuity.
Also, there has been a study which proved that patients’ vision improved after taking the saffron pill. This has made a new hope that the saffron may be the solution to the problems of many people who have problems with their eyesight.
In the eye study, macular degeneration patients who ate a diet containing saffron began to experience cell recovery, which resulted in improved vision.
Saffron affects the genes which regulate the fatty-acid content of the cell membrane. This results in tougher and more resilient vision cells according to Professor Silvia Bisti, lead researcher of the study.
So what’s the recommended dose of saffron? Can we get it in our diet or is supplementation necessary?
If you want to have healthy eyes and vision you should take 20 mg of high quality saffron per day. Saffron can also be consumed as a spice added to food or prepared as a tea.