Pharmactive optimises with eco-friendly saffron extraction technology

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Pharmactive Biotech Products, S.L., the clean-label saffron extract maker, says it has optimised product quality and concentration with AFF ON Cool-Tech.

AFF ON Cool-Tech was specially designed, developed and patented by Pharmactive's team of saffron extraction experts to maintain peak freshness and purity.  

“AFF ON Cool-Tech does not use harmful solvents, synthetics or additives of any kind,”​ explains Jorge Rodríguez, head of production at Pharmactive.

“It generates very low waste and considerably reduces the impact on the environment, minimising the carbon footprint. The AFF ON Cool-Tech process requires less industrial processing than other saffron extractors, lowering the energy consumed – and all in fewer steps.”

AFF ON Cool-Tech produces the highest concentration of saffron-sourced Lepticrosalides actives currently on the market, as tested and shown by HPLC-DAD (high-performance liquid chromatography with a diode-array detector).

“Pharmactive is the first saffron actives supplier that can scientifically demonstrate how its products deliver outstanding beneficial/valuable properties at among the lowest recommended doses in the market (just 28 mg/day),”​ adds Julia Diaz, Pharmactive’s Marketing Manager. 

Trusted saffron source

Saffron is among the most expensive botanicals in the world – literally worth more than its weight in gold – which makes counterfeiting common.

Pharmactive cultivates saffron in its own fields in the Spanish Castilla-La Mancha region, where Crocus sativus​ L. has been grown and nurtured for centuries.  

Pharmactive collaborates with select saffron farmers who do not use chemical fertilizers and who harvest using manual picking of choice stigmas during a brief daily window of time.

Food-to-fork processing gives Pharmactive complete control and traceability of the supply chain to retain peak freshness and product authenticity.

Pharmactive Biotech Products, S.L.

This privately-owned company develops and manufactures differentiated natural ingredients supported by scientific evidence.

The company was founded by a group of entrepreneurs headed by Jean-Marie Raymond, who developed breakthrough solutions using the traditional Mediterranean saffron plant.

It was the first company to introduce saffron extract for mood improvement. 

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