Pharmactive optimises with eco-friendly saffron extraction technology
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.