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Saffron and Vision

Wynyard Estate Saffron established in 2012 is grown right here in the Teviot Valley, Central Otago, New Zealand, and in 2017 we developed - HAWK EYE Saffron capsules for supporting your eye health.

Premium Grade 1 Saffron is scientifically proven to support and maintain age-related eye health; has a known target of action and supports healthy eyes through an inter-play of 7 specific compounds.


Hawk Eye grown and produced from Wynyard Estate is manufactured in a GMP facility in NZ with TAPS approved labeling and developed by Wynyard Estate Saffron.


Wynyard Estate  grows Premium Grade 1 Super Negin Saffron threads under the strict ISO 3632-2 international standards for Saffron quality and is the only New Zealand Saffron grower to do so annually since 2015. Our Saffron is also produced under National Programme 3 Verification for Food Safety, non-GMO, has GRAS status and a Health Star Rating 5.

HAWK EYE is a natural Saffron supplement to support and maintain healthy eyes. It contains:

Vegetarian Capsules: 20mg of Wynyard Estate Premium Grade 1 Saffron + encapsulating aids

Bottle: 60 capsules - 1 capsule per day (1.2 grams of NZ Saffron in total);  Safety sealed.

Our Saffron is non-blended and does not contain Imported Saffron - only our Premium Grade Saffron.


Scientific Evidence - Based on Premium Grade 1 Saffron










































































Please also refer to our "Reviews" page for our customers individual results. We are lucky that most of our customers have had a base line test done first and then a re-check from their health professional. Then shared those results with us!  


Saffron's Active Compounds 

Saffron stigmas contain more than 150 volatile and aroma yielding compounds. Saffron’s support and maintenance of healthy eyes is largely tied to the spice’s high content of free-radical-fighting antioxidant carotenoids, including:

  • Alpha-carotene

  • Beta-carotene

  • Zeaxanthin

  • Lycopene

  • Special antioxidants known as crocins (alpha-crocin and picrocrocin)

  • Volatile oil called safranal which comprises of 60-70% of the essential oil in Saffron


Also, Saffron is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, calcium, Zinc and phosphorus.



Our Saffron – 

  • Is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) - an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts.

  • GMP Manufactured – Hawk Eye is manufactured by Vitalabs in Auckland  

  • Micro-analysis Compliant 


Saffron consumed at levels ≥ 5 grams in one sitting are considered harmful.


Dose and Administration- 

Orally Administered. 20mg per day is the recommended evidence-based dose of Saffron for supporting eye health.

​Contraindications -​

This product is not intended for children, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant or individuals who are using blood thinning medications [NOTE: even though scientific evidence shows that consumption of >200mg Saffron (10x our capsule dose) in one sitting may react with blood thinners - we advise you to seek advice from a health professional when considering supplements). All scientific studies can be found at

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