Scientifically validated to support & maintain eye health
Premium Grade 1 Saffron grown in NZ
Take only one small capsule per day
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$2 donated to Macular Degeneration NZ for every bottle sold
Frequently Asked Questions
Q&A - SAFFRON
Q: Can I buy Saffron threads from Wynyard Estate Saffron?
A. Absolutely, we supply Saffron threads to people all around the world. Just get in touch through our contact page and we'd be happy to help.
Q: Why don't I just buy Saffron threads to support my eye health?
A. Simply - accurate dose and quality. It's impossible to tell how many threads are needed to deliver the right dose to you. Hawk Eye takes care of this ensuring you receive the right amount of Saffron in each capsule. Also - only Premium grade 1 Saffron is sufficient for health applications. Wynyard Estate is the only Saffron grower in NZ who consistently measures quality under the strict ISO 3632 quality criteria. If the Saffron hasn't been measured under this standard you can't tell whether it's the real deal or not.
Q: How can I tell if my Saffron is the real deal?
Q. If you've not bought from us, check the packaging and see if the Saffron as been tested under ISO 3632. Check the Aroma, Colour and Taste ratings (see our Saffron Quality) page for more information. Another quick test is to place your Saffron is hot water. The water should start to turn yellow, but the Saffron thread should remain red. If it turns opaque, then it's fake and the colour you see is dye. Be wary - it is estimated that 50% of all Saffron products have been adulterated in some way. Moreover, if your dried Saffron has yellow and white bits, we're sorry to say that these parts are not Saffron. These are left on there to increase the weight, so you pay more for less. Only the red part has any value.
Q: Do you mix your Saffron with other Saffron grown in NZ or elsewhere.
A. Absolutely not! We know what happens to our Saffron from field to packaging. We take our processes very seriously. We do not blend or import Saffron!
Q: Where else can I buy your Saffron?
A: You can purchase our Saffron from Marbecks in Dunedin, Feinerman's in Roxburgh, Johnson's Cottage Orchard in Roxburgh, Super Value in Roxburgh, Florence's Foodstore and Cafe and Frances Nation in the Art Centre Christchurch.
Q&A - HAWK EYE
Q. What is Hawk Eye
A. Hawk Eye is a one-a-day natural Saffron supplement to support and maintain health eyes.
Vegetarian Capsules: 20mg of Wynyard Estate Saffron + encapsulating aids
Bottle: 60 capsules (1.2 grams of Saffron in total); Two months supply; Safety sealed.
Q: How many Hawk Eye capsules should I take?
A: We recommend you take one capsule in the morning with meals. Scientific Evidence determined the daily dose of Saffron is 20mg per day. Each Hawk Eye capsule has 20mg of our Premium Grade 1 Saffron.
Q: Why is the minimum order 120 capsules (or 4 months supply)?
A: Scientific studies and our customer feedback shows that an effect may usually noticed at 4-6 months of supplementation.
Q: I'm taking some other medicines, can I still use Hawk Eye?
A: As with all dietary supplements, if you are taking prescription medication we recommend that you check with your doctor before using Hawk Eye.
Q: Are there any side effects with Hawk Eye?
A: Not that we are aware of, but always consult a doctor before taking any supplements.
Q.: What is the best before date for Hawk Eye?
A: Three-years from date of manufacture.
Q: How was the saffron dose determined for each capsule of Hawk Eye
A: The dose is determined from scientific studies and clinical trials examining saffron and it's relationship with eye health. Each capsule is a vege-cap.
Q: What is the TAPS no: on the Hawk Eye bottle?
A: The TAPS no: is a specific number approved by the Therapeutic Advertising Pre-vetting Service (TAPS). The service reviews and approves that the statements and information presented on a natural supplement label are accurate. TAPS numbers are awarded when advertising on the label complies with NZ law. The TAPS no: for Hawk Eye is TAPS 9829.
Q: Is Hawk Eye safe?
A: Saffron is Generally Regard As Safe. As with any dietary supplement, you should stop taking the capsules if you feel unwell. Hawk Eye is not to be taken by children, women who are pregnant or who are considering becoming pregnant. Scientific Evidence suggests that people on blood thinning medications should avoid taking Saffron doses greater than 200mg in one day. That is 10 x our capsule dosage per day. DO NOT consume the whole bottle in one sitting.
Q: Can I buy Hawk Eye at my local pharmacy?
A: No, Hawk Eye is only available from Wynyard Estate Saffron.
Q: Is Hawk Eye available overseas?
A: No, but you can easily order online and we will happily ship to other countries.
Q. I don't have a PayPal Account. How do I pay for Hawk Eye?
A. Click on the Learn How button. This will show you how to make a payment through paypal, as you do not need an account. Alternatively, you can pay by direct credit into our bank account.
If you have any other questions, please Contact Us and we will answer your queries.