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Tagetes Flower CO2-to extract
Product-No.: 232.001

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Raw Material:
Tagetes erecta / Tagetes patula – Flowers, dried

By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms [1].

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Tagetes extracts have antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. In folk medicine, Tagetes species are used to treat respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal complaints or dental problems [2]. The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin contained in the extract are part of the macula of the human eye. This is responsible for sharp vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin are only absorbed through food, the body cannot produce the carotenoids itself. In the macula they act as a filter of blue light and as an antioxidant. These photoprotective properties can help to limit damage to the retina [3,4].*

As a colourant for colouring food, such as confectionery, bakery products, seasonings, sauces or beverages.*

In food supplements, the tagetes flower extract acts as a natural source of lutein and zeaxanthin.*

[1] P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
[2] Salehi, B., Valussi, M., Morais-Braga, M.F.B., Carneiro, J.N.P., Leal, A.L.A.B., Coutinho, H.D.M., Vitalini, S.,Kręgiel, D.,Antolak, H.,Sharifi-Rad,J. : Tagetes spp. Essential Oils and Other Extracts: Chemical Characterization and Biological Activity : Molecules 2018, 23, 2847
[3] Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung : Altersbedingte Makuladegeneration: Lutein und Zeaxanthin als natürliche Sonnenb : DAZ 2004, Nr. 15, S. 45 , 04.04.2004
[4] Prof. Dr. med. Albert J. Augustin, Dr. Christine Gärtner, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wilhelm Stahl : Lutein in der Prävention der altersabhängigen Makuladegeneration: zum Stand der Diskussion :, aufgerufen am 17.09.2020

* Statements summarise literature evidence and have informative character. They might be derived from in vitro or animal tests and thus not be substantiated for humans. Statements have not been evaluated by competent authorities and do not refer to finished products. The marketer of any finished product containing any FLAVEX extract as ingredient is responsible for assuring that the claims made for his product are lawful and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is to be sold.