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What is MegaCro™ Gardenia?

MegaCro™ Gardenia is Gardenia jasminoides Ellis fruit extract standardized to 40% Crocetin.

The fruit of Gardenia is known for its high yield of crocetin, which is a beneficial compound with various health benefits and an important source of food colorant with high antioxidant activity. The point of standardization for 40% crocetin refers to the process that ensure MegaCro™ contains 40% crocetin by weight. To ensure consistent quality and efficacy, the MegaCro™ is standardized to 40% crocetin using a variety of quality control methods such as macroscopic and microscopic examinations, physicochemical analysis, and phytochemical screening. Standardization is important to ensure the consistency, potency and quality of MegaCro™, as well as to accurately quantify extract dosage for nutraceutical and therapeutic purposes.

What is Crocetin?

Crocetin is a pharmacologically active carotenoid compound found in Gardenia jasminoides Ellis, which has been used as a traditional herbal medicine and natural food colorant. It is widely studied for its pharmacological activities, especially in preventing and treating diseases such as atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia, hemorrhagic shock, cancer, and cerebral injury. After oral administration, crocetin is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body's extra-vascular tissues. Crocetin exert its biological and pharmacological effects mainly through its powerful antioxidant activity.