Synopsis [May 2022]: A peer-review paper investigating the health benefits of New Zealand blackcurrants, including the supplement, CurraNZ, reveals they provide clinically-significant improvements for metabolic and cardiovascular health, as well as more novel applications, such as reducing ‘old person’s smell’ by up to 80%.
Fourteen of the studies were performed on the New Zealand Blackcurrant anthocyanin extract supplement, CurraNZ, a first-to-market supplement sold in the UK.
The studies showed short-duration intake of New Zealand blackcurrant:
The researcher, Mark Willems, Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester, Institute of Sport, Nursing and Allied Health, who led the review, concluded by saying that:"'New Zealand blackcurrants have broad implications for health.
“We were taken back at the variety of applications we are seeing for New Zealand blackcurrants. It seems to work on a lot of things.
“Given the evidence of its protective health benefits, we would recommend daily consumption of New Zealand blackcurrant as part of normal fruit and vegetable intake - and in population groups of all ages.”
Anthocyanin-Rich New Zealand Blackcurrant: Implications for Health, was published in the Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech Journal, vol 33(1) 202