Synopsis: A study from Liverpool John Moores University shows that short-term, but not acute, intake of CurraNZ® can improve insulin responses and free-living postprandial glucose excursions in overweight/obese individuals.
The study, published in European Journal of Nutrition (2020), investigated the effect of repeated daily intake of CurraNZ® on metabolic responses in sedentary obese and overweight individuals under ‘free living’ conditions. The findings showed:
Participants took two capsules (600mg) of CurraNZ® or a placebo every day for eight days while going about their normal daily activities and maintaining their customary diets.
They were fitted with continuous glucose monitors, which provide an indirect measure of blood sugars throughout the day and specifically the responses following a meal. High blood sugar responses to each meal increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
The researchers found the effect of New Zealand blackcurrant extract improved responses to a normal meal.
Short-term, but not acute, intake of New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves insulin sensitivity and free-living postprandial glucose excursions in overweight/obese individuals. Nolan A, Brett R, Strauss JA, Stewart CE, Shepherd SO; European Journal of Nutrition, July 2020. DOI:10.1007/s00394-020-02329-7