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Arm your immune defence with blackcurrants this flu season

on July 19, 2018

LOOKING for some additional immune support this winter? Or have you ever travelled by plane and succumbed to a cold or virus in the following days? 

With the winter and school holiday season in full flow, we thought we'd share the research insights on how blackcurrants may help stimulate the immune system.

Whether in the office or an airplane, air conditioning systems expose people to a 'toxic soup' of bugs and viruses that bombards your immune system for hours on end. 

Therefore, it's good to remember some immune-boosting strategies to help prevent getting ill during the 'flu' season, or during and after long-haul travel.

Research from the New Zealand Plant and Food Institute has shown that blackcurrants help stimulate immune responses. Additionally, they have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, with one paper highlighting they help 'disinfect' cells infected by the influenza virus.  

One of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from customers is a reduction in colds and flu, particularly during the winter. However, daily use is required.