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Firing up your fat metabolism: Best practice tips when using CurraNZ

on December 06, 2023

Our latest sensational research has enjoyed major national coverage in the UK last month, with scientists discovering CurraNZ can boost fat burning by up to 61% at rest. 

One national tabloid featured our remarkable findings on their front-page Sunday edition, which saw other major newspapers carry the story in print and online. 

Here, we unpack the latest discovery to come out of the CurraNZ research program. 

Depending on meal times, the University of Chichester study found CurraNZ can ‘turn on’ your fat burner for eight-ten hours a day and mimic the benefits of exercise. Plus, we have seen it is equally effective during exercise - making it fantastic for improving your endurance and reducing fatigue.

Described an ‘extraordinary health finding for daily life’, three-quarters of the participants in the study displayed fat burning improvements normally associated with one to three months of daily endurance exercise.

This adds to other CurraNZ studies showing it makes the body favour fat as fuel during exercise – and is particularly effective in women.

Top tips for best results.

  1. Take daily. Missing out days will cancel the benefit.
  2. Take 1-3 capsules per day. The highest dose delivers the greatest improvements.
  3. Effects commence after one week but results are greater after two weeks.
  4. Use 2 hours before exercising, avoiding meal times, which will eliminate the effects.
  5. If using for weight management, use alongside a restricted diet and exercise. Overeating will negate the gains.
  6. Beware of other blackcurrant products. Only the Enzans bioactives contained in CurraNZ have been repeatedly verified and validated for these effects.


Best fat-burning exercises to use with CurraNZ

Dr Sam Shepherd, from Liverpool John Moores University and researcher for CurraNZ – says: “Focus on whole-body exercises such as walking and running, over cycling, which is localised to the legs.
“Go for exercise of a low-to-moderate intensity, which will burn the most amount of fat and can be achieved with brisk walking or similar. Aim for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. You should be able to still hold a conversation. Up to 120 beats per minute is another guide to staying in your ‘fat burning’ zone.”

Exercise in a ‘fasted’ state 

Dr Sam Shepherd, from Liverpool John Moores University and researcher for CurraNZ – says: “Exercising in the morning, before you’ve eaten any breakfast, is a great hack to increasing fat burning by another 20%-30%.

“Without food overnight, your body’s carbohydrate stores will be low and you’ll use fat as an alternative energy source to fuel your workout.”



Two weeks daily intake of anthocyanin-rich New Zealand blackcurrant extract enhances whole-body resting fat oxidation during supine rest in healthy males,

Dietary Supplement and Nutraceuticals 2(8), 30-40, 2023. DOI:



*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure of prevent any disease.