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Study shows red wine polyphenols are good for gut health - here's another healthy source, without the alcohol

on September 05, 2019

NEWS channels in Britain have been buzzing with reports that red wine is good for gut health and can lower cholesterol.

A study from King’s College University London has found that polyphenols in red wine, but not white wine, have a beneficial effect, due to their antioxidant properties. The scientists believed you only need it once a fortnight, with a warning not to exceed safe alcohol limits.

This is great for those of us who love a nice glass of red, but if this isn’t the case, then you can get a regular, simple fix from another source – and without the alcohol or sugar load too.

The red/purple anthocyanins in red wine are also present in dark-coloured berries, which have antioxidant actions and help feed gut bacteria.

CurraNZ is a concentrated source of anthocyanins, which break down into complex metabolites that act as an important energy source for your gut flora.

These power-packed anthocyanins are critical for gut health, which is essential for a healthy immune system, cell function and good energy. It’s one of the reasons why most of our customers report having better immunity and energy after using CurraNZ on a regular basis.

The polyphenols in blackcurrants not only promote the growth of friendly, desirable bacteria, but also reduce the undesirable bacteria in the gut. One study has shown they can help reduce the carcinogenic load in the colon and offer important benefits for maintaining healthy microbiome balance.

So, for red-wine and blackcurrant lovers alike, this new finding is great for knowing our favourite polyphenol sources are delivering these health benefits. 

Fortunately, you can enjoy your CurraNZ daily, without the running the risk of having a sore head the next day. 

But if you decide to make the most of this red wind finding, take heart that using in combination with our blackcurrants will probably help you feel better the next morning!