NZ Blackcurrant

Botanical name: Ribes nigrum 
Common name: Blackcurrant
Part used: Fruit

Berries are naturally high in antioxidant compounds, and NZ Blackcurrants are one of the most potent antioxidant-containing berries in the world.

Antioxidants are renowned for their protective action against many types of disease, particularly those associated with aging such as cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline.

Research has shown the anthocyanins (antioxidant compounds found in blackcurrants) can help reduce the effects of asthmatic lung inflammation and reduce muscle damage associated with high intensity training in sports people.

In addition, blackcurrants have also been shown to improve eyesight focus and help adapt eyes to darkness, as well as improving blood circulation to extremities, and improving cognitive performance, particularly when under stress. 

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