Blackcurrants are a vasodilator which means that they help to increase blood flow, making it more efficient for the body to pump oxygenated nutrient rich blood to the muscles, and remove waster products such as lactic acid.
What is vasodilation?
It is the ability of the blood vessels to widen and relax, allowing for greater volumes of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to reach the muscles —is especially important during exercise.
How do blackcurrants reduce inflammation?
Antioxidants protect tissues from damage by neutralizing free radicals that cause oxidative damage to your cells. Oxidative damage leads to inflammation, prolonging recovery. Antioxidants help the bodies natural processes to speed up and rejuvenate damaged cells.
Blackcurrant benefits go beyond athletic performance and recovery, this powerhouse berry delivers health and wellness benefits through its uniquely high ratio of blackcurrant anthocyanins. Our blackcurrant powder benefits are scientifically researched and validated by gold standard meta-analysis.
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Blackcurrant health benefits - so you can get dialed in, on and off the field
MENTAL FOCUS - A foggy brain can slow down our ability to respond quickly to external changes or think critically in high pressure environments. Blackcurrant anthocyanins are gaining impressive scientific evidence for their cognitive support benefits, through increasing nutrient rich blood flow to the brain which supports the bodies natural ability to optimise health. When taken as a pre workout, 2before’s blackcurrant juice drink prepares the body for peak performance, on and off the field.
Research indicates that New Zealand Blackcurrants may improve brain health by enhancing mood, reducing mental fatigue and improving focus.
EYE HEALTH, it's important…
Blackcurrant anthocyanins have long been known for their eye health benefits due to their antioxidant activity and by increasing blood flow through the optic nerve and micro-vessels, which are critical to maintaining eye health. Good eye health is particularly important in sports and to mitigate the impact of prolonged screen time and aging process.
IMMUNE DEFENCE, because no one has time for taking days off doing the things they love.
Blackcurrants are naturally high in antioxidants, including Vitamin C. Along with the anthocyanins in blackcurrants, these antioxidants can help to give your immune system a boost, allowing your body to fight infection and viruses more effectively. Blackcurrants are also rich in an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid.
Adaptive™ New Zealand Blackcurrants
Our products carry the Adaptive™ New Zealand Blackcurrants quality assurance mark. This mark guarantees through 3rd Party testing that our blackcurrant products are genuine and at concentrations scientifically validated to have a biological effect.