One of nature's most powerful antioxidants
This small but powerful berry is gaining a reputation as one of the best superfoods available globally. Putting the blueberry to shame, blackcurrants are packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants known to help boost the immune system and reduce oxidative stress. People take blackcurrant to help their blood flow, immune system, as well as eye, gut and kidney health.
Anthocyanins have been shown to reduce the effects of asthmatic lung inflammation.
In addition to high levels of vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of anthocyanins and antioxidants that help to strengthen your immune system, soothe sore throats and ease flu symptoms. The way the polyphenol anthocyanins in blackcurrants work with the immune system means that if we do get sick, the severity and subsequent tissue damage from the infection may be decreased, thus allowing us to recover faster. It is also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitoxic and and antiseptic.
Blackcurrants are known to help lower blood pressure, and help cells in your heart resist damage.
With high levels of anthocyanins and vitamin C, scientific research suggests blackcurrants have many benefits in promoting health and preventing diseases.
A recent study found that blackcurrants are packed full of a key brain nutrient that helps fight age-related brain conditions and helps maintain whole body health and wellness.
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Studies have shown that blackcurrants an enhance the immune response in people who exercise regularly, and they're able to train for longer periods of time.
Blackcurrants have a direct effect on your body's inflammatory response. They contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is a type of omega-fatty acid that's been said to help ease inflammation in the body. The high GLA and anthocyanin content can help reduce joint or muscle damage. It's also known to increase heart blood flow which suggests it may help you recover after exercise.
Scientists have discovered that dietary antioxidants play an important role in maintaining eye health and vision, particularly in preventing cataracts.
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