LONDON, November 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
BRITISH sports performance research is revealing how blackcurrants may offer a next-generation breakthrough for sports and diet supplements.
The program of gold-standard, peer-reviewed science is revealing how blackcurrants deliver an unusual combination of performance, fat burning and recovery actions.
A range of University studies have shown athletes supplemented with a New Zealand blackcurrant extract could train harder, run further, cycle faster and burn more fat to an unprecedented level.
For dieters, blackcurrant extract can help by losing fat almost 30% more efficiently while undertaking exercise - with fast recovery and reduced muscle soreness.
The world-first studies were conducted on a capsule supplement called CurraNZ, made from New Zealand blackcurrant extract and sold in the UK.
The four-year program of sports performance research from the University of Chichester has found:
Subjects burn more fat
Ability to exercise to a higher intensity
Ability to run further before reaching exhaustion
Better maintained fastest maximal sprint times
The findings on this highly nutritious berryfruit are a key development for active people, who can exercise for longer at a higher intensity, lose more fat and recover faster.
As a result of this research, premiership rugby and football teams and world-class athletes are now turning to blackcurrant extract for a competitive edge.
Blackcurrant fruit pigments, called anthocyanins, have been shown to increase blood flow up to 20% and act as powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
CurraNZ is retailed by Health Currancy Ltd, Surrey. 30 x 300mg CurraNZ capsules (the equivalent of 2,500 berries) retail for £21.75.
SOURCE Health Currancy Ltd