A valuable component of the New Zealand Blackcurrants is polysaccharides, and studies have shown that these fruits are rich in a specific type of polysaccharides, deemed blackcurrant polysaccharides (CAPS). It has been determined that CAPS promote macrophage-stimulated activity, and the specific polysaccharides include rhamnos, mannose, glucose, arabinos, xylose and galactose.
Research shows that CAPS is extremely toxic against tumor cells, and ongoing studies continue to determine the impressive anti-cancer properties of CAPS and the blackcurrant fruit. One specific report shows the strong cytokine induction activity of blackcurrant polysaccharides on the abdominal cavity of mice, when compared to adriamycin, a modern cancer chemotherapy medicine.
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In another study, blackcurrant juice and concentrated polysaccharides were given to Ehrlich carcinoma-bearing mice. The results showed that the supplemental blackcurrant inhibited the growth of solid tumors by 45% - 51%. Along with the impressive anti-tumor capabilities, numerous other health benefits are related to the consumption and supplementation of New Zealand Blackcurrant polysaccharides.
BLACKCURRANT POLYSACCHARIDES HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO:
• Improved mood and energy levels
• Strong anti-inflammatory properties
• Support of healthy blood pressure
• Improved immune system
• Improved cardiovascular functions
• Prevention of several forms of degenerative diseases including diabetes.