Digestive System

Blackcurrants Clinically Proven Digestive Health Benefits!

Continued research is revealing the unique anthocyanins, Delphinidin-3-Rutinoside and Cyanidin-3-Rutinoside, found in New Zealand Blackcurrants have powerful properties that support a healthy digestive system and the natural flora (bacteria) living there. This has made Blackcurrant Anthcyanins a popular natural supplement for people looking to improve their digestive health.

Immediate Health Benefits

Powerful Pre-Biotic effects that promote good and inhibit bad digestive flora

  • Promote growth of natural good bacteria Lactobacillusand Bifidobacterium
  • Inhibit growth of bad bacteria Clostridiumand Bacterioides
  • More effective than industry gold standard inulin

Anti-inflammatory properties to reduce discomfort and combat allergies

  • Reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-8,4 and 13 T-Cell and INF-a)
  • Inhibits Nuclear Factor K-B activation, preventing stimulation of pro-inflammation
  • Powerful anti-oxidant that will reduce inflammation caused by oxidative stress
  • Shown to reduce pro-inflammatory CCL26 enzyme (by enhancing INF-y inhibition)

Long-Term Health Benefits

Positive modulation of gut enzymes associated with causing and preventing diseases like colon cancers and irritable bowel syndrome

  • Increased activity of the good enzyme B-Glucosidase enzyme associated with preventing disease
  • Reduces activity of the bad B-Glucurinodase enzyme associated with causing disease
  • Demonstrated inhibition of tumor growth through powerful anti-oxidant protection against dangerous free radicals

Synergistic effects with natural gut bacteria to lower weight gain and support weight management

Maintenance of cholesterol levels supporting healthy lipid composition in the digestive tract

  • increase HDL-cholesterol
  • reduce LDL-cholesterol

Increase the secretion of serotonin and dopamine which help modulate hormones important to gut and brain health

Inhibition of MOA-B enzyme linked with oxidative stress leading to Neurodegenerative, digestive and eye disease

Maintenance and promotion of skin health

  • Anti-oxidant power preventing damage to skin from free radicals

Anti-inflammatory effects helping keep skin calm and clear
 

Clinical Health Data

Blackcurrants FIGHT 'Bad' Gut Bacteria and HELP 'Good' Bacteria!

Participants:      30 healthy adults
Duration:             2 weeks treatment
Dose:                   Blackcurrant Extract Powder (200mg Blackcurrant anthocyanins)
Results:              Significantly increase the good bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (even doubling in some cases), while significantly decreasing the amounts of bad bacteria's Clostridium and Bacterioides (by almost three quarters!!)
Institution:         Massey University, New Zealand
Publication:       Molan, et al. 2014


Help Modify Enzymes Associated With Causing Digestive Diseases!

Participants:      30 healthy adults
Duration:             2 weeks treatment
Dose:                   Blackcurrant Extract Powder (200mg Blackcurrant anthocyanins)
Results:              Treatment helped decrease activity of the bad enzyme B-Glucurinodase and increase activity of the good enzyme B-Glucosidase. (both associated with diseases like colon cancer and irritable bowel syndrome
Institution:         Massey University, New Zealand
Publication:       Molan, et al. 2014

Blackcurrant Sets a New 'Gold Standard' for Pre-Biotic Compounds!

Participants:      30 male rats
Duration:             4 weeks treatment
Dose:                   Blackcurrant Extract Powder - JTB
Results:               Analysis highlights Blackcurrant anthocyanin as one of the most effective Pre-Biotic's available. They were even more effective than inulin, the current gold standard for pre-biotics!
Institution:         Massey University, New Zealand
Publication:       Molan, et al. 2008

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins Lower Inflammation Reducing Digestive Irritation and Allergies!

Participants:      120 men and women
Duration:             3 weeks
Dose:                   Blackcurrant Extract Powder (300mg Blackcurrant Anthocyanin/day)
Results:              Significant reduction of inflammatory compounds in the blood
Institution:          University of Oslo and the Ullevaal University Hospital in Norway
Publication:        Paur, P. et al.(2007)