Synopsis: Taking CurraNZ New Zealand Blackcurrant extract for just a week can reduce blood pressure in older adults with hypertension.
The blackcurrant-induced decreases were similar to common medications which can reduce participants’ cardiovascular risk factors by 20%.
The study was performed in 60 and 70-year-olds with pre-hypertension or hypertension following a week’s intake of CurraNZ blackcurrant extract.
In the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design study, 14 physically active independent older adults were tested for blood pressure, cognitive and physical function.
Findings showed that 600mg CurraNZ blackcurrant extract, taken for seven days:
Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics