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    Five ways CurraNZ can elevate your health and fitness this spring

    on April 06, 2022
    Step into spring with CurraNZ! The ultimate fitness supplement for people of all ages

     

    Now the days are getting longer and we’re spending more time outside, here’s a reminder of the scientifically-proven benefits of CurraNZ to help you conquer your health and fitness goals this spring.

    CurraNZ aids muscle recovery, endurance and fat burning

    The polyphenols in our blackcurrant extract, CurraNZ, are notable for their fast-acting broad-spectrum actions that bring tremendous benefits for health and wellbeing. 

    Plus, the purple polyphenols that are so abundant in our supplement fill an important nutrient gap, which is common in many peoples’ diets (and they don't even know it).

    Here are five ways CurraNZ can help you get fitter, healthier and feeling fantastic this spring.

     

     1. Muscle Recovery

    Just one capsule of CurraNZ can halve muscle soreness and help you recover three-times faster after exercise1.

    Muscle soreness is a key barrier to taking regular exercise, but fortunately this is where CurraNZ can come to your rescue. In fact, it’s so effective, we guarantee the product for its recovery benefit. 

    Researchers have found the supplement provides a ‘stark’ improvement to recovery and ranks amongst the best recovery supplements around (compared to other polyphenol-based products), thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and circulatory properties.   

     

    CurraNZ is popular with triathletes

    2. Endurance

    As a powerful blood flow promoter, CurraNZ has been shown to improve endurance and reduce perceptions of fatigue during exercise2,3,4,5.

    Blackcurrant can provide greater motivation to go further and make exercise easier, by enhancing blood flow, reducing stress on the cardiovascular system and boosting oxygen use in muscle – all which lead to reduced fatigue.

    Whether you’re a keen gardener, recreational weekend warrior or serious athlete, CurraNZ can boost your endurance, whatever your activity.

    3. Fat burning

    One of our most fascinating blackcurrant scientific discoveries is their potent effect on fat burning during exercise6,7,8,9,10. Taking the supplement for a week leads to enhanced fat burning adaptations normally only seen after a month of exercise6,.

    Plus, the more body fat you carry, the better the effect. This remarkable development is great news for dieters, because overweight, unhealthy individuals have the poorest rates of fat burning7,8.

    So, if you’re looking to make your workouts really count, ensure you take CurraNZ daily, and always before exercise.

    CurraNZ improves insulin sensitivity

    4. Reduces sugar spikes

    Our health research shows CurraNZ improves glycemic health and may help tackle obesity by reducing sugar spikes and improving insulin sensitivity.

    Two capsules a day for a week significantly improved insulin responses by a whopping 22%, reduced harmful inflammation levels 24% and helped reduce sugar spikes by 9%11.

    Insulin promotes the storage of fat and blocks its release from fat storage. So, if your insulin responses aren’t as they should be, then instead of losing weight, you’ll just keep gaining.

    Plus, our risks of metabolic dysfunction increase with age, so including blackcurrant extract in your diet will support your blood glucose responses and reduces risks later in life, too.   

    5. Natural Energy

    One of the most common pieces of customer feedback we receive is that CurraNZ improves a sense of wellbeing, vitality and energy.

    The polyphenols help feed the gut microbiome12, which have a huge impact on your health and energy production. Polyphenols not only promote the growth of friendly, desirable bacteria, but also reduce the undesirable bacteria in the gut.

    One study has shown they can help reduce the carcinogenic load in the  colon13 and offer important benefits for maintaining healthy microbiome balance.

    Plus, there’s a two-way benefit, as healthy gut microbiota may act on polyphenols to enhance their availability for the myriad of health-positive functions they confer.

    The result? Our high-potency blackcurrant extract is great for improving energy and helping enhance the good gut bacteria in your stomach.


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    References  

    1. Consumption of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract improves recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage in non-resistance trained men and women: A double-blind randomized trial, Nutrients, 2021 https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13082875
    2. New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Improves High-Intensity Intermittent Running. Perkins IC1, Vine SA, Blacker SD, Willems ME. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2015 Mar 26.http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0020
    3. New Zealand Blackcurrant Improves Performance and Fat Oxidation in Cyclists, Willems ME1, Myers SD, Blacker S, Cook MD. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015 June 30.
    4. Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Performance during the Running Based Anaerobic Sprint Test in Trained Youth and Recreationally Active Male Football Players. Charlie Godwin 1, Matthew D. Cook 2 and Mark E. T. Willems. Sports 2017, 5(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5030069
    5. Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract on Performance during the Running Based Anaerobic Sprint Test in Trained Youth and Recreationally Active Male Football Players. Charlie Godwin 1, Matthew D. Cook 2 and Mark E. T. Willems. Sports 2017, 5(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports5030069
    6. New Zealand blackcurrant extract enhances fat oxidation during prolonged cycling in endurance-trained females. Strauss, JA, Willems, MET and Shepherd, SO (2018) European Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN 1439-6327
    7. Daily and Not Every-Other-Day Intake of Anthocyanin-Rich New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Alters Substrate Oxidation during Moderate-Intensity Walking in Adult Males, was published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1080/19390211.2020.1841356
    8. Intake Duration of Anthocyanin-Rich New Zealand Blackcurrant Extract Affects Metabolic Responses during Moderate Intensity Walking Exercise in Males was published June 2020 in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, https://doi.org/10.1080/19390211.2020.1783421
    9. New Zealand Blackcurrant Improves Performance and Fat Oxidation in Cyclists, Willems ME1, Myers SD, Blacker S, Cook MD. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 2015 June 30.
    10. Dose Effects of New Zealand Blackcurrant on Substrate Oxidation and Physiological Responses During Prolonged Cycling, Matthew David Cook, Stephen David Myers · Mandy Lucinda Gault · Victoria Charlotte Edwards · Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems, Eur J Appl Physiol (April 2017) 117:1207–1216DOI 10.1007/s00421-017-3607-z
    11. Short‑term, but not acute, intake of New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves insulin sensitivity and free‑living postprandial glucose excursions in individuals with overweight or obesity, A. Nolan · R. Brett · J. A. Strauss · C. E. Stewart · S. O. Shepherd. European Journal of Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-020-02329-7
    12. The Two-Way Polyphenols-Microbiota Interactions and Their Effects on Obesity and Related Metabolic Diseases Nutr., 20 December 2019  https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2019.00188
    13. The ability of blackcurrant extracts to positively modulate key markers of gastrointestinal function in rats World J Microbiol Biotechnol (2010) 26:1735–1743 DOI 10.1007/s11274-010-0352-4

     

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