We’ve just taken part in a brand new study conducted by Liverpool John Moores University which has found that New Zealand blackcurrant extract (CurraNZ) has an unprecedented effect on fat burning in women during exercise. Not only this, but the extract could aid in the fight against obesity and raise the standards of healthy living.
Sixteen endurance-trained women participated in the controlled study, where they took two capsules (600mg) of CurraNZ a day. Participants then cycled at moderate intensity for two hours during which, their use of fat and carbohydrate were measured at 15-minute intervals.
- An average 27% increase in fat oxidation (fat burning), with some experiencing a 55% increase
- Improvements in fat burning equivalent to undertaking three-to-four weeks of regular endurance exercise
- The potential to deliver a greater degree of fat burning in obese and unhealthy people
Dr Sam Shepherd, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, who conducted the study, says: “Seven days is not a very long time to see such big changes. Anything above 20% is typically what we expect to see with 3-4 weeks of regular endurance exercise training.
“It was positive to see that the effects of blackcurrants on fat burning extend to females, especially since women already have a greater reliance on fat as a fuel compared to men.
“Unhealthy people have a reduced capacity for fat burning compared to healthy people and therefore, in theory, the supplement could potentially exert at least a similar or greater effect in unhealthy individuals.”
The full research paper, New Zealand blackcurrant extract enhances fat oxidation during prolonged cycling in endurance-trained females, is now published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology and can be read here.
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