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    Why CurraNZ and Vitamin C are a complementary pairing for immune health

    on January 15, 2021

    WITH the resurgence of cold and flu infections this autumn, customers have recently been asking whether we recommend using Vitamin C with CurraNZ – and the answer is a resounding yes!

    This outstanding combination will help your immune system, fight infections, inflammation, and stay well.

    While blackcurrants naturally contain high levels of vitamin C, our extract is potentised to dial up the anthocyanins and, as a result, there is low vitamin C content in CurraNZ. 

    Why do CurraNZ and Vitamin C make a great combination? 

    These plant bioactives work on different pathways to Vitamin C, instead of acting as a direct antioxidant, our anthocyanins stimulate the body’s antioxidant systems and help upregulate the activities of Vitamin C and other antioxidants, such as Vitamin E and glutathione.

    Anthocyanins also possess a host of anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, blood flow-promoting and immune-modulating properties.  

    In short, anthocyanins make a complementary pairing, not only with Vitamin C, but also zinc, Vitamin A and Vitamin D, which are important to maintain healthy immune function.

    The latest Vitamin C developments - what's in the news

    The publication of a high-impact, peer-reviewed paper in the globally-respected Journal Nutrients, reveals clinical evidence showing how Vitamin C can be instrumental in fighting and reducing inflammation, oxidative stress and stress responses aligned to viral and respiratory infections.   

    The data around Covid19 and the effectiveness of Vitamin C has been building as scientists in several countries conclude clinical trials. The results have been compelling and raise the important question of whether we should all be including it in our daily supplement regimes. 

     

    Reference

    Vitamin C – An Adjunctive Therapy for Respiratory Infection, Sepsis and Covid-19, Nutrients 2020 Dec 7;12(12):3760. doi: 10.3390/nu12123760.

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