SYNOPSIS: A 14-day intervention study has shown that the fat-burning effects of CurraNZ® requires daily use – but is more effective with longer-duration intake and may be more effective in overweight individuals.
The 30-minute brisk-walking study by the University of Chichester found that CurraNZ® New Zealand Blackcurrant extract, taken daily over 14 days, increased fat burning in all participants by 17% - and 21% in the responder group.
The berry extract was also more effective in individuals with a higher body mass index (BMI), and therefore those considered overweight and obese.
This study involved 16 male participants with BMI ranging from 19.5-38.1. The participants took 600mg (two capsules) of CurraNZ® and were tested after 7 days, 14 days and every second day for 14 days.
Cycling and running studies have shown that one week of blackcurrant can have an unprecedented effect on improving fat burning in trained and untrained men and women in exercise durations up to two hours, in normal and hot conditions.
This is the first 30-minute brisk walking study, using individuals who habitually exercise once or twice a week, to show how blackcurrant can enhance the outcomes of a common form of activity in the general population.
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