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    Meta-analysis reveals blackcurrants rate amongst the best performance enhancers available

    on April 26, 2021

    A meta-analysis review of the blackcurrant performance research has revealed that New Zealand blackcurrants rank amongst the best ergogenic aids for sports performance.

    The authors from New Zealand Plant and Food Research Institute and Auckland University review focused on nine studies - eight on CurraNZ – that underpin the international scientific evidence to date.

    They concluded our unique extract can significantly improve running, cycling and climbing performance in athletes to a ‘significant degree’.

    The scientists calculated our extract's application by a standardised mean percent effect on performance, which equates to 0.45. CurraNZ studies have found improvements of up to 11%, depending on the exercise modality.  

    In a news article announcing the research, one of the authors, Professor Roger Hurst, says the studies show New Zealand blackcurrant extract could be the ‘difference between winning a gold and silver medal at Olympic level’. 

    CurraNZ supplies elite athletes and leading sports organisations in New Zealand, Australia and the UK and is the most trusted and evidence-based blackcurrant extract brand in the world. 


    The study, The Effect of New Zealand Blackcurrant on Sport Performance and Related Biomarkers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-020-00354-9

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