As an elite triathlete and mountain runner, I am always on the lookout for products to give me that extra edge to train, recover and race faster. I am also extremely conscious of what I put into my body and seek out natural products wherever possible.
Needless to say I have tried many products in the past but have never experienced the dramatic results I have since using CurraNZ.
It has enabled me to recover faster after hard training and delays the onset of fatigue during threshold sessions, essentially enabling me to train harder for longer.
Some supplements come and go but for me CurraNZ is here to stay.
Lead scientist and performance nutritionist, English Institute of Sport
The science on CurraNZ is robust and there are clear benefits for using it for endurance and team sport performance and recovery. We have observed CurraNZ to be effective in reducing inflammation in athletes undergoing heavy training who aren’t recovering as we would like. We have used various polyphenol strategies over the years, and I believe there’s a big role for CurraNZ to play in the health and wellbeing – not only for athletes – but the general population too. For this reason I use CurraNZ with any athletes I work with, pre- and post-exercise.
2019 World Multi-Sport Champion, Ironman
'I was introduced to CurraNZ as product that could benefit both my health and my performance as an endurance athlete.
'Quickly after starting regular use of CurraNZ, I noticed improvements in both. I also began reading much of the science and literature that supports many of the positive effects I had started to notice through my personal experience with CurraNZ.
'I wasn't succumbing to my children's constant coughs and colds as I had in the past, I was recovering quickly between key training sessions and I was travelling around the world to races and arriving in good shape and performing well.
'Since starting CurraNZ I have noticed some game-changing trends in my training and performances and when I run out of supplies I notice my body returns to feeling tight and more inflamed as it always had before discovering this incredible product.'
Team nutritionist Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club
I use CurraNZ amongst my athletes to help them perform at their peak and recover quickly and effectively. During periods of intensified training such as pre-season or at altitude camps, athletes require a higher intake of anti-oxidants, which is where CurraNZ plays a huge role in recovery.
CurraNZ has helped my athletes during periods of heavy training, short turnarounds in competition and also during recovery from injury. Being HFL tested is also essential making it a great choice for all athletes.
I admit to having initial doubts, but since taking CurranNZ, I have found that my recovery is much improved and I am able to add smaller races into my goal race buildup without having to take several days to taper and recover.
In 2016 I was able to run a half marathon, a marathon and a 50k in my buildup to the World 100k Champs, and I surprised myself yet again by taking out a trail half marathon win only a week after racing the Comrades Ultramarathon.
I did the Dragons Back in Wales, a five-day, 300+km, mountainous event relied on CurraNZ as recovery is the name of the game for an extreme endurance test of that nature.
As an athlete who is on the WADA database, I have to be available for drug testing seven days a week, and would not take something that I did not believe to be effective or hadn't been rigorously tested.
On a slightly different note, my day job is as a GP, and I have noticed that CurraNZ seems to have a positive effect on my immune system, as I avoided catching most of the coughs, colds and other viruses that are brought into the surgery every day.
Since taking CurraNZ I have noticed that my training has gone through the roof. I have noticed my recovery is better and don't get DOMS like I used to which means I can now train harder.
I started taking Curranz during the winter months (2015-16) after struggling with recovery and feeling what can only be described as severe dead and painful legs during training. Taking them consistently has really helped with this and I've found I arrive on race day feeling fresher, with more of a spring in my step.
As well as aiding recovery, CurraNZ is also meant to improve fat burning during exercise, for greater endurance. I found when I started taking one capsule a day, I noticed a difference in my body shape. I was changing nothing in my diet but was becoming leaner.
I cannot recommend CurraNZ enough - they are always in my Ironman food bag. I used CurraNZ for my first 70.3 and finished fifth at my first attempt, having never cycled 56 miles before or run more than 14km in training. Plus, I recorded a massive swim PB that I wasn't expecting either. After the race I didn't feel as sore as I thought I would - the recovery benefits of CurraNZ were noticeable, once again.
I have competed for more than 30 years in IronMan, ultra running, marathon and am about to compete in my 36th IronMan, so I know my body inside out and if something helps or not. I have seen many supplements come and go during the last three decades.
I was an elite triathlete and now, as a good for-age triathlete, I am always looking for a natural supplement to improve my sporting performance.
Since taking CurraNZ it has really helped me recover like I used to 12-15 years ago and have improved stamina by being able to keep going at a high intensity for longer.
Since using CurraNZ I have had some impressive performances in training and triathlons – 10th and 12th respectively - despite being 53 years young.
On one particular hilly cycle circuit I was able to break a time I have not achieved for more than 12 years. I have also completed a full length of my training lake and back in a season’s best using CurraNZ.
I can often experience sore muscles 48 hours after big training sessions but after some five-hour work-outs (swimming/cycling/running) I have been sleepy rather than tired and have had no problems with delayed muscle soreness.
CurraNZ has helped my mental concentration, especially when training early in the morning. I had no stomach issues during an intense work out or competition either.
I will continue to use CurraNZ and will highly recommend it to my athletes. The only negative is it works so well I am unlikely to tell any athlete in the same age group as me!
Mark is a full-time professional performance triathlon, open water and sport nutrition coach, mentor, author and motivational guest speaker. He is in his 31st consecutive triathlon season, having competed in 1050 events worldwide, finished in over 460 triathlons, 77 marathons (71 sub-three hours, best time 2:24:40) and has the Marathon Des Sables in his CV. Additionally he has finished in 36 IronMans, two double Irons and one triple Iron.
‘CurraNZ is great, coupling it with my vegan lifestyle, my down-time from muscle fatigue is minimal, it is a shame as I actually miss the feeling of DOMS!
‘It's also a phenomenal way to shift my hay fever issue that seems to haunt me year in year out, so naturally I'm over the moon.
‘I've been using CurraNZ with some of my top triathletes too, who have posted numerous race wins this season, with a new British Junior Champion on the books, so the product is doing something right.
'I'd highly recommend this natural product for athletes who are looking to get that extra edge on their competition. Nutrition is a fundamental part of any individual’s training program, why not take it up a notch?’
I initially decided to try CurraNZ during my winter training block to boost my immune system. Being my first triathlon-centred winter block, I was struggling with really low energy and a friend recommended CurraNZ. After taking the product my training went really well, I felt more energized and able to cope with my heavy training load.
I have to admit that I stopped taking CurraNZ before beginning my next training block (laziness on my part for not re-ordering) and the result was horrendous. I couldn’t figure out why I was so tired and sore after training. Triple training days were killing me and I found no matter how much stretching and foam rolling I was doing, I just couldn’t stop the muscle soreness. The only thing I had changed was to stop taking CurraNZ.
Since then I will not be without it. My recovery is quicker, my energy levels are greatly improved and I can push myself harder in each session with complete confidence that I will be able to train hard again the next day.'
I have been a member of GB’s Age Group Sprint Triathlon Team since 2014 and previously trained with GB Karate squad before retiring to take exams.
Always active, I need all the help I can get with training and recovery, but wary of taking anything unnatural. I'm conscious of how easy it is for non-batch tested products to fall outside of regulations, which is why I've turned to CurraNZ.
The strain of training and racing across three sporting disciplines takes its toll, especially with a full-time job.
Recovery for an Age Group triathlete is crucial, so I can hit the ground fresh the next day - or the same day with double-training sessions. I’ve found that double training days have become considerably easier after taking CurraNZ.
During races, I’ve observed delayed fatigue from lactate build-up on the bike so I can push hard and still feel fresh into the run.
The other thing an AG competitor faces is the dreaded office cold. Being prone to upper respiratory tract infections, I’ve welcomed the fact that CurraNZ boosts my immunity.
I’ve used other natural products in the past but none have given the combined enhancements of CurraNZ, with its performance, immune and recovery-boosting properties. I’ve found other products to leave me with GI issues before the race - but I avoid that with CurraNZ.