Blackcurrants are the star ingredient of one of our most popular products, AiOra Vascular + VISION – 100% Blackcurrant Antioxidant. Each capsule is packed with the benefits of around 60 Blackcurrants. But aside from being delicious, what exactly are the benefits of this humble little berry? And why should we be adding them to our daily diets?
Blackcurrants are no ordinary fruit – their bountiful benefits classify them as a superfood. They are rich in something called anthocyanins; an active compound that carries hugely positive effects. The main active compound in our beloved blackcurrants is anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are extremely high in antioxidants and are what give blackcurrants their deep purple colouring.
Some of the many benefits of anthocyanins include:
- Fighting off free radicals
- Aids in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
- Supporting immune system
- Supporting vision
- Improving cognitive function
There is research to suggest that anthocyanins can fight of cancer cells and lower the risk of diabetes, but further testing needs to be undertaken to substantiate this.
Blackcurrants also contain Vitamin C, an ingredient that consumers may be more familiar with. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant with benefits such as helping to boost iron levels, preventing gout, improve thinking and memory and studies show it can aid in preventing dementia and associated conditions. Human bodies can’t produce Vitamin C, so it’s essential that it is included in our diets whether in vitamin rich foods or supplements.
The only thing better than blackcurrants is New Zealand blackcurrants. No, we aren’t biased; New Zealand’s blackcurrants really are the BEST. New Zealand’s climate, high UV light levels and clean, pristine air provide optimal conditions for growing the berries. At AiOra, our supplements all contain ingredients that are 100% traceable, we can proudly tell you that our VASCULAR + VISION blackcurrants are grown in Southern Canterbury.
It’s so easy to get your blackcurrant boost; a daily capsule of AiOra VASCULAR + VISION – 100% Blackcurrant Antioxidant is a great place to start in loving your life daily.