Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum L.) contain sumptuously rich levels of health-promoting micronutrients, even compared with other ”superfood” berries. They are an exceptionally rich source of vitamin C – containing three times more than oranges – and natural phenolic compounds, notably anthocyanins. Blackcurrants have been shown in various clinical studies to have activity to increase blood flow, to improve oxidative status in the blood during and after training, and improve aerobic performance in various models.
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Anthocyanin-containing berries have many benefits known in folklore and shown by modern science alike. Effects linked to anthocyanin consumption range from positive effects on cognitive function to physical performance support, linked to activity in bones, blood and muscles. Studies have shown that blackcurrant consumption increases blood flow , which can in turn result in improved oxygen and nutrient flow to various tissues. Other studies have shown that consumption of blackcurrant may lead to improved oxidative status following exercise, and improved performance in cycling and running models.