BLACKCURRANTS MAY HELP IMPROVE THE HEALTH
LATEST RESEARCH SHOWS HOW THE BLACKCURRANT HELP TO IMPROVE HEALTH
Blood Circulation & Brain Function
Blood Circulation & Muscle
Blood Circulation & Blood
Eye Health & Vision
Our findings support the potential for blackcurrant polyphenolic compounds to reduce eosinophil recruitment and alleviate eosinophilic-driven airway inflammation.
Anti carcinogenic mechanisms include modulation of carcinogen activation and detoxification, decreased DNA binding of the carcinogen, inhibition of oxidative DNA damage, alteration in cell signalling and malignant transformation and inhibition of cell invasiveness and metastasis.
A blackcurrant juice extract, containing a mixture of flavonoids in addition to quercetin, prolonged significantly the life span of the ‘older dying’ females.
Berries rich in polyphenols decrease the postprandial glucose response of sucrose in healthy subjects. The delayed and attenuated glycaemic response indicates reduced digestion and/or absorption of sucrose from the berry meal. The present invention further provides a method for treating a disordered metabolism syndrome utilizing anthocyanin-rich extracts from berries
Eye Health & Vision :
This information also suggests that intake of anthocyanoside-rich foods may have previously unknown effects in terms of preventing visual problems attributable to working with computers and VDTs.
Blood Circulation & Brain Function :
Cerebral blood flow (CBF) must be maintained to ensure a constant delivery of oxygen and glucose as well as the removal of waste products. Increasing blood flow is one potential way for improving brain function and the prospect for increasing CBF with dietary polyphenols is extremely promising.
It appears that the polyphenols in blueberries and cranberries have the ability to improve muscle tone, strength.
whereas polyphenolsin blueberries, cranberries and blackcurrants have the ability to enhance neuronal functioning and restore the brain’s ability to generate a neuroprotective response to stress.
The use of an effective monamine oxidase-inhibitory amount or portion of blackcurrant juice (Ribes nigrum L.) or concentrate or dry extract thereof to activate the brain and central nervous system, especially a human being, in need thereof, and thereby to increase the general cerebral performance, especially in healthy and elderly people, and for the prevention, treatment, and alleviation of neurodegenerative diseases associated with reduced cerebral performance, such as Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and mood disorders, and compositions thereof for such purpose are disclosed.
Effects of blackcurrant juice :
on markers of vascular inflammation and cardiovascular risk : Vascular inflammation is an important contributing factor to cardiovascular disorder. This study looked at the effects of blackcurrant and orange juices on markers (indicators) of vascular inflammation in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
The markers were C-reactive protein and fibrinogen. Lower levels of both markers are considered desirable and indicate lower risk. This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study of four weeks duration.
Study on blackcuttant shows that drank 250 ml of blackcurrant juice and 250 ml of orange juice daily. A sugar drink placebo was used. ]At the completion of the study, there were statistically highly significant decreases in the levels of each of C-reactive protein and fibrinogen.
There was an 11% decrease in C-reactive protein, (p<0.008); and a 3% decrease in fibrinogen (p<0.002). The study supports the view that increased intake of fruit products such as blackcurrant and orange juice decreases the risk of cardiovascular disorder