Product name: Blackcurrant Extract
Plant latin name: Ribes nigrum L.
Product specifications: Anthocyanosides 35% HPLC
Appearance: Deep purple powder
Maintaining cardiovascular health
Black currant extract is helpful for maintaining cardiovascular health by lowering the chances of stroke, heart attack and irregular heartbeats. It is due to the presence of flavonoids in blackcurrants, which enhance synthesis of nitric oxide, which subsequently induces the endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation via the H1-receptors on the endothelium. Additionally, it is a great source of antioxidants that prevents the chances of oxidative damage and lowers the formation of toxic substances on the blood vessels. It smoothens the flow of blood in cardiovascular system.
Dopamine is an essential brain neurotransmitter and reduced levels of dopamine in the brain is associated with reduced cerebral function. Dopamine is degraded by monoamine oxidases. It has been demonstrated that blackcurrant extract is able to inhibit monoamine oxidases, and experiments on mice, rats and humans have showed the stimulating and cerebro-activating effect.
The consumption of blackcurrant sharpens memory and enhances the supply of oxygen to the brain. It is due to the presence of antioxidants and iron. It enhances the oxygen supply to the brain and nerve cells and assists its function. It fights against free radicals and prevents oxidative damage to brain. It lowers the chances of neurodegenerative diseases.
Blackcurrant has beneficial effects on eye health, reducing the dark adaptation threshold, and preventing transient refractive alteration and subjective symptoms of eye fatigue. Blackcurrant anthocyanins is useful to treat and alleviate stress, cataracts and eye strain.
Blackcurrants are the great source of antioxidants such as Vitamin C that prevents oxidative damage to eyes. It lowers the chances of eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Additionally, it plays a vital role in maintaining eye health as it improves the eyesight and lowers the chances of vision loss.
Blackcurrant extract alleviates urinary tract infections and associated problems. Blackcurrant extract fights against influenza A and B viruses, and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2. The viral release from cells is also prevented by constituents of blackcurrant extract, In particular, anthocyanins are shown to play a role in this antiviral activity.
Blackcurrants extract helps to improve the immune system and prevent the infection possibility due to the presence of Vitamin C, which acts as antioxidant that counteracts free radicals and prevents oxidative damage to the body cells.
Blackcurrant extract helps to lower the chances of bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection due to the presence of phytonutrients, anthocyanin and tannin. It prevents the growth of bacteria in urinary tract and lowers the risk of infection.
Bioflavonoid compounds found in blackcurrants are useful in a number of disorders. They improve the biochemical properties of blood vessels and help treat different types of vascular disorders, such as capillary fragility, peripheral venous insufficiency and microangiopathy of the retina.
Blackcurrant extract has anti-tumor properties that lower the chances of cancer development in the body. The presence of zeaxanthin, kryptoxanthin, beta carotene and Vitamin C fight against free radicals and prevent the risk of oxidative damage of body cells and lower the chances of cancer.
Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
Blackcurrant extract is helpful for lowering high blood pressure due to the presence of potassium which acts as a natural vasodilator that relaxes the blood vessels and smoothens the flow of blood by regulating the pressure of blood. Additionally, the regulation of blood pressure lowers the chances of heart attack or stroke.
Blackcurrant is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids that regulates the level of cholesterol in the body. The adequate dosage of blackcurrant extract helps to lower the level of LDL cholesterol and enhance HDL cholesterol.
Blackcurrant is helpful for lowering the chances of anemia due to the presence of iron. It assists in formation of red blood cells and promotes oxygenated blood to reach in every part of the body and also lowers the chances of anemia. Additionally, blackcurrant has copper that is vital for the formation of new blood cells.