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April 30, 2019 2 min read

New Zealand Blackcurrant Benefits:

New science is adding to the long list of existing studies proving why New Zealand Blackcurrants punch well above their weight. Unique varieties, soil, climate and high UV exposure result in supercharged Neuroberries you are going to want more of.

1. Braintenance - our unique New Zealand variety is proven to be a powerful but safe MAO-enzyme inhibitor as effective as some leading medication. MAO-enzyme oxidation relates to neurocognitive illnesses such as Parkinson's and Dementia. [1][2]

Studies also indicate that berry fruits such as blackcurrant can prevent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and improve motor and cognitive functions. The berry fruits are also capable of modulating signaling pathways involved in inflammation, cell survival, neurotransmission and enhancing neuroplasticity through compounds like anthocyanins which blackcurrants are super high in! [3]

 
2. Reducing Mental Fatigue - the colour compounds in berry fruits which make them 'super' are called anthocyanins and NZ Blackcurrants contain some of the highest recorded for any berry on earth.  In one study blackcurrant extract showed to reduce mental fatigue during stressful cognitive tasks. [4]

Blackcurrants also have very high levels of Vitamin C in them compared to most fruit. Vitamin C plays a role in the differentiation and maturation of neurons and in the formation of the myelin sheath that protects them and speeds impulse transmission, making the vitamin crucial to cognitive performance.

3. Staying Vigilant and Accurate - In the same study [4] blackcurrant juice and extract showed benefits towards improving sustained attention and accuracy over stressful tasks. the study also showed effects are amplified the more stressed and fatigued participants were over time.

For a daily dose of New Zealand blackcurrants try our Neuroberries which are the perfect snack or addition to your cereal. Alternatively Ārepa Nootropic Powder contains freeze dried Neuroberry Powder for your next smoothie creation.


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