The science

New Zealand blackcurrants are a berry with an interesting mix of anthocyanins that shifts your redox balance, manages oxidative stress and speeds recovery from exercise (Hurst, 2019). Additionally these anthocyanins can speed the resolution of inflammation and improve immunity (Lyall, 2009).

Through scientific research we now understand the minimum effective dose to gain specific exercise-related benefits - clinical studies suggest 120mg anthocyanins from Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants provides athletes with both performance improvement and recovery benefits. Our studies have also confirmed the bioavailable anthocyanins in Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants help to improve blood flow and activate the body’s own inherent antioxidant, inflammation and immune defence systems.

Adaptive™ New Zealand blackcurrants are an all-natural, whole food, nutritional supplement that provides athletes performance improvement as well as recovery benefits.

Scientific studies

Braakhuis, A.J., Somerville, V.X. & Hurst, R.D. The effect of New Zealand blackcurrant on sport performance and related biomarkers: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Int Soc Sports Nutr 17, 25 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-020-00354-9

Cook MD, Myers SD, Blacker SD, Willems MET. 2015 New Zealand blackcurrant extract improves cycling performance and fat oxidation in cyclists. European journal of applied physiology. 115 (11) 2357-65. https://10.1007/s00421-015-3215-8

Hurst R, Lyall K, Roberts J, Perthaner, A, Wells, R, Cooney, J, Jensen D, Burr N, Hurst S 2019 Consumption of an Anthocyanin-Rich Extract Made From New Zealand Blackcurrants Prior to Exercise May Assist Recovery From Oxidative Stress and Maintains Circulating Neutrophil Function: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2019.00073

Lomiwes D, Ha B, Ngametua N, Burr N, Cooney J, Trower T, Sawyer G, Hedderley D, Hurst R, Hurst S 2019. Timed consumption of a New Zealand blackcurrant juice support positive affective responses during a self-motivated moderate walking exercise in healthy sedentary adults. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 16 (33) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0300-0

Lyall K, Hurst S, Cooney J, Jensen D, Lo K, Hurst R and Stevenson L 2009 Short-term blackcurrant extract consumption modulates exercise-induced oxidative stress and lipopolysaccharide-stimulated inflammatory responses. American Journal of Physiology. 297 (1) 70-81 https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpregu.90740.2008

Watson A, Haskell-Ramsay C, Kennedy D, Cooney J, Trower T, Scheepens A 2015. Acute supplementation with blackcurrant extracts modulates cognitive functioning and inhibits monoamine oxidase-B in healthy young adults. Journal of Functional Foods. 17 524-539 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.06.005

Watson AW, Haskell-Ramsay CF, Kennedy DO, Cooney JM, Trower T, Scheepens A. 2015 Acute supplementation with blackcurrant extracts modulates cognitive functioning and inhibits monoamine oxidase-B in healthy young adults. Journal of Functional Foods. 17 524-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.06.005

Watson A, Okello E, Brooker H, Lester S, McDougall G, Wesnes K 2018. The impact of blackcurrant juice on attention, mood and brain wave spectral activity in young healthy volunteers. Nutritional Neuroscience 22 (8) 596-606. https://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2017.1420539

Willems ME, Myers SD, Blacker SD, Cook MD 2014 CurraNZ blackcurrant improves cycling performance and recovery in trained endurance athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.11 (1) https://doi:10.1186/1550-2783-11-s1-p14