Contact us

blackcurrant extract

Anthocyanin rich, sustainable, waste free functional ingredient for health & wellbeing supplements, weight loss, anti-viral throat sprays and lozenges, immunity boosting drinks, and innovative health & wellbeing product design.

Blackcurrant Extract

  • Naturally high in antioxidants
  • Greater than 200 mg/g anthocyanins
  • Anti-inflammatory properties, helps maintain healthy eyesight, boosts immunity, has a positive influence on mood/wellbeing, and improved cognitive function.
  • Free-flowing water-soluble powder in foil sealed bags.
  • minimum recommended dosage: 500 mg per serve

Blackcurrant Extract is high in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Blackcurrant Extract may help to:

  • Maintain healthy eyesight by improving circulation, reducing visual fatigue, improving ability of the eye to adapt to low light levels
  • Boost immunity.
  • Have a positive influence on mood/wellbeing.
  • Improve cognitive function.
  • Improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure, improving blood flow, and decreasing the risk of heart disease.
  • Assist with muscle recovery through controlled oxidative stress and inflammation, muscle damage and soreness.
  • Improve symptoms of age disorders such as menopause.    

Minimum effective anthocyanin dose: 1.6mg/kg body weight. Suggested dosage for tablets or capsules is 500 mg.

For blackcurrant, most of phenolic compounds are anthocyanin: delphinidin 3-O-glucoside, delphinidin-3-O-rutinoside, cyanidin 3-O-glucoside and cyanidin 3-O- rutinoside with small amount of hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives and flavonol.

New Zealand blackcurrants have 4 main anthocyanins unique to Ben Rua and Ben Ard blackcurrant cultivars, HortResearch New Zealand 2007 (New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research).

Of the total anthocyanins, cyanidin-3-rutinoside (C3R) is 41% in Ben Rua, and 39% in Ben Ard, delphinidin-3-rutinoside (D3R) is 45% in Ben Rua, and 35% in Ben Ard, Cyandin-3-glucoside (C3G) is 7% in Ben Rua, and 15% in Ben Ard, delphinidin-3-glucoside (D3G) is 3% in Ben Rua, and 8% in Ben Ard.

View Specification Sheet

Order Enquiries