Blackcurrant Freeze-Dried Extract 60 capsules | Jarrow Formulas
Jarrow Formulas Blackcurrant freeze-dried extract is a powerful antioxidant for reducing eye fatigue and discomfort, providing antioxidant protection and promoting vasodilation.
who can benefit from Blackcurrant freeze-dried extract?
Adults of all ages who are concerned about maintaining healthy eyes
what distinguishes Blackcurrant freeze-dried extract?
New Zealand Blackcurrant contains 4 times more polyphenols, including the unique eye protectors delphinidin-3-rutinoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside, than European Blackcurrant and is freeze-dried to better protect its phytochemicals.
New Zealand Blackcurrant is free of pesticides and grows in an unpolluted area with intense sunlight, which makes it naturally high in phenolic antioxidants.
ORAC Value > 800/Capsule (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)
The forgotten superberry: blackcurrant
As the 20th century began, blackcurrants were a popular fruit in the United States. However, in the first few years of the 1900’s the Northeastern U.S. was stricken by an outbreak of white pine blister rust that threatened many species of pine. Subsequently, it was determined that the blackcurrant plant was an integral host in the life cycle of this fungus. The lumber industry considered blackcurrant to be a danger to a thriving national industry and was able to get the plant black-balled with a federal planting ban. State bans were then instituted and only recently have many states lifted prohibitions on blackcurrant cultivation.
Lost for almost a century was the knowledge that the nutrient and antioxidant profile of blackcurrant significantly trumps blueberry, the purported “king of berries.” The antioxidant anthocyanins of blackcurrant have proven particularly useful in promoting eye health.
The lofty levels of anthocyanins give the berries their richly dark color and make blackcurrant stand out from other superfruits. In particular, delphinidin-3-rutinoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside account for more than 80% of blackcurrant anthocyanins. Not found at significant levels in other fruits, or berries, these anthocyanins give blackcurrant a unique antioxidant profile. In fact, tests have shown that New Zealand blackcurrants contain the greatest amount of anthocyanins of any blackcurrant. The pristine growing conditions in New Zealand also produce a blackcurrant that is free from man-made contaminants. In addition, it is believed that the high UV exposure from the New Zealand sun forces the plants to produce large amounts of anthocyanins for protection.
Blackcurrant & eye health
Delphinidin-3-rutinoside has shown specific activity in relaxing the ciliary smooth muscle of the eye; in myopia, or near-sightedness, the ciliary smooth muscle cannot relax enough to allow focusing on distant objects. In a study of frogs, cyanidin-3-rutinoside displayed some importance for the regeneration of rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is the primary photopigment of rod cells, enabling night vision. Two studies conducted in Japan have suggested increased blood flow to the optic papilla and reduced susceptibility to eye fatigue due to consumption of blackcurrant.
Jarrow Formulas Blackcurrant extract provides powerful antioxidant protection for reducing eye fatigue and promoting eye function.
Extracted from the fruit of New Zealand blackcurrant plants to contain at least 20% beneficial blackcurrant anthocyanins, Jarrow Formulas Blackcurrant extract is a great addition to any eye-health regimen
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Take 1 or 2 capsules per day with food, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
freeze dried extract of black currant (20% polyphenols) 200mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
filler (cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source)), active ingredient (freeze dried extract of black currant), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans