Blackcurrant plants are part of the rose family and native to both Europe and Asia. They produce small, black berry-like fruits, containing a powerhouse of nutrients and phytochemicals, known to support our immune system and overall health.
Mountainlife Wild Blackcurrant Powder is made from 100% pure blackcurrants, wild harvested from the forests of Siberia. Nothing added or taken away so you get all of the goodness inside. The Blackcurrant powder is finely milled and freeze-dried for convenience and longevity.
Blackcurrants contain a plethora of key vitamins including A, B1, B5, B6 and E and 4 times more vitamin C than oranges! The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help to support the immune system, reduce tiredness and boost collagen production for more youthful-looking skin.
Additionally, Blackcurrants are rich in Polyphenolic compounds, Anthocyanins and Gamma-Linolenic Acid.
Polyphenolic Substances - Strong plant-based micronutrients packed full of antioxidants.
Anthocyanins - A type of flavonoid with antioxidant properties known to lower blood pressure, improve visual acuity and even reduce cancer cell proliferation.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid - An Omega-6 fatty acid that naturally occurs in blackcurrants. It helps to reduce the symptoms of skin conditions like sclerosis, psoriasis and eczema.
Blackcurrants have been utilised in traditional health systems for hundreds of years. Most commonly, they are used to treat bladder stones, liver disorders, coughs and long ailments.
Back in World War II, the blackcurrant-based drink ‘Ribena,’ was given to children in Britain as a Vitamin C supplement. Over the years, the fruit has grown in popularity for its culinary appeal and become a staple ingredient in jams, desserts and pastries.
But it’s not so popular elsewhere in the world. In fact, during the early 20th century blackcurrant farming was banned in the United States! It was believed that blackcurrants carried a fungus that killed pine trees and threatened the logging industry. In some states the ban has now been lifted but blackcurrants are still commonly referred to as ‘the forbidden fruit.’
Blackcurrants contain twice the amount of antioxidants in blueberries. The natural antioxidants help to fight free radicals and oxidative stress, warding off signs of ageing and chronic disease. Studies have found the anthocyanins in blackcurrants suppress oxidative stress in human cells and enhance the immune system.
Blackcurrants are rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (Omega-6) and vitamin C, both of which are essential to good eye health. Studies have found that supplements containing Gamma-Linolenic Acid can help to slow down the progression of visual deterioration and reduce symptoms of dry eye and visual fatigue.
The gamma-linolenic acid and anthocyanin content in blackcurrants have an anti-inflammatory effect. Eating blackcurrants may, therefore, help to reduce joint and muscle pain, stiffness, soreness and damage. Additionally, studies have found blackcurrant supplements effective in reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Clinical studies have found that a polysaccharide in blackcurrants may have anti-inflammatory benefits for those suffering with atopic dermatitis. Blackcurrants are also rich in fatty acids, which help to suppress inflammation and nourish the skin.
We recommend taking 1-2 tbsp of Wild Blackcurrant Powder daily. Add to water to create a traditional tea or blend in your favourite superfood smoothie. Our blackcurrant powder also makes a tasty and healthy addition to yoghurts, porridge, cereal and baking recipes.
Mountainlife Wild Blackcurrant Powder is 100% natural and authentic, free from binders, fillers and any other nasties. Wild harvested from Siberia, it contains the most raw and nutritious blackcurrants produced by nature.
Enjoy our Wild Blackcurrant powder as part of a healthy, balanced diet to boost your antioxidant intake and benefit from the powerful anti-inflammatories.
Optimise your body today with Mountainlife Wild Blackcurrant Powder.