Archive for August, 2015

Ergogenic aids are any external influences that enhance athletic performance or facilitate physical exercise.

Professor Mark Willems, pioneering research on New Zealand Blackcurrants.

Professor Mark Willems, pioneering research on New Zealand Blackcurrants.

Dr Mark Willems, Professor in Exercise Physiology at Chichester University, was sponsored by the Sujon team to present his blackcurrant-ergogenic research at the International Blackcurrant Conference in Europe in June this year.

“I recover faster and can train harder the next day” - Mika Vukona, NZ TALL BLACK on Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.

“I recover faster and can train harder the next day” – Mika Vukona, NZ Tall Black on Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.

Sujon is the global pioneer into the use of blackcurrant for sport: we started our own research 8 years ago with Nelson-based Giants basketball team and basketball greats such as Mike Vukona who still use our powder as part of their training-nutrition regime. Prof Willems has used the Sujon powder in a wide range of research topics at his UK University base.

At the International Conference Prof Willems presented evidence that New Zealand-sourced blackcurrants speed up muscle recovery by reducing muscle damage and inflammation following bouts of high intensity exercises. Much of Professor Willem’s research focussed on cycling performance but the results are applicable to all sport (both event performance and training).

Sujon takes its leadership role in this area of blackcurrant sport ergogenics seriously: our commitment to each and every athlete (professional/amateur/”weekend-warrior”) is that the same Sujon Blackcurrant powder used by science research teams in Europe, Japan and Australasia, is the product available to you through our health and sport store retailers and also on our website

Expect more news on research results later this year: and enjoy Sujon being one of your most valuable ergogenic partners as you look to excel in your sporting code!

A copy of Prof Willems presentation is available for download here:


 Presentation: New Zealand Blackcurrant: A New Ergogenic Aid in Sport?

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This is the perfect tapa for your next dinner party! Serving up something just a little different that is also tasty and healthy.. It goes down a treat every time.

  Recipe  - Cheeseboard with Raspberry, Boysenberry Comfit & Cinnamon-maple- another article


1st stage

1 cinnamon quill

½ cup frozen Boysenberries

½ cup frozen Raspberries

1 Tbsp Raspberry Wine vinegar

1/4 cup white wine

2  small rounds of gourmet cheese –e.g  Camembert/brie.

2nd stage

1 Tbsp Arrowroot

3Tbsp Manuka honey

1 Tbspn Maple Syrup


Mix all the 1st stage ingredients together in pot until all melted, then add honey and Maple Syrup. Simmer till melded then thicken with arrowroot. To thicken, mix 1 Tbsp of arrowroot into just enough cold liquid to mix it all together into a ‘slurry’. Then you pour the slurry into the comfit and mix in to thicken. Allow to stand for 10 minutes and serve with cheese.

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