Archive for the ‘New Zealand Blackcurrants’ Category

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Hi, I’m Colin Stuart, The Blackcurrant Man from Nelson, New Zealand. Just thought i’d let you in on our little secret… Now, it is well known that blackcurrants have so much healthy goodness packed inside; with more antioxidants and Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable, blackcurrants really are their own nutritional powerhouse!

But, what if we told you we know someone who has managed to package all this sunshine goodness, so you can benefit all year round? It’s called Sujon Blackcurrant Powder and it’s made in Nelson, New Zealand by the company Sujon. A well established berry fruit company, Sue and John Gibb founded the company over 30 years ago and they branded it ‘Sujon’ after their two names.

When you take Sujon Blackcurrant Powder, one of the main benefits you’ll find is that it increases your blood flow. With increased blood flow you can absorb extra oxygen into your working joints and muscles. This also helps with any joint or muscle pain, aiding muscle recovery, which is a reason why a lot of elite athletes around the world are using Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.

So when it comes to your wellness for everyday and in sport, this little beauty – Sujon Blackcurrant Powder is something to have in your cupboard all year round. You can purchase Sujon Blackcurrant powder directly from Sujon here and it helps to know they’re currently offering free shipping worldwide.

Yours in health,

Colin Stuart- The Blackcurrant Man.

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blackProfessor Mark Willems visited Sujon as part of a tour of the NZ Blackcurrant industry. Prof Willems is using Sujon blackcurrant powder for a number of sports-based research projects in 2016. For a summary of his 2015 work check out our website: http://www.sujonpowder.com/latestresearch.htm

Our Sujon powder is also being used in an MBIE-funded NZ-Japan Joint 3 year research programme looking at the potential of blackcurrant phytonutrients to assist in glycation. This research could have huge relevance for metabolic syndrome and diabetes!

GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR FROZEN SUJON® BERRIES - Another sujon.co.nz articleOur Sujon frozen berries continue to be the market leader in NZ and we’re proud of the one-to-one relationships we have developed with our grower-suppliers.

 

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From left: Emma Grant (Professional Cyclist), Michelle Manson (Sujon), Sue and John Gibb (Sujon), Anneke Jenkins, NZ Triathlete, and Javier Gomez (Spanish Triathlete)

…And to all those athletes around the world who use our Sujon powder under a non-Disclosure Agreement: we understand why and CONGRATULATIONS on your individual and team achievements in 2015: we’re proud you trust us and our product and that in some small way we are part of your successes.

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From Dr Mark Willems, Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester – Presented at The Blackcurrants NZ Conference, August 2015.

Take Home Facts from Recent Trials – Blackcurrants & Sport

1. New Zealand Blackcurrants improved time by 2.4% in a 16.1 km cycling time-trial performance.

Accepted for publication June 2015 –Cook et al, European Journal of Applied Physiology
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2. New Zealand Blackcurrants increased ‘fat oxidisation’ aka ‘burning fat’ by 27% at exercise intensity of 65% when cycling. (show cycling pic)

Accepted for publication June 2015 – Cook et al, European Journal of Applied Physiology

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Got some unwanted fat? Take Sujon New Zealand Blackcurrant Powder and get cycling!

3. Sujon New Zealand blackcurrant powder resulted in a complete shift of the lactate curve which you normally only get from months & months of endurance training. This complete shift was a 14% decrease in lactate, as shown in graph below.

Accepted for publication March 2015 – Willems et al., International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

 another sujonpowder.com article

4. In a repeated sprints study, New Zealand blackcurrants improved sprinting distance by 11%.

Accepted for publication March 2015, Perkins et al., International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolismanother sujonpowder.com article

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New Zealand Blackcurrants were only taken for a 7 day period in all of Prof Willems trials. The dose was 6gm of Sujon Blackcurrant Sport powder.

The Question Professor Willems now wants to answer is what is the optimal dosing of New Zealand Blackcurrants in Sports performance?

“Endurance and team sport athletes may consider intake of New Zealand blackcurrant to beneficially enhance training practice, performance and recovery.”

– Dr Mark Willems, Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester.

Research on Blackcurrants and Sport So Far
Before 1995 therhits.1jpge were virtually no scientific papers on anthocyanins that are also present in blackcurrants. From 1995 – 2015 we see an explosion of study with nearly 6748 scientific papers on anthocyanins alone, as shown below.
And the studies on ‘Anthocyanins’ and ‘Exercise’ were zero until sometime after 1995. We have still only a mere 23 scientific papers up to 2015, of which only a handful on the effects of blackcurrant.hits

Studies at the University of Chichester were the first on effects of New Zealand blackcurrant during exercise.

So we can see that while we now have good handle on blackcurrants and their health benefits; we are only beginning to fully understand, as scientists and sports-people, the true benefits of blackcurrants in sport.

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