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Generic: Black Currant
treats Musculoskeletal conditions, Rheumatoid arthritis, High blood pressure, Nutrition supplementation, Stress, Antioxidant, Night vision, Immunomodulation, and Chronic venous insufficiency

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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( Rebecca Bramwell, PharmD (Northeastern University); Ashley Brigham, PharmD (Northeastern University); J. Kathryn Bryan, BA (University of Virginia); Gary Deng, MD, PhD (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Jamie Hegarty, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); April Reynolds, MS (University of the Sciences in Philadelphia); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Kenneth Triptow, PharmD (Drake University); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

Bitsch I, Janssen M, Netzel M, et al. Bioavailability of anthocyanidin- 3- glycosides following consumption of elderberry extract and blackcurrant juice. Int.J.Clin.Pharmacol.Ther. 2004;42(5):293- 300.

Carmen Ramirez- Tortosa M, Garcia- Alonso J, Luisa Vidal- Guevara M, et al. Oxidative stress status in an institutionalised elderly group after the intake of a phenolic- rich dessert. Br J Nutr 2004;91(6):943- 950.

Garbacki N, Angenot L, Bassleer C, et al. Effects of prodelphinidins isolated from Ribes nigrum on chondrocyte metabolism and COX activity. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch.Pharmacol. 2002;365(6):434- 441.

Knox YM, Suzutani T, Yosida I, et al. Anti- influenza virus activity of crude extract of Ribes nigrum L. Phytother.Res. 2003;17(2):120- 122.

Lengsfeld C, Deters A, Faller G, et al. High molecular weight polysaccharides from black currant seeds inhibit adhesion of Helicobacter pylori to human gastric mucosa. Planta Med. 2004;70(7):620- 626.

Matsumoto H, Nakamura Y, Hirayama M, et al. Antioxidant activity of black currant anthocyanin aglycons and their glycosides measured by chemiluminescence in a neutral pH region and in human plasma. J.Agric.Food Chem. 8- 28- 2002;50(18):5034- 5037.

Matsumoto H, Takenami E, Iwasaki- Kurashige K, et al. Effects of blackcurrant anthocyanin intake on peripheral muscle circulation during typing work in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol 2005;94(1- 2):36- 45.

Moller P, Loft S, Alfthan G, et al. Oxidative DNA damage in circulating mononuclear blood cells after ingestion of blackcurrant juice or anthocyanin- rich drink. Mutat.Res. 7- 13- 2004;551(1- 2):119- 126.

Mulleder U, Murkovic M, Pfannhauser W. Urinary excretion of cyanidin glycosides. J Biochem Biophys Methods 2002;53(1- 3):61- 66.

Nakaishi H, Matsumoto H, Tominaga S, et al. Effects of black current anthocyanoside intake on dark adaptation and VDT work- induced transient refractive alteration in healthy humans. Altern Med Rev 2000;5(6):553- 562.

Netzel M, Strass G, Janssen M, et al. Bioactive anthocyanins detected in human urine after ingestion of blackcurrant juice. J.Environ.Pathol.Toxicol.Oncol. 2001;20(2):89- 95.

Nielsen IL, Dragsted LO, Ravn- Haren G, et al. Absorption and excretion of black currant anthocyanins in humans and watanabe heritable hyperlipidemic rabbits. J.Agric.Food Chem. 4- 23- 2003;51(9):2813- 2820.

Suzutani T, Ogasawara M, Yoshida I, et al. Anti- herpesvirus activity of an extract of Ribes nigrum L. Phytother.Res. 2003;17(6):609- 613.

Tahvonen RL, Schwab US, Linderborg KM, et al. Black currant seed oil and fish oil supplements differ in their effects on fatty acid profiles of plasma lipids, and concentrations of serum total and lipoprotein lipids, plasma glucose and insulin. J Nutr Biochem 2005;16(6):353- 359.

West NX, Hughes JA, Parker DM, et al. Development of low erosive carbonated fruit drinks 2. Evaluation of an experimental carbonated blackcurrant drink compared to a conventional carbonated drink. J.Dent. 2003;31(5):361- 365.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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