Blackcurrant Anthocyanins for Clinical Eye Health:

The Most Effective Natural Support
for Optimal Eye and Vision Health!

Significant laboratory and clinical based research have shown the unique anthocyains found in New Zealand Blackcurrants provide incredible vision health promoting effects.

The Four Major High Health Components of New Zealand Blackcurrants

In addition to anthocyanins, blackcurrant seeds are one of only a few natural sources for Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), an Omega Fatty acid crucial to many normal functions within the body.

Together, these natural compounds have proven activities that work to: improve overall eye function, provide relief to present eye health concerns and, help prevent long term eye damage and disease conditions. See below for examples of how they do this!

Blackcurrant Anthocyains Provide Immediate Effects Your Customers can feel plus long-term Eye and Vision Health Protection!

Immediate Effects

Long-term Effects
Dark adaptation and Night vision

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins help eyes adjust to changing light conditions improving both dark adaptation and night vision (two aspects of vision that commonly become less efficient with age).

Anti-oxidant activity

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins directly neutralize free radicals and the damage they cause. Preventing an accumulation of damage in this way helps reduce the risk of many dangerous eye health conditions such as Macular Degeneration. (ORAC over 4,200,000 umole TE/100g)

Ciliary muscle relaxation

Through their ciliary muscle relaxing activity blackcurrant Anthocyanins directly relieve eye fatigue and its associated symptoms (dry eyes, sensitivity to light, sore neck and shoulders etc.)

Ciliary muscle relaxation

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins allow key muscles in the eye (ciliary muscles) to relax. This helps relieve eye fatigue which, if otherwise left unattended, causes short term discomfort and potential long term damage (including inflammation and creation of free radicals)

Improved blood circulation

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins improve blood circulation to the eyes helping them operate optimally while also assisting with the relief of eye fatigue


Improved blood circulation

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins improve blood flow to the eye area. This helps ensure the efficient delivery of much needed nutrients for optimal eye function and health. Clinical evidence suggests improved blood flow to the eyes can relieve the symptoms and slow the progression of glaucoma in some patients.

Waste product removal

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins promote blood flow that helps clear eyes of unwanted byproducts. This is an important factor in eye health as build up of these products leads to irritation and inflammation

Waste product removal

Blackcurrant Anthocyanins help prevent the dangerous build up of waste products around the eye by improving blood circulation to the retina. In doing so, Blackcurrant Anthocyanins lower the risk of long -term eye damage from free radicals (often generated in response to waste accumulation).

Rhodopsin regeneration

Blackcurrant anthocyanins promote higher regeneration rates of Rhodopsin. A compound found naturally in the eye responsible for the correct capturing light (a critical part of normal vision).

Clinical and Pre-Clinical Research

Preventing Vision Loss from Glaucoma!!!

In a recent study involving 38 patients suffering from glaucoma,  researchers at the Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine found 50mg/day Blackcurrant anthocyanins reduced the deterioration of vision (determined using Humphrey visual field Mean Deviation – MD) compared with patients not receiving blackcurrant treatments! H. Oghuro et al. 2012

Fighting Stiffness and Fatigue from Tired Eyes!

A clinical study from Meiji University, involving 21 volunteers, demonstrated Blackcurrant Anthocyanins were able to reduce fatigue caused by 2 hours of extensive computer use (both to vision and the body).
This is because blackcurrant anthocyanins can directly relax the ciliary muscles (which control the eyes movements) H. Matsumoto et al. 2005

Blackcurrant (NOT Bilberry) Preventing Myopia!!

Another study from Meiji University compared the effectiveness of blueberry and blackcurrant anthocyanins against myopia following 2 hours of intense computer work. While blackcurrant anthocyanins demonstrated strong activity, bilberry anthocyanins had zero effectiveness. H, Matsumoto et al. 2007

Immediate Effects Long-Term
Dry Eye Relief

The GLA in Blackcurrant Seed Oil directly contributes to natural and normal tear production. This corrects the underlying issues and provides symptom relief to sufferers of dry eye. Benefits include: reducing eye inflammation and irritation, preventing bacterial infection and washing away waste products and debris

Dry eye relief

Rather than simply treating the symptoms of dry eye, the GLA content found within blackcurrant seed oil addresses the underlying causes of dry eye. This helps maintain long term health of the eye and prevents the accumulation of damage from dry eye becoming a more serious eye health condition (such as macular degeneration or cataracts)