Proper blood flow is a key element to overall human health, and issues such as blood clots, increased blood stickiness, and reduced blood flow can lead to numerous health issues, along with an increased risk of heart illnesses and heart attack.
CASSIS POLYPHENOLS BEAT BLUEBERRY POLYPHENOLS TO INCREASE BLOOD FLOW
A recently conducted study examined the ability of New Zealand Cassis polyphenols to increase blood flow throughout the body, specifically in the face region. For the test, 33 health women were given a Cassis polyphenol beverage and results were tested 30, 60, and 90 minutes after consumption.
Cassis polyphenols show impressive blood flow improvements when compared to placebo recipients in this 33 women study. “Effect of Cassis (Blackcurrant Berry) Polyphenols on Improvement of Under-Eye Circles in Human Test Subjects”
The impressive results of this study revealed that Cassis polyphenols increase blood flow when compared not only to the placebo group in the above test section, but also to those consuming blueberry polyphenols in the below test section. These results have led researchers to believe that Cassis polyphenols can effectively increase the flow of blood throughout the body.
Cassis polyphenols show impressive blood flow improvements when compared to blueberry polyphenol, and placebo recipients in this 33 women study. “Effect of Cassis (Blackcurrant Berry) Polyphenols on Improvement of Under-Eye Circles in Human Test Subjects”
DECREASE BLOOD STICKINESS TO PREVENT BUILD-UP IN ARTERIES
It is thought that Cassis anthocyanins, polyphenols, and polysaccharides can increase blood flow due to their blood thinning properties. Several studies have documented that these flavonoid components can reduce the stickiness of blood, and ultimately decreasing the risk of blood clots. With less stickiness in the blood, it is able to move freely through the vessels, which could decrease the risk of build-up, and ultimately reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and high cholesterol.
A diagram showing how a healthy artery with red blood cells can acquire cholesterol particles which begin to build-up on the bottom, leading to plaque formations, and eventually taking over the artery.
INCREASED OPTIC PAPILLA BLOOD FLOW WITH ANTHOCYANINS
In addition to reducing the blood stickiness, Cassis anthocyanins also have the ability to relax arteries, which improves blood flow and helps to balance good and bad cholesterol levels. A study completed by Ikuyo Oguro, et. al. focused on 30 patients with normal tension glaucoma, and their results concluded that Cassis anthocyanins were able to dramatically increase the blood flow through the eyes and body.
Test results showing an increase in blood flow through portions of the eye after consumption of Cassis anthocyanins. “Improvement of Blood Flow Through the Optic Papilla Induced by Cassis Anthocyanins” Hirosaki University