“Study shows that New Zealand Blackcurrants can reduce mental fatigue”

Planet Health, the leading distributor and marketer of premium natural health products, recommends Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant to reduce mental fatigue, following a study by Plant & Food Research, one of New Zealand’s crown research institutes.

Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant contains New Zealand (NZ) blackcurrants, which have some of the highest levels of anthocyananins, polyphenols and carotenoids compared to other berry fruits. These demonstrate superior antioxidant capabilities to many other fruit and vegetables including kiwi fruit and broccoli.

The study has shown that, “an extract of New Zealand blackcurrants enriched in anthocyanins can help people stay alert, reduce mental fatigue and work with greater accuracy under mental stress. The anthocyanin phyto-components in blackcurrants are already well known for alleviating and preventing many diseases and chronic illnesses. An earlier study by Plant & Food research found that New Zealand’s blackcurrants have higher concentrations of these compounds than those grown in other countries.”

The New Zealand sun is believed to hold the key to the many benefits of NZ blackcurrants, which include:

  • The highest concentration of anthocyanins & polyphenols of any berries
  • Three times the concentration of anthocyanins and other phytochemicals of other berries
  • Superfood qualites
  • No fat
  • Low calorific value – ideal for weight loss
  • High levels of vitamin C, minerals and antioxidants
  • A very low glycaemic index – ideal for people with diabetes

Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant has the potential to prevent and even reverse macular degeneration through the bioflavonoids and by strengthening the capillaries that carry nutrients to eye muscles and nerves.

Further benefits of Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant:    

  • Improves poor vision caused by computers & TV screens
  • Reduces dark circles around eyes
  • Alleviates eye fatigue
  • Helps eyes adjust to darkness
  • Provides antioxidant protection to the eye
  • Works like cranberry for the urinary system
  • Helps micro-capillary circulation
  • No added sugar, preservatives or artificial sweeteners
  • No contraindications
  • Blackcurrant anthocyanins are efficacious on their own – no need for additional ingredients

Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant capsules are standardised to contain 60mg of anthocyanins per capsule. Every capsule is packed with the goodness of over 20 fresh New Zealand blackcurrants.

The Lifestream Bioactive Blackcurrant product is available in a 30 Capsule quantity with an RRP of £19.95.

Planet Health supplies around 350 natural health stores, pharmacies & premium department stores across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, preferring the careful selection of stockists to mass supply through mainstream channels.

Key stockists include all Revital Health Stores, Health Foods in Fulham, The Better Food Company in Bristol, and Natural Foods in Colchester.

Customers can also purchase products marketed by Planet Health through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealthdirect.co.uk.


For more information contact:
Maria Bretti or Emma De Maio
Tel: 07854 819 213 or 07921 160 134
Email: maria@redheadpr.co.uk or emma@redheadpr.co.uk

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Planet Health Planet Health, a distributor and marketer of innovative premium natural health products, was founded by Peter and Mandy Harwood in New South Wales, Australia in 1996. In the years since, the family business has grown to become a market leader, supplying natural health, skin and hair products to over 3000 retailers. The company’s UK operation was established in January 2010. From its Gloucestershire office and distribution centre, Planet Health UK has introduced a succession of previously unavailable brands to this market. These include Watson & Son ‘Black Label’ Manuka Honey, products from the Australian Bush Flower Essence company, the scientifically researched Qskin DNA Age Defence creams, Kosmea’s Rose Hip Oil treatment skin care and Qsilica: Beauty from the Inside Out range – with ranges now stocked by Harrods in Knightsbridge, London and many other premium retailers including Selfridges. In total, Planet Health UK supplies around 350 retailers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, preferring the careful selection of stockists to mass supply through mainstream channels. Customers can also purchase products marketed by Plant Health UK through the company’s online store if a local retailer is not yet available. www.planethealth.com.au/ The growth of Planet Health owes much to the business philosophy of Peter and Mandy Harwood. The company carries out an extensive ethical and quality audit of the producers and manufacturers of goods marketed and distributed through Planet Health. This commitment to integrity provides an assurance to retailers and creates the foundations upon which strong, durable brands who’s products give real results win and retain the trust and loyalty of consumers. The team at Planet Health includes scientists and qualified naturopaths and a highly trained sales team focusing on retailer customer service which goes beyond all expectations for maximising sales. The premium natural health products are not tested on animals, contain no sodium laurel sulphate, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial colours or harsh preservatives and are 100% fragrance free. Planet Health Co-founders Peter HarwoodPeter held several senior roles in the natural health industry in sales, marketing, international business development and management. As managing director of Planet Health since its launch in 1996, Peter’s key objective is to expand the presence of the business in key global markets such as the UK. Peter also has a love of classic cars and art deco. Mandy HarwoodMandy’s passion for natural health, which began while she was a fitness instructor, is a major factor in the success of Planet Health. A director of Planet Health since launch, Mandy also loves horse riding and interior design and is pleased to say she’s better than husband Peter at both.