While potassium may lower blood pressure, GLA helps cells in the heart resist damage and slows down platelet clumping in the blood vessels.
“We see in studies that blackcurrant has little effect on people with normal blood pressure,” noted professor Willems.
“However, in hypertensive adults, the berry is targeting something that is causing high blood pressure. But, if there’s no defect in the system, there’s less for blackcurrant to go after.
“However, the best strategy is not to wait until developing high blood pressure and blackcurrant can help prevention by supporting healthy cardiovascular function.”