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Health Benefits


Phytochemicals are plant components that have health promoting properties, and there are thousands of known phytochemicals including antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and anthocyanins. The Vision Smart Center has harnessed the health support of phytochemicals from pure New Zealand Cassis berries, and utilized its’ natural ability to combat free radicals throughout the body.

Organic New Zealand Blackcurrant, good to eye, brain, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory
New Zealand Cassis berries offer unrivalled health support, and the Vision Smart Center uses only Cassis berries grown, harvested, and manufactured by Just the Berries, which are pesticide and chemical free.


One of the most powerful phytochemicals are polyphenols, specifically anthocyanins, which contain impressive antioxidant properties. Research shows that anthocyanins are able to eliminate oxidative stress within the body, which leads to the regulation of inflammatory responses, and ultimately promotes vision, brain, and cardiovascular health.

The health benefits associated with Cassis anthocyanins, GLA, Zinc Oxide, and Tocotrienol includes vision, brain, cardiovascular, and women’s health support, along with combating oxidative stress and regulating proper inflammatory responses.

The reason that Vision Smart Center specifically uses New Zealand Cassis anthocyanin compounds in its nutraceutical product line is due to the unique anthocyanin composition found in these berry fruits that are grown in New Zealand’s remote island environment. The precise anthocyanin structure of Cassis includes Delphinidin-3-rutinoside (D3R), Cyanidin-3-rutinoside (C3R), Delphinidin-3-glucoside (D3G), and Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G), which is not found in any other fruits, and studies have shown that D3R and C3R may be the most effective elements for overall vision health.

The unique New Zealand Cassis anthocyanins used by the Vision Smart Center
The unique New Zealand Cassis anthocyanins used by the Vision Smart Center have an extremely unique and potent composition including high percentages of C3R and D3R.


Polysaccharides, which are dietary fibers, are another amazing phytochemical found in New Zealand Cassis berries. The specific active element in these Cassis polysaccharides is mannose, which has been recognized for numerous health properties including anti-tumor abilities. A recent study conducted by Massey University even found that components of New Zealand Cassis directly influenced the bacterial composition in the colon of rats, which may ultimately lead to a regulation of the bacteria that cause colon cancer.

Cassis Extract Powders and Dried Cassis Berries can increase good bacteria in the colon, while reducing the bad bacteria

Cassis Extract Powders and Dried Cassis Berries can increase good bacteria in the colon, while reducing the bad bacteria. These results may imply colon cancer support. “Effect of Blackcurrant Powder Extract and Infused Dried Blackcurrant Fruits on the Growth of Beneficial Lactic Acid Bacteria on Risk Markers for Colon Cancer in Rats”.


In addition to these phytochemicals, essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is also a key element of New Zealand Cassis berries, and it offers an impressive human health support related to inflammatory regulation. There are very few natural sources of GLA, and the Cassis berry seeds contain an impressive 16% of pure GLA, which is extracted via a super critical extraction method for use in nutraceutical supplements.

Comparative percentages of the three natural GLA sources: New Zealand Cassis, Borage, and Evening Primrose oils.

Comparative percentages of the three natural GLA sources: New Zealand Cassis, Borage, and Evening Primrose oils. Results expressed for GLA, ALA, and Stearodonic Acid, based on “Viper’s Bugloss and related species” by Phil Nicholls, John K. Kings & Sons Ltd. and “Gamma Linolenic Acid: A Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent- Part 1”.

Because GLA contains such powerful anti-inflammatory properties, numerous health improvements may be related to this essential fatty acid, including women’s health (PMS and Menopause), brain and vision support, improved arthritis and joint pain, and regulation of the cardiovascular system.

Increased inflammation is one of the key causes of numerous health ailments, including women’s health such as PMS and Menopause.


Zinc is a trace element that is essential for all forms of human health, and unfortunately the human body can become deficient of Zinc, which leads to serious health conditions. Zinc levels primarily regulate proper growth and development, along with affecting the immune system, brain and neurological functions, and the regulation of inflammatory responses and hormones. Vision Smart Center products that contain Zinc have been specifically formulated to promote proper growth, development, and protection of the human body.

The Vision Smart Center uses only the highest quality Zinc Oxide and Tocotrienols in its products, offering impressive cardiovascular and advanced aging health support.

The Vitamin E family is broken down into two distinct families including tocopherols, and tocotrienols, both of which are necessary for proper human functions. Recent studies have shown that tocotrienols may improve a wide range of health conditions, while tocopherols have offered significantly lower results in clinical testing. Tocotrienols have been linked to brain health, improved cholesterol, and even combating certain types of cancer. The Vision Smart Center is proud to be one of the first manufacturers to successfully merge the benefits of tocotrienol with the support of New Zealand Cassis phytochemicals.

Studies have shown that Vitamin E compounds, such as tocotrienols may help to combat certain types of cancer.


The Vision Smart Center’s health benefit concept includes creating products that combat oxidative stress within the human body. Because oxidative stress is linked to inflammation, vision and brain health diseases, cardiovascular illnesses, women’s health side effects, and joint pain, it is important for us to create products than can help to alleviate the source of these health ailments.

If you would like to learn more about the amazing health benefits of New Zealand Cassis anthocyanins, GLA, Zinc, and Tocotrienols, then visit our specific health pages:

  • GLA