One great benefit of eating blackcurrants is its ability to improve your performance during exercise and sports. Athletes were evaluated for effectiveness on muscle fatigue and recovery, as well as higher performance levels after eating blackcurrants. The study of athletes ranged in sport exertion levels from that of basketball and soccer players, to triathletes and marathon runners.
59% of those consuming blackcurrant cassis juice reported improvement in muscle fatigue during and after performance, and a whopping 77% reported improvement in muscle damage, fatigue and recovery. 77% also reported general improvement in life, such as less fatigue on waking, less dry eyes and eye strain, plus less fatigue and tiredness.