THE POWER OF GREEN TEA.
The second most popular drink in the world behind water, green tea has long been used in its native China and all over Asia.
Coming from the camellia sinensis plant (the same one from which black and oolong tea are also sourced), the young green tea leaves are dried shortly after harvesting, meaning less oxidation and better preserved phytochemicals such as tannins. This means the leaves are organically rich in a whole host of vitamins and compounds, including polyphenols.
Many of the compounds and key nutrients stay in the leaves when we drink green tea. By taking extracts as supplements, we can ensure that our bodies are absorbing more of the elements which make the leaves so beneficial.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
- The polyphenols contained in green tea, specifically a catechin called EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), can help to protect blood cells from oxidative stress
- The natural caffeine acts as a stimulant which can be beneficial for normal cognitive function, memory and an improved mood. The caffeine in green tea Is also less concentrated than in coffee, meaning it gives an energy boost without the well known jitters found with coffee.
- The natural antioxidants contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can help with a range of aspects.
- Green tea also contains significant amounts of other key nutrients, namely Vitamin B2, Vitamin E, Folic Acid and B-carotene, which come with their own advantages in supporting and strengthening bodily functions.