Tea is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages, second only to water in terms of worldwide consumption. Originating in Asia, tea has been enjoyed by cultures across the world for hundreds of years. Green and black tea are derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but are processed quite differently. Green tea is steamed and dried immediately following harvest. Black tea is fermented and as a consequence contains fewer catechins than green tea. Today, researchers and medical professionals are taking notice as epidemiological and laboratory studies continue to document the potent and impressive health promoting benefits of green tea.
Green tea consumption has been associated in clinical trials to have a variety of beneficial effects. Among the many studies, green tea consumption is thought to be supportive in maintaining already normal cardiovascular and blood sugar function, as well as being a potent antioxidant. Scientists have identified numerous phytochemicals including polyphenols, methylxanthines, flavonoids and triterpenoid saponins in green tea. The polyphenols contained in tea, often referred to as catechins, appear to provide the primary health promoting benefits associated with green tea consumption. Among their many attributes, catechins can support the body’s normal response to free radical production. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during metabolism and from exposure to environmental sources, such as pollution and cigarette smoke. Free radicals are produced during energy metabolism and are necessary for immune function, but when an excessive number of free radicals are formed, they can attack healthy cells, especially their membrane lipids and proteins. This, in turn, is thought to contribute to a degradation of the structure and function of these cellular components. Catechins have also attracted the attention of scientists worldwide as studies point to tea’s ability to support immune function and cardiovascular health.
AssuriTEA™ Green is a water extracted green tea that is simply a dehydrated product of naturally brewed tea. Unlike other green tea extracts, AssuriTEA™ maintains the natural profile of brewed green tea — no constituents are removed or concentrated; only the simple tea remains, providing an excellent natural antioxidant profile. The green tea itself is sourced from select tea cultivators, with the tea leaves grown under Good Agricultural Practices and the product produced strict contaminant controls to ensure a high quality product. AssuriTEA™ naturally contains a minimum of 50% polphenols including 35% catechins and contains low levels of caffeine(less than 10%).
Our team believes AssuriTEA™ provides a truly unique green tea option in its high quality manufacturing process using whole tea leaf for a diverse antioxidant profile of tea polyphenols and flavonoids and an environmentally friendly process which leaves only water as a by-product. Supported by science, this extract is comparable or better than other solvent-based tea extracts, offering the same benefits to antioxidant health and weight management and promoting overall wellbeing. Customers seeking a safe and natural green tea extract may find this material a desirable alternative to brewed green teas.
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