The beneficial effects of tea“If you are cold, tea will warm you up. If you're hot, it will relax you. If you're depressed, this will comfort you. If you're excited, this will calm you down. » William Gladstone
Great teas combine the pleasure of the palate with numerous beneficial aspects.
The buds and first leaves give the finest qualities of tea, and it is these teas which contain the most active elements.
The phenols and polyphenols in tea are powerful antioxidants. They are found in large quantities in tea and dissolve in water. They are therefore active in watery areas of the body. They prevent the oxidizing action of free radicals by neutralizing them. Thus they avoid the destruction and modification of cells (in particular their walls) by this undesirable oxidation.
This reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other illnesses.
Certain amino acids, rare in natural form, are found in tea. They have calming effects on the brain and support the immune system.
Caffeine / Theine
All families of tea ( White , Green , Oolong , Black , P u-erh ) contain theine (caffeine) to different extents. However, its action on the human body is different from that due to the caffeine in coffee.
The caffeine in tea (especially in unfermented tea) is linked to large organic molecules, phenolic compounds, which slow down the stimulating effects on the body. The assimilation of these large molecules therefore occurs more slowly and affects the body differently. Coffee, after a short time, stimulates the heart and blood circulation. Tea (green in particular) acts in a gentler, progressive and lasting way. It stimulates the brain and the central nervous system.
It is therefore good to differentiate the effects of caffeine/theine depending on the type of drink consumed.
The amount of theine depends on the type of tea and its preparation. Green teas generally contain less theine than black teas. In addition, tea in small pieces will release its caffeine more quickly than whole leaf tea.
With a good quality whole leaf tea, theine can be reduced by eliminating the water after a first short infusion of 45 seconds. Then we infuse normally. This method removes some of the theine without destroying the flavor of the tea too much. Polyphenols dissolve more slowly. Their beneficial and calming effects are thus preserved.
Tea has a preventive and curative effect on arteriosclerosis. All kinds of teas reduce “bad” cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) and increase “good” cholesterol (high density lipoprotein). The most effective in this area are Green and White Teas as well as P'uh-êhr Teas.
Fermentation causes a chemical transformation of phenols/polyphenols. It modifies certain substances. It is essentially an oxidation.
Caffeine slows down the absorption of iron in the body. It is therefore necessary for people lacking iron to avoid consuming tea at the same time as a meal rich in this element. Tea consumption can then be done outside of the meal. For people with too much iron, drinking tea with meals is recommended.
Complementary effects of Green Tea
Green Tea has a particularly high content of vitamins C, A, B and P, as well as trace elements and phenols/polyphenols. It increases concentration, physical abilities, improves blood circulation, protects teeth (good fluoride intake). It has anti-inflammatory, digestive, antidepressant effects and helps skin regeneration.
Several recent studies suggest that Green Tea helps prevent certain cancers (particularly stomach, colon and perhaps even lung cancers). Scientists are particularly studying the main active component of Green Tea, GEGC (epigallocatecol gallate). GEGC particularly effectively destroys free radicals (in an aqueous environment), toxic molecules involved in cellular aging.
These protective effects are observed in a population that is a heavy drinker of Green Tea.
Complementary effects of P u-erh
The oxygen-free fermentation of this tea gives it its specific properties. In particular, it develops over time particularly effective digestive substances. It helps the proper functioning of the liver.
In China, P'uh-êhr has been known and appreciated for many centuries. It is considered the tea of well-being. It relieves diarrhea and indigestion. It soothes sore throats and helps fight colds.
It can be very effective against headaches.
As for the slimming aspects, they are only effective on certain constitutions. We can nevertheless consider the P'uh-êhr as a good supplement in an effort to lose weight.
It also has a slightly euphoric effect.
Tea & Sport
The athlete can take advantage of several beneficial aspects of tea.
Green tea is good for the joints
The anti-inflammatory effects of green tea are a good support for reducing joint inflammation. It can be combined with the effects of other plants such as horsetail (silicon nourishing cartilage) and ash (anti-inflammatory). You will find this composition in our " Patte de Velours ".
Green Tea purifies and helps recovery in general and in sport in particular.
Sports activity generates free radicals and other substances that the body must neutralize and eliminate. Green Tea, thanks to its purifying action, accelerates this cleaning and therefore directly helps recovery.
P'uh-êhr tea in endurance sports
During long sporting efforts, a delicate aspect is to eat correctly and sufficiently. Sometimes energy food after a while becomes difficult to bear.
To restart digestion, P'uh-êhr is an ideal natural aid . Several elite athletes have discovered that by drinking a small gourd of P'uh-êhr at these times, they can eat normally after about ten minutes.
Recovery assistance can also be accelerated by complementary nutrients that we have added to some of our compositions.
Turmeric is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is particularly useful for digestive disorders. Viva Curcuma is a product based on rooibos, turmeric and berries (Goji, blueberry...).
Moringa is a very good natural nutritional supplement. To replenish your vitamins and minerals. You'll find it in Forza Moringa , a blend with matcha and other healthy ingredients.
The facets of Matcha ( Matcha Is The Powdered Tea That's Changing Everything - VIDEO )
Matcha is a concentrate of the qualities of infused green tea. It is easy to prepare. Just lather it WELL with cold water and possibly add a little hot water. To do this simply, use a small electric mixer.
These "boosting" and beneficial effects are highly recommended instead of "Energy Drinks" or to replace excess coffee.