Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years you’ll know detoxing is big business and rightly so. Detoxification is the single most important key to health. In fact with the increased load of environmental toxicity that we are relentlessly exposed to on a daily basis, detoxification and its wide ranging benefits has now become more important than ever.
When our detoxification systems become overloaded and are no longer capable of eliminating toxic metabolic waste, it turns our bodies into a toxic wasteland. The body responds by eliciting often vague non-specific symptoms ranging from fatigue to brain fog.
There are many ways to “detox” the body such as intermittent fasting, juicing and odd diets, some of which have valid scientific literature to support their use. However, they can often be very restrictive and difficult to adhere to.
This is where Vi-Tea comes in. Vi- Tea is an easy way to get an abundance of antioxidants without the restrictive diets. Why do I believe Vi-Tea is different? It all comes down to its 4 key ingredients which consist of Green Tea, White Tea, Lingonberry and Grape Seed. These power packed nutrients are bursting with antioxidant goodness ready to cleanse those cells. Now let’s take a look at these 4 key
Green Tea & White Tea
Green tea’s active constituent is epigallocatechin and has been linked to a wide range of health benefits including protection against heart disease, lowering of cholesterol, reduced risk of stroke, better liver function and protection from the cancer causing effects of smoking.
A 2005 study, published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery, found that a combination of topical and oral green tea supplementation resulted in improvement in skin elasticity following exposure to ultraviolet light1. White tea contains the same types of antioxidants as green tea, but in greater quantity. This is because white tea is less processed, and retains a higher amount of antioxidants, compared to green.
Lingonberry is one of the new berries on the block and rightly so, it has a higher concentration of plant polyphenols than some of our more well-known berries, such as blueberries and cranberries. It’s also a rich source of fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium2.
Add to the fact Lingonberry also contains one of the highest concentration of quercetin out of all the 25 common edible berries. Quercetin has known therapeutic actions including:
- Antioxidant – has the ability to regenerate Vitamin C
- Anti-inflammatory – dampens pro-inflammatory markers
- Anti-microbial – prevents viral replication
It also has known therapeutic properties including coronary heart disease, capillary permeability, venous insufficiency, hypertension, and prostatitis3.
This makes the Lingonberry one seriously nutrient dense berry!
Grape Seed Extract
Grape seed extract is derived from grape seeds and is rich in powerful antioxidants and oligomeric proanocyanidin complexes (OPCs). Strong evidence is beginning to emerge on its extensive health benefits, including bone formation and strength, prevention of skin cancer and cognitive decline and treatment of high cholesterol, macular degeneration, poor circulation and nerve damage.
As you can see Vi-Tea contains seriously potent antioxidants. Its nature’s detox made easy, no fasting required. Get ready to look and amazing!
By Megan Maitland
- Annie E Chiu, Joanna L Chan, Dale G Kern, Sabine Kohler, Wingfield E Rehmus, Alexa B Kimball. Double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of green tea extracts in the clinical and histologic appearance of photoaging skin. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jul;31(7 Pt 2):855-60; discussion
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- Erlund I, Koli R, Alfthan G, Marniemi J. 2008. Favorable effects of berry consumption on platelet function, blood pressure, and HDL cholesterol. Am J Clin Nutr 87:323–31.
- Weisel T, Baum M, Eisenbrand G, 2006. An anthocyanin/polyphenolic-rich fruit juice reduces oxidative DNA damage and increases glutathione level in healthy proband. Biotechnol J 1(4):388–97.