Summer 2018 Catalog
White Tea Extract in a Tincture: How Healthy Do You Want to Be?
Written by Amanda Williams, MPH
Director of Nutrition – Boca Raton, Florida
Amanda Williams holds a doctorate in medicine from Xavier University in Aruba, a Masters degree in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor's degree in biology from St. Mary's College Orchard Lake. Tune in to Amanda Williams on InVite® Health Radio! Click here for the full listening schedule. Email Amanda: AWilliams@invitehealth.com
You know the saying “good things come in small packages”? This is certainly the case when we speak of an herbal tincture. At InVite® Health, we understand the multiple health benefits one can gain by using the highest potency, purity, and quality herbal extracts in a tinctured form. Who should use a tincture? Everyone should consider incorporating one of the InVite® tincture formulas into their daily routine. The reason why is so simple - because it is so quick and easy; just 2 full droppers and your cells will be thanking you!
Benefits of White Tea Extract
This herbal tea tincture yields a high amount of catechins, a highly potent antioxidant derived from tea. White tea is very unique in the way it is harvested. The very delicate, young, unfermented, silvery-colored buds and leaves have to be picked at the exact right time in order to provide the many medicinal benefits that have been studied extensively in clinical trials. Not only does white tea provide substantial amounts of antioxidants including EGCG (with a different balance of constituents that is found in green tea), white tea naturally contains high amounts of both L-theanine and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).1 Both GABA and L-theanine have been studied in the setting of relieving stress and promoting a general sense of wellness.2 Knowing the state of the poor nutritional habits of many Americans3, especially when it comes to beverages, having an option such as a white tea extract can be very beneficial.†
White tea has also been studied in the setting of weight loss; consuming white tea on a regular basis has been clinically shown to have positive benefits on those pesky fat cells.4 A recent study in Germany showed that when human fat cells, also known as adipocytes, were exposed to white tea extract, the results were remarkable in terms of shrinking fat cells. As published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, researchers concluded that fat cells were less likely to grow or create new fat cells when exposed to white tea extract, all the while the existing fat cells were more likely to shrink or simply go away.†
As with so many nutrients found in nature, there are often multiple health benefits we can gain. As we have seen with white tea extract, we not only can enhance mood, support healthy weight, maintain healthy cardiovascular and brain function, but we can also gain oral health benefits, as well. Clinical data has shown that white tea provides significant health benefits for our teeth and gums.5 As described in the Journal of Dental Research, white tea extract has natural fluoride to prevent dental caries (cavities), catechins help to fend off plaque buildup, and tannins help breakdown harmful starches that are related to developing cavities.6†
InVite® Health takes great pride and care in the formulation of our herbal tinctures. They are some of the few on the market created using current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). After looking at the white tea extract and its many potent properties, you can rest assured that when you swap out that sugar-filled beverage with an antioxidant-packed tincture, your mind, body and soul will be optimized.†
1. Malongane F., McGaw L., Mudau F. The synergistic potential of various teas, herbs and therapeutic drugs in health improvement: A review. J. Sci. Food Agric. 2017;97:4679–4689. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.8472
2. Abdou A. M., Higashiguchi S., Horie K., Kim M., Hatta H., Yokogoshi H. (2006). Relaxation and immunity enhancement effects of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) administration in humans. Biofactors 26 201–208. 10.1002/biof.5520260305
4. Söhle J, Knott A, Holtzmann U, et al. White Tea extract induces lipolytic activity and inhibits adipogenesis in human subcutaneous (pre)-adipocytes. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2009;6:20. doi:10.1186/1743-7075--20.
5. Mitra DK, Shah PM, Shah HH, Rodrigues SV, Mehta CJ. The antiplaque efficacy of white tea extract mouthrinse. Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology. 2016;20(5):514-517. doi:10.4103/0972-124X.201697.
6. Vanka A, Vanka S. White tea: A contributor to oral health. Dental Research Journal. 2012;9(4):504.
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