“I have too many antioxidants”, said no one ever.
At 5,000 years old, tea was long overdue for a makeover. And it got one. TeaZen® is much more than tea – it’s a unique delivery system, crafted with care, natural ingredients, and science to bring you the very best in conscious, beneficial vitality. It’s “tea, upgraded”.
TeaZen products are one-part nature, one-part science. It’s the perfect blend.
TeaZen launches with 6 products – each a robust concentrate brimming with goodness. The “hero” ingredient in all of the products is a proprietary green tea extract called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate or epigallocatechin-3-gallate), which is a kick ass, immune-boosting antioxidant. Every 2-ounce bottle contains 60 servings – and, every one-milliliter (1 ml) serving contains 100 milligrams (100 mg) of green tea extract standardized to 50 mg of EGCG.
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, there’s more…
We’ve enhanced each product with scientifically-backed natural herbs and botanicals to further the advantages of green tea in addressing health-targeted benefits:
At TeaZen, you could say we’ve become obsessed with all the cool things that functional herbs and botanicals do — seriously life-changing stuff. After enough research that would bore even the most studious nutritionist, we have been able to create a line of green tea concentrates that positively affect different aspects of health and wellness. TeaZen is the original smarTEAplant™ technology.
And, there’s still more…
TeaZen is an all-natural product free of calories, caffeine, sugar, gluten, sodium, artificial ingredients, and preservatives. Be free, tea! TeaZen is sweetened with a unique, great-tasting, sweetening system. And, check this out, TeaZen does not need to be refrigerated and has a 3-year shelf-life. Booyah!
Simply add a serving to any beverage of your choice, stir, and enjoy!
Tea is the original “functional” beverage. It is the godfather to today’s super foods with a history rich in health and wellness. The 3,000 or so varieties of tea all come from the same evergreen plant — Camellia sinensis. This plant was identified as having beverage qualities when some of its leaves blew into the water that Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung was boiling in 2,737 BC. When he drank the mixture, he declared that it gave him vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose — claims that are still around today.
Today’s researchers have scientific understanding of why Shen-Nung felt so wonderful. One reason is that the human body constantly produces unstable molecules called oxidants – or free radicals. To become stable, oxidants steal electrons from other molecules, and, in the process, damage cell proteins and genetic material. This damage may leave the cell vulnerable to cancer and other diseases and illnesses. Antioxidants scavenge and seize oxidants. Tea is loaded with antioxidants classified as catechins.
Are some polyphenols better than others? Definitely! And, EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate or epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is considered by many scientists to be the best. EGCG is a ridiculously potent polyphenol…the star player of the antioxidant team. To be precise, EGCG is actually a catechin, which is a flavanol, which, in turn, is a polyphenol. Catch that? Just remember, EGCG is good for ya’ll.
Green tea is chock full of EGCG. And yes, you should care. Choosing green tea as its favorite place to hang, EGCG is more than just a fun thing to say three times fast, it’s a health-boosting powerhouse.
TeaZen ~ all-natural, all tasty, all polyphenolly awesome.
The Science of EGCG
Who wants to get science-y?!
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate or epigallocatechin-3-gallate), is the polyphenol in tea responsible for a number of its health benefits. Scientific studies have focused on the anti-cancer, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to its potential effects on Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular conditions.
Additionally, researchers have found that catechins block bacteria and viruses from attaching to human cell walls, react with toxins released from harmful bacteria and make them inactive or less active, and reduce the toxic effects of such heavy metals as cadmium, chrome, lead, and mercury.
EGCG directly interacts with proteins and phospholipids in the plasma membrane and regulates signal transduction pathways, transcription factors, DNA methylation, mitochondrial function, and autophagy to exert many of its beneficial biological actions.
However, not all green teas have the same level of EGCG. We carefully select and process our teas using TeaZen’s proprietary smarTEAplant inter-cellular extraction technology ensuring a standardized 50 mg of EGCG in every serving.
Let’s unpack this a bit further. And, to make things easy and more credible, let’s quote external sources.
US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
“Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG): Chemical and biomedical perspectives”
by Dale G. Nagle, Daneel Ferreira, and Yu-Dong Zhou
The compound (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the major catechin found in green tea [Camellia sinensis L. Ktze. (Theaceae)]. This polyphenolic compound and several related catechins are believed to be responsible for the health benefits associated with the consumption of green tea. The potential health benefits ascribed to green tea and EGCG include antioxidant effects, cancer chemoprevention, improving cardiovascular health, enhancing weight loss, protecting the skin from the damage caused by ionizing radiation, and others. The compound EGCG has been shown to regulate dozens of disease-specific molecular targets. Well-designed double-blinded controlled clinical studies have recently demonstrated the efficacy of green tea extracts and purified EGCG products in patients.
“Health Benefits of Green Tea”
by Paula Spencer Scott
Green tea is so good for you that it’s even got some researchers raving.
“It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink,” says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He’s a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Green tea’s biggest benefit? “It’s all about the catechin content,” says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage.
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.
What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthy blood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause, Ochner says.