Wu Long Tea – contains natural anti-aging ingredients

Polyphenol – Natural Antioxidant in Wu-Long Tea

Some of the most notorious signs of ageing such as dark spots on the skin, wrinkled skin, rough skin and memory loss have been reported to diminish with regular consumption of wu long tea.

Wu Long tea is rich in biological compounds called ‘polyphenols’, which make up much the tea’s weight composition. These compounds are powerful antioxidants, which have been reported to reverse the effects caused by environmental elements as well as internal elements of ageing to the body. It truly has natural anti-ageing properties.

The primary polyphenol found in Wu-Long tea is called ‘Catechin’ which makes up about 30%-40% of the teas weight composition.

Catechins act as a defence by destroying free radicals (damaging forms of oxygen) in our bodies. These free radicals are responsible for cell damage that cause many ailments and also the visible signs of aging.

Wu-Long tea with Polyphenol – Destroys Free Radicals

These free radicals are caused by many things in our environment such as pollution, cigarette smoke, eating processed food and taking prescription drugs. Even exposure to sunlight generates free radicals that age the skin, causing roughness and wrinkles. They’re everywhere and their damage is unavoidable!

One of the most abundant Polyphenols in Wu-Long tea, called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) is about 25-100 times stronger than vitamins C or E. EGCG is reported to destroy free radicals in the body thus naturally defending and reversing the visible signs of ageing.

Two other powerful antioxidants unique to wu long tea are theaflavin and the arubigin. These occur in wu long tea as a result of the unique oxidization process performed specifically on loose leaf wu long tea.

One cup of Wu-Long tea has about 10-40 mg of polyphenol which is more than a serving of broccoli or spinach, which are considered high in antioxidant.

Wu Long tea -A Great way to start feeling better

There are several delicious varieties of wu long tea. The health benefits that come with drinking wu long tea which ‘defend against the visible signs of aging’ are about the same with all types and varieties of wu long teas. Experiment! Typically 2 oz. of loose tea will yield 28-30 cups as a rule.

Benefits of Wu-Long Tea

Next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. For centuries people have been enjoying the taste and health benefits (knowingly or unknowingly) of wu-long and other teas, maybe you have too!

Majority rules! the health benefits simply cannot be ignored. Due to its overwhelming popularity, serious research has been conducted in the last 30 years regarding the many health claims of wu-long tea, mainly as a weight loss aid and antioxidant. Many links to technical abstracts supporting health claims have been included so if enjoy reading” technical or medical” journals you can find many in this website.

Wu-Long Tea Burns Calories

If your looking for a way to shed some pounds drinking Wu-Long tea may be just what your looking for!

Here is one study that validates the powerful calorie burning effect of Wu-Long tea…

Based on a study in Japan, the metabolism of Japaneese women that consumed Wu-Long tea increased twice as much as those that drank the traditional green tea. That is.. twice as many calories were burned by the Wu-Long tea drinkers.

Wu-Long Tea Blocks Fattening Carbs

Researchers in Japan discovered that drinking Wu-long tea before consuming carbs (15 minutes before) reduces the effect of the insulin boost usually associated when carbs are eaten. This means the carbs that are usually stored and converted to fat are blocked. You can eat cake, pasta, bread etc without gaining the weight associated with carb intake.

Wu-Long Tea Promotes Great Skin

In a new study published in the academic journal Archives of Dermatology, researchers from Japan’s Shiga University of Medical Science found that drinking Wu-Long daily had a dramatic skin clearing effect, within about 4 weeks of regular consumption.

Wu-Long Tea Reverses Signs of Aging

As we age the effect of stress, pollution, processed food additives etc.. take its toll on your body by creating free radicals. These free radicals are responsible for producing many of the visible signs associated with aging such as dark spots and wrinkling of the skin. Drinking Wu long has been proven to reduce and destroy 1/2 the amount of free radicals in the body thus may help reduce the visible signs associated with aging.

Wu-long Tea Promotes Strong, Healthy Teeth

A study from the Dept of Dentistry at Japan’s Osaka University concluded that routine and regular consumption of Wu-Long tea reduced the effect of plaque deposit thus preventing tooth decay. This is due to the anti-bacterial effect against oral streptococci.

Strengthens Your Immune System

Drinking Wu-Long tea can bolster the immune system as suggested by recent studies, probably due to the strong antioxidant properties inherent in all teas.