Numerous scientific studies report that the consumption of pu’er and white tea leaves – two of the key ingredients in our tea blend – provide the following benefits:
- SIGNIFICANTLY SUPPRESS THE EXPRESSION OF FATTY ACID SYNTHASE – which leads to the creation of fatty acids – in the liver
- TRIGGERES A REDUCTION IN BODY WEIGHT
- REDUCES THE LEVELS OF TRIACYLGLYCEROL, the main constituent of body fat in humans
- SUPRESSES TOTAL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
The compositions of chemical components found to have been responsible for these beneficial effects are polyphenols, catechins, theanine, caffeine, and small amounts of the cholesterol-reducing compound lovastatin.
Our slim tea blend also contains large amounts of theobromine, which tackles excess water retention by increasing urine production, creating a diuretic effect. Due to its diuretic effect, as well as its ability to dilate the body’s blood vessels, theobromine is often used to treat high blood pressure.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition theobromine has also been used historically as a treatment for other circulatory problems including arteriosclerosis and certain vascular diseases.
Following its discovery in the late 19th century, theobromine was put to use by 1916, when it was recommended by the publication Principles of Medical Treatment as a treatment for edema (excessive liquid in parts of the body), syphilitic angina attacks, and degenerative angina.