Extreme Health USA Organic Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea - 8 oz.
Extreme Health USA Organic Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea is USDA Certified Organic and selected for its beneficial health properties. Made from the South African "red bush", Rooibos is a caffeine free herbal tea naturally rich in essential minerals and comparable to Green Tea in the amounts of polyphenols it contains. It is believed to show anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activity.
At Extreme Health, tea is more than just a beverage to be enjoyed. It is a great way to support your healthy lifestyle because it is a natural source of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and other great benefits. They have carefully selected a limited variety of whole leaf teas that deliver high concentrations of antioxidants - and taste great! Their teas are organic whole leaves that hold all their health enhancing properties. They carry a limited selection of the teas they believe support your active, healthy lifestyle!
At Extreme Health, tea is more than just a beverage to be enjoyed. It is a great way to support your healthy lifestyle because it is a natural source of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols and other great benefits.
Extreme Health USA has carefully selected a limited variety of whole leaf teas that deliver high concentrations of antioxidants - and taste great! Their teas are organic whole leaves that hold all their health enhancing properties. They carry a limited selection of the teas they believe support your active, healthy lifestyle!
Antioxidants & Free Radicals
Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are created in the body during normal metabolic functions or introduced from the environment. Free radicals are inherently unstable, since they contain "extra" energy. To reduce their energy load, free radicals react with certain chemicals in the body, and in the process, interfere with the cells' ability to function normally. Antioxidants work in several ways: they may reduce the energy of the free radical, stop the free radical from forming in the first place, or interrupt an oxidizing chain reaction to minimize the damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are believed to play a role in more than sixty different health conditions, including the aging process, cancer, and atherosclerosis. Reducing exposure to free radicals and increasing intake of antioxidant nutrients has the potential to reduce the risk of free radical-related health problems.
Oxygen, although essential to life, is the source of the potentially damaging free radicals. Free radicals are also found in the environment. Environmental sources of free radicals include exposure to ionizing radiation (from industry, sun exposure, cosmic rays, and medical X-rays), ozone and nitrous oxide (primarily from automobile exhaust), heavy metals (such as mercury, cadmium, and lead), cigarette smoke (both active and passive), alcohol, unsaturated fat, and other chemicals and compounds from food, water, and air.
The body produces several antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, that neutralize many types of free radicals. Supplements of these enzymes are available for oral administration. However, their absorption is probably minimal at best. Supplementing with the "building blocks" the body requires to make SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase may be more effective. These building block nutrients include the minerals manganese, zinc, and copper for SOD and selenium for glutathione peroxidase.
In addition to enzymes, many vitamins and minerals act as antioxidants in their own right, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, vitamin B2, coenzyme Q10, and cysteine (an amino acid). Herbs, such as bilberry, turmeric (curcumin), grape seed or pine bark extracts, and ginkgo can also provide powerful antioxidant protection for the body.
Consuming a wide variety of antioxidant enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and herbs may be the best way to provide the body with the most complete protection against free radical damage.
About Extreme Health USA
Extreme Health USA's mission is to provide the best in superfoods and natural dietary supplements that help support consumer's health and wellbeing. Consumers who are passionate about their health and are looking for cutting edge products that go beyond mainstream health foods choose their products for their superior quality.
Extreme Health USA's certified organic products are carefully sourced through partnerships with local farmers around the world. They take all precautions needed to preserve nutrient content with minimal processing so that they deliver products with maximum health value. Their natural supplements are produced in a facility that is GMP certified and complying with the highest in manufacturing standards. That's why physicians and other health care practitioners have sold their product line to their patients for over ten years.
But health is not just an individual state of being. Extreme Health USA is committed to protecting the world we all live in. The products they offer are harvested or farmed in an environmentally friendly way without pesticides, and wild crafted ingredients are picked in native forests.
Extreme Health USA is also committed to supporting indigenous farmers wherever they source products through fair trade practices.