What is Organic Green Tea (Leaf) Powder Extract?

What is Organic Green Tea (Leaf) Powder Extract?

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Organic Green Tea (leaf) powder extract

What it is:

Camellia sinensis is a plant native to East Asia that can grow as tall as a shrub or tree (1). It’s leaves are harvested, quickly steamed and dried to create this herbal powder (2). Organic’ means the flowers were grown without the use of toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or sewage sludge (among other things).

What it does:

Since ancient times, green tea has been considered a health-promoting beverage in traditional Chinese medicine (3). Today, tea is the most widely-consumed beverage around the world, second only to water (1). Hundreds of millions of people drink tea, and extensive human and animal studies suggest that green tea in particular has a variety of health benefits (1-7). As a result, green tea leaf powder extract is now sold as a supplement, as well.

Why we use it:

With such a long, long history of safe use and with an increasing body of research uncovering health benefits, we chose to use organic green tea (leaf) powder extract in our Immunity Plus to help support a healthy immune system†. Check it out! It’s a delicious food or drink mix that’s great for the whole family.



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  7. Khan, N., & Mukhtar, H. (2007). Tea polyphenols for health promotion. Life sciences, 81(7), 519-533.


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