The Rooibos plant is indigenous to South Africa making it a very unique tea. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants that offers health benefits to the immune system. The passion of Teamendous lies deep in the heart of South Africa.
Rooibos is endemic to a small region in the Cederberg Mountain range in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Rooibos grows and thrives in very specific climate and geographical conditions. This plant naturally grows in an altitude of between 200 to 1000 metres above sea level.
Rooibos contain polyphenols aspalathin and nothofagin which can interfere with the production of stress hormones and help to reduce stress and anxiety.
Rooibos might help in lowering the total blood cholesterol levels by lowering the LDL cholesterol, known as the “bad” cholesterol, and therefore has a positive effect on adults at risk of heart diseases.
Rooibos contains antioxidants and is currently the only known source of aspalathin, a potent antioxidant which could play a role in fighting against several lifestyle diseases.
Low amounts of tannin
Rooibos contains low amounts of tannin.
Aspalathin is found in the polyphenol in rooibos and contain antioxidant properties which is associated with the prevention of cancer development. The benefits of the chemopreventive properties of rooibos has also been seen in other organs than the skin. Rooibos has also been found to protect some of the fat cells named preadipocytes from death. The death of these cells can result in the occurrence of wrinkles.
Aspalathin helps in balancing blood sugar levels and improving the absorption of glucose by the cells. It furthers also assists in breaking down insulin resistance therefore preventing blood sugar highs and lows therefore having the potential to slow down the onset and progression of type 2 diabetes.
Naturally caffeine free
Rooibos is naturally caffeine free which makes it suitable for children, infants and breastfeeding mothers. As each new mom and baby is different, we recommend speaking to your doctor before adding something new to your or your baby’s diet. Polyphenols In vivo and epidemiological studies have linked these antioxidants to positive health results and have indicated that it can reduce the risk of a range of chronic and metabolic diseases. These polyphenols in rooibos further contain anti-inflammatory and anti-mutagenic properties.