Active Stem — a stem cell-supporting supplement by LCR Health — lists green tea extract as one of its main ingredients. To be more specific, green tea is one of only five active ingredients in Active Stem. Clearly, this ingredient is doing a lot of heavy lifting. But what exactly is it doing? What makes green tea extract so great? Well, the answer is — a lot.
This Active Stem ingredient is derived from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant — the same plant used in the preparation of green tea. For centuries, green tea consumption has been hailed for its health and longevity promoting properties. And contemporary science backs it up: green tea has a myriad of benefits for the brain, bones, and cardiovascular system. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Without further ado, here are the anti-aging and wellness benefits of this Active Stem ingredient…
Encourages bone density
A big concern that comes with age — especially among women — is bone strength. But scientists have noted for years that women who habitually drank green tea tend to have stronger bones. Apparently, green tea has the ability to promote the activities of certain stem cells; stem cells are unspecialized cells which have the potential to repair and regenerate nearly every aspect of your body. One way they do this is by morphing into whatever cells are needed. The small glitch with this otherwise amazing system is that these stem cells, specifically called adult stem cells, do not proliferate as much or often as we need them to, especially as we age. But the great thing about green tea is that it specifically stimulates stem cells to form into new bone cells.
Fights free radicals
You’ve probably heard that green tea is chock full of antioxidants. But what exactly are antioxidants and what do they do? Long story short — they combat the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are, in a nutshell, toxic molecules derived from sources like UV rays, air pollution, and pesticides. When the body is exposed to free radicals — which it inevitably is — it speeds up the process of aging. This can lead to the development of serious health issues, cognitive problems, and even the visible signs of aging.
In order to significantly delay the onset of free radical-related health concerns, it’s essential to get plenty of antioxidants in your diet. Green tea contains such antioxidants, as do other ingredients in Active Stem, including blueberry extract and vitamin D, which are also known to possess strong antioxidant properties.
Strengthens blood vessels
Speaking of antioxidants…
Green tea consumption has long been associated with heart and blood vessel health and scientist have wanted to know — why? And yes, the answer has a lot to do with its antioxidant properties.
It seems that green tea extract fights off free radical activity that affects the health of your blood vessel walls. It does this by specifically protecting the stem cells that eventually become the cells that line the walls of your blood vessels. The result may be a stronger cardiovascular system overall.
Ah, to have the skin of youth — plump, smooth, and wrinkle-free. Well, it’s not possible to remain eternally young, but there are things you can do to slow the symptoms of aging, like to encourage youthful-looking skin. Perhaps the most effective way to do so is by slowing the loss of collagen.
Collagen is the protein in your skin that provides structure and firmness. Unfortunately, this protein breaks down with age, resulting in wrinkles and sagging. What’s even more unfortunate is that once collagen is gone, it’s gone for good. Green tea extract, though, has been found to slow down collagen loss. It does this by inhibiting enzymes that break down collagen. So, before you lose anymore collagen, include green tea extract in your daily diet as a preventative measure!
Enhances the memory
Forgetfulness tends to increase with age, so it’s important to do everything possible to encourage cognitive health. And green tea extract may be able to help. It seems that green tea extract may have the potential to protect the brain and boost cognitive function.
Helps maintain a healthy weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle for many of us. But a study, which was performed in 2016, showed that subjects who were given green tea extract lost a significant amount of weight. These subjects were given high doses of green tea extract for 12 weeks and their weight loss was measured at the end of those 12 weeks. This study suggests that green tea extract may be a beneficial part of a healthy weight loss plan.
Promotes healthy blood sugar levels
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels can be an uphill battle, and it’s important to be mindful of diet and other wellness-boosting measures. But green tea extract may be of help. Scientific studies have shown that green tea extract may be a great addition in helping to prevent unstable blood sugar levels.
Give It Up for Green Tea Extract — And Active Stem!
With an abundance of health benefits — green tea extract has certainly earned its place in LCR Health’s Active Stem supplement. So if you’re looking to improve the overall health of your body, you should consider giving Active Stem a try!