What is Hypotea?
A combination of
1) Green Tea ( from the species Camellia Sinensis) and
2) Gymnema Sylvestre
Green Tea – (Camellia Sinensis)
1) Polyphenols –
Polyphenols found in the green tea are more commonly known as flavonoids or catechins.
One of the main catechins is a rich antioxidant called Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
EGCG is 25 – 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and
25 times more effective than Vitamin E at protecting cells and DNS from free radical damage
linked to many diseases.
This caffeine provide green tea’s stimulant effects
3) Amino-Acid L-theanine
L-theanine is a chemical derivative of Glutamic Acid, an important neurotransmitter in the
brain. Human studies suggest that L-theanine may favourably influence cognitive abilities,
stress responses and mood state as well as neuroprotective effects.
According to the Brazillian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, there were evidence that leaves of
Gymnema Sylvestre can improve glycemic control in diabetes, significantly decreased Fast Blood
Glucose and HbA1c.
FBG – fasting blood glucose
PPBG – postprandial blood glucose
(reference: Brazillian journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol. 49, n. 3, Jul/Sep.,2013)
In conclusion as described in this paper, Gymnema Sylvestre had some clinical evidence for their
antidiabetic effects and have acquired enough reputation for their hypoglycemic action. Therefore,
physicians can rely on these herbs, at least as complementary therapeutics, along with current
hypoglycemic drugs to improve management of diabetic patients.
How to take it:
One sachet once or twice a day.
How to prepare:
Pour 150 – 200ml freshly boiled water into your cup, infuse for 2-3 minutes.
Store in cool and dry place below 25°C.
Read an article of the benefits of Gymnema Sylvestre Extract HERE!