Anti-aging ingredient found in green tea
SUMMARY: Camellia sinensis leaf, commonly referred to as green tea extract, has antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties and is used in TheraBreath Plus Oral Rinse.
Posted: April 29, 2014
If you're looking for the fountain of youth, it may just be found in the ingredients of green tea.
A new study published in the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics revealed that Japanese diets, rich in raw seafood and green tea, are helping them to live longer than Americans. People in Japan consume loads of whole grains, vegetables and soy while they typically avoid bread and dairy. With these ultra-healthy diets, Japanese women live to an average of 86.4 years, which tops American women who usually live to 82 years.
Japanese women consume at least 25 percent fewer calories than American women. On average, they eat three servings of fish a week with smaller portions. It has also been shown that using chopsticks helps slow down eating, giving the body time to process what has been consumed, and thus eat less.
According to The Times, Japanese men have an average life expectancy of 79.9, compared to their American counterparts at 76. Taking into account figures on population, economy and education, the findings were unveiled in an international compendium of data in the U.K.
While many have often praised green tea for its physical benefits, this new research reinforces that it can be good for your mind. Previous investigations have shown that the tea is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that may promote fat loss and lower the risk of cancer. Scientists said that green tea bolsters several cognitive functions, particularly working memory.
In a recent 2014 study, investigators from the University of Basel found that green tea extract increases the brain's effective connectivity - which can be thought of as strengthening the bridges between different regions of the brain. To prove this, subjects who consumed green tea extract tested significantly higher for working memory tasks.
TheraBreath Plus Oral Rinse is one of the only oral health products in the world that uses key ingredients from green tea. The product packs camellia sinensis leaf, a substance found in green tea extract which has antioxidant as well as anti-carcinogenic (cancer-fighting) properties.
Separate studies, including those conducted by the journal Preventative Medicine and the American Association for Cancer Research, have indicated that drinking green tea can help prevent the formation of cancerous tumors. Other research suggested green tea extract has the ability to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin, though further investigation is warranted.
On top of green tea extract, TheraBreath Plus Oral Rinse also contains xylitol, a polyalcohol shown to boost tooth protection. The maximum-strength formula is clinically proven to destroy anaerobic bacteria that causes bad breath. Paired with the catechins in green tea, xylitol targets Streptococcus mutans, the harmful bacteria in the mouth that triggers plaque formation.
Using the Japanese diet as a model, Americans have the potential for further increases in life expectancy, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.