NOOTROPICS 101 – Why Is Green Tea In My AVA?

If you’re already a fan of green tea, you probably weren’t surprised to see green tea extract on AVA’s list of ingredients. Green tea has always had a reputation of being ‘good for you’. But studies over the last two decades offer some firm scientific proof that consuming green tea – and its extract – can considerably impact and improve your overall health.

Green Tea Can Help You Live Longer

From assisting in fat loss, to preventing aging in our skin, to improving memory, green tea looks like a cure-all. And that isn’t far off. In fact, green tea consumption is associated with ‘Blue Zones’. If you’re not familiar with the term, Blue Zones are areas in the world with the highest number of centenarians; people who live to be over 100 years old. This is probably because green tea is not only anti-inflammatory (inflammation is often the root of disease), but it also has a high level of antioxidants – more than in any other tea.

Antioxidants neutralize oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unattached oxygen molecules that attack your cells in a similar way to how oxygen attacks metal, causing it to rust. Oxidative damage is a major cause of disease and aging. One of the most powerful antioxidants in green tea is EGCG. EGCG is gaining popularity as a nutritional supplement and it plays a big part in helping AVA do her thing.

EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate is a polyphenol, a group of plant chemicals with health benefits for humans. In addition to its antioxidant properties, EGCG also raises levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for memory and other optimal brain function. In fact, patients with Alzheimer’s show decreased amounts of acetylcholine. Common prescription drugs for Alzheimer’s block the breakdown of acetylcholine. It’s one of our two main excitatory neurotransmitters (along with dopamine) and that raise in acetylcholine is one of the reasons you feel calm yet alert after taking AVA.

EGCG alters your brainwave patterns, putting you in a desirable relaxed yet attentive state. It boosts your sense of overall well-being by revving up your production of noradrenaline, which pumps you full of feel-good confidence, elevating your mood and easing feelings of tension.

Protecting Your Brain

In addition to all of that, EGCG protects your brain. About 20% of the oxygen that you breathe in is used by the brain and this makes brain cells particularly susceptible to oxidative damage. EGCG easily and readily passes through the blood-brain barrier to enter the brain and halt this process. And if that wasn’t enough, EGCG reduces the amount of damage and oxidative stress caused by exercise. This may be why you can dance all night with AVA and not feel completely drained the next day.

No Caffeine Sensitivity

If you’re concerned about caffeine, know that each capsule of AVA contains 49 mgs, compared to 95 mgs of caffeine in a cup of regular coffee. In fact, many of our customers who report a caffeine sensitivity are able to take AVA without issue. Just like in all of Limitless Life’s products, the ingredients in AVA were chosen because they are the highest quality natural ingredients available to produce the desired effect. EGCG will help keep you going, safely. You can have fun with AVA knowing you are being nourished by organic ingredients made with love and assembled by hand.

 

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