As the dust settled from our initial bout with Covid-19, what was revealed is America’s pandemic of poor nutrition, and how those with chronic metabolic disease are far more likely to die from Covid-19 infection. In fact, The New York Times recently published an article, “How Poor Diet Contributes to Coronavirus Risk,” by long-time health writer, Jane Brody. For the article Brody interviewed Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, who stated,
“Poor metabolic health was the immunity-impairing factor underlying cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity-related cancers that left so many nutritionally compromised Americans especially vulnerable to the lethal coronavirus now all but paralyzing the country.”
“Only 12 percent of Americans are without high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or pre-diabetes. The statistics are horrifying, but unlike Covid they happened gradually enough that people just shrugged their shoulders. However, beyond age, these are the biggest risk factors for illness and death from Covid-19.”
What the article also makes clear are the underlying socioeconomic dynamics of America’s poor food choices, mostly driven by marketing of junk and processed foods to inner city communities of color. These dynamics must be addressed to better protect and care for at-risk populations going forward. What’s clear, however, is that those practicing better nutrition fared better against Covid-19. And, while health officials ask us to put all hope in a future vaccine, the best safeguard against this virus is clearly good nutrition. That’s where green tea comes in.
According to Bronwyn Fitz, MD, a physician, board certified in Integrative Medicine,
“Green tea is a powerhouse medical food with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral properties. It contains numerous compounds called catechins, including EGCG, which are sources of these beneficial properties. There are numerous prospective, randomized, placebo controlled trials that demonstrate green tea or green tea catechins can prevent cold and flu.”
While brewed green tea consumption is part of daily life for millions throughout the world, one needs many cups per day to benefit from its potent nutritional compounds. Better to find a standardized extract with high concentrations of EGCG. That’s where our Chi Tea line of green tea extracts come in.
Our Ultimate Green Tea extract is one of the most potent sources of EGCG available. Many people simply add a dropperful to their favorite tea or beverage to boost their nutritional benefit. And our Chi-Tox Tea detox formula blends green tea with several varieties of mushroom extracts, known for their powerful immune-boosting properties.
Additionally, all our extracts are caffeine-free, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, and pesticide-free.
Chi Tea Ultimate Green Tea
While brewed green tea leaf offers between 30-45% EGCG, our Chi Tea delivers as much as 62% EGCG, with more consistent potency as a standardized, liquid extract. Additionally, Chi Tea is fortified with powerful botanicals. And Chi Tea is so concentrated, one dropperful provides the antioxidant equivalent of 10-15 cups of brewed green tea.
Chi-Tox Tea – a standardized, liquid extract – has been scientifically formulated so that all of its ingredients synergistically work at detoxifying the liver’s brilliantly designed filtration system. Formulated with our green tea as a base, Chi-Tox is further enhanced with medicinal mushrooms, lycium (goji berry), schisandra, milk thistle, skullcap, and licorice.
NEW! Chi Tea Immune Super Pack
Chi Tea Immune Super Pack includes 2 each of Ultimate Green Tea and Chi-Tox 2 oz liquid extracts.
These days it’s wise to do whatever we can to keep our immune systems fine tuned. Beyond taking care of personal sanitation, getting enough rest, and keeping our stress in check, it’s essential we incorporate potent antiviral supplements into our daily routine. That’s where our Chi Tea Immune Super Pack comes in.
Featuring our Ultimate Green Tea and Chi-Tox extracts, Chi Tea Immune Super Pack is super-charged with proven antiviral compounds. According to the National Institutes of Health, “Of all catechins present in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is most powerful in preventing viral transmission.”