In the midst of Coronavirus confusion, the first casualty seems to be who and what to trust to keep us and our families healthy. If we listen to U.S. health officials, the only hope to protect against Covid-19 is a vaccine, which does not yet exist. In the meantime, there’s little or no guidance from the same voices on how we can be proactive in our health with nutrition and supplementation. You would think our infectious disease experts would be offering more than hand washing, and social distancing. Unfortunately, these folks are only expert in big pharma solutions. Thankfully, nowadays we have many holistically-oriented medical doctors and wellness professionals we can trust to help us sift through what we can do nutritionally to assuage our stress and inflammation, and boost our immunity.
What the doctors say
Mark Hyman, MD, is a practicing family physician, and leader in the field of Functional Medicine, a holistic modality that views the gut microbiome (ecosystem) as central to optimal health and well being. On his Instagram account he recently shared his favorite anti-inflammatory foods. On his short list is green tea.
Kara Fitzgerald, ND, is a naturopathic physician who published a blog last week discussing compounds that could defend against Covid-19. Included in her recommendations for foods and supplements with antiviral, immune-building qualities is green tea.
Bronwyn Fitz, MD, is an integrative gynecologist, also board certified in Integrative Medicine. We spoke with Dr. Fitz about green tea, and how she recommends it for her patients. According to Dr. Fitz,
“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. I recommend drinking 3-4 cups of green tea a day (decaf if possible) and in certain cases may recommend in supplement form as well.”
Considering what these doctors say, there is no better time to try our powerful line of Chi Tea green tea extracts. Our formulas are all free of caffeine, alcohol, fluoride and pesticides. Additionally, they are so concentrated that one dropperful of our Ultimate Green Tea contains the EGCG equivalent of several cups of brewed green tea.
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.
Chi Tea Immune Super Pack
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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.”