Benefits of Shaklee’s CINCH Energy Tea

The Benefits of  “Cinch Energy Tea Mix”

The FDA prohibits Shaklee from making medicinal claims regarding this
incredibly valuable product, but if you do your research, you will discover
a tea that you will want to drink everyday due to its long list of
benefits.Ingredients of Cinch Energy Tea Mix:

*       Taurine – an amino acid
*       Maltodextrin – a polysaccharide produced from corn starch
*       Rooibos Red Tea Extract – an native plant (herb) only found in the
Cedarburg mountain region of South Africa . known as “The Miracle Tea” or
“Long Life Tea”
*       Green Tea Extract – anti-oxidant blend
*       Natural Flavors
*       White Tea Extract – the least processed form of tea
*       Matcha Green Tea Powder – Japan’s highest grade of green tea (the
greener than green superfood”

Shaklee refers to it as “Liquid Oomph”

*       containing exotic white, red and Matcha green teas
*       that make an extraordinary drink which is a safe, natural, healthy,
and effective alternative for boosting energy
*       with only 5 calories per serving
*       great in hot or iced water

Red, white, green & Matcha teas are ranked as leading health-giving
substances in traditional Chinese medicine. They have been known for
centuries to have many positive properties:

*       anti-microbial
*       immunostimulatory
*       anticarcinogenic
*       anti-inflammatory
*       protective against cardiovascular disease
*       detoxifiers
*       energy & fat loss stimulators

       As you will see below, there are some incredible health benefits in
each “tea stick” . carry them in your purse, your pocket, your brief case,
etc. You don’t want to be without them.
Ingredient Benefits:

Taurine (an amino acid)

*       provides detoxifying properties
*       provides antioxidant properties, and guards cellular tissue against
toxic substances
*       causes fat solubilization
*       increases the production of bile in the liver (helps keep bile in a
liquid state, and is less likely to form gallstones)
*       critical for brain development – is used to treat anxiety, epilepsy,
hyperactivity, poor brain function and seizures.
*       critical for eye health . a deficiency causes retinal degeneration .
adequate amounts of taurine reduce the risk of macular degeneration
*       stabilizes cell membranes in electrically active tissues such as the
brain & heart. In the heart it strengthens the heart muscle and helps
stabilize arrhythmias by keeping potassium and magnesium inside the cells
and keeping excess sodium out.
*       helps regulate blood pressure and reduces serum cholesterol levels
*       acts like a diuretic, without the side effects of pharmaceutical
diuretics
*       reduces symptoms of Type 1 or insulin-dependant diabetes by
strengthening the beta cells in the pancreas
*       helps people with cystic fibrosis to digest fats more successfully
*       provides respiratory protection and is useful in the treatment of
Asthma

Rooibos Red Tea (pronounced roy-boss) (reduces aging of the skin, muscles, internal organs & brain)

*       is a native plant (herb) only found in Cedarburg mountain regions of
South Africa where it is known as “The Miracle Tea” or “Long Life Tea”
*       has 50x the anti-oxidant properties of green tea
*       is naturally high in Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD), an outstanding
antioxidant and a prime preventative of free radical damage.
*       is beneficial in treating insomnia, irritability, headaches,
cataracts, nervous tension & hypertension
*       contains anti-spasmodic agents which helps relieve stomach cramping
& colic
*       in South Africa it is used to treat allergies such as hay fever,
asthma & eczema
*       contains alpha-hydroxy (for healthy skin) . is very useful in
treating irritated skin
*       contains anti-oxidants that protect against free radical damage that
can lead to cancer, heart attack, and stroke (slows the aging process &
boosts the immune system)
*       contains a smorgasbord of minerals

Green Tea (protects health & delays aging)

*       2 cups of green tea are approximately twice the antioxidants of red
wine and 7x that of orange juice and 20x that of apple juice.
*       contains ingredients that cause body fat reduction, therefore aiding
in weight loss
*       increases the metabolism
*       alkalizes the body and intestinal tract (therefore, helps reduce
candida). improves conditions of intestines by blocking growth of bad
bacteria and enhancing good bacteria like bifidus. Improves conditions of
intestines by blocking growth of bad bacteria and enhancing good bacteria
like bifidus.
*       epidemiological reports show it reduces risk of several cancers.
*       protects the cardiovascular system (reduces significantly serum and
liver cholesterol, reduces the risk of death from heart disease, and
controls blood pressure)
*       protects the brain and the kidneys
*       helps lower blood sugar in diabetics
*       suppresses aggregation of platelets and prevents thrombosis such as
heart attacks and brain strokes
*       controls the production of nitric oxide
*       promotes oral health & hygiene – inhibits the causative bacteria
which contributes to the formation of dental plaque and cavities. (Green tea
has been found to be a potential chemopreventative agent for the treatment
of oral leukoplakia, a precursor lesion to oral cancer)
*       WBC counts are maintained more effectively in cancer patients
consuming green tea compared to non-supplemented patients
*       reduces high blood sugar
*       a cup of green tea contains about 15 to 30 mg of caffeine, but
because green tea also contains theanine (an amino acid that calms) it
counteracts the effects of caffeine
*       aids in the detoxification of heavy metals (such as lead, mercury,
cadmium, etc.)

*       active ingredients include

Polyphenols – a class of phytochemicals found in high concentrations in green tea, and have been associated with heart disease and cancer prevention. One cup of green tea provides 10-40 mg of polyphenols and has antioxidant effects greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries.

Catechins – are a category of polyphenols that work to scavenge active oxygen species in the blood and help protect the body fromharmful microorganisms

One specific catchin is known as EGCG(epigallocatechin gallate) – which reduces inflammation in many types of conditions, including Crohn’s disease and arthritis. It has antioxidant activity about 25 to 100 times more potent than vitamins C & E.

Theanine – an amino acid that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain (3 to 4 cups of green tea are expected to contain 100 to 200 mg of theanine)

Saponins – Natural inflammatory agents

Flavonoids – substances essential for processing vitamin C and for maintaining the strength of the capillary walls.

White Tea

*       The least processed form of tea . made from buds and young leaves
*       Has more anti-mutagenic (anti-cancer) activity than green tea
(highly recommended to reduce the risk of colon cancer)
*       Contains high concentrations of catechins including EGCG

Matcha Green Tea Powder

*       Matcha is Japan’s highest grade of tea . it is made from gyokuro, a
green tea that has been grown under 90% shade 21 days prior to harvest.
*       Matcha contains 10 to 200 times the antioxidant levels of normal
green tea (this is a greener than green superfood)
*       It contains 9x the beta-carotene of spinach and 4x the beta carotene
of carrots
*       Boosts energy levels without the crazy over-stimulating effects of
coffee (is also gentle on the tummy and gastrointestinal system)
*       Boosts metabolic rate by 35 to 40%, therefore Increases weight loss
*       Energizes detoxification of the liver, the entire body, including
the brain
*       A serving of Matcha contains about 70x more antioxidants than a
glass of orange juice.
*       The amino acid L-theanine is abundant, and has the paradoxical
effect of causing relaxation & alertness simultaneously

Reports affirming the Benefits of Red, Green & White and MatchaTeas:

* WebMD Medical News, March 11, 2003 – Green Tea & White Tea Fight Colon
Cancer – drink 3 cups a day for cancer-prevention benefits. “Antioxidants
and polyphenols – cancer prevention compounds – are found in highest levels
in white tea, which is the least processed of all teas,” wirtes lead author
Gayle A. Orner, PhD, a researcher with the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon
State University. Her study of teas’s protective effects against colon
cancer appears in the February 2003 issue of “Carcinogenesis”.

   * American Cancer Society – . those who regularly drink green tea are
48% less likely to develop stomach cancer, and 51% less likely to develop
chronic gastritis than those who do not regularly drink green tea

   * Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health – Drinking green
tea may help protect women from getting breast cancer.

   * National Library of Medicine – consumption of green tea may be
prophylactic for arthritis and may benefit the arthritis patient by reducing
inflammation and slowing cartilage breakdown

   * Clinical Cancer Research, University of California, Los Angeles (Feb.
15, 2005 issue) – Green tea thwarts cancer and many of green tea components
work synergistically to protect us.

   * Science Daily – Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a
component in green tea helps kill cells of the most common leukemia in the
United States. CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) is a malignant blood
disease that afflicts about 7,000 Americans per year and kills 4,500. But
now scientists at the Mayo Clinic have found a way of killing CLL cells in
the test tube that could potentially be developed into a treatment for CLL,
and possibly other cancers in living humans. The agent in question is called
epigallocatechin (EGCG). It is an antioxidant that is found in both black
and green tea, but more abundantly in the unfermented green variety. The
anticancer activity of green tea has been known for years. Scientists have
identified at least one of the mechanisms by which EGCG seems to work to
fight cancer . it inhibits a key “signaling pathway”, called vacular
endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is responsible for transmitting
instructions at the molecular level to cancer cells, prompting them to grow
and multiply.

   * Fujiki, 120, 128, 129 – Green tea is an acknowledged cancer
preventative in Japan. It is possible that the catechins, particularly EGCG,
inhibit the initiation and promotion phases of cancer development by
preventing free radical damage to DNA. They have a wide range of target
organs, such as the digestive tract including esophagus, stomach, duodunem,
and colon, plus liver, lung, pancreas, and skin. Recently breast, bladder
and prostate have been added to the list. This wide range of target organs
makes green teas significantly different from standard cancer preventative
drugs. Green tea has inhibitory effects on growth of cancer cells. The tea
has also been shown effective in helping prevent recurrence.

   * American Journal of Clinical Nutrition November 1999 – Green tea
increases noradrenaline levels. Noradrenaline is a chemical neurotransmitter
in the nervous system that plays a major role in activation of brown fat
tissue. Activation of brown fat is significant, because it burns calories
from the white fat located around our waistline, hips and thighs.

   * WebMD Medical News January 26, 2003 – Catechins in green tea not only
help burn calories, but also they lower LDL cholesterol.

Information Provided by:

Martha Willmore is a Wellness Coach, internationally known educator, and author in the field of complementary health care.

During her health career of 25 years, she has earned respect in the field of Functional Wellness, Hormonal Wellness, and Complementary Health Care.

She operates a wellness consultation business, is the administrator of “The Institute of Optimal Lifestyle Wellness” in Canada, and is the Nutritional Consultant at McKinley-Molodynia Chiropractic Clinic,a Holistic Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

She is the author of over 100 published health articles. She is a mother and grandmother.

Martha has been a distributor of Shaklee Products for 25 years, and is a Key Coordinator.

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