Benefits Of Green Tea

You might think that Active Root is all about ginger and its stomach settling benefits, and in fairness, it mostly is! However it is worth taking a second look to explore the other ingredients we use and their special benefits. In this article, we'll be looking at how we combine green tea and ginger together in our sports drinks.

Our green tea flavour sports drink is popular due to its neutral non-sickly taste. The neutral taste is achieved by blending real matcha powder into our sports drink formulation. The addition significantly reduces the sweetness of the sugar, this neutral taste can be a major bonus, especially if you're taking on super sweet gels and bars.

This is great if you're not a fan of the taste of our ginger flavour sports drink. The green tea flavour removes the fiery ginger flavour, leaving a delicious, smooth and neutral taste. 

However the green tea flavour contains all the same stomach settling ginger as the original ginger flavour, meaning you can be sure to get all the benefits that sets us apart.

Green tea matcha powder is the perfect stomach-settling partner for ginger. It is pretty much PH neutral, and is regularly used in tea blends to soothe the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders and relieve bloating.

In a study in Microbiology & Immunology, 10 volunteers who did not regularly drink green tea, did so for 10 days, and then stopped for 7 days. The results revealed the proportion of Bifidobacteria (a type of good bacteria in your gut) increased proportionally to green tea consumption, meaning that green tea consumption might help act as a prebiotic and improve the colon environment.

Green tea has an excellent antioxidant profile. It is rich in polyphenols, which contribute additional antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is your body's natural reaction against injury and infection. While short-term inflammation is a normal part of life, prolonged inflammation can become chronic and accumulate throughout the body, potentially leading to a slew of health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Active Root green tea sports drink contains 200mg of green tea per 35g (500ml drink) serving. To achieve normal digestion during exercise we recommend maximum adult dosage of green tea up to 750mg (3 drinks per day).

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