The Benefits of Green Tea (and More) in a Sweet, Edible Form
Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) has been utilized for generations in the form of a healthy beverage that everyone knows and loves. But did you know the pollen of the plant has been used as well to provide highly nutritious, building properties to the human body?
Green Tea Pollen is similar to the Pine Pollen we sell in that it is what fertilizes the ovaries of the green tea plant. This makes it a powerhouse of nutrition, not just for the fertilized seeds but for anything that consumes it as well.
The Difference Between the Powder and the Granules
There is no distinct difference between these too products. We just wished to offer some alternate form of taking the pollen as some people will prefer the crunchiness and consistency of the granules over the powder. They are a little easier to take straight but will also mix into smoothies and other things, though not as well as the powder.
So they both provide the same quality of nutrition, the preference for which to buy is up to you.
The pollen of the Green Tea plant has one distinction that makes consuming it different from consuming other plant pollens: High levels of Catechins.
Catachins are group of polyphenols that are classified as antioxidants and flavonoids. In this group are epigalocatechin gallate (EGCG), with lesser amounts of catechin (C), epicatechin (EC), epigalocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin gallate (ECG).
Catechins are also found in the leaves of the plant and provide many of the health-boosting effects of drinking green tea. Some of the benefits of these powerful tea polyphenols include:
- Assisting a healthy inflammation response within the body, helping to, among other things, provide protective benefits to mental capacity, tumorigenesis and the digestive system(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)*
- A thermogenic effect on the body that increases fat-burning activity(6)*
- Anti-viral activity(7)*
Wide Array of Nutrients
Not only does Green Tea Pollen contain catechins but also contains many vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This potent nutritional profile is used to start life and is therefore a great way to supplement the diet and build a unbreakable foundation on which to build out your health. Inside the pollen contains:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Nucleic acids
- Amino acides
- Active enzymes
Over 300 Proteins?!?
Yes, Green Tea Pollen may have one of the most complex arrays of proteins of any food on earth. These proteins work in a wide range of ways.
- Defense related functions
- Energy metabolism
- Cytoskeleton function
- Cell support with Nucleic Acid metabolism, Membrane transport, DNA and RNA Transcription
- Amino acid metabolism
- Stress response
- Protein metabolism
- Fat metabolism
Suitable for Everyone
While we believe that most people (children not included) can benefit from the phyto-androgens found in pine pollen, there are those that may want to steer clear of those effects.
The great news is that Tea Pollen is not androgenic. So you can get many of the same benefits as our pine pollen (as well as other pollens) without introducing phyto-androgens into your body.
The benefits of Tea Pollen:
- Boosts energy*
- Regulates weight*
- Immune system support*
- Stress adapting*
- Potent brain food*
- Skin, hair and bone health*
- Regulates healthy hormone production*
- Relieves fatigue*
- Helps build blood*
- Protects the heart*
- Strengthens liver function*