You may be wondering why we’ve crowned the Moyeam Tea Vine the “King of Flavanoids”… and wait a minute, what on earth is a “Flavonoid” anyway?
What are Flavonoids?
In recent years, scientists have turned to various flavonoids to explain some of the health benefits associated with diets rich in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. Diets rich in flavonoid-containing foods are sometimes associated with prevention of cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease.
…(Drum Roll) Introducing the Moyeam Tea Vine
Moyeam Tea Vine is believed have one of the highest concentration of flavonoids in the world amongst plants.
Moyeam Tea Vine (茅岩莓) grows in the Zhang JiaJie mountains. This precious tea vine is harvested by the Tujia minority, and contains rich flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins and proteins:
- The Moyeam Tea Vine contains 17 kinds of Amino Acid.
- It’s Protein content averages 11%-15%.
- There are 14 kinds of trace elements, especially rich in Fe, Cu,Mn, Zn (important to health).
- Moyeam Tea’s average flavonoids content is around 40% (amongst the highest concentration of all known plants).
- Main active constituent Ampelopsin (Dihydromyricetin) reaches 70% among flavonoids.
What?! Moyeam Tea can help with hangovers?
That’s right, Moyeam Tea Vine can help with your hangovers! You may be wondering: Well how does it help? Let us explain, it turns out that among the flavonoids constituent in the Moyeam Tea Vine, there happens to be an incredible concentration of Dihydromyricetin (reaching 70%). Well, what’s Dihydromyricetin? Research into Dihydromyricetin (DHM) has shown it’s potential to increase the body’s ability to process acetaldehyde – the toxic by-product of alcohol (Acetaldehyde is a by-product of alcohol breakdown in the liver which is up to 30 times more toxic than alcohol itself). In short, with the help of the Moyeam Tea Vine, the liver can increase it’s efficiency in breaking down alcohol and thereby reducing hangover symptoms (Read more about alcohol and the cause of hangovers here).