Caffeine is well-known for its role in boosting energy, which is why if you’ve tried our daily energy gummies, you may have spotted green tea on the ingredients list. The health benefits are not limited to energy, however. There are a range of ways that green tea supplements may be able to help you, including possibly strengthening your immune system to better fight pain and disease.
Green tea and the immune system
There have been numerous studies into the potential health benefits of green tea, not always with conclusive results. It has, however, been suggested to have a powerful impact on the immune system.
When the immune system detects an injury or illness, it tries to fight it off and repair any damage, but this can cause pain and inflammation in its own right. Problems with the immune system can lead to what are known as autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and type-1 diabetes. With the immune system playing such an important role, and with the consequences of immunodeficiency potentially so severe, anything that can potentially give it a boost is to be welcomed.
Green tea is full of antioxidants (known as catechins), which have long been lauded for their anecdotal health benefits. Whilst they can be found in other types of tea, the process used to create black tea can destroy the natural antioxidants in the leaf. The body needs antioxidants to protect us from free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to various diseases and conditions.
Other research suggests that compounds in green tea may increase what is known as "regulatory T cells", a vital part of the mechanisms by which the immune system suppresses disease. It may also have anti-inflammatory properties.
Green tea in daily energy gummies
Consuming daily energy gummies that contain green tea is not, by itself, going to stop you from ever getting sick, especially if your immune system is already experiencing problems. But what it may do, especially when combined with other important health factors such as a balanced diet and regular exercise, is give it a bit of a boost so you are better placed to deal with illness.
Gummies are a useful alternative to drinking a cup of tea. You do not need to boil the water and wait for it to brew, all you need is to put one in your mouth and chew. It is quick and easy, something you can do wherever you are and whatever the time. If you do it every day, the positive effects could soon build up to a greater whole.
Boosting the immune system is one of the most commonly stated benefits of green tea, mostly because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That means that a regular dose of green tea, whether drunk in the traditional fashion or consumed in supplemental form like a gummy, may have some valuable health benefits.