Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty waxy substance that occurs in the body. Although it is often understood to be a toxic substance, the body needs it to create cell membranes and hormone production.  85% of the body's supply of cholesterol is made in the liver, however, high cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis which is where cholesterol gathers in the arteries, stopping the smooth flow of blood to heart, brain, and other organs.

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In other words, we have an extensive range of Teas capable of lowering “bad” LDL Cholesterol in the body, while supporting the “good” HDL cholesterol in all its health-beneficial work.  

Cholesterol is a substance made by the liver and plays a crucial role in how every cell in the body works. It is needed to produce Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. Too much cholesterol in the blood, however, which travels through the blood via proteins called lipoproteins, can lead to increased risks of developing numerous cardiovascular-related conditions.

But what’s the difference between so-called “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol? What exactly makes one beneficial and the other a genuine danger to health? High levels of Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol, in the blood can lead to a build-up in one’s arteries. High-Density Lipoprotein, on the other hand, is “good” because it carries cholesterol from other parts of one’s body back to the liver, at which point the liver removes the cholesterol after it has served its purpose.

Knowing the difference can ultimately explain the risk of heart disease, and while we will always recommend a medical consultation with a doctor or other medical professional, it’s worth noting that one’s morning cup of Tea could help keep the perfect balance. Don’t believe us? There’s proof.

According to a Chinese study conducted at the Kunming Medical College, eighty-six participants with unusually high levels of blood cholesterol were split into two groups, the first consuming a cup of Puerh Tea three times a day and the second receiving an unnamed Cholesterol-lowering drug. While the Cholesterol-lowering group had greater results with a 66.67% reduction in cholesterol, the Puerh Tea group came in close behind with a 64.29% reduction.

These results suggest that Puerh Tea, and perhaps all types of Black Tea, make excellent accompaniments to other cholesterol-lowering drugs. Better still, Puerh Tea is just one such example of a cholesterol-lowering Tea. We have many, many more, including, but not limited to, Yunnan Special White Tea, Thailand Jinzuan Oolong Tea, Gunpowder Temple of Heaven Green Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Milk Thistle Tea, Ginseng Root Tea and Elderflower Tea.

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