ORGANIC LOETUE FLAVANOL (COCOA) TEA
Loetue Powdered Drink, contained Flavanol, which is a delicious natural remedy drink for high blood pressure. It is a rich source of antioxidant flavanol polyphenols that dilate blood vessels, lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke. There’s even an allowed EU health claim that this powdered flavanols dilate blood vessels and contribute to cardiovascular health, elasticity of arteries and blood circulation, all of which can help to lower a high blood pressure.
Other antioxidants, called polyphenols, in cocoa are known to help reduce HDL is (bad cholesterol) levels and prevent atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries. It is impressive what cocoa can do for your heart. Cocoa contains a healthy amount of caffeine. This helps to boost energy and fight fatigue. Not only does it have a good amount of caffeine, but it contains magnesium as well. Two tablespoons of cocoa powder has about 14% of your body’s
This powdered drink is also a good source of blood-pressure lowering minerals, including calcium and magnesium.
Flavanols and Blood Pressure
The Kuna islanders, who live off the coast of Panama, consume large quantities of cocoa and do not develop the same age-related increase in blood pressure that occurs elsewhere. However, when they migrate to Panama City and no long follow the same cocoa enriched flavanol diet, their blood pressure goes up.
Cocoa flavanols act like l-arginine, and beet juice, to increase the availability of nitric oxide in blood vessel linings. Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels and makes them more elastic, so blood pressure falls.
Flavanols Lowers Blood Pressure
The results from 35 trials which compared cocoa flavanols (doses between 30mg to 1218 mg per day) to placebo or a low-flavanol cocoa powder in 1804 mainly healthy people, showed that even in those without hypertension, cocoa lowered blood pressure by a small but statistically significant amount of 1.76/1.76 mmHg.
Another analysis of 10 studies involving 297 healthy people with either normal blood pressure, high normal blood pressure (pre-hypertension) or mild untreated hypertension showed that flavanol-rich cocoa products (dark chocolate or hot cocoa) lowered blood pressure by an average of 4.5/2.5 mmHg more than a flavanol-free placebo.
Flavanols and heart disease
As well as dilating coronary arteries and improving their elasticity, cocoa flavanols have an aspirin-like action to prevent unwanted blood clots. This blood thinning effect lasts for at least 6 hours after drinking a single mug of cocoa containing 18.75mg flavanols.
A study from The Netherlands which followed 470 men for 15 years, found that those who consumed the most cocoa products (over 2.25 grams per day, with an average intake of 4.18 grams per day) had a blood pressure that was lower by an average of 3.7/2.1 mmHg after taking other factors into account.
The cocoa lovers were also 50% less likely to die from any medical cause, including a heart attack or stroke, than those who consumed less than 0.5grams cocoa per day.
The results from seven studies, involving over 114,000 people, also showed that men and women with the highest intake of cocoa or dark chocolate were 37% less likely to experience a heart attack, and 29% less likely to have a stroke, than those with the lowest intakes.
Put one or two teaspoonful of LOETUE TEA in a mug of warm water to be taken ONCE or TWICE daily WITHOUT Milk or Sugar