BOS and it’s Superfood properties
Bos started in Cape Town 2010 by founder Grant Rushmere. It has grown into an International company and is enjoyed worldwide by people looking to have fun with that guilty conscious. A truly naturally healthy drink alternative. Rooibos has been hailed for many decades in South Africa as the tea of the health conscious and informed. The earliest record of this is the reports of the local Khoi-Khoi people using the plant medicinally. In much more recent lab tests Rooibos and its antioxidants otherwise known as polyphenols have been shown to potentially lower blood glucose, reduce inflammation, benefit weight management and treat allergies. But how does it do this?
Rooibos has many antioxidants presents in form of polyphenols. Polyphenols can for example help manage blood pressure levels and keep your blood vessels healthy and flexible. They can also reduce chronic inflammation which is a risk factor in heart disease. These and many other factors that these polyphenols have an effect on can help improve overall health. So what do these polyphenols do?
We need some serious understanding of chemistry to understand this so I will keep it as simple as possible. A free radical is an unstable atom that has an incomplete shell. This atom with the incomplete shell looks for other atoms to bond to in order to complete it’s shell. The process of bonding causes oxidative stress. The oxidative stress on the body is a bad thing and can cause a range of diseases and aging effects. Common sources of free radicals are things like pollution and fried foods. These antioxidants above, stop free radicals from damaging cells in the body. They can amazingly donate an electron to complete the shell of a free radical without becoming a free radical themselves. In laboratory results Rooibos tea has been found to be high in polyphenol antioxidants that can be described as potent free radical scavengers. Interestingly enough, one of these polyphenols called aspalathin is unique to Rooibos as a natural source.
Aspalathin is one of the main free radicals in Rooibos tea. The latin name for Rooibos tea is Aspalathus linearis. In an article first published in 2013 by pubmed.gov, the aspalathin content in rooibos decreased the acute oxidative damage within the cells.
All our Rooibos products have been handpicked and grown organically in eth Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape of South Africa.
Within the range of drinks we have been able to bring over from South Africa we have Iced Tea, Health Shots and Tea bags. All these products are naturally caffeine free and full of all these health benefits for you.