Matcha Benefits and Health

Matcha

Matcha is actually a powdered form of green tea. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha tea is unique to Japan. Leaves are then shaded four weeks prior to harvesting, which causes a surge in chlorophyll production and the resulting bright green color. Matcha is an pricey form of tea, although price […]

Moringa Benefits and Diseases

Moringa

The Moringa tree (Moringa Oleifera), is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. This plant also known as “Drumstick Tree“, is a tree which essentially grew in the Himalayan region of northern India, however is now cultivated in the Pacific and Caribbean Islands, Africa, Malaysia, Pakistan, Central and South America. Different parts of this plant […]

L-Ascorbic Acid and Skin Care

Skin

L-ascorbic acid, is a cofactor for collagen synthesis and is naturally found in vegetables, fruits,  and tea. Topical vitamin C must be in the form of L-ascorbic acid to be beneficial to the skin. Topical application of vitamin C performs 3 main function in skin metabolism. 1) Vitamin C plays an substantial role in the […]

Vitamin C Benefits for Skin

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is a important component of collagen and elastin synthesis in bodies. Elastin and collagen are proteins that make up skin, muscles and other connective tissue. Ascorbic acid brightens skin, encourages collagen production, and develops elasticity. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free […]

Stevia Dangers and Benefits

Stevioside

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) is native to Paraguay, South America. Also known as sugarleaf or sweet leaf. Was discovered in 1887 by the Swiss botanist Moisés Santiago Bertoni. Added to the botanical archives in 1899.  Stevia is used for health problems, and natives of Paraguay believe that it can help to treat diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, […]