Which Teas will improve my joint and ligaments?
For centuries, people across the world have been drinking different types of tea to combat different ailments and issues of the body. Tea has been widely revered for its medicinal properties for centuries, helping reduce inflammation, improve sleep, calm the senses and boost the immune system. But did you know that some tea blends could even help symptoms of degenerative joint diseases like arthritis and improve your overall joint health? And when tea is combined with the bone density-boosting benefits of collagen infused in our beauty collagen powder blends like Miss You Matcha and Chai So High, you’re bound to reap the benefits of the antioxidant-rich teas below to help you boost your joint health.
Before we get into the best teas for joint pain management, let’s take a moment to see why joint pain occurs.
What causes joint pain?
Although there can be several different reasons for joint pain, the one we’re most concerned with and the one that most often causes chronic joint pain is inflammation. In a normal human body, white blood cells are responsible for fighting against invaders like germs, viruses and bacteria to keep you healthy and protected against diseases. This reaction may manifest itself as swelling, redness and pain and a loss of function, also known as inflammation.
In certain autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system becomes overactive even when there are no intruders to fight off, damaging the body’s own cells by mistake. This can result in chronic inflammation, which can damage joints and make them stiffer and lose their range of motion over time.
Luckily, the anti-inflammatory properties of a number of tea varieties can help relieve the pain that’s caused by inflammation, in addition to preventing oxidative damage due to this inflammation. Here are some of the best teas for joint pain management:
The Best Teas to Fight Inflammation:
Teas are rich in an inflammation-fighting compound known as polyphenols. They are also highly hydrating and are packed full of antioxidants which help reduce oxidative stress on the body. Because chronic inflammation is also linked to other degenerative diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, asthma and cognitive decline and dementia, these anti-inflamatory teas below also help protect you against these.
The key ingredient in green tea that makes it such a powerful tool to fight inflammation is a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. One of the most researched types of teas for combatting inflammation, green tea has been proven time and again to prevent free radicals in the body and our atmosphere from causing cell damage, thus reducing inflammation. At Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea, we have several blends of delicious green teas combined with other ingredients, herbs and botanicals so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Your options include:
- Green Queen: Pure Green Sencha Tea infused with Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
- Glow Junkie: Sencha Green Tea, Australian organic hulled hemp seed, organic olive leaf, organic paw paw leaf and organic spearmint with Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
- Miss You Matcha: Matcha (Green Tea) Powder with Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
The primary ingredient in turmeric that gives it its powerful anti-inflammatory properties is curcumin. Turmeric, although not a leaf but a root, can be dried and grinded into a powder, which, when combined with other potent ingredients like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves creates an incredibly delicious and effective spicy blend that helps reduce inflammation in the body and helps support the immune system. You can find all of these ingredients with the added benefit of hydrolysed collagen peptides in our Chai So High beauty collagen powder blend.
Rosehip or Rose Petal Tea:
A mighty ingredient which has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory properties, rosehip is the fruit of the rosa canina plant and are dried before being used to make tea. Rosehip is rich in antioxidants like beta carotene, Vitamins C and E and also contain phenolic compounds which help protect your cells against damage. Similarly, rose petal tea is also extremely rich in polyphenols, and a study showed that the phenol content and antioxidant activity of rose tea may be equal or even greater than that of green tea! It is also rich in gallic acid, which is known to have anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antimicrobial properties.
Check out how many of our tea blends contain these incredible ingredients:
- The Showstopper: Spearmint, Lavender, Chamomile, Nettle Leaf and Rose Petals with Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
- Twirlie-Girlie: Hibiscus, Rosehip Shells, Elderflower and Rose Petals with Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
- The Headliner: Ceylon Black Tea, Assam Black Tea, White Silver Needle and Rose Petals with Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides
Black and White Tea:
Because black, white and green tea come from the same plant (camellia sinesis), it is perhaps no surprise that all three carry the same anti-inflammatory properties. The difference between the three lies in their processing, with black tea being the most processed and white being the least. As a result, black tea has the strongest flavour and highest caffeine content, while white has the mildest flavour and lowest caffeine content. However, some green tea varieties (such as Matcha) may have an even higher caffeine content than black tea!
Black tea is rich in theaflavin, a polyphenol that helps reduce inflammation, whereas white tea has a higher amount of antioxidants because it is the least processed. Both are incredible at reducing free-radical damage and boost the immune system. At Fusspot Collagen Beauty Tea, you can find black and white teas in the following blends:
- The Headliner: Ceylon Black Tea, Assam Black Tea, White Tea ( Silver Needle) and Rose Petals with Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides
- The High Flyer: English Breakfast Tea with 100% Organic Black Tea and Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides.
Whether you choose to buy collagen powder in the form of our Miss You Matcha or Chai So High blends, or prefer a quick cup of tea prepared using teabags such as our Green Queen or The High Flyer blends, one thing’s for sure: these delectable blends are just what you need to help strengthen your joints and reduce inflammation in the body!
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