Vicky Mar Naturals organic superb tea includes organic Gynostemma Pentaphyllum which is considered by scientists to be the most powerful adaptogen ever discovered.
Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev coined the term adaptogen in 1947 to describe herbs that have “a normalizing action on the various bodily functions regardless of the direction of the pathological condition.” In other words, an adaptogen is a herb that helps the body self-regulate.
Gynostemma Pentaphyllum has the unique ability of restoring homeostasis (balance and equilibrium) to all five body systems. The body systems are the cardiovascular, the digestive, the immune, the nervous and the reproductive systems.
As an antioxidant, Gynostemma boosts the immune system by increasing the number and activity level of white blood cells. It strengthens the digestive system by assisting in liver function. It helps relieve stress by soothing and relaxing the central nervous system. It is calming when one is overexcited and stimulating when one is depressed. Studies have shown that Gynostemma is useful in a number of neurological conditions., including depression, anxiety and stress.
Gynostemma contains many amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are healthy to the human body, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc and more. It may help adjust blood sugar levels and reduce blood fat (hyperlipidemia) which are vital steps in attaining healthy metabolic function, whether one wants to gain or lose weight. Gynostemma also helps maintain healthy bowels. It acts as a cleanser in stomach and intestines, eliminating the body of toxins and waste.