North Shore Punch    Technical Sheet

Naikela Botanicals’ superfood tea powders are an effective way to deliver water-soluble nutrients into your body to improve your overall health and wellness. The tea blends are formulated to provide specific lifestyle benefits. Each tea delivers a host of health benefits and can be mixed with water or paired as a complement to various foods. Farmed and harvested on Kauai, these botanicals are Certified Naturally Grown (no pesticides are used during the growing process, non-GMO), hand-harvested, and dried via a solar drying process that maximizes the nutrient content. 

North Shore Punch

Key Features & Benefits:

· Promotes cardiovascular health*

· Contains antioxidants, adaptogens, and phytonutrients*

North Shore Punch is a tangy, sweet tea that utilizes various berries and cherries to provide antioxidants, immune support, and phytonutrients for optimum health and well-being. It is sweetened with farm-grown stevia, which is a no-calorie sugar alternative. Several of the ingredients are soothing to the gastrointestinal tract, and others (roselle, ginger, ashwagandha, Surinam and Brazilian cherry, guava, and citrus peel) have demonstrated positive effects on blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. Additional information about the specific ingredients is detailed below.*

· Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) has cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering properties and aids in the prevention of heart disease. A 2013 study verified the many cardiovascular benefits of hibiscus tea. Hibiscus contains anthocyanins, which are phytochemicals that have blood pressure- and cholesterol-lowering effects. These anthocyanins also prevent atherosclerosis, or the deposit of plaque within the arteries (which causes heart disease). The polyphenols and hibiscus acid are also believed to play a role in the heart-health benefits of hibiscus. Clinical trials have shown that in adults who have high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, the daily consumption of hibiscus tea lowered blood pressure significantly.*


· Tulsi has adaptogenic properties: it helps the body adapt to stress. It also has antibacterial properties. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is used to promote longevity.*


· Ginger has immune-modulating, anti-tumorigenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, anti-hyperglycemic, antilipidemidic, and anti-emetic properties. It may be helpful for nausea, arthritis, muscle aches, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a host of other conditions. Ginger is also a potent antioxidant. A 2001 study demonstrated that in patients with osteoarthritis, ginger was more effective at reducing knee pain than the placebo.*


· Coffee cherry is a potent antioxidant because it is high in polyphenols.*


· Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that is used in Ayurvedic, Indian, Unani, and traditional African medicine. It has stress-reducing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-aging, and hormone-balancing properties. Ashwagandha may also help with blood pressure and cholesterol regulation.*


· Surinam and Brazilian cherry (Eugenia uniflora) have anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor, analgesic, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties and are widely used for stomach ailments.*


· Guava aids in blood sugar regulation and may reduce insulin resistance; it also has cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering properties. In a clinical trial, the extract was found to reduce menstrual pain significantly.*


· Panama berry (Muntingia calabura) is high in flavonoids and has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-gout (uric acid) properties. Recent studies have shown that this berry acts as a gastroprotective agent, primarily because of its antisecretory and antioxidant effects. Additionally, a 2017 study demonstrated that the Panama berry exerts significant anti-carcinogenic and anti-oxidant activity.*


· Soursop leaf (graviola) contains high levels of alkaloid compounds and acetogenins; these compounds have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic effects. In addition, a wealth of research has established soursop leaf’s effectiveness against various forms of cancer: lung, throat, cervical, ovarian, breast, and leukemia. The acetogenins are believed to inhibit energy production within cancer cells.*


· Citrus peel contains antioxidants and anticholinesterase, which may help manage specific neurodegenerative disorders. Animal studies have shown that citrus peel has cardioprotective effects, such as cholesterol-lowering and triglyceride-lowering properties; also, it counteracted certain adverse effects of hyperthyroidism and lowered high blood sugar.*


· Stevia is a no-calorie sweetener that is beneficial for people who have diabetes, those looking to maintain a healthy weight, and children. It has been used for centuries to help lower blood sugar.*


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.


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