Study Confirms Positive Effect of PHatea® on Blood Lipids - Great News for Type 2 Diabetes

There is a new tool for the arsenal in the war against diabetes and heart disease. A recent study documents the effect of fermented tea in lowering HbA1c and LDL cholesterol levels which will aid treating Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

A recent study performed in Colorado of fermented camellia sinensis tea showed significant changes in HbA1c and LDL cholesterol levels for participants. Volunteers who had elevated LDL levels were given fermented PHatea, a tea grown and fermented in the Hunan Province of China, for 120 days. There was a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol levels and HbA1c as shown in blood test comparisons. Participants also noted a marked decrease in appetite while in the study. Results point to the value of PHatea consumption as part of the health program when treating Cardiovascular or Type 2 Diabetes.

Fermented teas are widely consumed in China and have been for hundreds of years. Semi-nomadic herdsmen rely on fermented tea to aid in digestion of their high fat food diet. Though traditionally consuming an unbalanced diet of animal protein and grain in an area where, until recently, green vegetables were not grown, and so rarely consumed, herdsmen do not suffer from hyperlipidemia and diseases like Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes that would normally be associated with the diet they consume. A diet not unlike the modern American diet, with its high fat, low vegetable, low nutrient content.

Different from the oxidation process of most teas, Fu Zhuan Tea (PHatea) is fermented in a 32-step process that facilitates the growth of a fungus called Eurotium Cristatum. This is responsible for the Golden Flower that grows in the tea. The fungus reacts and increases polysaccharides and polyphenols (theaflavins and thearubigins). Theaflavins and Thearubigins have an antioxidant property and because they can pass through the blood brain barrier, they may be effective agents against dementia. Some tea polyphenols have been shown to be effective inhibitors of HIV-1. Polyphenols are used in dietary supplements and anti-aging creams.

The enzymes produced by the pancreas that are responsible for the metabolism of sugars and fats are activated by PHatea. The implications of the results of this study speak not only to fermented tea aiding Cardiovascular and Type 2 Diabetes management, but also to the effect PHatea tea has on metabolism, weight loss, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure and sugar cravings. Anecdotal evidence indicates the need for further studies to test the efficacy and health benefits of consuming fermented tea. Consumers report weight loss, less stress, blood glucose levels dropping to normal levels (< 100), getting off medications and many more health benefits.

PHatea is distributed in the United States. It comes in pressed coins or capsules.

See abstract and full study for more information.

This study was supported by the project from Hunan Provincial Department of Education, China (10A048), Key Project of Hunan Provincial Department of Science & Technology, China (08FJ1005) and Fund of China National Tea Industry Technology Innovation System.

Source: Fu, D., et al., Fermented Camellia sinensis, Fu Zhuan Tea, regulates hyperlipidemia and transcription factors involved in lipid catabolism, Food Research International (2011), doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2011.07.008

Drinking PHatea® daily provides a natural way to promote normal levels for people who have High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Obesity. Anecdotal and scientific studies affirming the effects of PHatea available at