When's the last time you let your body and mind rest? Not just sleeping in an extra hour, or vegging out on the couch on a lazy Saturday, but actually taking a break that left you feeling well-rested and recharged. You probably can't really remember, but don’t worry because you're not alone. The daily hustle and bustle of work, home, family, and our general daily responsibilities leaves very little room for us to catch our breath, let alone take time to rest and reset.
For most of us, life seems like it's stuck on the fast forward button with a constant routine of work, eat, sleep and repeat. No matter what we do we're always feeling tired and overwhelmed. Then in those short pockets of time where we do find moments to ourselves, we indulge in habits that aren't doing our mind and bodies any favors. Late-night binge-watching, all-nighter study sessions, frequent snack breaks, social media scrolling, and takeout and delivery ordering for every meal, etc. are unhealthy habits that have become the norm.
One important thing to remember is that what you eat and drink has impacts on how our body and mind function. Food is the fuel that regulates our mood and energy levels, and impacts our focus, memory, mental clarity, and productivity. So when you need to hit the pause and reset button on life, start with what's on your plate and in your cup (or bottle).
This is where the magic of purple tea really shines. When you want to stay both grounded and energized, or when you need to chill out and gain some mental clarity, tea has all the active ingredients that can help you de-stress, refocus, boost your mood, and replenish your energy level. The camellia sinensis plant brims with healing properties and compounds that can recenter you.
Take a look at these ways in which a bottle of purple tea can help you relax, recharge and reset.
The Power of Purple Tea
Purple tea offers tons of natural health and healing properties. While it's sourced from the same plant as green and black tea, the camellia sinensis plant, purple tea is a very rare tea variety grown in the Mt. Kenya region and offers unique benefits that you won't get from other teas. For one, purple tea has more antioxidants than green or black tea leaves. There are also high amounts of anthocyanin found in the pigmented hue of the leaves of purple tea. The distinct reddish-purple shade contributes to the anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties found in purple tea, and helps to reduce cholesterol, boost cognitive function and prevent colds and flu.
Drinking purple tea improves concentration, boosts focus, and helps one maintain a positive mood. In addition to the great health benefits, purple tea also has a lower caffeine content than green tea, black tea, or coffee, which acts as an excellent calmative agent without increasing one’s blood pressure and heart rate. While providing a boost of energy and mental clarity without the physical and mental exhaustion or gastro issues that come from high caffeine consumption.
Reducing Stress And Inducing Calm With Purple Tea
These days it’s become totally normal to feel tense, anxious, or to have your nervous system in a tizzy. The fallout from your daily stressors can make you feel worn emotionally, physically, and mentally. When the pressure is on and you find yourself searching for a little moment of zen, go for a bottle of Purpose purple tea. Drinking purple tea will ease your nerves, and support your system so you don’t feel overloaded and weighed down by worry.
It contains compounds that reduce inflammation in the body, including inflammation in the arteries and blood vessels. When we are less stressed in general our blood pressure is in better condition as high levels of cortisol in the body can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and triglycerides which all can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Adding purple tea into your daily routine can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation and wellbeing. This is thanks to a beneficial compound in the camellia sinensis plant called l-theanine. It’s also the compound behind tea’s relaxing effect, which may help improve concentration and learning.
L-theanine is a naturally occurring amino acid found in purple tea that not only contributes to its flavorful taste, but also works to increase the brain wave activity in the same pattern achieved during mediation, which results in a feeling of calm and focus, and raises levels of dopamine and serotonin, giving your mental health a comforting hug.
Boost Energy Without Caffeine Crash
Being constantly on the go means that at some point during your day you find your energy levels dipping. This is usually caused by a drop in your core body temperature. Purple tea helps you enhance energy and reduce feelings of fatigue. It helps to increase your physical performance and improve functionality throughout every step of the day. The camellia sinensis plant is a natural caffeine source, and therefore teas like green and purple tea, will contain caffeine whereas herbal teas like peppermint, and chamomile will not. Caffeine is a stimulant that can increase energy levels by blocking neurotransmitters in your brain that signals those calming, sleepy, lethargic feelings. As a result, you feel more energized and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.
While caffeine provides the boost you need to keep moving through your task list, it doesn’t last forever, which is also a good thing because our body needs rest and sleep. Unfortunately, caffeine has a habit of wearing off and leaving us with that awful ‘caffeine crash' feeling. When the effects of caffeine wear off, the adenosine neurotransmitter is essentially "unblocked", and releases the lethargic adenosine compound to your brain causing the sensation of "crashing". L-Theanine begins to work once again, and regulates caffeine, slowing down its release and smoothing its effects. So, instead of shutting down when the caffeine wears off, you’ll slowly go back to normal energy levels. With purple tea, you can enjoy the alertness and energy boost of caffeine without the crash or jitters.
Improve Your Focus With Purple Tea
Drinking purple tea can help increase focus and productivity as well as boost memory function- all without having to consume tons of coffee or loading up on energy drinks. Whether you are trying to meet a deadline, or study for an exam, purple tea can help you better concentrate and retain information. This is largely due to the high amounts of antioxidants found in the tea that are important for maintaining a healthy brain and offer extensive health benefits.
Purple tea contains very high Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) levels, which is known to stimulate short-term memory, as well as other catechins and polyphenols compounds that result in a chemical reaction within the body that helps to stimulate the brain. When this is coupled with the light caffeine content present, the result is a drink that is good for the body and the brain in all capacities.
Once again L-theanine steps in to improve focus and boost cognitive performance, accuracy, and alertness. The combination of caffeine and l-theanine helps to promote focus and clarity, making purple tea a great study aid. Purple tea can even help to keep your brain in shape into old age, by helping to slow memory loss and protect against neurodegenerative diseases, like amnesia and dementia.
Life comes at us fast, it's only natural that your body tries to work to keep up with it. This is sure to cause some physical, mental and emotional exhaustion as you navigate uncertainty and challenges that show up. This can cause our system to go into instant overdrive and increase feelings of stress, increased blood pressure, decreased mental clarity, and more. Luckily, purple tea is full of healthy, beneficial properties that help keep your mind and body functioning at its best. The next time you feel like your lifes moving on autopilot, take a mindful minute to reach for a bottle of Purpose Tea and settle down into a better mental space, so you can relax, recharge and reset for a better, more balanced day.