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Why the Japanese Have Been Using Ashitaba for Centuries

Why the Japanese Have Been Using Ashitaba for Centuries

What is Ashitaba?

The Ashitaba plant is native to Japan where the plant is used for medical purposes. Due to its unique properties, Ashitaba is known in Japan as “Tomorrow’s Leaf,” since after cutting the stem a new bud grows nearly overnight.

What are its benefits?

This magical plant has a myriad of weight loss and wellness benefits that will help you on your health journey. Since the Ashitaba plant is high in B vitamins, particularly vitamins B6 and B12 it may help reduce glucose levels and increase fat breakdown hence aiding in weight loss. Also, due to its fiber content, the ashitaba plant has been used as a digestion aid and to help with other conditions such as heartburn and stomach ulcers.  

Why are we telling you this? At LEMONKIND we not only included Ashitaba in our new Nutriboba bubble teas, but also, went further by using the valuable sap…

LEMONKIND’s NUTRIBOBA nutrient-dense bubble tea went one step further by using the prized sap of the plant. This sap is released upon cutting the stem of the Ashitaba plant and since the sap contains over 20+ unique flavonoids called chalcones it is extremely valuable. Most importantly, the sap is heat and acid resistant, so it does not break down when it comes into contact with stomach acid. 

Ashitaba chalcones can aid in the following:

  1. Anti-aging

Due to its high levels of antioxidants, the Ashitaba extract has been shown to slow down aging by combatting free radicals that damage skin cells. Our skin is the largest organ, and therefore the signs of aging are always more apparent on the surface. Another surprising fact is that the Ashitaba powder used in our beverages contains Melatonin, a known agent that helps regulate your natural sleep cycle. With better sleep, you can say goodbye to aging symptoms like puffy eyes, wrinkles, and dry skin.

  1. Weight-loss

A research study of 25 overweight participants shows that within eight weeks, those who consumed 200mg of Ashitaba extract per day experienced a reduction in stomach fat and waist size. Stubborn belly fat is the hardest one to lose and with the Ashitaba chalcone sap we use, this can be made possible. 

  1. Heart Health

The potassium in Ashitaba helps keep your heart healthy. A strong heart is very important.

  1. Boosts Immune System

The immune system is what helps to fight off viruses and infections. LEMONKIND’s NUTRITOBA contains 20+ chalcone flavonoids to help you keep strong, alongside other ingredients.

  1. Detoxifies Blood

Detoxing is important to the blood because our blood is responsible for transferring nutrients to the entire body. By getting rid of harmful toxins, your blood will be able to distribute the nutrients it needs. The Ashitaba plant can also help fight off anemia due to its iron, calcium and potassium-rich content. It also contains Vitamin B12 and chlorophyll to help with blood flow.

  1. Increases metabolism

Ashitaba plant and ashitaba sap both help increase the metabolic rate and potentially aid in long-term weight-loss when combined with regular diet and exercise. It also curbs appetite and alkalizes the pH in your body.

  1. Aids in digestion

Being a diuretic, Ashitaba helps not only with better digestion but also releasing excess water, helping you debloat.

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