8 reasons why you should be drinking Brewfull’s prebiotic tea

3rd October 2017

Brewfull is our “healthy living” tea, designed to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle by simply changing your daily cup of tea – how good does that sound?

Our teas contain only 2 ingredients:  tea extract and soluble pea fibre. These are added to hot water to produce an amazing tasting cup of tea.

The pea fibre delivers many health benefits due to it being a prebiotic and therefore helping your microbiome.

What is the human microbiome?

What would you think if I said that only 10% of you is human? Well that is true! We share our body with around 100 trillion organisms which is 10x the amount of human cells we have. This large number of microbial cells is what we call our microbiome and it aids the functions that we need to survive. [1]

The microbiome is often referred to as the second brain due to the 100 million nerve cells in the gastrointestinal system also known as the Enteric Nervous System. The main role of the ENS is to regulate digestion but at the same time it communicates with the brain about the overall gut health and, in turn, its immune system.

What is a prebiotic?

A prebiotic is a soluble fibre that goes through the stomach and small intestine unchanged and, when arriving at the large intestine, it promotes the growth of good bacteria in your gut. The gut contains a mixture of good and bad bacteria and the prebiotic helps to increase the ratio of good to bad bacteria which in turn provides numerous health benefits.

The prebiotic in Brewfull is Galacto-Oligosaccharides (or GOS for short) and is produced from peas. GOS works by producing short chain fatty acids (SCFA) that are made when Bifidobacteria ferment the prebiotic fibre. These SCFA’s are what improve the entire gut health.

So, understanding how big a role the microbiome plays in your overall health, let’s get into the benefits of drinking Brewfull:

1) Appetite suppressant

One major benefit is not wanting to eat as much when consuming the tea over a period of time.  In clinical trials people consumed GOS, and felt less hungry and more satiated after meals compared to the test group.

When they had taken 12g of GOS (two sticks of Brewfull) their desire to eat had dropped by 19% over 14 days and significantly improved satiety & fullness.

See more about clinical research here http://www.brewfull.com/clinical-research

So by simply drinking 2 cups of Brewfull a day you can reduce your calorie intake significantly!

2) Prevent illness & infection

The GOS promotes the growth of beneficial bacterial including Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus which help fight off diarrhoea and infections and improve the immune system.

Bifidobacterium has also been found to relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

3) Improving mental health

Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus have also been linked to improved mental wellbeing in people.  These benefits include:

  • Decrease in depression
  • Increase in overall positivity
  • Reduced aggression

Cortisol is a hormone in our body that that helps us regulate our metabolism, acting as an anti-inflammatory, influencing memory formation, controlling salt and water balance and influencing blood pressure.  However having too much cortisol can lead to negative symptoms including:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • High blood pleasure

Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus have been shown to reduce the amount of cortisol in the body allowing you to feel much happier and more relaxed. [2]

4) Improving sleep

‘Prebiotics have been found to improve non-REM sleep as well as REM sleep after stressful events’ Robert Thompson, author of the study published in the journal ‘Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience’.

Dr Mosley did an experiment while researching for his documentary ‘the truth about sleep’ where he tracked how GOS influenced his sleep over a period of 5 days.

After 5 days of taking GOS , Dr Mosley observed that his time spent sleeping at night jumped from 79% to 92%.  [3]

He gave it a 9/10 for effectiveness of improving his sleep!

The benefit to sleep each night of Brewfull  is improved if you drink it earlier in the day, to counter the natural effects of the caffeine.

5) The amount of Prebiotic in our sticks

Our sticks are the easiest way to get the amount of prebiotic that you need. Each stick contains 6g of the GOS.

To get this amount from eating vegetables would involve eating 2Kg of raw broccoli or half a kilo of raw lentils which sounds like a lot of effort…. I know which one I would prefer!

6) Mineral absorption – Stronger bones

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that can cause painful and debilitating fractures of bones that can sometimes be fatal.  Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men suffer from osteoporosis in the UK, which means a staggering 3 million people.

Several animal and human studies have shown that prebiotics can aid mineral absorption of Calcium, Iron, Zinc and Magnesium.

This could help keep your bones healthy and help the fight against osteoporosis later in life.

7) Great tasting tea anywhere, anytime

Our aluminium sticks ensure that taking Brewfull tea with you anywhere you go is easy and convenient. Easy to pop in your bag, pocket, briefcase or leave a stash in a cupboard at work.

It’s never been so easy to make a cup of tea! Not that making a cup of tea is difficult…but it’s never been this quick and simple. Just ‘Rip, Tip & Pour’ for a superior cup of tea anywhere anytime. No waiting for the tea to brew and no messy teabag.

8) No side effects from the Prebiotic (GOS)

A long term study where high doses of GOS were taken showed no negative side effects whatsoever! This means that you get all these amazing benefits with no risk to you. [7]

Conclusion

Brewfull is an amazing way to reboot your gut and live a heathier lifestyle with all these benefits by simply changing your daily cup of tea.


References

[1] http://www.prescript-assist.com/intestinal-health/gut-microbiome/
[2] http://www.yourhormones.info/hormones/cortisol.aspx
[3] https://www.bimuno.com/prebiotics-and-sleep
[4] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/73/2/459s.full
[5] https://nos.org.uk/media/1959/agenda-for-osteoporosis-england-final.pdf
[6] https://www.prebiotin.com/how-to-improve-bone-health/
[7] https://sanescohealth.com/alpha-gos-a-hypo-allergenic-prebiotic/