Green rooibos extract

Green RooibosGreen Rooibos plant

Green Rooibos extract is an Ecocert Organic + USDA NOP Organic product 

The polyphenols in green rooibos act as a natural sunscreen.

The most important active substance in it is the unique flavonoid aspalathin which binds to cancer causing 'free radicals' before they cause any harm.

It has many other beneficial properties:

  • protects skin from oxidative stress (anti-aging effect)
  • protection from skin problems such as acne and eczema
  • enhances after sun recovery
  • reduces effects of certain allergies
  • anti-carcinogenic and anti-mutagenic

Antioxidants in Green Rooibos extract 

Laboratory studies have found that Green Rooibos contains potent free radical scavengers in:

  • polyphenol antioxidants: 
    monomeric flavonoids aspalathin, nothofagin, quercetin, rutin, isoquercitrin, orientin, isoorientin, luteolin, vitexin, isovitexin, and chrysoeriol
  • flavonoids
  • phenolic acids 

The extract is also rich in beneficial trace elements and minerals.

The unfermented green rooibos in sunumbra® was developed to maximize antioxidant levels. It is a unique natural extract with a polyphenol content over 25%.

The rooibos is collected from the mountainsides of the southern Cape region of South Africa and taken directly to drying facilities, thereby 'freezing' any enzymatic action. This ensures no fermentation and subsequent loss of antioxidant value.

Special harvesting and gentle processing techniques are required to guarantee the complete spectrum of active ingredients in the extract.

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