Boosts Immune System and Protect Skin
The immune system activates by foreign particles entering the body or by injury.
Activation of the immune system is essential for destroying harmful micro-organisms.
The immune response divides into two components: specific immune response and the non-specific or the inflammatory response.
In specific immune response, the invading pathogens identify and the cells of the immune system act to destroy the pathogen. The inflammatory response is non-specific and trigger by any foreign body or injury.
Cigarette smoke and environmental pollutants also activate the inflammatory response.
Other things, inflammatory response produces a lot of free radicals.
Although essential in destroying harmful organisms entering the body, prolonged inflammation is harmful to the host itself as it exposes host cells to prolonge ‘oxidative stress’.
Inflammation plays an important role in the etiology of degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular, neurological, rheumatological diseases and cancer.
In the modern environment, our body systems expose to prolonged oxidative stress. And anti-oxidant defenses have become more important.
Recent research has found that tea acts to reduce the harmful effects of inflammation by acting as antioxidants and by regulating the mediators of the inflammatory response.
More importantly, it has been found that tea components, while not compromising the action against harmful invaders, reduce the harmful effects of inflammation.