MONICAArame(Seaweed)、Japanese Black Tea
The first product of our maiden voyage is the tea infused with Arame, one of the most nutritious seaweed species.
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, diabetes prevention
Arame contains phlorotannin, one of the seaweed polyphenols. This phlorotannin is a powerful antioxidant, which is said to reduce damage done to our cells by active oxygen. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity effect, while also helps in preventing diabetes.
Iodine contained in Arame is a component that makes hormones in the thyroid gland. It works to promote the metabolism of protein, fat, and carbohydrate, and stimulates the growth hormones. It also heightens the metabolism, which is the re-generation of cells in our body to keep it youthful.
Preventing high blood pressure
Excessive sodium intake is one of the causes of hypertension. Too much salt in your diet will cause the cells to bloat (edema), squeezing the blood flow, and thus increases the pressure in the arteries, which is a condition called hypertension. Sodium also constricts blood vessels (vasoconstriction), thus causes hypertension. Alginate contained in Arame clusters with potassium, which lowers the blood pressure. By releasing the potassium in the intestines, it will be excreted along with sodium. This is the mechanism for preventing hypertension.
Helping Iodine intake
Iodine deficiency is becoming a serious problem worldwide. Iodine is one of the essential nutrients for the human body, especially for fetuses and newborns when the body is first being formed. When lacking iodine in mother’s womb, it may trigger lower IQ, hypoplasia, and/or neurological disorders. In adults, iodine deficiency may be a cause of thyroid gland illnesses such as Graves’ disease.
Parfect for iced tea