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Rooibos Tea Consumption Acutely Increases Plasma Antioxidant Capacity

Pre-clinical studies have shown that rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) tea possesses antioxidant effects.1 This antioxidant activity has been primarily attributed to polyphenolic constituents that include the unusual compounds aspalathin and nothofagin, as well as caffeic acid, protocatechuic acid, quercetin, rutin, isoquercitrin, and others.1 Fermentation of rooibos tea oxidizes many of these polyphenolic compounds. This randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover, clinical study was the first to

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