RAISINTREE is a delicious powdered beverage that contains Hovenia dulcis (or H. dulcis, commonly known as the Japanese Raisin Tree or Oriental Raisin Tree), American ginseng, and monk fruit (or luo han guo).
The ingredients in RAISINTREE help to ease the effects of alcohol and hangovers.
The importance of cleansing your body from alcohol
Alcohol is broken down in the liver into byproducts that are highly toxic to liver cells and cause inflammation. Over time, this causes liver fibrosis, which ultimately leads to liver cirrhosis, which in turn increases the risk of liver cancer.
Other alcohol-related liver problems include fatty liver and alcoholic hepatitis.
The adverse effects of alcohol extend beyond the liver. Alcohol impairs brain functions. It damages the heart, causing problems such as arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, and stroke. It can lead to pancreatitis. It also weakens the immune system.
Alcohol is a carcinogen that increases risk of head and neck cancers, oesophageal cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.
- Vegetarian and vegan friendly
- Tested for heavy metals and pesticides
- Lactose free
- Preservative free
- Produced in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified facility
- Formulated with the science of Nutritional Immunology
Main ingredients in RAISINTREE
1. Hovenia dulcis (H. dulcis or Japanese/Oriental Raisin Tree)
A study by the University of California, Los Angeles shows that an active compound in H. dulcis called dihydromyricetin (DHM) can help reduce:
- the degree of drunkenness,
- hangover symptoms, and
- the desire for alcohol.
In this study, rats that were given DHM recovered from drunkenness within 5 minutes. On the other hand, those that were not given DHM took about 70 minutes on average to recover. DHM also stopped rats in a maze from displaying behaviours resembling hangovers. Rats that were given DHM showed a reduced dependence on alcohol.
Scientists believe DHM works in the following ways:
- It promotes alcohol elimination by enhancing the activity of these enzymes—alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH).
- It stops alcohol from accessing gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. These are major targets of alcohol that contribute to alcohol withdrawal syndrome and alcohol dependence.
2. American ginseng
American ginseng roots contain a total ginsenosides content ranging from 4 to 10%. The various levels of ginsenosides determine which species of ginseng works best in any given situation. With higher levels of total ginsenosides, American ginseng works well as an overall adaptogenic herb.
In a study on American ginseng, ginsenoside Re was shown to act via a specific subcellular mechanism to target specific channels in the body. The study indicates that ginsenoside Re may serve as a safe and effective drug therapy to reduce the development of arrhythmic heart activities.
A study using ginsenosides from American ginseng concludes that Rb1 “may induce beneficial effects in a large number of learning paradigms” by several complementary effects including an increase in choline uptake, which increases acetylcholine synthesis, and balances a number of other receptors and release mechanisms, which ultimately enhance neurotransmissions in the brain.
American Ginseng lives up to its reputation as a multipurpose herb that provides energy, greater brain function, and helps the body adapt to the many stressors we encounter every day. It is one of nature’s great gifts!
3. Monk fruit (luo han guo)
Monk fruit, also known as luo han guo, contains powerful antioxidants called mogrosides, which are metabolised by the body differently from natural sugars. Therefore, monk fruit doesn’t affect the blood sugar despite its sweet taste.
Researchers also found that mogroside V in monk fruit is about 250 times sweeter than sucrose, which makes it a good choice as a natural sugar substitute.