Rooibos measurably elevates antioxidant levels in blood

Rooibos antioxidants
Rooibos contains a complex and abundant blend of antioxidants. Rooibos is the only known source of a specifically beneficial and rare antioxidant called aspalathin. Unfermented (green) Rooibos has higher levels of antioxidants than traditional fermented Rooibos.

The antioxidants in Rooibos are potent enough to measurably elevate the antioxidant levels in blood, thereby boosting the body’s internal defence systems against disease. The effect peaks about one hour after drinking 500 ml of Rooibos.

The antioxidant content of Rooibos also depends on the soil conditions of the region where the plant was grown, and on how the infusion was prepared, i.e. ratio of leaves to water, temperature of the water, extraction time, stirring and more.