Every cup of Teeccino delivers potassium in a readily available and quickly absorbable liquid state. Potassium is an electrolyte mineral that stimulates the rapid transmission of nerve impulses, increases tissue oxygenation, and supports healthy muscle contraction.
Potassium naturally lowers the blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of strokes. Heartbeat irregularities, also called arrhythmias, can be regulated by potassium, which restores healthy electrical activity to the heart muscle.
Potassium is necessary for cellular metabolism via the sodium-potassium pump that regulates the transfer of nutrients and waste into and out of cells. Since our modern diets provide too much sodium compared to potassium, many people have health problems that result from too little potassium and too much salt.
Potassium is included in every sports drink to help muscles recover from fatigue. Teeccino has more natural potassium per serving than Gatorade® and other popular sports drinks. Many people experience a natural energy boost after drinking Teeccino. We believe the potassium in Teeccino helps restore the sodium / potassium balance and thus relieves fatigue.
Teeccino contains 1 gram of soluble fiber in a 10 oz mug that naturally extracts during brewing from the roasted barley and chicory root. Soluble fiber from barley contains beta-glucan, a natural polysaccharide that has been shown to lower LDL-cholesterol. Beta-glucan also has anti-tumor and immune stimulating properties.
The FDA has determined that soluble fiber from foods such as barley, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease when ¾ of a gram of beta-glucan in soluble fiber is consumed daily. Four to five cups of Teeccino a day is necessary to provide ¾ of a gram of beta-glucan from barley.
A healthy heart depends on minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium to function well. Inulin, a soluble fiber from chicory root that extracts into every cup of Teeccino during brewing, supports a healthy population of beneficial microflora that help increase the bio-availability of minerals in your diet. Although a small amount of inulin is found in many common foods like wheat and garlic, our diets are generally deficient in inulin because we no longer eat many tubers which are rich in inulin. Drinking several cups of Teeccino a day can double your daily intake of inulin!