Thanks to its ability to activate AMPK (protein kinase activated by AMP) mountain tea can significantly contribute to keeping glucose and cholesterol levels in check.
Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase or AMPK is a cellular enzyme that plays an important role in regulating our metabolism and maintaining homeostasis. In fact, it can keep blood sugar and cholesterol at a healthy level by adjusting the mechanisms that metabolize them.
The polyphenols found in mountain tea, including resveratrol and apigenin, increase the activity of AMPK and improve cellular homeostasis.
In this way, mountain tea can help to regulate glucose and cholesterol levels by improving the mechanisms that metabolize them.
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