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What is InnovaTea?

What is InnovaTea?

Ever wonder what's powering the plant-based energy in your C4® Smart Energy and Smart Energy Natural Zero drinks? Check out this blog on InnovaTea® to learn more about this naturally derived caffeine source.

by Erick Avila

Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Green tea is an especially popular form of tea, due to its taste and caffeine content. For C4® Smart Energy and Smart Energy Natural Zero, we use a caffeine naturally derived from green tea known as InnovaTea®. This clinically studied version helps us to elevate your energy with every refreshing sip.



How much caffeine is in green tea?

Green tea is obtained from young tree leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea types vary based on their processing, with green tea being less processed than black and oolong tea.[1] The quality of green tea mainly depends on the leaf age and time of harvesting.[2] The reported amount of caffeine in cup of green tea varies widely from 30 – 100 mg. [3,4] When comparing the caffeine content of green, black and white tea, research has shown that factors like steep time impacting the overall caffeine content.

What are the benefits of caffeine?

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that can reach its full impact in 30-60 minutes, with an energy increase typically lasting between 3 and 5 hours. [5,6] Because of this, caffeine has been shown to influence alertness and wakefulness.[7]

What is InnovaTea®?

InnovaTea® is a natural derived caffeine source derived from fermented green tea leaves that’s been standardized to 98% caffeine. It’s also non-GMO project verified which validates InnovaTea®’s compliance with rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance.


How much caffeine from InnovaTea® is in Smart Energy?

C4® Smart Energy 16 oz features 200 mg of caffeine from InnovaTea®

C4® Smart Energy 12 oz features 150 mg of caffeine from InnovaTea®

C4® Smart Energy Natural Zero features 150 mg of caffeine from InnovaTea®

Crack open a refreshing can of Smart Energy and rethink plant-based energy

 

References
[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055352/
[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6412948/
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5406788/
[4] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286310001609?via%3Dihub
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4462044/
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK519490/
[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5445139/