Below is a list of the research cited on What’s in Belight Tea. Underneath are additional references that highlight the incredible effects of the ingredients blended into Belight Pu-erh wellness tea.

1. Nutrition Research. July 2008. New York, NY: 28(7): 450-6.

2. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2008. 53(1): 33-42.

3. Nutrition Research. June 2011. New York, NY: 31(6): 421-8.

4. Ferris, Tim. 4 Hour Body.

5. Am J Clin Nutr, January 2005, vol. 81 no. 1 122-129.

6. Obesity Research (2005) 13, 982–990.



9. Blumert, M., & Liu, J. (2003). Jiaogulan: China’s “Immortality” Herb. Badger, CA: Torchlight Publishing.

10. la Cour, B., Mølgaard, P., & Yi, Z. (May 1995). Traditional Chinese medicine in treatment of hyperlipidaemia. Ethnopharmacol 46 (2): 125–9.

9. And see more below.


Tea and Pu-erh Tea

Grove, K.A. and Lambert, J.D. Laboratory, Epidemiological, and Human Intervention Studies Show that Tea (Camellia sinensis) May Be Useful in the Prevention of Obesity.” Journal of Nutrition. 10.3945/jn. 109.115972.

Kuo, Kuan-Li; Weng, Meng-Shih; Chiang, Chun-Te; Tsai, Yao-Jen; Lin-Shiau, Shoei-Yn; and Lin, Jen-Kun. Comparative Studies on the Hypolipidemic and Growth Suppressive Effects of Oolong, Black, Pu-erh, and Green Tea Leaves in RatsJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005 53 (2), 480-489.

Maki, Kevin; Reeves, Matthew; Farmer, Mildred; et al. Tea Catechins and exercise-induced weight lossJournal of Nutrition. 10.3945/jn. 108098293.

Uchiyama, S; Taniguchi; Saka, A, et al. Prevention of diet-induced obesity by diestary black tea polyphenols extract in vitro and in vivo. J. Nutrition. 10.1016/j.nut.2010.01.019.


Herbs in Belight

Chen J. D.; Wu Y. Z.; Tao Z. L.; Chen Z. M.; Liu X. P. Hawthorn (Shan Zha) drink and its lowering effect on blood lipid levels in humans and ratsWorld review of nutrition and dietetics. 1995, vol. 77 (171 p.)  (4 ref.), pp. 147-154.

Conrad, Chris. Hemp for Health. Inner Traditions * Bear & Company, 1997. ISBN 0892815396, 9780892815395.

Hoa, NK; Phan, DV; Thuan, ND; Ostenson, CG. Screening of the hypoglycemic effect of eight Vietnamese herbal drugsMethods & Findings in Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology 31(3): 165–9. PMID 19536359. (April 2009).

Huyen, VT; Phan, DV; Thang, P; Hoa, NK; Ostenson, CG. Antidiabetic effect of Gynostemma pentaphyllum tea in randomly assigned type 2 diabetic patients. Hormone & Metabolic Research 42 (5): 353–7. PMID 20213586. (May 2010).

Onoa, Yuka; Hattoria, Eri; Fukayaa, Yukitaka; Imaia, Shoji; Ohizumib, Yasushi. Anti-obesity effect of Nelumbo nuciferaleaves extract in mice and rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Volume 106, Issue 2, 30 June 2006, Pages 238–244. (Lotus).

Putnam, M. R.; Boosinger, T.; Spano, J.; Wright, J.; Wiggins, A.; D’Andrea, G. Evaluation of Cassia obtusifolia (sicklepod) seed consumption. Vet Hum Toxicol, 30(4), 316-318 [English]. 1988.

Tian, Wei-Xi; Lia, Li-Chun; Wua, Xiao-Dong; Chenb, Chuan-Chu. Weight reduction by Chinese medicinal herbs may be related to inhibition of fatty acid synthase. Life Sciences. Volume 74, Issue 19, 26 March 2004, Pages 2389–2399. (Cassia Seeds).

Wilson, Sue ; Roberts, Lesley; Roalfe, Andrea; Bridge, Pam; Singh, Sukhdev. Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome: a community survey. British Journal General Practice. 2004 July 1; 54(504): 495–502.

Winston, David; Maimes, Steven. Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief. Healing Arts Press. ISBN 978-1-59477-158-3.  (2007)

Wu, Cheng-Hsun; Yang,  Mon-Yuan; Chan, Kuei-Chuan; Chung, Pei-Jun; Ou, Ting-Tsz; and Wang, Chau-Jong. Improvement in High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Body Fat Accumulation by a Nelumbo nucifera Leaf Flavonoid-Rich Extract in Mice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2010, 58 (11), pp 7075–7081. DOI: 10.1021/jf101415v. May 18, 2010.

Xiea, Weidong; Zhaob, Yunan; Du, Lijun. Emerging approaches of traditional Chinese medicine formulas for the treatment of hyperlipidemiaJournal of Ethnopharmacology. Volume 140, Issue 2, 27 March 2012, Pages 345–367. (Cassia Seeds and Hawthorn).

Zhang, Zesheng; Ho, Walter K. K. ; Huang, Yu; James, Anthony; Lam, Lik Wang; and Chen, Zhen-Yu. Hawthorn Fruit Is Hypolipidemic in Rabbits Fed a High Cholesterol Diet. J. Nutr. January 1, 2002 vol. 132 no. 1 5-10.