AssuriTEA® - Men’s Urologic Health Dietary Supplement Ingredient

Many men are prepared for certain changes with age, like graying hair and fine lines, but few are prepared for common urologic changes such as a weak urine flow or frequent nighttime urination. Over time, many men find themselves taking more bathroom breaks and rarely sleeping through the night without having to go. It's also common for aging men to experience a slow urine flow or have difficulty urinating. In fact, one quarter of men in their 50s and one third of men in their 60s experience these moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).3

AssuriTEA is a natural, tea-based supplement ingredient for urinary function and urinary problems in men. Its polyphenolic blend contains clinically relevant benefits that may help relieve symptoms of LUTS.4 Formulations with AssuriTEA:1

  • Support men's overall urologic health and urinary function
  • Help relieve urological symptoms in men or lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with aging
  • Help reduce frequency of nighttime urination
  • Help provide treatment for weak urine stream
  • Provide relief for difficult urination
  • May help support a healthy prostate

The history of a natural urologic health ingredient

After identifying a consumer need for a natural urologic health supplement, Kemin developed an ingredient to address urinary problems in men. Specifically, we wanted to identify a botanical solution for men who struggle with weak urine stream and frequent nighttime urination. Our scientists began at the molecular level—identifying catechins and theaflavins as key polyphenols with antioxidant properties. We determined that tea - both green and black - contained an optimum level of polyphenols.

We worked with an exclusive, dedicated tea supplier to screen thousands of lines of tea before selecting our elite tea lines. These non-GMO lines of tea are stringently grown and hand-picked on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ plantations by dedicated farmers. We use a proprietary, gentle water extraction to develop the antioxidant potential of AssuriTEA.

Clinically tested benefits for men

AssuriTEA reduces LUTS symptoms in men

AssuriTEA has been clinically studied in men with mild to moderate LUTS, and has been shown to reduce symptoms and support overall urologic health and function.1 Men who supplemented with AssuriTEA experienced fewer lower urinary tract symptoms compared to baseline after 12 weeks.1

The results below are based on a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study during which men supplemented 1,000 mg of AssuriTEA daily.

Improved bladder emptying Improved urine flow Reduced lower urinary tract symptoms

After six weeks of supplementation, the group taking AssuriTEA showed significantly lower levels of post-urination residual volume compared to baseline.1 Bladder emptying was measured with a bladder scan.

Men taking AssuriTEA experienced increased urine flow compared to the placebo group after 12 weeks.1

Symptoms of LUTS were measured using the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index. These symptoms included incomplete bladder emptying, weak urinary stream and frequent nighttime urination. Men taking AssuriTEA experienced a 34.5% decrease in symptoms vs. baseline.

Improved bladder emptying

After six weeks of supplementation, the group taking AssuriTEA showed significantly lower levels of post-urination residual volume compared to baseline.1 Bladder emptying was measured with a bladder scan.

Improved urine flow

Men taking AssuriTEA experienced increased urine flow compared to the placebo group after 12 weeks.1

Reduced lower urinary tract symptoms

Symptoms of LUTS were measured using the American Urological Association (AUA) symptom index. These symptoms included incomplete bladder emptying, weak urinary stream and frequent nighttime urination. Men taking AssuriTEA experienced a 34.5% decrease in symptoms vs. baseline.

 

AssuriTEA helps reduce oxidative stress

The results below are based on a four-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study during which three groups of men supplemented one of three doses of AssuriTEA daily.

Improved antioxidant capacity

Healthy men taking AssuriTEA had improved antioxidant capacity.2 Antioxidant capacity in blood was measured by change of Ferric Reducing Ability of Plamsma (FRAP), and all doses significantly increased FRAP compared to the placebo group, demonstrating that AssuriTEA helps reduce oxidative stress.

Improved antioxidant capacity

Healthy men taking AssuriTEA had improved antioxidant capacity.2 Antioxidant capacity in blood was measured by change of Ferric Reducing Ability of Plamsma (FRAP), and all doses significantly increased FRAP compared to the placebo group, demonstrating that AssuriTEA helps reduce oxidative stress.

 

Safe in a variety of formulations

AssuriTEA is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) and has been shown to be well tolerated in all human clinical trials with no adverse side effects related to the study product.1,2,5

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1Katz et al., (2014). Ther Adv Urol. 6(3): 89-96. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1756287214526924

2Herrlinger, K. et al., (2015). A randomized double blind study of a green and black tea agent, AssuriTEA®, in healthy male subjects. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 5(10):350-364. http://ffhdj.com/index.php/ffhd/article/view/227/429

3McVary, K. T. (2006). American Journal of Managed Care. 12:S122-S128. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16613526

4The Kemin Foods, L.C. definition of a “natural” ingredient is an ingredient with the identical molecular structure and characteristics as found in nature. The ingredient is derived solely from a plant, animal or mined source, either in an unprocessed state or having been subject to moderate processing (physical processing, heating processing, purification, hydrolysis, extraction, drying). The ingredient does not contain any additives, except in amounts that might occur unavoidably during good manufacturing practices or good farming practices as applicable.

5Hughes, S. (2014). GRAS Status for AssuriTEA®. Kemin Health Technical Literature. KHTL-017-088.

6Precautionary Statement: This product contains caffeine. This product is not intended/recommended for children and those sensitive to caffeine.  If pregnant, nursing, under a physician’s care or taking medication, consult your health care professional before use. The suggested statement is similar to statements occurring on the labeling for other plant extracts.  Inclusion of this statement, or a variation of this statement, will depend on your company’s labeling practices, the composition of the finished product, and its directions for use.

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