slowRedT is an innovation of Cape Peninsula University of Technology that involves a modified release delivery system of rooibos extract (Aspalathus linearis) to be used as a nutraceutical or dietary supplement that will deliver specific rooibos polyphenolic constituents immediately as well as over an extended period. The rooibos tea with its unique phenolic constituents has been well reported for its anti-oxidant potential, which is associated with disease prevention and various health benefits. The key novelty of the technology is that it uses a controlled release matrix type mini-tablet in capsule system to deliver the recommended daily requirement of 6 to 8 cups of tea over a period of 24 hours. This requires an individual to consume one capsule twice-a-day.
• Rooibos contains phenolic constituents that have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-mutagenic effects and may contribute to cardiovascular health
• The mini-tablet in capsule delivery system of SlowredT eliminates the need to drink multiple cups of tea to attain the nutritional and health promotion benefits of rooibos
• SlowRedT improves on the normal relatively short duration of the rooibos constituents in the blood circulation due to rapid metabolism and excretion by means of providing a constant supply of the constituents over an extended period of time (up to 8 hours).