Green Tea Extract Capsules - Green tea has been found to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of cancer, gingivitis (periodontal disease), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high triglyceridesParts used and where grown: All teas (green, black, and oolong) are derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis.
The difference is in how the plucked leaves are prepared. The leaves of
the tea plant are used both as a social and medicinal beverage. Green
tea, unlike black and oolong tea, is not fermented, so the active
constituents remain unaltered in the herb.
The known health conditions for which green tea can be useful:
- cancer risk reduction
- gingivitis (periodontal disease)
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- high triglycerides
- immune function
- prostate health
Historical or traditional use:
According to Chinese legend, tea was discovered accidentally by an
emperor 4,000 years ago. Since then, traditional Chinese medicine has
recommended green tea for headaches, body aches and pains, digestion,
depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, as an energizer, and to
prolong life. Modern research has confirmed many of these health
Green tea contains volatile oils, vitamins, and minerals, (no
caffeine), but the active constituents are polyphenols, particularly
the catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The polyphenols
are believed to be responsible for most of green tea's roles in
promoting good health.1
demonstrates that green tea guards against cardiovascular disease in
many ways. Green tea lowers total cholesterol levels and improves the
cholesterol profile (the ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol),
reduces platelet aggregation, and lowers blood pressure.
The polyphenols in green tea have also been shown to lessen the risk of
cancers of several sites, stimulate the production of several immune
system cells, and have anti-bacterial properties -- even against the
bacteria that cause dental plaque.
How much should I take?
Much of the research documenting the health benefits of green tea is
based on the amount of green tea typically drunk in Asian countries --
about three cups per day (providing 240-320 mg of polyphenols). To brew
green tea, 1 U.S. teaspoon (5 grams) of green tea leaves are combined
with 250 ml (1 cup) of boiling water and steeped for three minutes. One
capsule of our green tea contains 300mg of standardized green tea
extracts of polyphenols, particularly EGCG, providing 97% polyphenol
content -- which is equivalent to drinking four cups of tea.
Are there any side effects or interactions?
Green tea is extremely safe. The most common adverse effect reported
from consuming large amounts of green tea is insomnia, anxiety, and
other symptoms caused by the caffeine content in the herb. There is NO
caffine in the green tea extract offered below. The tea bags are not
decaffeinated as that will spoil the flavor for most drinkers