Benefits of Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is the
concentrated active ingredients extracted from green tea. The benefits of green
tea extract stem from the antioxidant action of nutrients called
"polyphenols". Because green tea is made from the unfermented leaves
of the camellia sinensis plant, it has far more of these antioxidants than
black tea, which is fermented. Antioxidants help prevent damage to the body
that is a by-product of aging and metabolism.
The health benefits of green tea
extract have been known since ancient times. Green tea has been prescribed for
centuries as part of ancient Chinese medicine. For years, western doctors have
ignored the wealth of knowledge represented in traditional medicine,
discounting it as "folklore" and "old wives' tales". Recent
research has made western doctors think twice, though. A number of recent and on-going
studies strongly suggest that the health benefits of green tea extract are very
Green Tea Extract Helps You
The polyphones in green tea extract
are among the most powerful antioxidants known, and that is the source of the
benefits of green tea extract. Antioxidants have been shown by research to help
prevent cancer, heart disease, age related vision loss and many other diseases
and conditions that accompany aging.
- The benefits of Green tea extract
can help prevent atherosclerosis. Several population based studies comparing
cultures that consume green tea in large amounts strongly suggest that green
tea helps prevent heart disease.
- Green tea extract have been shown
to lower overall cholesterol while raising HDL - the good cholesterol in a
number of animal and human controlled studies.
- More benefits of Green tea extract
- the antioxidants in green tea extract help prevent cancer. The cancer rates
in countries like Japan, where green tea is consumed regularly are consistently
lower than those in countries that don't drink green tea. Researchers pinpoint
the polyphones in green tea as an important weapon in the body's fight against
- Green tea extract helps prevent
the development of diabetes and slow its progression once it has developed.
Researchers in one study fed green tea extract to mice that were genetically
engineered to develop diabetes. The mice that ate diets supplemented with green
tea extract did not develop diabetes on schedule. Catechin, the active
ingredient in green tea extract, may help in the treatment of viral hepatitis.
One study found that men who drank 10 or more cups of green tea are less likely
to develop liver disorders than men who don't.
Because green tea contains caffeine,
most nutritionists recommend using a green tea supplement, or a health
supplement that includes extract of green tea along with other nutrients,
vitamins and minerals that work together. The proper balance of vitamins,
minerals, proteins, amino acids and antioxidants work together synergistically,
with each ingredient supporting and increasing the bioavailability and
effectiveness of the others.
Synergy is one important factor in
choosing the right supplement for your health needs. Another is quality.
Because the FDA does not regulate the production of nutritional supplements,
the health supplement industry has taken steps to self-regulate. When you
choose a health supplement, look for one that follows GMP protocols in
packaging and handling all ingredients in their supplements.
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