Green tea

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Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.

Some of the extracts of Green tea inhibit the activity of the Murine leukemia virus[1].

Green tea contains epigallocatechin-3-gallat which is a strong antioxidant.

Theory[edit | edit source]

Regular green tea is 99.9% water, provides 1 Calorie per 100 ml serving, is devoid of significant nutrient content (table) and contains phytochemicals, such as polyphenols and caffeine. Polyphenols found in green tea include epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, epicatechins and flavanols,[citation needed] which have antioxidant, anticarcinogen, anti-inflammatory, and anti-radiation biochemical effects in vitro. Other components include three kinds of flavonoids, known as kaempferol, quercetin, and myricetin.

Evidence[edit | edit source]

Risks and side effects[edit | edit source]

In high doses green tea supplements can cause permanent liver damage in some people.[2]

Costs and availability[edit | edit source]

It is nutritional supplement so its available without prescription. In Germany a 250mg capsule costs only about 0,14€ (approx. 0.17 US-$).

Research studies[edit | edit source]

  • Therapeutic Effect and Metabolic Mechanism of A Selenium-Polysaccharide from Ziyang Green Tea on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[3] - (Full text)

Learn more[edit | edit source]

You can drink it as tea but it is also available as capsules.

It is used in the treatment regime against ME of Ms Voss to prevent the use of Raltegravir

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Antioxidant

References[edit | edit source]

Adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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