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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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