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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.
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, 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.
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 - (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
- My antiretroviral Regime for Antiretroviral Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Deutsch: #Arztanfragen - Mein Therapieregime für die antiretrovirale Behandlung bei Myalgischer Enzephalomyelitis)
- The health supplement that ruined my liver
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Polyphenolic antioxidant (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea as a candidate anti-HIV agent
- "'The food supplement that ruined my liver'". BBC News. Oct 25, 2018. Retrieved Oct 25, 2018.
- Shao, Changzhuan; Song, Jing; Zhao, Shanguang; Jiang, Hongke; Wang, Baoping; Chi, Aiping (Nov 15, 2018). "Therapeutic Effect and Metabolic Mechanism of A Selenium-Polysaccharide from Ziyang Green Tea on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Polymers. 10 (11): 1269. doi:10.3390/polym10111269. ISSN 2073-4360. PMID 30961194.