Green tea has been valued in various parts of the world for centuries for its medicinal value, but its health benefits are just now beginning to be understood here in the US. This article will explain some of the benefits of drinking green tea.
Recent studies indicate that a blend of green tea extract reduces breast tumor volume approximately ten fold, and overall tumor inhibition by 80%-90%.
Other independent studies show that green tea extract can prevent (and maybe even treat) numerous diseases, including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
Green tea extract serves as an antioxidant, lowering serum glucose, maintaining good kidney health, and blocking angiogenesis. It also reduces platelet aggregation which prevents blood clots and lowers high blood pressure.
GTE also has a thermogenic fat burning effect. This is achieved by increasing the half-life of noradrenaline by
inhibiting the enzyme catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT), which is responsible for the breakdown of extracellular noradrenaline.
Recent studies have shown that after just 90 days of use, body weight was reduced by 4.6%. While this isn't a large decrease for obese people, it's a viable option for those looking to simply maintain their weight.
Green tea extract is non-toxic in both low and high dosages. It doesn't cause birth defects and has no adverse affect on fertility, pregnancy, or nursing.
All of these factors have made green tea the second most widely consumed liquid after plain water. Green tea extract is clearly one the most potent nutraceuticals on earth and it plays an important role in increasing human longevity.
About the author: Shane Ellison holds a Master's degree in organic chemistry. He has first-hand industry experience with drug research, design, and synthesis. Visit him at
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