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Science-Based Benefits Of Green Tea Extract

Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant – the same plant as black tea and oolong tea. You might know about some of its health benefits, but want to know more. 

These are some of the known benefits to green tea extract.

Benefits of Green Tea

It’s rich in polyphenols that can reduce low-grade inflammation and promote general health. Polyphenols are compounds found in plants that are full of antioxidants. 

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that cause oxidative stress and damage cells. One of the antioxidants found in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a catechin that naturally prevents cell damage. It is estimated that catechins account for 75% of the polyphenols of tea.   In plants, this functions as a protection from harsh UV rays and pollution over time.  

Thanks to the antioxidants found in green tea, some studies show it can also be beneficial for reducing the risk of certain types of cancer. The polyphenols function the same way in humans as in plants, they function as a protector from oxidative stress. 

Free radicals form from exposure to radiation, UVB rays, pollution and metabolic activities.  Too many free radicals can lead to oxidative stress, which results in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can contribute to the development of certain cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer.  Catechins also have benefits for preventing or reducing skin damage.  

Green tea is beneficial for brain health by boosting your cognitive function and protecting it from aging. 

Green tea contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s been shown to help with mood, reaction time and memory. Green tea has less caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, but it also includes L-theanine. 

L-theanine is an amino acid that can reduce anxiety, while increasing dopamine levels and enhancing alpha waves in the brain. Caffeine and L-theanine in green tea work synergistically, providing more consistent energy and productivity levels. 

Green tea can also help protect neurons in your brain, reducing your risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

It can help you burn fat and lose weight by boosting your metabolic rate.

Studies also show that green tea may also increase insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels, helping to reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes

Studies also show that green tea is able to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It can improve your overall cholesterol levels and prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidizing (worse) in the blood.   

All these factors together can increase your mental and physical longevity.

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Our Energy Brain Booster contains caffeine, which as mentioned above, can improve your energy, attention and learning capacity and mood. This supplement also contains Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR), L-Tyrosine and three different types of mushrooms that can improve your general mental function.

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Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

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