PRIMARY USES: Cellular Health as a Free Radical Scavenger, Energy, Coffee Substitute, Immune Stimulation , Promotes healthy weight loss
Every day our bodies are exposed to harmful free radicals, unstable molecules created when we are exposed to pollution, cigarette smoke, stress and other toxins. These by products of oxygen metabolism cause major damage to the cells in our bodies and the destruction of these cells is listed among the causes of many degenerative diseases, especially those related to aging. However, antioxidants fight free radicals.
Green Tea contains the highest levels of polyphenols, the antioxidant substance that helps fight the free radicals that contribute to skin, lung, and stomach cancer as well as contribute to lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and antioxidants bind with free radicals to neutralize their harmful effect. Green Tea is rich in polyphenols and in catechin; catechins are 40 to 200 times more effective in seeking out and destroying free radicals than Vitamin A, C and E . Four major polyphenols including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin (EGC) and epicatechin (EC). Of these compounds, EGCG is the most abundant in green tea and has generated the most interest. EGCG is a potent antioxidant, deactivating health damaging free-radicals. They increase in number when we are exposed to environmental toxins, cigarette smoke, regular alcohol use or excessive sunlight.
Even the emotional stress associated with our hectic, fast paced lives has been shown to disrupt normal physiological processes and tip the balance in favor of free radicals. Perhaps the most significant determinant of free radical activity is the aging process itself, which plays an important role in chronic disease. By virtue of its antioxidant effects, EGCG has been shown to exert a number of beneficial activities, such as reducing inflammation (inhibiting interleukin-1 betainduced activity and expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and nitric oxide synthase- 2 in chrondrocytes), and normalizing cell and tissue functions (by inducing apoptosis, inhibiting angiogenesis, and down-regulating urokinase plasminogen activator).
In promoting cardiovascular health, EGCG inhibits free-radical activity in the arteries (reducing oxidized low-density lipoprotein and soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 ), and thus assists in coronary circulation. ECGC has a benefit in normalizing blood glucose and protecting the pancreas from oxidative damage, as well as in boosting metabolism and burning fat. Green tea catechins and ECGC naturally support detoxification and the elimination of toxic substances from the body while protecting the liver. Although it is clear that green tea has a lot to offer, it is important to understand that the amount of ECGC in a typical cup of green tea is very limited. For the complete health-preventative effects, the researchers recommend up to 10 cups of green tea a day.
Green tea helps boost immune function by stimulating immune cells, which fight infection by building lymphatic tissue and producing antibodies. Green Tea also helps some to eat less as well as increase metabolism.
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COMPLEMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Immuno-Tonic (to boost immunity)
DOSAGE: 30 drops in cold, room temperature or hot water. This is one of the safest herbs and dosage can be adjusted to the amount desired.