Green tea has rapidly entered the American (and Australian) market as a claimed cure and preventative for almost everything that ails mankind.
It seems too good to be true, but now we are finding out that it is true.
Recent studies reveal green tea’s benefits as an antioxidant, promoter of glucose tolerance, protector of the liver and detoxification system, and benefactor of the cardiovascular system.
Two recent studies show that green tea is also a powerful agent in the prevention and cure of cancers.
The March, 2008 issue of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, contains a study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. In a population based study in Washington state, 781 women with epithelial ovarian cancer diagnosed between 2002 and 2005, and 1,263 controls completed self-administered questionnaires detailing consumption of caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee, teas, and colas. They also completed in-person interviews regarding reproductive and hormonal exposures.
Researchers assessed risk associated with coffee, tea, and cola drinking and with total caffeine consumption using logistic regression to calculate odds ratios and confidence intervals. Results indicate that neither caffeinated nor decaffeinated coffees were associated with ovarian cancer risk. Among teas, neither herbal/decaffeinated nor black teas were associated with risk. However, women who reported drinking green teas had a 54% reduction in risk of ovarian cancer.
In the second study from Cancer Biology and Therapy, researchers from the Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an China, reported progress in identifying the underlying mechanism by which green tea possesses therapeutic cancer effects through induction of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in colorectal cancer. Two different lines of colorectal cancer cells were treated with different concentrations of green tea, which led to repression of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis in both cell lines.
The results of these studies suggest that green tea may also be a factor for inducing apoptosis in breast cells and endometrial cells, thereby acting as both a preventative and a factor in the cure for these cancers.
The above information was part of a long article by Barbara L. Minton.
The repercussions of this information are extensive and very exciting, especially the words “prevention and cure of cancers
So, before you rush out and grab a box of green tea, there are a couple of things to consider.
Green tea has no real quality control as far as the active ingredients (polyphenols) are concerned.
Green tea has caffeine.
At Revival, we strongly recommend taking a Green Tea extract supplement where each capsule equates to 7 cups of green tea.
The supplement has no caffeine and consists of 97% pure polyphenols, which is the most concentrated level available in a supplement.
Steve and I take this supplement every day.
For around $1 per day, why wouldn’t you?
It just makes so much sense when you see the science.
A doctor friend experienced elevated PSA and then took Tegreen for 6 months, after which his PSA was normal again. He was relieved not to have to confront surgery, chemotherapy or whatever else was in store for him.
Kind regards,Richard Heidlmair