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though not as strong as its prescription drug counterparts, has a similar mechanism of action.

Immune Support Green tea has significant antibacterial properties. Taking green tea with food can help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination, and may also reduce numbers of harmful bacteria in the gut. It may also be effective in fighting some forms of bacteria that have become antibioticresistant. The polyphenols in green tea also inhibit the production of methylguanidine, a toxin produced by the kidneys after renal failure.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY SHEET


Green Tea (VL161) Indications
Green Tea has the following benefits: Antioxidant support Promotes liver health Supports healthy respiration and cardiovascular health Supports proper cell reproduction Immune system support Thermogenic properties promote proper metabolism

Active Constituents
Green teas most significant benefits can be traced to its content of polyphenols, which come from the natural tannins contained in the plant. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that occur in green tea, and are responsible for the majority of its health benefits. The most active of the polyphenols is epigallocatechin, or EGCG. The higher the concentration of EGCG in the polyphenol content of a green tea extract, the more potent the extract will be. EGCG has been found to be almost 200 times as powerful an antioxidant as vitamin C and vitamin E, and can help support nearly every aspect of human health. Another constituent that has not been mentioned extensively is caffeine. Caffeine gives green tea its thermogenic and metabolic enhancement properties. A potent central nervous system stimulant, caffeine can increase blood flow to essential organs such as the brain and heart and help to increase metabolism. This can help support healthy levels of blood sugar and body fat.

Introduction
Green Tea (Camellia sinesis) has been a popular beverage and herbal remedy in traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Its antioxidant properties are shown in some studies to be more powerful than vitamin E. This versatile plant has been used for a wide variety of health benefits, a few of which will be discussed here.

Common Uses for Green Tea


Cardiovascular Health Green tea displays extraordinary antioxidant capabilities, thanks mostly in part to its high polyphenol content. This plays a major role in preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol to arterial walls.1 Another major contribution of green tea to cardiovascular health is its role as an anti-coagulant. The polyphenols in green tea act to inhibit the production of thromboxane A2, a substance that is formed in platelets causing blood clotting and constriction of blood vessels. Aspirin acts in much the same fashion to reduce blood clotting. Green tea also inhibits blood clotting, which can lead to increased body fat and other health complications related to its accumulation. Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure - In addition to thromboxane inhibition, green tea also helps to inhibit angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE) an enzyme secreted by the kidneys that can lead to unhealthy blood pressure. Many common drugs such as Vasotec and Zestril are also ACE inhibitors, and green tea,

Our Product
Our Green Tea Extract contains 250 mg of extract per vegetarian capsule. Our special extraction is processed without the use of hexane or other harmful solvents, and is standardized to 90% polyphenols, containing 50% EGCG. This is equivalent to the amount of polyphenols found in 4-6 cups of green tea Specifications Product Name: Green Tea Extract Label Claim: Provides Antioxidant Support How Supplied: Vegetarian Capsule

Drop Count: 60 Product Code: VL161


References
1. Tijburg, LBM et al. Effects of Green Tea, black tea and dietary lipophilic antioxidants on LDL oxidixability and atherosclerosis in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits. Atherosclerosis 1997; 135:37-48 2. Mukhtar, H., Ahmad, N. Tea polyphenols: prevention of cancer and optimixing health. Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71(suppl): 1698S-1702S