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The Miracle of Green Tea,

Camellia Sinensis, and the


new Generation of
“Healthier” Energy Drinks.

Green tea was first discove red in China and has been associated with good health ever since.
But legend has it that in 2737 BC Emperor Shen Nung, who was kn own as the “Divine
Healer”, was boiling his drinking water when some tea leaves accidentally blew into the pot.
The Emperor noted a delightful aroma and, upon sipping the beve rage, proclaimed it to
be good for health and well-being, and so began the drinking of tea.

Fast forw a rd through the centuries, and today standardized green tea extracts can be found
in a wide variety of proprietary fat burning supplements, herbal beverages and energy drinks
to soothe, refre s h, stimulate, calm, enlighten and promote health.

What makes Green Tea so special?


G reen tea leaves come from the Camellia Sinensis plant, a bushy shrub native to Asia,
and are the common source for black, oolong and green teas. Unlike black tea and oolong
tea which are fermented, green tea production does not invo l ve the oxidation of young
tea leaves. Green tea is produced from steaming fresh leaves at high tempera t u res, thereby
inactivating the oxidizing enzymes and leaving the polyphenols content intact.

What are Polyphenols?


The Polyphenols found in green tea are more commonly kn own as flavanoids or catechins.
One of the main catechins is a rich antioxidant called Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
EGCG is 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times more effective than
Vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from free radical damage linked to many diseases.
This antioxidant has twice the benefits of Resve ra t ro l, a polyphenol found in red wine,
that is also kn own to limit the negative effects of smoking and a fatty diet.

G reen tea also contains alkaloid including caffeine, theobro m i n e, and theophylline. These
alkaloid provide green tea’s stimulant effects.

Benefits of Green Tea for health and well-being


The Chinese and Japanese have kn own about the medicinal benefits of green tea since
ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depre ssion. Green tea
has been shown to have many positive health effects, which include anti-cancer,
a n t i - i n f l a m m a t o r y, antioxidant, antimicro b i a l, card i o v a s c u l a r, dermatologic,
hematologic, metabolic and neurological effects.

Green tea’s antioxidant properties


Oxidation is an essential part of many natural metabolic reactions in our body. It is the
oxidation of some compounds, such as fats, that can lead to the creation of “f ree radicals”
which are harmful to the body and can cause damage to our cells.

Excess i ve build up of these free radicals not only leads to cell damage, but ultimately
over time can result in various states of chronic diseases, inflammation, and accelerating
the aging process. Some of these conditions include heart disease (resulting from
LDL oxidation), renal disease and failure, seve ral types of cancer, skin exposure damage
caused by ultraviolet A and B rays, as well as many diseases associated with the onset
of aging.

Green tea polyphenols are potent fre e - radical scavengers due to the hydroxyl group in
their chemical structure. These hydroxyl groups can bind with free radicals to neutralize
them, pre venting reactions between free radicals and DNA, and resulted in mutations that
can adversely affect the cell cycle and potentially lead to malignancy and other diseases.

Green tea as cancer prevention/inhibition


Scientific re s e a rch in both Asia and the west are providing hard evidence that suggest
that green tea may help prevent all three phases of tumour development: initiation,
p romotion and pro g re ssion. While the studies are not conclusive, green tea polyphenols,
part i c u l a rly EGCG, may be effective in preventing and/or inhibiting various cancers
including, pro s t a t e, bre a s t, live r, lung skin and leukemia.
Green tea weight loss and obesity control
Due to the eve r - g rowing obesity pandemic, the anti-obesity effects of green tea are
being increasingly investigated in cell and human studies. Recent studies on gre e n
t e a ’s thermogenic pro p e rties have demonstrated that catechin polyphenols, and
epigallocatechin 3 gallate (EGCG), have been demonstrated to prolong the body’s
own metabolic rate of burning calories by slowing the rise in blood sugar follow i n g
a meal.

It does this by slowing the action of a particular digestive enzyme called amylase.
This enzyme is pivotal in the bre a k d own of starches (carbs), that can cause blood
sugar levels to soar following a meal.

Recent studies of green tea extract containing 90mg EGCG taken 3 times daily concluded
that men taking the extract burned 266 more calories per day and that green tea extract’s
thermogenic effects may play a role in controlling fat mass, body we i g h t, fat absorption
and obesity.

You can find hundreds of detailed re s e a rch studies of Green Tea at: PubMed.com

Recent Article Refere n c e s :

Green Tea may halve prostate cancer risk


Green Tea spurs detox chemical production
Green tea may stop colon cancer in its tracks - study

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