Reasons to drink green tea.

Cassin

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Whenever I read a good artical on something, I always save the link to a word Doctor with a brief description above the link so I know where to find it if I need it.This makes it easier instead of sifting through hundreds of links in your bookmark.

Anyway.....

Well since my list on green tea is getting so huge that I have added to for over a year, I thought I would share it. I have dumped coffee and the diet soda I was chugging down a month ago for NOTHING but Green Tea, I must say I have never felt better in my life. Here is my list and yes some address hairloss so it is on-topic. :)

Yes some are far fetched but even if half of it is true, well why not?

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Drinking regular cups of tea could help improve your memory, research suggests.
A team from Newcastle University found green and black tea inhibited the activity of key enzymes in the brain associated with memory.
The researchers hope their findings, published in Phytotherapy Research, may lead to the development of a new treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. ……….

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3951003.stm


Of all the brands of green tea and the range of prices in the market, how can a consumer tell the best from all the rest? What should we look for when purchasing green tea?

http://www.drweil.com/u/QA/QA182704/


The polyphenols in green tea help protect the body from cancer by destroying free radicals, and protect your heart by lowering cholesterol and improving lipid metabolism. If you're a coffee drinker, you'll do your body good by switching to green tea.

http://www.drweil.com/u/Page/ScienceNutr/


Here we shall focus on the process by which active oxygen combines with lipids (fats) in the body to create lipid peroxide, that is, lipid with an excessive amount of oxygen

http://www.daisan.co.jp/health.htm

Green tea's ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists suspected, research suggests

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3125469.stm

Green tea for a healthy prostate?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6851656/


How much Green Tea should you drink?

http://chinesefood.about.com/library/we ... 11400b.htm


How is it made

http://www.greentea.com/tw_greentea.html

By inducing Rho signaling, the green tea extract made the cancer cells more mature and made them bind together more closely — a process called cell adhesion. Both the maturity of the cells and the adhesion inhibited the mobility of the cancer cells, Rao said.

http://www.physorg.com/news3092.html

Most of the side effects of green tea are the result of its caffeine content

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/s ... de_Effects

A team of researchers based in Tucson, Arizona, announced Monday that a study of the use of green tea extracts for polishing the magnetic heads in hard-disk drives has yielded a compound that works three to four times faster than conventional compounds

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0, ... 68,00.html

A new study tested the effect of regularly taking green tea extract (GTE) and found that over 10 weeks, endurance exercise performance was boosted up to 24% with 0.5% GTE supplementation, and 8% with 0.2% by-weight addition to food.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 012705.php

Research aimed at finding the active compounds in green tea revealed that its protective effects are due chiefly to catechins. Powerful polyphenolic antioxidants, catechins are astringent, water-soluble compounds that can be easily oxidized. They are a subgroup of flavonoids, weak phytoestrogenic compounds widely available in vegetables, fruit, tea, coffee, chocolate and wine. The antioxidant potential of both green and black teas, as measured by the Phenol Antioxidant Index, was found to be significantly higher than that of grape juice and red wines.

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag99/june99-report2.html

Green Tea's Record Against Cancer Grows

http://my.webmd.com/content/article/100/105859.htm

Green Tea Fights Fat

http://cssvc.health.webmd.compuserve.co ... 105398.htm


A site with good links to various articles within the site itself
http://www.newstarget.com/green_tea.html

A study from the University of San Francisco found that the polyphenols in green tea can boost availability of the important brain substance dopamine in the areas where it's needed. Dopamine is a signaling substance in brain circuits that are crucial to creating positive mood states.

http://cms.psychologytoday.com/articles ... 00003.html

EGCG suppresses extracellular signals and cell proliferation through epidermal growth factor receptor binding

(You should probably cut and paste text within this page onto a blank document because the background image makes it so hard to read the page)

http://www.gaiaresearch.co.za/greentea.html

I am writing this letter with the intent to inform on various issues associated with the use of fluorides, especially as it relates to green and black teas, and to voice our concern about the continued promotion of green tea as a drink "beneficial to one's health" on your radio show "Current Health Issues". (Somewhat debunking Green tea)

http://www.mercola.com/2000/sep/10/gree ... hyroid.htm

CSIRO studies have shown that antioxidants in green tea can lower cholesterol in rabbits by increasing the amount of a liver protein that works to clear ...

http://www.csiro.au/index.asp?type=medi ... diaRelease

Inhibitors of 5AR may be effective in the treatment of 5 alpha dihydrotestosterone-dependent abnormalities, such as benign prostate hyperplasia, prostate cancer, and certain skin diseases. The green tea catechins are potent inhibitors of type 1 but not type 2 5AR; they also inhibit accessory sex gland growth in the rat. These results suggest the certain tea gallates can regulate androgen action in target organs. (Liao S, Hipakka, RA. Selective inhibition of steroid 5a -reductase [5AR] by tea epicatechin-3-gallate and epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications; 214(3), 833-838,1995).

http://www.prostate-cancer.org/educatio ... entea.html
 

Wezz

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good links, thanks for that


should i buy green tea and drink it everyday right away ? have anyone seen results from drinking green tea for hairloss or seen improvements of their daily life ?
 

Cassin

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Wezz said:
........ or seen improvements of their daily life ?

Yes, as I stated I have never felt so good. I have been chugging down 6 cups a day though. I was slamming coffee and soda all day at work, more out of boredom at some office job than anything else. Heck so maybe it's just from me not drinking that garbage than the tea but I doubt it.
 

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Bismarck said:
bookmarked 8)

Ok that made me laugh out loud. :)



fallout boy said:
Intresting stuff Cassin thanks for all the articles!

Your welcome, make sure you give it a go. It was hard dumping coffee and diet soda for a week or so but I am a changed man.

By the way, if anyone has any positive or negative links about green tea to add please post it. I would love to read it.
 

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if you want a good source for green tea try http://www.adagio.com . They have great tasting teas. Here's a good starter set
http://www.adagio.com/gifts/holiday_ing ... d5fbfcfb7d

My favorite Green is their 1812 Gunpowder. Try it you won't be disappointed.
Keep in mind that all the tea is loose so you'll need an infuser like the ingenuiTEA.
When making green tea it's important for the water not to boil of it will make your tea taste bitter. 180 degrees is ideal. It should only steep for 3 minutes tops or again it will be bitter.
180 degrees is just when the teapot starts making a simmer sound.
 

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Decaf green tea is also available for those, like me, who prefer to avoid caffeine. Also, if it's difficult to work 3-5 cups of green tea into your daily routine, there are a number of green tea supplements available, some with caffeine, some decaf.
 
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I take green tea pills i hate the tast of the tea i tryed to drink it but no can do.
 
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it was to me, I was putting so much sugar in it I was killing off any good the tea did and risking a sugar coma at the same time
 

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Whats the low-down on white tea? Is it similar to green tea, or has green tea got different properties to white tea?
 

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A couple of minor comments:

1) There is no evidence at all that drinking green tea as a beverage (or taking green tea extracts in tablet or capsule form) has any systemic effect of 5a-reductase inhibition, with subsequent DHT reduction. Please note that Liang's and Hiipakka's study was almost entirely in vitro; the part about how the rats' internal organs were affected was when EGCG was INJECTED into them in large doses, not given to them in their food or water. The reason for the failure of green tea to inhibit 5a-reductase systemically when taken as a beverage is probably because EGCG is very poorly absorbed from the GI tract. And as I've said many times before, there's still a distinct possibility that TOPICAL applications of green tea (or an extract) could be usefull for controlling hairloss, even if taking it orally as a beverage is not. There are both animal and human tests showing its ability to inhibit 5a-reductase, when applied topically.

2) There is evidence that caffeine may be an important co-factor for at least SOME of the general health benefits that you get from consuming the polyphenols in green tea, so I would use the caffeine-free versions with some degree of caution.

Bryan
 

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Bryan said:
A couple of minor comments:

1) There is no evidence at all that drinking green tea as a beverage (or taking green tea extracts in tablet or capsule form) has any systemic effect of 5a-reductase inhibition, with subsequent DHT reduction. Please note that Liang's and Hiipakka's study was almost entirely in vitro; the part about how the rats' internal organs were affected was when EGCG was INJECTED into them in large doses, not given to them in their food or water. The reason for the failure of green tea to inhibit 5a-reductase systemically when taken as a beverage is probably because EGCG is very poorly absorbed from the GI tract. And as I've said many times before, there's still a distinct possibility that TOPICAL applications of green tea (or an extract) could be usefull for controlling hairloss, even if taking it orally as a beverage is not. There are both animal and human tests showing its ability to inhibit 5a-reductase, when applied topically.

2) There is evidence that caffeine may be an important co-factor for at least SOME of the general health benefits that you get from consuming the polyphenols in green tea, so I would use the caffeine-free versions with some degree of caution.

Bryan

You are correct on both accounts as far as I am aware, what you failed to mention in your first point is the method for the alleged benefits for drinking green tea for hairloss. Green tea combined with another product found in some peoples bodies prodcues a substance called Equol. Equol binds itself to DHT making it unable to connect to the androgen receptors. This in turn keeps the hair in it's original state. If the Equol did not attach itself to the DHT it would bind with the androgen receptor and the bodys immune system would see the hair folicle as a foreign body and attack it producing the result of male pattern baldness.

http://www.patienthealthinternational.com/news/1628.aspx
 

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Note that drinking green tea will not produce equol in everyone furthermore there there is no sufficient evidence that I am aware of which indicates that drinking green tea will produce enough equol to have an effect on male pattern baldness.
 

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While I am sure you feel better cassin. However, i think its more to do with your giving up soda and coffee. Soda is absolutely TERRIBLE for you. Just sugar and caffine. Good job on giving it up! The number of people in the USA with weight problems I think would go down substantially if they gave up this sugar water. :)

Also, if you dont like the taste of green tea (I like it actually), just add some Equal or Splenda. Don't dump sugar into tea, it makes it just like soda.
 

Bryan

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gonna_win said:
You are correct on both accounts as far as I am aware, what you failed to mention in your first point is the method for the alleged benefits for drinking green tea for hairloss. Green tea combined with another product found in some peoples bodies prodcues a substance called Equol.

That's not quite correct. It's a component of SOY, not green tea, which is converted in the gut to equol by certain bacteria which some people have.

Doing a quick Google search on "equol green tea", I did notice a study which seemed to find a higher incidence of equol producers among green tea drinkers, so the authors speculated that maybe green tea consumption enhances that conversion from soy to equol in some way, shape, or fashion.

gonna_win said:
Equol binds itself to DHT making it unable to connect to the androgen receptors. This in turn keeps the hair in it's original state. If the Equol did not attach itself to the DHT it would bind with the androgen receptor and the bodys immune system would see the hair folicle as a foreign body and attack it producing the result of male pattern baldness.

I'm pretty sure you're wrong about equol binding with androgen receptors. I believe the ONLY known action of equol is to bind with DHT itself, rendering it harmless. I don't think it has any affinity for the androgen receptor, so it's neither an agonist nor an antogonist for that receptor.

BTW, if you want to get essentially the same effect as equol, just use a 5a-reductase inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride. The results should be the same.

Bryan
 

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Its amazing how something like losing your hair bucks your ideas up and makes you look at your diet.I look back before i had my shedding periods.and think what crap i was living off Pepsi Lilt Tango Coffee junk food hardly any fresh veg and fruit.And now i try to have 3 pieces of fruit a day without fail and at least 2 portions of veg with my evening meal.No more pepsi etc just fresh fruit juice.And i feel a hell of lot better and it makes me think how my body kept going with the crap i was eating off.I havent tried Green Tea but i will give it a go.
 
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