Green tea consumption is linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as improvements to health and longevity, especially among consistent habitual tea drinkers, a study concludes.
Green tea polyphenols have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which provide not just cardiovascular benefits, but also anticancer effects. Recent research shows that green tea also offers health benefits in several other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.
Among the active constituents of green tea, the extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has arguably the greatest potential in terms of its antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. EGCG has multifaceted actions in cancer prevention and carcinogenesis. It works in synergy with other micronutrients such as vitamin C, lysine, and proline in simultaneously controlling multiple mechanisms in cancer growth and spread.
Several studies conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have proven that a specific micronutrient combination containing EGCG is effective in preventing cancer metastasis by inhibiting the action of collagen digesting enzymes and, in addition, the growth of new blood vessels to the tumor (anti-angiogenesis).
To learn more about the impressive health protective effects of green tea extract, read this article on our website.
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