“Vitamin D and the green tea extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may impact on female reproductive health, researchers say, as the combination could prove effective in managing benign tumors found in the uterus.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
Slowly but surely researchers around the world are beginning to wake up to the fact that the use of synergistic combinations of micronutrients is the most effective approach to health. Their interest has been triggered as a result of pioneering studies carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute. The ‘micronutrient synergy’ approach developed at the institute is based on the scientific understanding that micronutrients work together in teams in the body.
In the field of cancer, the use of the green tea extract epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has multifaceted benefits. Green tea polyphenols have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which contribute to their proven anticancer effects.
Research carried out at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has shown that when combined with other micronutrients including vitamin C and the amino acids lysine and proline, green tea extracts can inhibit the invasion of more than 40 different types of human cancers. These include some of the most frequent forms of cancer that affect the lives of millions of people every year, such as cancers of the lung, colon, pancreas, brain, blood, skin, ovaries, and many others.
In addition to cardiovascular benefits and support of overall health, recent research shows green tea also offers benefits in rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health conditions. The bioavailability of green tea extracts can be improved if they are taken in a formula that includes the phytonutrient quercetin.
To learn more about the health protective effects of green tea extracts, see this article on our website.