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Green Tea Daily Wards Off Influenza And Other Respiratory Viruses, Say Researchers


“Results from a review and meta-analysis on the effects of tea catechins on influenza and other upper respiratory tract infections reveal “significant preventative effects.” [Source:]


Green tea polyphenols have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research shows these substances offer health benefits in a wide variety of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.

Green tea contains between 30-40 percent of water-extractable polyphenols. Among the active constituents of green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has the greatest potential for 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 involved in the growth and spread of cancer.

Studies conducted at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have proven that a specific micronutrient combination containing EGCG is effective in preventing metastasis in cancer 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 health protective effects of green tea extract, see this article on our website.