AOR, Active Green Tea, 90 vcaps
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Active Green Tea (EGCG MAX) 700mg - 90 vcaps, aor vitamins supplements
AOR, Active Green Tea, 90 vcaps is manufactured by AOR Supplements
Active Green Tea
- Supports normal cell development
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
Green tea catechins help protect plasma and lipoproteins from oxidative damage by increasing blood antioxidant capacity.
|Serving Size: 1 Vegi-Cap
|Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) extract
|- Total catechins
|Epigallocatechin gallate (EgCG)
|Epicatechin gallate (ECg)
|Non-medicinal ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate. Capsule: hypromellose.
that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the
product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds,
sulphites, mustard, dairy, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or any animal
To equate to the EgCG consumption of the best Japanese studies, take
three capsules daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver
disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble or for use beyond 3
Pregnancy/Nursing: Do not use
Leaves of Camellia sinensis
- Normal cell growth and differentiation
Active Green Tea is a high-potency standardized extract of green tea,
high in epigallocatechin gallate (EgCG), believed to be the key
phytonutrient in green tea, responsible for its health benefits. Studies
most consistently report health benefits in persons drinking 10 cups a
day of high-EgCG sencha-style Japanese Green Tea; each cup of this tea
contains 150 milligrams of EgCG. The labels of most green tea extracts
exaggerate the number of cups of tea represented in their capsules by
comparing the product to poor-quality teas. AOR’s Active Green Tea
allows you to more fully enjoy the healthy properties of a Sencha-rich
lifestyle without consuming large volumes of tea.
herbal “teas” can be brewed from the leaves, flowers, or even roots of
almost anything that grows out of the Earth, true tea – both green and
black – comes from the leaves of Camellia sinensis. The
difference in taste and in health benefits comes from the way the tea
leaves are processed: to make black tea, the leaves are fermented, which
oxidizes many of the antioxidants present in the leaves, while green
tea is produced by lightly steaming the fresh-cut leaf.
was brought to Japan by Buddhist monks from China, and the Japanese
people quickly embraced the soothing, grassy brew. Today, the citizens
of Japan boast the longest average lifespan in the world, and there are
realms of research to suggest that green tea is a major factor in their
in experimental animals has found green tea or its extracts to be
effective against chemically-induced cancers of the lung, breast, colon,
liver, and skin, as well as a variety of gastrointestinal organs,
cancers induced by chemical carcinogens; more excitingly, Green Tea
extracts have been found to protect animals from existing, spontaneous
prostate cancer. More important to us is the human evidence for the
health benefits of Green Tea consumption. Extensive epidemiological
evidence shows that people consuming high amounts of Japanese Sencha
green tea live longer develop less Cancer, have healthier Cholesterol
levels, suffer less cardiovascular and liver disease, and may be less
susceptible to heart attacks.
evidence for the cancer-fighting powers of green tea is so strong that
human clinical trials of green tea powders and extracts are now under
way at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at other clinical
centers in the United States.
How Much Tea?
But other studies
have found no difference in cancer incidence among higher and lower
drinkers of Green Tea. In the most infamous example, a study published
in 2001 in the New England Journal of Medicine found no protective
effect of green tea consumption against gastric Cancer, despite the fact
that numerous previous studies had found that drinking green tea does
provide a shield against this killer. As with so many other things, the
key appears to lie in the amount of green tea being consumed. In the New
England Journal of Medicine study, drinking five or more cups of green
tea a day put people into the highest consumption group. By contrast,
the most consistent epidemiological evidence for a protective effect of
green tea comes from the consumption of ten cups or more of Japanese
Sencha per day.
How Do You Get that in Pills?
Few Westerners drink this much Green Tea. So to get green tea’s
benefits, many health-conscious people have turned to standardized
extracts of the green tea leaf itself. That seems to be an especially
attractive option when many companies advertise small green tea pills
which allegedly contain the equivalent of five to ten cups of Green Tea
apiece. Unfortunately, nearly all green tea extract capsules contain
only a fraction of the green tea “cup-equivalents” than their
companies aren’t flat-out lying, but they’re using the wrong yardstick –
or, to be more precise, the wrong cup. The problem is that the amount
of EGCG (the main Cancer-fighting component) and other goodies in a cup
of green tea can vary over a wide range, depending on the kind of green
tea, the region where it’s grown, the brewing time, tea leaf, kind of
teabag – and, of course, the size of the cup! By choosing to compare a
supplement to the poorest-quality green tea infusions, supplement
companies use “creative accounting” to evaluate the potency of their
pills. They can inflate the comparison, asserting that their products’
100 to 200 milligrams of EGCG is equivalent to five to ten cups of Green
But this is just misleading. When all of these factors are
taken into account, and when you consider that the most consistent
research on green tea’s health-enhancing effects in humans comes from
drinkers of Japanese Sencha, the “gold standard” cup of green tea can
contains 150 milligrams of EGCG. This means, unfortunately, that few
green tea capsules even deliver the equivalent of even one full cup of
Japanese green tea a day – let alone the ten cups that is most
consistently associated with good health and long life.
you’re looking to use Green Tea for longevity and to guard against
age-related disease, it only makes sense to get the best-backed dose of
the best-backed molecule. Indeed, it’s these kinds of doses – 800 to
1600 milligrams of EGCG per day that are being used in the human
clinical trials that have begun in the last few years.
The Caffeine Conundrum
Green tea contains very little caffeine compared to coffee – but of
course, it can still add up if you start drinking 10 cups of the
steaming brew a day. Indeed, one clinical trial which has been using
ground tea solids as its ‘drug’ has reported significant side-effects –
including insomnia, fatigue, confusion, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain,
and even vomiting – linked to the caffeine content.
Some green tea
supplements are fully decaffeinated to avoid any such problems. While
this approach is better than adding as much as 500 milligrams of extra
caffeine to your day, these supplements are inherently less effective
than real tea, because several studies have found that caffeine itself
plays a significant role in the Cancer-fighting powers of Green Tea.
are other benefits to moderate intake of caffeine, despite the clear
negative impacts of being a full-fledged caffeine junkie. For instance, a
large body of research now suggests that modest caffeine consumption
reduces your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease – probably as a
result of caffeine’s ability to modulate adenosine A2A receptors in the
brain. Another example: Green Tea polyphenols and caffeine synergize to
increase the body’s thermogenic fat-burning activity – effects with
important implications for the Battle of the Bulge, which is an
engagement important for health and vanity alike.
eliminating the caffeine content from Green Tea – whether you get it in
cup or capsule – is not the best strategy for your long-term health.
While a zero-tolerance approach may be the only way for a few extremely
caffeine-sensitive individuals to get the benefits of EGCG, most people
will be better off getting at least a little caffeine in with their
green tea. Lightly-caffeinated green tea extracts provide a happy medium
between caffeine-induced side effects and the loss of significant
Putting it All in a Capsule
So getting the
full benefits of Green Tea – an icon of Zen simplicity – turns out to
involve taking a lot of factors into consideration. Green tea extracts
should be HPLC standardized to their content of EGCG. They should make
it convenient to get 1500 milligrams of EGCG a day, to match the strong
epidemiological evidence of health benefits in Japanese Sencha drinkers.
And they should contain at least a little caffeine, so that the
often-synergistic interactions between EgCG and caffeine can be
unleashed. Put it all together, and you’ll have squeezed a remarkable
amount of health benefit into a few small capsules such AOR’s Active
Green Tea formula.
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