SEE REFERENCE TO BIOLOGICAL ACTIONS:
* Chemoprotective 1,10,11,12
* Cardiovascular Health 13 & Metabolic Syndrome 5
* Infl ammatory Conditions 7
* Infection 2
* Weight Management 4,5
* Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 3
Robert Rountree, M.D., medical director of provider for NutriMeds noticed a constant in the research on the health benefi ts of green tea; most all of it was based upon an ultra-pure extract of non- GMO cultivated Indonesian green tea powder.
NutriMeds provider contacted the cultivator of this therapeutic green tea and has incorporated the imported extract into the innovative formula Green Tea Supreme. This formula is extracted in pure deionized water without the use of any solvents. Green Tea Supreme meets German standards for pesticide content (extremely low levels). This green tea formula is rich in polyphenols, a class of powerful compounds that provide antioxidant support for all cells of the body.
The health benefits of the tea leaf (Camellia sinensis) are derived from a group of phytochemicals known as polyphenols. Polyphenols in fresh green tea leaves are present as a series of chemicals called catechins. The dominant and most biologically active among the catechins is Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). Many of the wide range of health benefi ts derived from green tea are dose-dependent and most Americans are not willing to consume the necessary 5-10 cups of tea a day. Careful processing of the tea into an extract highly concentrates the key benefi cial constituents. Each highly concentrated 600 mg capsule of Green Tea 600 contains 60% polyphenols, 30% catechins and 18% EGCG. This is the equivalent of about 10 cups of green tea. Each capsule contains about 36 mgs of caffeine, roughly the equivalent of a can of cola and less than the 60-120 mgs of caffeine in an 8 oz cup of brewed coffee. Naturally ?occurring caffeine in green tea is believed to act synergistically with the polyphenols.14
Green tea's benefits are based upon four actions:
1) it is a powerful antioxidant that protects against DNA damage;
2) it induces detoxifying enzymes;
3) it effects gene signaling that regulates cellular growth, development, and apoptosis; and
4) it selectively improves the function of the intestinal bacterial fl ora.1
EGCG has been shown to have selective immunomodulatory effect on macrophages, which have a critical role in infections.2 It has also been shown to have a moderate inhibitory effect against Herpes Simplex 1. Other green tea catechins, also contained in Green Tea 600? had a strong inhibitory effect against this type of virus.3 Researchers have reported still other benefi ts of green tea. For example, green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond what might be explained by its caffeine content.4 EGCG signifi cantly reduced food intake; body weight; blood levels of leptin, insulin, insulin-like growth factor I, glucose, cholesterol, triglyceride.
Benefi ts depending upon circumstances, it also reduced LH, testosterone, and estradiol.5 Green tea?s ability to chelate iron may offer neuroprotection in related diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, etc.6 Tea catechins also inhibit pro-inflammatory signal transduction.7