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Tags: EGCG | tea | Alzheimers | Parkinsons

EGCG: The Strength of Tea

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 04:40 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Many studies have shown that compounds found in high concentration in green and (especially) white tea can protect the brain against free radicals, lipid peroxidation products, excitotoxicity, and inflammation.

In addition, high intake of these teas has been shown to reduce risk of stroke and obesity, inhibit a variety of viruses, inhibit cancer growth and spread, and reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases.

One of the most active compounds in these teas is called epigallocatechin 3-gallate, or EGCG.

This compound has been shown to reduce dramatically the inflammatory chemicals (cytokines) in the brain, reduce microglial activation (the source of brain inflammation) and lower levels of brain nitric oxide (the harmful type).

Several studies have shown that EGCG inhibits the damage caused by beta-amyloid, a compound that accumulates in brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

It also chelates iron, which is a major culprit in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Importantly, EGCG has been shown to dramatically reduce the brain damage caused by infections, and offers protection against vaccination-related brain damage.

Like curcumin and resveratrol, EGCG easily passes through the blood-brain barrier. It is also easily absorbed from the gut.

Drink three cups of white or green tea a day or for the best protection, or take a product called Teavigo, which contains 94 percent pure EGCG — the highest concentration of pure EGCG of any product available.

The dose is one 100 mg capsule once or twice a day with a meal.

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