Category Archives: Catechin

The Weight Loss Effects Of EGCG

Green tea has been evidenced to possess weight loss effects in humans. Of the constituents of green tea, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is thought to be partly responsible for the physiological effects of green tea, and may have particular weight loss … Continue reading

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Does Drinking Green Tea Protect Your Teeth?

Green tea is a decoction made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Unlike black tea, green tea is not oxidised during processing, and so green tea retains more of the original phytochemicals present in tea leaves. One chemical … Continue reading

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Green Tea Catechin for Tooth Health?

Tooth decay is caused by dental caries, or holes in the enamel coating of the teeth. These holes are caused by the dissolution of the tooth enamel by acid produced from bacteria. As the holes enlarge the structure of the … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil and Catchins

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On The Chemistry of Green Tea Catechins

Green tea catechins are a group of flavonoids that have been shown to have biological effects in humans and animals. The catechins are absorbed from green tea and then have anti-cancer, cardioprotective and weight loss effects. However, green tea catechins … Continue reading

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Another Reason that Green Tea is a Healthy Drink

Green tea is considered a healthy drink. This is based on a large body of evidence that shows that regular consumption of green tea may have a number of beneficial health effects. In particular, green tea has been shown to … Continue reading

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Green Tea Catechin Chemistry

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Green Tea Catechins: Protective of Caffeine Induce Anxiety

Caffeine is able to activate noradrenaline release through the activation of noradrenergic neurones. This may in turn then have a modulating effect on the synthesis and release of dopamine. Caffeine can therefore elevate levels of a number of excitatory neurotransmitters … Continue reading

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Are Green Tea Catechins Appetite Suppressants?

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with antioxidant effects in humans. As flavonoid intakes increase, the risk of many Western lifestyle diseases decreases. In particular, high intakes of flavonoids have been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue reading

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Flavonoids: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?

There is a growing wave of interest regarding the benefits of dietary antioxidants, and for good reason. Dietary antioxidants may play a pivotal role in disease prevention and the provision of optimal health. Antioxidants are chemicals that can inhibit free … Continue reading

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