Category Archives: Catechin

Green Tea: Protective Effects Against Stress

Green tea is a rich source of polyphenolic phytochemicals. In particular it contains high amounts of the catechin variety of flavonoids. Evidence suggests that these catechins may have health benefits in humans and animals. One protective effect of green tea … Continue reading

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Catechins Improve Anxiety: The CREB Pathway

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals with interesting nutritional properties. They have a number of health effects including the ability to regulate mood. Application of green tea to animals has been shown to improve the spatial learning and memory declines … Continue reading

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Catechins for Anxiety and Depression

Catechins are a group of phytochemicals  that belong to the flavonoid class. Chemically catechins are flavan-3-ols. Catechins are found in plant foods and good sources include apples and tea. Catechins may have beneficial effects against mood disorders and may be … Continue reading

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Coconut Oil and Catechins for anxiety?

Plant foods have been shown to have beneficial effects against inflammation. This may relate to the phytochemicals they contain, many of which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. For example, coconut oil may be anti-inflammatory in nature because the … Continue reading

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Green Tea Mechanisms of Weight Loss

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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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