Category Archives: Catechin

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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Green Tea Supplements: Are You Getting What You Think?

Green tea is a form of traditional tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Green tea has become a popular health supplement and is now widely available from health food stores. This relates to research showing beneficial effects for green … Continue reading

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Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii): Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii) is an evergreen tree that is found growing in tropical areas of Central and South America. Yarumo can grow up to 15 meters tall and is used as a source of food and as a source of … Continue reading

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Green Tea Catechins Suppress Appetite

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Which Is The Best Tea To Drink?

Traditional tea made from tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant is the most commonly drunk beverage in the world, after water. The popularity of tea stems from its traditional large scale cultivation, its distinctive taste and its energising and … Continue reading

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Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Phytochemistry: Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols of the flavonoid subclass. In particular, green tea contains high amounts of a type of flavonoid called flavan-3-ols. These are sometimes referred to as catechins. The main catechin in green tea … Continue reading

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Black Versus Green Tea: Antioxidant Capacity

All tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Black tea is produced by oxidising the leaves, whereas green (and white) tea in produced by steaming them. These two differing processing steps produces a final produce with differing taste, aroma … Continue reading

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