Category Archives: Epicatechin

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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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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Green Tea Catechins Suppress Appetite

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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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Green Tea Catechins Protect Teeth

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Green Tea: More Evidence of Weight Loss Effects

Green tea may have specific weight loss effects in humans and other mammals. In particular, green tea contains methylxanthines including caffeine, that may stimulate the central nervous system and induce weight loss through the release of catecholamines. These catecholamines bind … Continue reading

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Boost Antioxidants With Berry Tea

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Flavonoids For Disease Prevention

Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic compound present in plants as secondary metabolites (meaning they are synthesised for purposes other than primary metabolic activity). Many edible and commonly consumed plants contain flavonoids, and as a result human consumption of flavonoids … Continue reading

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Quercetin and Epicatechin

Flavonoid rich foods such as tea, red wine and cocoa are increasingly being seen as beneficial to the health. Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic compounds that possess in vitro antioxidant capabilities, and may confer antioxidant capacity to animal tissue … Continue reading

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Green Tea for Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition characterised by a weakness in the skeletal muscles. The causes of multiple sclerosis are not fully understood, but relate to an autoimmune condition of the nervous system that leads to a loss of the myelin … Continue reading

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