The active constituents in green tea are polyphenols, with an antioxidant called epi-gallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG) being the most powerful. The antioxidant activity of EGCG is about 25-100 times more potent than vitamins C and E. One cup of green tea has antioxidant effects that are greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries.

Green tea is so important for healthy telomeres. Green tea polyphenols are powerful agents for healthy telomere length. Here’s an important human study published in 2010 in the British Journal of Nutrition:

Researchers wanted to see if the cells of regular tea drinkers have a younger biological age than cells from non-drinkers. So they looked at the telomere length of 976 Chinese men aged 65. They found that…

Those who drank 3 cups per day of green or oolong tea, they both come from the same tea plant, had significantly longer telomere lengths. The researchers reported the following, “approximately a difference of 5 years of life.” That’s 5 added years!

The TeloVite multivitamin contains, at least, the polyphenol equivalent of three cups of green tea, exactly as seen in this human study to promote healthy telomere length.

Bottomline: green tea supports your DNA and telomere function, promoting stable and healthy cells. Keep in mind, there is also human research on green tea protecting DNA, as well as, lengthening telomeres.

Green tea’s ability to lengthen telomeres may be behind all of its powerful benefits for immunity, weight loss, skin, cardiovascular and brain health.

And remember, our standardized green tea extract is only 1 of the 14 telomerase activating, telomere lengthening ingredients in our TeloVite Multivitamin.

Here are more reasons why Green Tea is s important for your Health & Longevity:

For example, on average Japanese people live 5 years longer than Americans, called the Japanese Effect.

Okinawans proudly proclaim they have most centenarians. In fact, there are over 800 centenarians living on that tiny island. Plus many healthy seniors actively working in fishing and farming, seemingly immune to the effects of old age. Scientists have reported, “We know for certain that Okinawans drink a lot of green tea!”

Asian Paradox is a term coined in 2006 by Yale researchers to explain the low rates of serious heart and cellular issues in Asian countries with high rates of cigarette smoking. One theory: The green tea consumed daily by many people in Asia offers antioxidant protection. Most Americans get little or no green tea polyphenols.

Cellular Health:

Green tea protects your body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. The most powerful polyphenol in green tea, EGCG, activates the genetic pathways that support a younger, healthier body.

Studies back this up… A Boston University Medical School research team found that EGCG positively affects gene expression and promotes normal cell growth.

In a human study published in the Sept 2010 British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that drinking green tea every day for a month may protect against damage at a genetic level, with benefits linked to green tea’s antioxidant benefit. Combined human studies saw a 20% reduction in DNA damage on only 2 cups of green tea for 4 weeks (Chinese Univ. Hong Kong).

Bottomline: Green Tea supports DNA and telomeres, promoting stable and healthy cells.

Cardiovascular:

Another study published in Phytotherapy Research details the remarkable ability of EGCG to help maintain and support healthy arterial circulation.

Green tea has been shown to positively impacts harmful LDL cholesterol levels. The potent antioxidant effects of green tea protect the LDL cholesterol from becoming a free radical factory in the arteries. It protects the LDL from oxidizing and creating a cascade of free radicals. LDL can negatively affect the way our blood vessels function.

Research also shows that green tea promotes HDL (“good”) cholesterol in both animals and people. Higher levels of HDL is an important marker for longer life.

A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine on 1,507 Chinese men and women showed the green tea supported healthy blood pressure levels with as little as a ½ cup per day and the more they drank the better! Green tea cut their risk of blood pressure issues by 46% / 2.5 cups = 65%. (60% of Americans over 60 have issues with blood pressure.)

Blood Sugar:

Green tea supports healthy blood sugar levels, and if you take it with meals, it may even favorably affect the blood sugar spikes we get with large meals.

Weight Management:

Green tea benefits weight loss through enhanced fat burning, calorie burning, and boosting metabolism. It supports fat oxidation & energy production, actually supports your body in burning more fat tissue targeting fat cells, and it helps to inhibit fat cell development.

Energy Production:

The powerful antioxidants in green tea scavenge and absorb free radicals throughout the body. This includes capturing the free radicals that form in the energy producing parts of your cells of called the mitochondria. Those are the energy powerhouses and they need antioxidants to produce energy….get them really working!

Brain Health:

A study in the February 2006 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded “A higher consumption of green tea (up to 2 cups per day / 100 mL = 3.38 oz.) is associated with a lower prevalence of cognitive impairment (Japanese seniors).”

In separate study with Japanese seniors green tea promoted good mood.

And remember, Green tea supports healthy blood vessels in the brain.

Immunity:

2011 research by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that EGCG in green tea has a powerful ability to support regulatory T cells in the body boosting the immune system.

And Green Tea polyphenols are also great for your vision, kidneys, gums, skin, and hair.

Green Tea, packed with unique and powerful life giving polyphenols, is clearly a….

Miracle of Nature!

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