Let your tea be your medicine

ConsumerLab.com tested brewable teas and green tea supplements to find out the levels of beneficial EGCG and also the levels of unwanted lead contamination in various products. Green tea supplements and other tea products contain beneficially active compounds like EGCG and other catechins that can lower the risk of certain types of cancer and aid in weight control. Furthermore, drinking green tea is associated with a lower cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk. They found that the amounts of these compounds in green tea supplements, brewable teas, and bottled drinks can vary enormously. Green tea supplements provided up to about 300 mg of EGCG in a suggested daily serving but bottled green teas contained under 47mg per cup to as low as 4mg. Brewable green tea brought 25 to 86mg of EGCG per serving. The analysis found that green teas from the mall chain Teavana contain oodles of polyphenols, and no lead.

And we have a winner!

And we have a winner!

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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