Green Tea and Alzheimer’s

Green tea contains a substance called EGCG. We’ve all become familiar with it as a diet aid, one that really does help. It also has cancer fighting properties. But, now there is evidence that EGCG may decrease the production of a hormone called Beta-Amyloid Protein that is responsible for the brain plaque accumulation at the heart of the disease.

But make sure you are not only drinking green tea, but are taking a dedicated green tea supplement.

The Florida team showed that other flavonoids in green tea actually block EGCG’s ability to prevent the harmful build up of beta-amyloid.

Those flavanoids are very important, and you should be taking them in though the tea itself. But, I advise people to take an EGCG supplement at a separate time of the day to make sure there is no conflict.

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