Defeat Alzheimer's Before It Occurs

Posted by M ws On Friday, March 29, 2013 0 comments

Perhaps there is no beverage studied for health benefits more than green tea. It has been established as having anti-aging properties, promoting cardiovascular health, protecting against diabetes, reversing chronic fatigue syndrome, and exhibiting anti-cancer properties.

The major active ingredient that provides all these benefits is ECGC or epigallocatechin gallate, a type of flavonoid in green tea known as a catechin. It's those catechins that are responsible for a multitude of health giving properties.

So many that ECGC extracts are sold for those who can't drink all those cups of green tea that will do the trick. ECGC supplements have also been used as adjuncts to conventional cancer treatments.

The only caveat for ECGC supplements or heavy green tea consumption comes with pregnancy. Pregnant women who do either are at risk for the flip side of ECGC's anti-cancer properties, leading to carcinogenic dangers.

And her newborn is at risk for childhood malignant central nervous system tumors if her polyphenol flavanoid intake is high. Best to avoid either green tea or ECGC extracts during pregnancy.

But for everyone else, ECGC catechin extract supplements or heavy green tea drinking is fine. Black tea doesn't contain nearly the same catechin content as green tea.

Defeating dementia before it occurs

A recent study documented in the Journal of Biological Chemistry has determined that EGCG is able to stop amyloid-beta proteins from attaching to and killing brain cells in a lab setting. These amyloid-beta proteins are considered a leading contributor to Alzheimer's disease.

This particular study, was done in vitro, which means in glass petri dishes or test tubes, but not in animals or humans. The study was performed by a research team at the University of Leeds in the UK. One of the researchers, Professor Nigel Hooper, claimed the study as an "important step in increasing our understanding of the cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease."

Other neurodegenerative diseases can be nipped before they are taken over by ECGC's chelating properties to help eliminate iron or aluminum from the central nervous system and brain.

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