For Your Health: Green Tea Extract & Theanine Serene
As a result of the latest research on “Green Tea Extract,” I am placing that supplement among the top seven on my list of mandatory supplements for our physical health and mental well-being.
One-third of Americans over 65 are dying of some type of dementia — Alzheimers or otherwise (Sept/Oct, `14 Issue of Life Extension Magazine, pg. 86). I see it everyday in friends and acquaintances 65 and even much younger, whose memories are obviously slipping. To be honest with you, it’s quite frightening. The saddest thing is they have no idea that what is going on with them is a serious problem — and are in denial that what’s happening to them is going to get worse, unless they take action to stop it.
Wise people discover information like the above and they try to do something to prevent it from happening to them; foolish people move ahead without the slightest attempt to protect themselves and are punished by their own negligence.
Another problem is, many folks seem to think that because they have government health insurance or work-related coverage, they don’t need to protect themselves from the diseases that so many people are getting nowadays. I’ve heard it many times: “I need to watch what I eat and take vitamins, because I don’t have health insurance.” As soon as they get it, they relax, eat any and everything that moves and stop taking supplements.
This is an unintended negative consequence brought about by governments and businesses providing health insurance, thereby causing a mental deception. Don’t fall into that mental trap. Health insurance is meant to help you pay for treatments if you get sick — not protect you from getting a disease. You must do that yourself, and you want to do it before you contract something.
Many of you receiving this note have been taking supplements for more than 25-years and you tried to get your family and friends to take them. Most would not. Look how sick they are today: high blood pressure, diabetes, memory loss, arthritis, gout, allergies, acid reflux, and all the other things that come from ignoring preventative actions. They won’t heed this warning either. As they get older, heedlessness engenders heedlessness, so the more negligent they’re going to become.
Green Tea Extract protects the brain from neurodegenerative diseases nine different ways. People taking Green Tea Extract are 54% less likely to contract degenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimers. Even more astonishing is that researchers have found that Green Tea Extract also “triggers the production of new hippocampal neurons — in effect reversing the negative effects of Alzheimers on the brain.” (Sept/Oct, `14 Issue of Life Extension Magazine, pg. 89)
Also, we’ve found that Theanine Serene works really well with LifeX’s Green Tea Extract.
Theanine Serene with Relora contains the amino acids L-theanine, “to support relaxing brain wave activity,” and Taurine “to ease tension, as well as “the calming” neurotransmitter GABA. It also contains magnesium “to support muscle and nerve relaxation,” holy basil leaf “for calming,” and Relora is supposed to help “soothe the tension in your body.” Each substance is well-attested in this supplement, except for Relora, and those claims are anecdotal.
Green Tea Extract Dosage: 1-2 caps daily as needed
Theanine Serene Dosage: 1-2 tablets daily as needed.
This is where we are getting the Theanine Serene with Relora (120 Tabs) we are using.
This is the Green Tea Extract we are using, from LifeX.
Mega Green Tea Extract (lightly caffeinated) 100 vegetarian capsules, Item# 953
A good B-Complex should be taken along with the above crew. We use this one, from LifeX. The complex of B-vitamins covers many areas of the body, including the brain and the nervous system, as well as the heart.
60 vegetarian capsules, Item# 1735
For your health: Ruddy Adam