Ruddy reminds you why green tea extract is more effective than seven cups of said tea.
Q&A Regarding How Green Tea Extract Protects and Aids the Brain
“Ruddy, can you explain how green tea extract protects the brain from Alzheimer’s? And why we should use the extract instead of drinking the tea? I love what it’s done for me. PT, Charleston, SC”
Hey, great, PT. Glad it’s helping. It’s helped a lot of us.
I think I can help you, at least LifeX can.
Let’s first check out why the extract over drinking the tea. Don’t get me wrong; it’s fine to drink green tea. But as far as helping your brain, you need far more of it than you can in a few cups. The extract, properly made with topnotch, clean product, gives you the amount that matches up with the studies that show GTE helping our brains.
This from LifeX on that point, why we must use the extract:
“One capsule of Life Extension’s Mega Green Tea Extract provides more polyphenols than you get from drinking seven cups of green tea. This green tea extract is standardized to 98% polyphenols and contains 326.25 mg of EGCG, by far the most important polyphenol that green tea provides. And green tea powdered extracts have been shown to absorb 60%–90% better into the bloodstream and to be far more bioavailable than drinking green tea itself.”
How it helps your brain, from LifeX:
“Green tea gets to the root of Alzheimer’s disease by three distinct mechanisms: preventing the formation of amyloid plaques, breaking down existing plaques, and creating critical new neurons in the brain.
As a result, green tea consumption has now been associated with a 54% reduction in the risk of developing cognitive decline.”
“And now, in an exciting development, scientists have used neuroimaging scanning for the first time in a human clinical setting to demonstrate that green tea extract boosts activity in an area of the brain specifically used for working memory.” “A growing body of compelling evidence demonstrates that green tea extract greatly reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Researchers found that the potent green tea compound EGCG prevents amyloid plaque buildup, breaks down existing amyloid plaques, and triggers production of new neurons in the adult hippocampus.
In an exciting breakthrough, scientists have used MRI scanning in a human clinical setting to watch in real time the immediate boost in working-memory activity that green tea extract produces—confirming the potent neuroprotection of green tea molecules.”
For our health: Ruddy Adam