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Concerta And Green Tea
Interaction between: Green tea and Concerta depends upon the caffeine content. The combination may increase the effect of the caffeine so caution is advised depending on how caffiene affects the individual and the time of day it is consumed. Green tea extract capsules contain less than 16 mg of caffeine per capsule, best regards for good health.
My son takes concerta for ADHD but loves to drink green tea. Will the tea cleanse his system of the medication?
Unlikely: Concerta is broken down by the liver and disposed of by the kidney. Green tea is not known to significantly effect cyp450)which is what breaks down Concerta in the liver) so it shouldn't break down faster. Green tea can increase urine output but probably not enough to speed up the disposal of concerta, since only a very small amount is disposed of before being broken down.See 2 more doctor answers
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It's pretty easy...: Get a teapot. Put in a pinch of green tea leaves. Add some boiling water (carefully!), and wait 10 minutes. Pour out some hot green tea into a cup. Wait for it to cool to the desired temperature. One can drink from the same teapot as the day goes by (the tea is fine at room temperature too).See 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Green tea may have a significant amount of caffeine in it, which can cause elevated blood pressure or heart palpitations. However, it may provide some health benefits. There are no long term studies available yet about the health benefits of green tea, so proceed with caution.See 1 more doctor answer
Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you.See 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are several potential health benefits of green tea, possibly from polyphenols or catechins. Here's one good review: http://goo. Gl/04g5b and here's another: http://goo. Gl/6ibi1.See 1 more doctor answer
No, Healthy: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. White & green teas are very helpful. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest green tea extracts can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. A japanese study showed reduced rate of deaths from heart disease with use of green tea.
Many benefits-esp. Gr: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it's rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Black tea is green tea that has been oxidized and fermented, a process that destroys most of the beneficial catechins ; theanine. In a sense, black tea is green tea that is spoiled. See http://bit. Ly/17jtwfa for more info.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits: prevents cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm. See my comment:.
Herbal teas can: Be excellent. Of the green teas- white and red teas are the healthiest. Drinking decaffeinated green tea is a better option for many. Are you looking for a particular effect from the tea?
Gree tea: Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. Drinking 5 or > cups of caffeinated green tea can lead to possible side effects.See 1 more doctor answer
Very good but...: Green tea is proven to have many health benefits;it's rich in antioxidants like catechins ; has l-theanine which has a calming effect. Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease ; many diff. Cancers, lowers cholesterol ; blood sugar, protects the liver. Lipton is fine but I prefer organic teas. See http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm ; comment re:cons.
No. It is generally: Healthy. However a significant overdose of green tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness ; even death.