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Green Tea Medication
Bottoms up: Not a problem. Enjoy. Have a crumpet too! ...Read more
I am sufferig from pcod and under medication with metben, dalia, herface tablets. Can I drink green tea while using these medicenes?
Yes: Green tea should not interfere with those medications. ...Read more
I take a lot of medication and a few supplements and I want to eliminate unnecessary pills. I take a green tea extract supplement. Is it necessary?
It depends on health: This depends on your health needs. 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 of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. See comment for more:. ...Read more
Plavix (clopidogrel) medication-- is it still safe to drink green tea if you are taking this medication?
Green tea: No. Green tea should not affect adhd medications. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I could take green tea or green coffee bean extract while taking epilepsy medication?
Green tea: Green tea should be ok. Honestly I do not know about green coffee bean. It would be best to ask your neurologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not that I know of: Unless they are testing for caffeine, which would rarely, if ever, be done. However, the label says that the ingredients are "proprietary" which means they don't have to tell you everything that is in it. However, I have never seen any reports of false positives secondary to any kind of tea. In any case, false positives on screening tests can be ruled out with confirmatory tests. ...Read more
Is it true that green tea interacts with no of drugs, if so does it have interaction with gabapentin or seretide inhalor? Thanks
Hello, what type of drugs for treating the anxiety, do not cause weight gain and addiction to them? My diet is healthy and I'm eating products that contains no sucrose (table sugar), I'm drinking only few cups of green tea per day.
Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?
Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Green much healthier: 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. 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 comment for link to info on benefits:. ...Read more
Green Tea Benefits:
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According to the National Institutes of Health, green tea is very effective to increase mental alertness.
Green tea is chosen to be one of the best ingredients for cleansing and detox diet as it contains high antioxidants that will help the body to fight against free radicals which are harmful to the body. ...Read more
Adjunct only: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more
Uncertain: I don't know individual products. 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. However, i’m not sure that research has conclusively demonstrated green tea’s effectiveness as a weight loss product. 3 to 4 cups/>. ...Read more
The leaves contain: Antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; >>. ...Read more
Many: Tea's have high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is a source of a catechins which are more powerful than vitamins c and e in antioxidants. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for heart disease. The antioxidants can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase hdl, improve artery function. ...Read more