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20 bags: Triple Leaf Tea, Item# 61262

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Green Tea

20 tea bags
Item Catalog Number: 61262

Triple Leaf Tea Green Tea has a pleasing mild and aromatic flavor, without the bitterness associated with some green teas, whether steeped for a few minutes, or longer. It is prepared from superior quality green tea leaves. The freshly picked leaves are gently heated, then dried. This process destroys the enzymes that would deplete the nutrients and keeps the tea leaves green. Considerable research on green tea has shown it to be high in polyphenols, a group of powerful antioxidants.

One cup of green tea may provide 10–40 mg of polyphenols and has antioxidant effects that are greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots or strawberries. However, to get the full benefits of green tea polyphenols, one must consume a great number of cups daily, or supplement with capsules.

Green tea polyphenols, which include catechins, are members of the flavonoid family. Catechins found in green tea have been shown to provide these health-promoting benefits:1

  • Catechins are antioxidants with the ability to scavenge reactive oxygen species such as superoxide and the hydroxyl and peroxyl radical2-4
  • Catechins have fluid stabilizing properties5-7
  • Green tea may promote weight loss8,9
  • Green tea can boost the effectiveness of enzymatic phase II detoxification9-14
  • Catechins appear to help maintain healthy cell proliferation15
  • Catechins help maintain healthy blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within normal range16
  • And catechins may enhance immune function17,18

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the most powerful polyphenol in green tea. The antioxidant activity of EGCG is about 25–100 times more potent than vitamins C and E.19

Supplements should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Results may vary.

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6. J Periodontol. 1993 Jul;64(7):630-6.
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9. Curr Drug Metab. 2003 Jun;4(3):241-8.
10. Arch Pharm Res. 2000 Dec;23(6):605-12.
11. Carcinogenesis. 2000 Jan;21(1):63-7.
12. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1999 Apr;220(4):239-43.
13. J Cell Biochem Suppl. 1997;27:68-75.
14. Chem Biol Interact. 1995 Dec 22;98(3):283-301.
15. Life Sci. 1998;63(16):1397-403.
16. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jun 23;163(12):1448-53.
17. J Gastroenterol. 2000;35 Suppl 12:1-6. Review.
18. Cell Immunol. 2005 Sep;237(1):7-16.
19. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 1999;18(3):147-58.
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings Per Container 20

Amount Per Serving

Calories

2

Total Fat

0 g

Sodium

0 mg

Total Carbohydrate

< 1 g

Sugars

0 g

Protein

0 g

Ingredients: 100 % green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves.

Dosage and Use

Hot Tea: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over a tea bag. Let steep 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bag, squeeze gently into the cup.

Iced Tea: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tea bags. Let steep 3-5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, squeeze gently, then add ice.

To extract more of tea’s benefits, steep 5 minutes. For a delicious change, try it with lemon and honey, or your favorite sweetener.