Sunday, April 7, 2013

Protect your skin with green tea


Most people believe that drinking green tea is a healthy habit. Still the results from the reviewed research may be surprising (Rhodes LE.,et al.,2013).

The participants were women, ranging between the ages of 29 to 59 years old. Their buttock skin were exposed to UV radiations. For 12 weeks, the inflammatory response was measured before and after supplementation with 540 mg of green tea catechins and 50 mg of vitamin C.

The green tea catechins resulted in the incorporation of catechin metabolites into the skin and reduced 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid, one of the markers of inflammation.

The researchers stated that this may contribute to protection against sunburn inflammation and potentially longer-term damage.

If you don't enjoy drinking green tea, there is an easier way to get the benefits of green tea. You can also take it in a capsule form. If you use the formula Better Green Tea, you only need to take one capsule per day which is equivalent to approximately 5 cups of green tea.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Rhodes LE, Darby G, Massey KA, Clarke KA, Dew TP, Farrar MD, Bennett S, Watson RE, Williamson G, Nicolaou A. Oral green tea catechin metabolites are incorporated into human skin and protect against UV radiation-induced cutaneous inflammation in association with reduced production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoid 12-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid. Br J Nutr. 2013 Jan 28:1-10.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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