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Is Green Tea Good For The Liver?

Is Green Tea Good For The Liver?

Green tea is an antioxidant-rich beverage consumed by millions of people around the world. It has a number of well-established health benefits, but is it good for your liver?

Tea is an infusion of the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Green, white, oolong and black tea are all produced from the leaves of the same plant. Different processing methods yield the various types of tea. All tea contains some flavonoids, caffeine, fluoride and theanine. Green tea contains the antioxidant catechins called EGCG and ECG. Studies have shown these antioxidants to have a range of health benefits.

Some of these include:

  • Reduced risk of liver cancer
  • Promoting healthy gut bugs by acting as a prebiotic
  • Reducing inflammation associated with autoimmune disease
  • A reduction in anxiety

Most studies used a daily dose of 4 cups of green tea.

You may have read articles on the internet purporting that green tea is harmful to the liver. I do not agree with this claim. There have been some isolated cases of individuals suffering liver damage that have been tied to green tea, however an exact cause of the liver damage has never been identified.

The incidents involved green tea as a component in a weight loss supplement. Many weight loss formulas contain banned ingredients designed to rev up the body’s metabolism. Quality control is often very poor for weight loss supplements, and they sometimes contain poor quality, contaminated ingredients. They are often manufactured in countries with poor quality control standards.

I have included green tea in Livatone Plus capsules specifically because it reduces inflammation and protects the liver. Livatone Plus is manufactured in a GMP facility in the USA from the highest quality and purest raw materials.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28095030
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22924537
Anil K. Singh, Sadiq Umar, Sharayah Riegsecker, Mukesh Chourasia, Salahuddin Ahmed. Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor β-Activated Kinase Activation by Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate in Rheumatoid Arthritis Synovial Fibroblasts: Suppression of K63-Linked Autoubiquitination of Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Factor 6. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 2016; 68 (2): 347
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18296328

6 comments

  1. Why do you use soy and other bad things in your products, as a lot of people are allergic to then.

    • Hi Pearl,

      Thank you for your feedback.
      Livatone Plus contains non GMO soy, and it is lecithin, which doesn’t contain soy protein. The majority of people with a soy allergy react to the protein component.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

  2. Wow interesting I have fatty liver and type2 diabetic on insulin would like to no more about benefits of green tea I also recurring abcessess which is annoying and am waiting a total knee replacement on the 5th April 2017

    • Hi Michelle,

      We recommend you eliminate grains, sugar, processed foods and take out meals.
      There is an excellent diet plan in Dr Cabot’s book: ‘Fatty Liver: You Can Reverse It’ or ‘Diabetes Type 2: Reverse It Naturally’.
      Dr Cabot recommends you take
      Livatone Plus 2 caps twice daily to improve liver function
      N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) 2 caps twice daily at least 2 hours away from food, if any upset occurs please take with meals. This supplement works well with Livatone Plus to get the liver better faster and improve abscess symptoms.
      Selenomune 1 cap daily which contains trace minerals to support good immunity and provide good bacteria which will help with recurring abscesses.
      These are available here: https://shop.liverdoctor.com
      Green tea has many benefits as it contains plenty of antioxidants, can aid weight loss and support healthy ageing.

      Kind Regards,
      Jessah Robinson
      Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

      • Im very interested in livatone plus but After hv it, My hand tremor n my stomach bloatink . m I allergy or what n what should I do

        • Hi Mariani,

          We recommend you stop taking the Livatone Plus for a few days and see if these symptoms go away.
          Then you will know whether the Livatone Plus is the cause.
          If you decide to continue taking the Livatone Plus again, please take 1 cap twice daily for 2 weeks and then take 2 caps twice daily after that.

          Kind Regards,
          Jessah Robinson
          Nutritional Consultant for Liverdoctor.com

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