Green Tea: potential benefits for people with HIV

The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine website hosts an overview of research on green tea and HIV. Here’s an excerpt:

[…]Dr. Kuzushige Kawai at the University of Tokyo is one of a handful of scientists who have taken an interest in the implications of Green Tea for treatment of HIV. Most specifically it is the Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) scientists are interested in. This is the same chemical compound that has been linked with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, lowered cholesterol, managing diabetes, and better liver health.

What Dr. Kawai found in lab tests was that the EGCG found in Green Tea prevented the virus from bonding to CD4 molecules in healthy T-cells, by bonding with them before the virus.

Read the rest of the article at

http://www.pacificcollege.edu/publications/articles/2006/december/12-03-2006_green_tea.htm

NYBC has stocked a Jarrow green tea extract: http://nybcsecure.org/product_info.php?products_id=260

We’d be glad to hear any reports on use of this product, or any additional information our members may have on green tea.

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