The benefits of drinking green tea have been expanding over the years. The latest research looks at the potential benefit in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. Compounds called polyphenols are thought to be responsible. As they are being digested, they become chemicals that seem to help by binding to toxic proteins that, when they accumulate, contribute to the development of dementia like that seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
So far, this is test tube work and needs to be investigated in humans. But green tea is healthful and a good beverage (far superior to the toxic garbage generally known as soda pop!) If you want to try a supplement, Jarrow’s Green Tea contains 40% polyphenols in each cap. More research may help us to understand whether something like a supplement can have any benefit as well as what kind of dose might produce physiologically relevant activity.