Contraindications of green tea extract
The extract of green tea contains all its nutrients in a more concentrated form, therefore all its benefits and adverse effects will be enhanced. But to enjoy all its virtues, it is important to know whether or not it has contraindications.
Historically, green tea was part of religious ceremonies and meditation sessions. From there, its use for medicinal purposes was growing, to the point that there has been a myriad of research on how this tea influences different diseases.
With the green tea extract its properties are further enhanced and also its possible adverse effects. Therefore, it is necessary to know both its benefits and its contraindications.
Green tea, one of the most popular supplements
Green tea is the fourth most used dietary supplement in the United States, according to the authors of an article published in the magazine “Drug Safety” in June 2008, although it contains a high concentration of powerful antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, taking Too much green tea extract can cause harmful side effects, the most dangerous one is related to liver damage. Generally the adverse effects appear when the green tea extract is consumed in excess.
The committee of experts of the US Pharmacopoeia published in June 2008, an article warning consumers that the use of large amounts of green tea extract, especially on an empty stomach, is more likely to cause adverse effects I drink green tea in a traditional way.
According to the University of Maryland, the recommended standard dose for adults for the consumption of green tea extract is 100 to 750 milligrams a day. Higher intakes can be toxic.
Risks of green tea consumption: what does science say?
The University of Maryland Medical Center conducted a study in which the researchers gave green tea extract to rodents for 14 weeks and found that in high concentrations, it has caused toxicity in the liver cells of animals.
This led researchers to conclude that the extract of green tea consumed in excess can cause damage to the liver mainly but it can also have negative effects on other organs such as the spleen and lymph nodes.
- Insomnia or nervousness due to its caffeine content
- Increase in blood pressure
- People suffering from insomnia
- Previous arterial hypertension
It is also important that you know that the caffeine in green tea can interact negatively with certain drugs or medications, such as: lorazepam, diazepam, nicotine, hormone replacement therapy, fluvoxamine, clorazipine, lithium, furosamide, etc.
In order to take advantage of all the virtues of green tea extract it is important that you know everything about it, to avoid complications that may affect your health. When in doubt it is advisable that you consult with your personal doctor about the consumption of Organic Bai Hao (White Downy) Green Tea extract.