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Green tea Fact: Supplements of green tea can cause liver damage, new research suggests

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Green tea Fact: Supplements of green tea can cause liver damage, new research suggests

Green tea may be helpful but consuming it through the supplements is not good for health.

The warning was given by European Food Safety Authority (ESFA) which told that if supplements are consumed more than 800mg then it will directly damage the liver.

The substance “Catechins” found in Green tea is harmful which disrupts the body cells. Yet, researchers haven’t probed the amount which is safe for consumption of green tea. Apart from Catechins, there are other substances which are very useful for human bodies like epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG which is in the large amount and helps in maintaining weight loss and reduces the risk cancer and other harmful diseases.

These all can be consumed form the extracts of green tea in supplements which generally have lower ration between 90 to 300mg but in case of supplements, they are up to 1000mg as said by Parma-based EFSA.

Consuming the Tea just after it was served is the safest as the amount of antioxidant are lower at that time. Green tea is most famous for fat loss and said to have shown results faster if consumed moderately.

Excess of these antioxidants can cause several health problems and the list is very long. Their quantity is high in a supplement that’s why researchers told to avoid Green tea supplements strictly. The EFSA conducted the research amid fears of Catechins bearing harmful effects on the liver, prompted by an array of cases in Norway.

It has become a crucial topic since there are millions of people who are habitual in consuming green tea supplements in their daily regime. Some of the cases were totally unexpected as patients medical report didn’t contain any harmful drugs or habit in daily routine. A research is been going for determining the safest amount of consumption.


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