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Antioxidants in Green Tea

Antioxidants – Are They Good For Me?

If someone talks to you about antioxidants, they probably mention green tea in the same breath. It’s no secret that those little green leaves are good for you, and a potent source of antioxidants.

But do you actually know what antioxidants do, and why they’re good for you? There’s so much hype surrounding them that it would be easy to increase your antioxidant intake without a second thought. If everyone says something is great for you then it must be, right?

Fighting Free Radicals

In this case, they’re right. Antioxidants are good for you, and here’s why:

  • Antioxidants Green TeaThey help to fight free radicals, especially in slowing the oxidation they cause.
  • You’ve probably heard of free radicals before, but in case you don’t know the specifics, they are unstable atoms that have lost one of their electrons. As atoms need a pair of electrons to function properly, they can produce harmful chain reactions throughout your body as they work to find a second electron and stabilize.
  • These reactions have been linked to degeneration, cell damage, and even damage to your DNA. They have also been linked to a number of diseases and conditions, so minimizing their affects could be really beneficial.
  • Slowing oxidation and fighting free radicals will help to minimize these negative effects, which will help to keep you feeling and looking healthy and young.
  • As well as slowing oxidation, some antioxidants are also electron-rich. This means they will also reduce the number of free radicals in your body, managing them at a healthy level.

With all of this in mind, boosting your antioxidant intake should be high on your list of priorities.

Green Tea – More Than Just Antioxidant Rich

All of this is great news for tea drinkers, and green tea drinkers in particular. Tea leaves contain large quantities of antioxidants, but they come with a whole package of other benefits too.

Green tea is packed full of catechins and flavonoids, both of which are powerful antioxidants. Catechins are even better at fighting oxidation than vitamins C and E, both of which are potent in their own right.

Green tea has also been linked to fighting, amongst others:

  • Weight and Skin Problems – the polyphenol in green tea increases metabolism levels, while its antioxidant properties can prevent skin damage, fight wrinkles, and leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.
  • Depression – the l-theanine found in tea leaves is known to help relieve anxiety, aid relaxation, and boost your mood.(1)
  • Degenerative Mental Conditions – can be slowed by antioxidants, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.(2)
  • Diabetes – green tea can help to regulate glucose levels and prevent type 2 diabetes.(3)

What If I Don’t Like Green Tea?

All of this points to one thing – the fact that adding green tea to your diet can be extremely beneficial, both for your long-term and short-term health.

But what are you supposed to do if you can’t stomach green tea?

Fortunately, you can still get all the benefits of green tea without actually drinking it with our BioSNP supplement, which contains green tea extract. As with everything at BioSynergy, it’s only made from raw materials of the highest quality and professionally synthesized into concentrated form. So you can have all the benefits of tea drinking without any of the hassle.

Do you drink green tea for its antioxidant properties and health benefits? Or do you find something else works better? Let us know in the comments box, or through our Facebook page.

(1) Kimura, Kenta; Ozeki, Makoto; Juneja, Lekh Raj; Ohira, Hideki (2007). “L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses”. Biological Psychology 74 (1): 39–45.



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