How Do You Spell Relief?


Guest Blogger Jonathan Selzer PhD  

It has long been understood that green tea provides a sense of relief. Now scientists are beginning to understand how. The catechin EGCG, the major polyphenol in green tea, helps to  inhibit the activity of an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase. This enzyme breaks down one of the chemicals in your brain that helps send signals from nerve cell to nerve cell. Without this chemical, signals are not relayed efficiently and other crippling symptoms can occur. More EGCG means less enzyme, which means better communication between cells. The result is both a sense of relief and a possible treatment for Parkinson ’s disease!

Zhang L, et al. Green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate enhances the inhibitory effect of huperzine A on acetylcholinesterase by increasing the affinity with serum albumin. Nutr Neurosci. 2009 Aug;12(4):142-8.

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John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.


  1. Lizhuorui says:

    I am chinese, green tea is very common in China.
    I didn’t know it helps our brain a lot to drink green tea.

  2. Kay Ebertz says:

    Green tea helps a lot including:
    rheumatoid arthritis ,high cholesterol levels ,cariovascular disease ,infection ,
    impaired immune function and cancer.

  3. Piha1001 says:

    Is green tea in relief better than black tea?

  4. Gogo_tm47 says:

    Is strong green tea better than weak green tea?

    • jmontague says:

      Yes stronger tea will give you more benifits. I find Herbasway green tea to be excellent as it concontrated green tea in a dropper bottle.


    • jmontague says:

      Stronger green tea will have more active components. Check out herbasway green tea extract. 15 cups in one serving to get a lot of green tea.

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  5. Alex87029 says:

    I like green tea

  6. Green tea has many health benefits, a sense of relief, weight loss, antioxidants, etc.

  7. I was seirusloy at DefCon 5 until I saw this post.

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