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March 1998
  • New Research Boosts the Benefits of Green Tea
  • Boswella: A Useful Herb for Fighting Inflammations

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    March 19, 1998

    New Research Boosts the Benefits of Green Tea

    Two recently published books have led to new awareness of the benefits of Green Tea. The first book is a scientific reference compendium called "Chemistry and Applications of Green Tea". The second, written for the lay person, is called "Green Tea". Why the interest in green tea? Epidemiological studies show that people who drink green tea have lower risks of many diseases, including cancer, heart disease and stroke.

    Due to a new extraction process, the cost of green tea extract capsules has been cut in half for Life Extension Foundation members!

    After years of research, an 83% polyphenol extract now has been developed that costs the same as the original 23% extract Foundation members have been using over the past six years. That means that instead of having to take two regular size capsules every day, it's only necessary to take one tiny capsule!

    Because the price of 100 capsules remains the same, Foundation members save 50% because they only need to take one tiny capsule instead of two regular capsules to obtain the same amount of polyphenols in green tea. Just one small capsule of the new green tea extract provides the same amount of polyphenols that heavy green tea drinkers obtain in 5 to 10 cups of freshly brewed tea!

    —D Dye


    March 13, 1998

    Boswella: A Useful Herb for Fighting Inflammations

    Did you know that those suffering from ulcerative colitis may be much benefited by the use of the herb Boswella? A study showed that 350mg 3 times daily caused a remission. Boswella has been known to help with arthritis, but evidence now shows that Boswella helps to inhibit the formation of Leukotriene B4, which causes inflammation.

    Boswella may help with almost any disorder involving involving inflammation and Leukotriene.

    Boswella is an herb which has an anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic action in acute and chronic models of inflammation. It does not produce an analgesic effect, but suppresses inflammation, the underlying cause of pain. Boswella reduces joint swelling and morning stiffness, increases mobility and reduces arthritic pain.

    Leukotrienes are considered to be involved in the initiation and continuation of a variety of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism, colitis, psoriasis, asthma, etc. Leukotrienes cause inflammation by promoting free radical damage, calcium dislocation, autoimmune responses, cell adhesion and the migration of inflammatory producing cells to the inflamed body area. Boswella blocks the synthesis of leukotrienes, which is how it inhibits inflammation.

    The recommended dose is two 150 mg capsules three times per day for a month. After results are seen, the dose can be reduced to three capsules per day.

    —D Dye


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