Green Tea Capsules fight cold viruses and flu viruses

November 01, 2007

Researchers at the University of Florida have proven that Green Tea Capsules fight both a cold and a flu virus very effectively. In this newly published, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study healthy adults from 18 to 70 were given either an inactive placebo or a standardized Green Tea Capsule twice a day for 3 months. Among the people taking Green Tea Capsules there was a 32% drop in the number of people with cold or flu symptoms, 23% fewer illnesses that lasted at least two days, and 36% fewer days with symptoms compared to people taking placebo.

In response to infectious viruses, those people on Green Tea capsules had a big improvement in the ability of their immune systems to quickly and strongly react to the infections and mount a strong counter-attack. The number of immune T-cells they created to fight the viruses jumped by 28% and the immune cells worked better by secreting a greater amount of their chemical arsenal; they secreted 26% more interferon in response to the infection improving the ability to kill the viruses. The study is published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.