Green tea increases HGH levels?

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    Green tea increases HGH levels?


    Hey guys.. so what's the deal with HGH and green tea (egcg)? I've seen a few HGH formulas that contain EGCG / Green tea and have googled the topic but can't really find any studies to back it up, other than a few articles posted here and there.

    I remember reading that green tea reduces testosterone but wasn't sure of the connection to increasing HGH.

    Can anyone shed some light? Looking to start incorporating green tea/EGCG into my daily regimen.

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    Any hormonal effects of Green tea are negligible. What's key is that it's a stellar anti-oxidant for helping prevent tons of chronic illnesses.
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    No, EGCG is a mild decarboxylase inhibitor. When a parkinson's patiets is prescribed l-dopa it already have some decarboxylase inhibitor in it to prevent L-dopa converting to dopamine outside the brain (peripheral conversion of L-dopa), causing hyperdopaminergia, and losing the benefits of dopamine synthesis in brain. So they take together Carbidopa. since it's a controlled substance, supplement industry use EGCG for that.
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    ^This is true, but the supplement industry also likes mis-extrapolating as always. I've talked to a few "experts" on the topic and they recommend a dose of 5g (!) egcg for that purpose, clinically speaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Any hormonal effects of Green tea are negligible. What's key is that it's a stellar anti-oxidant for helping prevent tons of chronic illnesses.
    That is my main reason for using Green Tea. It is incredible and cost effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clickster

    That is my main reason for using Green Tea. It is incredible and cost effective.
    Same here and because it's really affordable!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69
    Any hormonal effects of Green tea are negligible. What's key is that it's a stellar anti-oxidant for helping prevent tons of chronic illnesses.
    A really great supplement and affordable. I been using Jarrows green tea or Magic matcha by AI are my two faves.
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    Best antiox bang for the buck. I stack with pine bark PCO's and it makes allergies go bye bye.
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    Noob question... Is there much difference in having a green tea sup vs having an actual cup of hot green tea say in the morning with brekkie?
    I assume the supplement/pill is a bigger and more concentrated dose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpongeTom View Post
    Noob question... Is there much difference in having a green tea sup vs having an actual cup of hot green tea say in the morning with brekkie?I assume the supplement/pill is a bigger and more concentrated dose.
    Yes -- the supplement will almost always be a much more concentrated dose. However, it never hurts to have the cup of green tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clickster
    Yes -- the supplement will almost always be a much more concentrated dose. However, it never hurts to have the cup of green tea.
    Agreed. I Have actually heard green tea chelates to heavy metals and helps detox the body of them.
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