Article: Green Tea Protects Against Exercise Muscle Damage

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    While I enjoy green tea and its antioxidant effects myself, studies have suggested that green tea can increase blood levels of SHBG, which is a little worrisome.
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    Originally Posted by freefall365 View Post
    While I enjoy green tea and its antioxidant effects myself, studies have suggested that green tea can increase blood levels of SHBG, which is a little worrisome.
    What is SHBG? I actually find that green tea makes for a killer preworkout when steeped for long enough.
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    sexual hormone binding globulin binds to sex hormones like testosterone rendering them useless, essentially. The testosterone that really means anything in a muscle building sense is the "free testosterone" -- that which isn't bound up by SHBG.

    I also have enjoyed green tea preworkout -- I love the thermogenic effect. I much prefer having a good sweat going when I workout.

    I have no idea to what extent green tea may increase SHBG, but it may be of interest to some of us.

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