Green tea?green tea
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:19 AM
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:43 AM
Has it been published anywhere? If so, I would be VERY interested in reading it!
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:54 AM
ORAL green tea as a beverage is very unlikely to act systemically either as a 5a-reductase inhibitor or androgen receptor blocker. However, green tea (or an extract of green tea) may well do those things when applied TOPICALLY. There are both human and animal experiments supporting that concept.
If you want to get the same effect as equol, then just use dutasteride. It's rather questionable, though, whether EITHER of those would help acne, for the reason which has already been stated in this forum about a dozen times.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 08:09 AM
Anyway, I drink alot of green tea, but it's all bagged, and I got it from a normal grocery store. If I understand correctly from this topic: Bagged Green Tea is also good, but not as good as natural self-brewed green tea, right?
Also: someone said that Green Tea might counter anti-biotics, can someone comment on this? Cause I'm on Tetracycline right now and I'd hate to see it go to waste.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:26 AM
really??? counter act anti biotics??? are you sure about that
Posted 20 February 2005 - 11:25 AM
im still clear (mabye one or 2 small pimples) after weeks of doing the green tea thing with the tazorac and green tea soap. thats why i havent been on this board. i still have mild marks though but they are going away.
the ingredients in the drops i bought are
serving size 1 ml (30 drops)
green tea extract (leaves) (minimum 90 % polyphenols, 50% EGCG 100 mg
lotus extract (leaf) 24 mg
Lo Han extract (fruit) 16 mg
Stevia extact (leaf) 15 mg
kudzu extract (root) 10 mg
Chinese Licorice extract (root) 2 mg
I take 2 dropperfulls a day (60 drops, 2 ml) along with using tazorac at night and i wash 2x a day with green tea soap (see here--->) http://www.godivaski...24&cat=4&page=1
also to get rid of the red marks i use the godiva skin whitening cream during the day. http://www.godivaski...58&cat=7&page=2
also, the most important thing, when your body is unders stress (ie lack of sleep, eating bad things) you have to take more dropper fulls. Like if i have to stay up all night for studying, i take another 2 dropper fulls (thats a total of four dropper fulls in four cups of water= 60 cups of green tea)
good luck everyone
oh yeah the drops io bought are called The Original HerbaGreen tea manufactured by Herbaway Laboratories