For nearly two decades, scientists have been looking at how the polyphenols in green tea may help to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system.
This disease affects the production of dopamine. When someone has Parkinson’s disease, dopamine production in the brain begins to break down, and dopamine loss means a loss of control of body movement.
At the onset of the disease, a person may experience the inability to have smooth muscle movement, begin feeling stiffness, have leg or arm tremors, or even lose their balance. Every person who has Parkinson’s disease will have different symptoms and different levels of severity. Invariably, however, over time, usually a period of many years, the symptoms will worsen.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease; however, there are several drugs and treatments that can help reduce symptoms so that patients can have a positive quality of life. One of those treatments is to drink lots of green tea.
How Can Drinking Green Tea Help?
Researchers around the world have found that the polyphenols or antioxidant properties contained within Camellia sinensis or the green tea plant are beneficial for good health. They have shown these antioxidants protect the dopamine neurons within the brain and act as an inhibitor to the types of free radicals that can cause Parkinson’s disease to progress further.
Dr. Silvia Mandel, a researcher at the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, and Dr. Lim Kah Leong, a professor, and researcher at the National Neuroscience Institute in Singapore, believe that green tea polyphenols (GTPs), specifically epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG in green tea, can penetrate the brain cells and will act as a neuroprotectant. It does this by activating AMP kinase, a protein that naturally occurs in the body.
A Chinese research team conducted a study and found that the GTPs in a study involving some 400 participants showed significant improvements to their Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale or UPDRS after 12 months with very few adverse effects other than occasional sleeplessness.
The study also found that the GTPs within the tea showed promise in potentially reversing damage caused by Parkinson’s and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.
Drinking Green Tea for Overall Health
As you can see, researchers are beginning to see the potential of naturally occurring antioxidant compounds found in green tea may have the potential to lower the risk of the two most prevalent and detrimental neurodegenerative diseases in humans.
Here on our blog, we have often written about all the potential benefits for tea drinkers for conditions ranging from improved cardiovascular health, potentially reducing the risk of some forms of cancer, improved liver function, and possible weight loss.
People around the world know the pleasure and the many benefits of enjoying a cup of green tea any time of day or even before going to bed.
Try Green Tea Today
It’s no secret that here at Sir Jason Winters International, we firmly believe in the wisdom of the ancients in the goodness of green tea. Green tea has become the most popular drink in the world other than water.
Sir Jason Winters himself named our exclusive green tea blend “Chao Phraya Tea.” The name, which comes from the region along the Chao Phraya river in Thailand, is harvested in the richly forested, misty mountains. The Chao Phraya River, which translates to “The River of Kings,” is well known for the high-quality teas harvested from the area.
We have included our Chao Phraya tea in many of our Sir Jason Winters teas, including our Asian Green Tea, Pre-Brewed Green Tea, and our (G.H.T) tea-bags.
Today, you can try Sir Jason Winters’ green tea products at substantial savings over our regular price. Why not experience the power of green tea for yourself by ordering some of our Asian Green Tea in a four-ounce bulk canister? You will receive our Chao Phraya tea formula, which is regularly priced at $12.50 each for just $11.50. If you want to save even more, take advantage of our biweekly or monthly subscription program to save an additional 5% on each canister you order.
Also available in a 4-ounce canister is our Pre-Brewed Green Herbal Tea. This contains everything you will find in our Sir Jason Winters Classic Blend Tea, but with added Oolong tea for flavor additional health properties. Just a half teaspoon of this richly concentrated tea per cup will brew a delicious cup of tea to sit back and enjoy. One canister can yield up to 95 servings. Regularly priced at $17.50 per canister, it is now just $15.95 each.
For those who are constantly on the go or who like the convenience of a tea-bag, we offer a 30 count box of our Green Herbal Tea (G.H.T.) tea-bags regularly priced at $14.50 per box for just $10.95 each! That’s a savings of more than $4 per box! As with all of our products, our subscription service allows you to save an additional 5%. With prices like these, however, we have to limit quantities to five per subscription.
If you’re thinking of giving the gift of good health to a friend or loved one but are unsure what Sir Jason Winters product is right for them, consider Sir Jason Winters eGift Card. These are available in any denomination you choose. All you need to do is fill out the email address of the recipient and delivery date along with your name, email address, and payment information, and we’ll do the rest!
“Neuroprotection by PXDNL, a Novel Heme-containing Peroxidase”, by J. Timothy Dreenamyre, MD, Ph.D., Michael J. Fox Foundation, web.
“Green Tea May Protect Brain Cells Against Parkinson’s Disease”, Elsevier, 2007, Web.
“Implication of Green Tea as a Possible Therapeutic Approach to Parkinson’s Disease” by Juan C Jurado-Caronel, Marco Avila-Rodriguez, Valentina Echeverria, Oscar Alejandro Hidalgo, Janeth Gonzalez, Gjumrakch Aliev, George e. Barreto, Department of Nutrition, University of Javeriana, Bogata, D.C., Columbia, 2018