Theaflavin is a chemical in black tea that is formed from fermentation of green tea. It is used as medicine.
People take theaflavin for high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), heart disease, obesity, and cancer, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Is a Form Of:
Chemical found in black tea
High levels of cholesterol or other fats in the blood, heart disease, obesity
Also Known As:
Teaflavina, Théaflavin, Théaflavine, Theaflavin-3-gallate, Theaflavin-3'-gallate
How Does It Work?
Theaflavin has antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-cancer effects in test tube experiments and in animals. The effects of theaflavin in humans are not well studied.
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia).Early research shows that taking a green tea extract with extra theaflavin seems to help reduce cholesterol.
- Heart disease.
The appropriate dose of theaflavin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for theaflavin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Theaflavin Supplements Frequently Asked Questions
What vitamins are in black tea?
Black Tea and Skin Health
First, it nourishes the skin with vitamins B2, C, and E, with minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc, and essential polyphenols and tannins. Second, its caffeine and some of its other chemical components can kill oral viruses, which helps prevent skin infections (and pimples).
Is black tea as healthy as green tea?
Green and black tea provide similar health benefits, including for your heart and brain. While green tea may contain more powerful antioxidants, the evidence does not strongly favor one tea over the other. Both contain the stimulant caffeine and L-theanine, which has a calming effect.
Can black tea burn belly fat?
One study of 111 people found that drinking three cups of black tea each day for three months significantly increased weight loss and reduced waist circumference, compared to drinking a caffeine-matched control beverage.
Is black tea bad for your kidneys?
Black tea is rich in oxalate, a compound found naturally in many foods. Too much of it can also lead to kidney stones. Like tea, these foods are known for their health benefits. But as Youngquist says, “Anything consumed to excess can be toxic—including water!”
What happens if you drink black tea everyday?
Drinking large amounts of black tea, or more than four or five cups a day, may cause health problems. That's mostly because of caffeine-related side effects. Side effects of black tea (most often in high amounts) may include: Anxiety and difficulty sleeping.
Is black tea bad for your liver?
The researchers also noted what type of tea the people drank, including herbal, green or black. Overall, frequent herbal tea and coffee drinking appeared to have a protective effect on the liver and prevent scarring among those who had not yet developed any obvious signs of liver disease, researchers said.
Is black tea good for skin?
The anti-oxidant, anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties present in tea helps keep your skin healthy and glowing. Green tea and black tea contain caffeine and are super-rich in catechins and polyphenols, two antioxidants that are known to fight acne and ageing.
Is black tea with milk good for you?
Tea has potent antioxidants catechins and epicatechins, but adding milk cuts down the amount of these antioxidants making this otherwise healthy drink a source of inflammation and acidity. Green or black Tea is known to relax blood vessels, but adding milk to it may delay the process.
Is black tea anti inflammatory?
Black tea not only helps to fight bacteria but also strengthens the immune system. As one knows, drinking tea hydrates the body, thus a cup of black tea helps moisturise the skin. Not only does black tea have anti-inflammatory qualities, it also keeps a check on the digestive tracts functioning.
What are the side effects of black tea?
Side effects of black tea (most often in high amounts) may include:
- Anxiety and difficulty sleeping.
- Faster breathing.
- Increased urination.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Nervousness and restlessness.
- Ringing in the ears.
Does black tea make you gain weight?
One study of 111 people found that drinking three cups of black tea each day for three months significantly increased weight loss and reduced waist circumference, compared to drinking a caffeine-matched control beverage.
Does black tea cause bloating?
Meher Rajput, Nutritionist at FITPASS, agrees, “Tea contains tannins, a form of antioxidants, which may have a number of health benefits, but they may also cause acid reflux and gas, if consumed in excess. This gas may further result in bloating in some people.
Does black tea kill bacteria?
Relax and kill bacteria with black tea
As you sip your cup of tea, the brew is actually getting rid of oral bacteria in your mouth. Polyphenols, one of the key components of black tea, have been found to inhibit growth of oral bacteria.
Does black tea help liver?
A new study has found that drinking coffee may significantly reduce one's risk of death from liver cirrhosis, specifically non-viral hepatitis-related cirrhosis. Furthermore, other caffeine-containing beverages like green tea and black tea had no significant effects with cirrhosis mortality.
Which Black tea is good for hair?
Black tea is full of tannic acid which can darken your hair over time. Brew a few cups of very strong black tea (using 6 tablespoons/ 6 teabags), cool it and pour it through your hair. Let it soak for up to 30 minutes before rinsing out with warm water.
Can black tea cause pimples?
Key ingredients of a cup of coffee or tea include milk and sugar, two of the top four dietary acne triggers making skin more prone to breakouts1. Chances are, unless you are drinking plain black coffee, your cup will contain sugar and that too can be affecting your skin.
Is black tea healthy?
Black tea contains caffeine. Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage. Some scientists think that specific antioxidants in tea, including polyphenols and catechins, may help prevent some types of cancer.
Is black tea a laxative?
It has been used to help treat nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Hot or iced black tea may have a mild enough laxative effect that it can help prevent constipation, but you can consume it daily without long-term health risks. Adding honey or molasses to your tea may enhance its laxative properties.
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