Tea for Parkinson's disease

Tea for Parkinson’s Disease (And The Most Potent Kind to Drink)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Current treatments for Parkinson’s disease, like most pharmaceuticals, are associated with serious side-effects.

But researchers at State Key Laboratory of Brain & Cognitive Science in Beijing have found a safe and promising alternative in the world’s favorite beverage.

Tea for Parkinson’s Disease: Protect Brain Cells with Polyphenols

In a new study published in Biological Psychiatry, researchers investigated the effects of green tea polyphenols in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. They found that polyphenols help to protect the dopamine-producing brain cells which are lost as a result of Parkinson’s disease.

Maximizing the Benefits of Tea for Parkinson’s Disease

Enjoy the brain-saving benefits of green tea today. Look for organic green tea which is higher in powerful phytonutrients and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

Protective Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols in the 6-OHDA Rat Model of Parkinson's Disease Through Inhibition of ROS-NO Pathway" by Shuhong Guo, Jingqi Yan, Tangbin Yang, Xianqiang Yang, Erwan Bezard and Baolu Zhao. Drs. Guo, Yan, and Zhao are affiliated with State Key Laboratory of Brain & Cognitive Science, Institute of Biophysics, Academia Sinica in Beijing, China. December 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry

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