What is Green Tea Extract?

Category: Supplements

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Green tea is a traditional drink in many parts of the world which consists of water brewed with the levaes of the Camellia sinensis ("tea plant") that has undergone minimal oxidation or processing. In contrast to black tea, green tea contains less caffeine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 14 5
Support immune health 10 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 9 4
Loss of energy 3 1
Parkinson's Disease 2 1
Weight loss 2 3

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Green Tea Extract

Side effect Patients
Increased energy 1
listed in evaluation 1
Nausea if taken on empty stomach 1
Wakefulness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Green Tea Extract

Dosage Patients
2 capsule(s) daily 2
150 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
350 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
630 mg daily 1
750 mg daily 1
400 mg twice daily 1
800 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Green Tea Extract

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 15 patients who’ve stopped taking Green Tea Extract

Duration

Currently taking Green Tea Extract

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Green Tea Extract

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 11
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4 patient evaluations for Green Tea Extract

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fleur
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fleur
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Mild
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See fleur's full Green Tea Extract history

Sep 15, 2013 (Started Nov 21, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
HappyPhysicist
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HappyPhysicist
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See HappyPhysicist's full Green Tea Extract history

Dec 1, 2012 (Started Sep 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 725 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
darinmnj
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darinmnj
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See darinmnj's full Green Tea Extract history

Mar 2, 2011 (Started Oct 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 470 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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