Green Tea compounds may help immunity
Green Tea Benefits
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a bioactive component of green tea, is in the research news again. Researchers investigated whether EGCG affected CD11b expressed on B cells, similar to cytotoxic T cells. The effects of EGCG on the ability of B cells to adhere to and to transmigrate through the endothelial cell layer were evaluated. Results showed that EGCG significantly suppressed the apparent expression of CD11b on B cells. EGCG also significantly suppressed CD11b-mediated migration and adhesion of B cells to endothelial cells.
What does this mean?
EGCG has a strong suppressive activity on the adhesive and migratory abilities of peripheral blood B cells. This suppressive activity was mediated by the binding of EGCG to CD11b on B cells. B cell plays an important role in the humoral immunity and therefore EGCG could be a promising drug for the prevention and/or treatment of allergic and/or autoimmune diseases.
Green tea is used as a base in the 4 functional drinks InnOrbit produce: Calm&Relax, Up&Go, Slim&Fit and Young&Fun. The compounds contained in Green Tea are increasingly being associated with many medical benefits. The latest findings are demonstrating that Ayurvedic doctors were already onto a good thing! Dr A. Ward (InnOrbit)
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