A 'tea' refers to a hot water extraction of a product, and usually the leaves of a plant are used to make a tea from. A large variety of supplements have water-soluble benefits, and it is possible to make them into therapeutic teas.

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Questions and answers regarding Tea

Q: Does green tea inhibit nutrient uptake?

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Q: Do I need to cycle caffeine?

A: There are benefits associated with chronic caffeine consumption, and there are benefits associated with acute caffeine consumption that fade with tolerance; if you like the latter, cycling is mandatory. If you like the former, cycling is not needed

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

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  1. Naz S, et al. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits lactase but is alleviated by salivary proline-rich proteins. J Agric Food Chem. (2011)
  2. Raederstorff DG, et al. Effect of EGCG on lipid absorption and plasma lipid levels in rats. J Nutr Biochem. (2003)
  3. Zhong L, Furne JK, Levitt MD. An extract of black, green, and mulberry teas causes malabsorption of carbohydrate but not of triacylglycerol in healthy volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. (2006)
  4. Gonçalves LS, et al. Dispelling the myth that habitual caffeine consumption influences the performance response to acute caffeine supplementation. J Appl Physiol (1985). (2017)