Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

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Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 23rd, '12, 14:40

Does anyone know the difference between theanine and green tea extract... as supplements they are sold as different things. How do they compare does anyone know?

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby beecrofter » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:00

Catechins and flavinoids are present in the extract.

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:03

beecrofter wrote:Catechins and flavinoids are present in the extract.


thanks. And theanine too?

So the green tea extract contains theanine AND the catechins and falvinoids rather than just straight theanine?

Any advice on what to take?

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Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby debunix » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:15

Better to drink the tea and enjoy your dose rather than take supplements.

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby teaisme » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:16

yeah tea tastes good! :mrgreen:

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:32

debunix wrote:Better to drink the tea and enjoy your dose rather than take supplements.


maybe but i would like to know the answer still!

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Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby debunix » Jul 23rd, '12, 15:41

Seriously, that is my answer. When a study reports that diets high in some component (call it factor x) are associated with some good outcome, they're looking at diets naturally high in factor x. Studies attempting to get the same effects via supplements just don't work.

If you have a specific deficiency, a supplement may be called for. Otherwise, it's better to change your diet so you're eating/drinking foods that naturally contain not only factor x, but also factors y and z that might be just as important, and you're not creating an imbalance of way too much x that might lead to other problems.

Plus, tastier and better quality of life with real foods and teas instead of pills that might or might not even contain factor x.

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 23rd, '12, 17:05

i don't really enjoy the taste of green tea

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Re: Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '12, 17:45

Ansel wrote:i don't really enjoy the taste of green tea

Come to the TeaCave, and maybe you can be converted. :mrgreen:

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Re: Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 23rd, '12, 18:34

i am a phillistine; i need milk with my tea :-)

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Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

Postby debunix » Jul 23rd, '12, 20:32

How about oolong tea? Plenty of theanine, and if you work with it a while, you might find yourself figuring out some ways to enjoy green teas too.

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby sriracha » Jul 24th, '12, 01:40

Ansel wrote:i don't really enjoy the taste of green tea


Perhaps you've not yet tried any really good ones? =)

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Re: Anyone know the different between theanine and green tea ext

Postby Ansel » Jul 24th, '12, 04:27

sriracha wrote:
Ansel wrote:i don't really enjoy the taste of green tea


Perhaps you've not yet tried any really good ones? =)


maybe you are right :-)

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Re: Anyone know the difference between theanine & green tea ext

Postby MIKE_B » Jul 26th, '12, 20:49

debunix wrote:How about oolong tea? Plenty of theanine, and if you work with it a while, you might find yourself figuring out some ways to enjoy green teas too.


+1
When I first started drinking tea, I didn't care for greens either. I drank mostly blacks. Then I started drinking oolongs. My taste for oolong got greener and greener. Then I tried green tea again.
These days I like all kinds of tea.
Try easing yourself into them.

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