STUDY: Green tea, black tea and matcha tea found to suppress dioxin toxicity

If the Department of Transportation does not take hazardous materials seriously when trains are derailed; if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not make it a priority to protect communities from carcinogens like dioxins; then it’s up to the people to protect their bodies from the negligence of government and industry.

Thankfully, scientific literature provides evidence that green tea, black tea, and matcha tea suppress dioxin toxicity. In much the same way that vitamin D, vitamin C, and licorice root extracts could have been delivered to communities during covid-19 outbreaks, these medicinal teas could be shipped to residents of East Palestine, Ohio and other heavily exposed areas to help protect people from the many diseases caused by dioxins.

Dioxin toxicity thwarted by green tea pigments and black tea theaflavins

Dioxins are formed from the burning of hydrogen and chlorinated compounds. Industrial processes, house fires, and trash burns all unleash these carcinogens into the atmosphere. Once dioxins enter the lungs, they readily make their way into the bloodstream. Once inside the body, dioxins incorporate into fatty tissue, in adipose tissue, and in the hepatic lipid stores, where they possess a half-life of 4 to 15 years.

Dioxins also enter the body through dietary exposures. Once inside the body, dioxins transform the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), allowing dioxins to bind and disrupt cell cycles. Remarkably, the pigments in green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) suppress the transformation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor induced by dioxins, particularly 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD).

In the study, chlorophyll a and b, epigallocatechin gallate, and lutein from the green tea leaves acted as a novel antagonist for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor. These pigments suppressed AhR transformation in a dose dependent manner. Epigallocatechin gallate is the most abundant flavonoid in green tea leaves; compared to other major tea components, epigallocatechin gallate had the strongest suppressive effect on the AhR transformation.

Four theaflavins in black tea also suppress the AhR, blocking dioxins and their toxic effects. In the study, theaflavin, theaflavin-3-gallate, theaflavin-3′-gallate, and theaflavin-3,3′-digallate inhibited the binding of TCDD to the AhR.

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