THEAFLAVIN

THEAFLAVIN
Theaflavin is a flavonoid compound found in black tea. It possesses antioxidant properties and is believed to have potential health benefits, including promoting heart health and reducing inflammation.
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Uses & Effectiveness

Overview

Theaflavin is a chemical in black tea that is formed from fermentation of green tea. It is used as medicine.

People take theaflavin for high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), heart disease, obesity, and cancer, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Theaflavins are a type of flavonoid found in black tea, which gives it its distinct flavor and dark color. Studies have shown that theaflavins have potential health benefits including reducing cholesterol levels and blood pressure, improving heart health, and possessing anti-cancer properties.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Theaflavin is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts found in brewed black tea. Theaflavin is POSSIBLY SAFE in the amounts found in medicine when used for up to 12 weeks.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with THEAFLAVIN

    Theaflavin might decrease blood sugar. Diabetes medications are also used to lower blood sugar. Taking theaflavin along with diabetes medications might cause your blood sugar to go too low. But more evidence is needed to know if this interaction is a big concern. Monitor your blood sugar closely.

    Some medications used for diabetes include glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glynase PresTab, Micronase), insulin, pioglitazone (Actos), rosiglitazone (Avandia), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glipizide (Glucotrol), tolbutamide (Orinase), and others.

  • Medications moved by pumps in cells (Organic anion-transporting polypeptide substrates) interacts with THEAFLAVIN

    Some medications are moved by pumps in cells. Theaflavin might change how these pumps work and decrease how much of some medications get absorbed by the body. This could make these medications less effective.

    Some of these medications that are moved by pumps in cells include bosentan (Tracleer), celiprolol (Celicard, others), etoposide (VePesid), fexofenadine (Allegra), fluoroquinolone antibiotics, glyburide (Micronase, Diabeta), irinotecan (Camptosar), methotrexate, nadolol (Corgard), paclitaxel (Taxol), saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase), rifampin, statins, talinolol, torsemide (Demadex), troglitazone, and valsartan (Diovan).

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: Theaflavin is LIKELY SAFE in the amounts found in brewed black tea. Theaflavin is POSSIBLY SAFE in the amounts found in medicine when used for up to 12 weeks. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information available to know if theaflavin is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of theaflavin depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for theaflavin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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