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.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia).Early research shows that taking a green tea extract with extra theaflavin seems to help reduce cholesterol.
- Heart disease.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
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).
Be cautious with this combination
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