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.

How does it work ?

Theaflavin has antioxidant, antiviral, and anti-cancer effects in test tube experiments and in animals. Theaflavin might also normalize blood sugar levels. The effects of theaflavin in humans are not well studied.

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