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Old 07-29-2007, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Green Tea Extract for Detox...

I was told that using Green Tea extract for detox is a great way for cleaning yourself out.

But I was also told that a cup of gren tea has 1/3 the same caffeine amount as a cup of coffee.
Does the extract, which is the equivalant of 15 cups of green tea (taken correctly), have a like amount of caffeine?
I'd think that would be really terrible for someone in recovery, get your heart rate really going and make you feel awful. Does anyone know about this?
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about "green tree extract " and the benefits to detoxing but I do believe that regular green tea used in moderation has very good health benefits.
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've heard it's good for your health too. But I also have read repeatedly that you need to drink about ten to fifteen cups a day to really get the benefits of it, detox or not. And that sounds like an *awful* lot of caffeine!
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would probably guess it is the companies making the extracts that are making this claim. I believe anywhere from 3-5 cups still has significant benefits.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have found that any kind of tea is disastrous to tapering off benzos. I can’t imagine that an extract would any better. I’d have to guess it’d be worse – caffeine city.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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regular green tea used in moderation ...
Great point. You can OD on green tea.
How much is needed to OD...I don't know but I do know it can and has happened.
To much of anything is not good.
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R U trying to pass a drug test or to fell better. Go to a health food dtore and get a 7 day detox., or try cranberry tablets. Lots of H2O.
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don't know about detox, but I shall look into it as a day to day living aid - caffeine is my new doc, lol!!!
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I suppose it depends somewhat on what, exactly, you're trying to 'detox' from. I could see it maybe helping if one was trying to detox off of alcohol, since that's an actual poison.

If one were talking about opioids, though, in my esteem, that would be another story. 'Detoxing' from opioids in reality has not much to do with 'ridding your body of toxins', because opioids are not toxins, they are basically synthetic endorphins. Thus, what you're actually dealing with when you quit opioids is a massive brain-chemisty imbalance that naturally takes a while to work itself out, not the after-effects of 'toxins' in your system. And doing a bunch of caffeine during opioid detox is not real good idea, because you're already wired out of your mind due to an adrenaline imbalance to begin with, that's why you can't sit still, and can't eat, and can't sleep.

Frankly, I could see something like that helping with a hangover, but beyond that, if you're talking about a 'serious' detox from a real drug addiction ... the process of recovery is just WAAAY more complicated than just 'cleaning out the toxins', I'm afraid. And given that it's not even a guarantee that the stuff actually WORKS to do THAT in any real sense of the word ... I'd be hard pressed to recommend this 'treatment approach' to someone, personally.

That's just my $.02 on the subject ... probably about all it's worth
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when detoxing for benzos the doctor told me.......no caffine , he said it'll make it even worse.
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I drank a LOT of water and peed a LOT. that helped.
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There is also green tea without caffeine in it. Might want to look for that!

And Windy yes I peed allot as well. The pills somehow made it almost impossible to pee while on them now I can pee in an instant lol..
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Don't know much about green tea for detox but I know that iced green tea taste really good :-)
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I might considered drinking ICED green tea. I'm from the South.
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Windy- I'm from the south also. MAybe that's why I've had it iced
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Windy- I'm from the south also. MAybe that's why I've had it iced

you in the panhandle?
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Nah from Gainseville/Orl. Both side of the fam are from GA/Alabama
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Nah from Gainseville/Orl. Both side of the fam are from GA/Alabama
you got the redneck real bad then. LOL. i was in apalachicola last week. went there to eat oysters.
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I love oysters. have you ever had gator? It tastes like chicken LOL
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I love oysters. have you ever had gator? It tastes like chicken LOL
Yep. Soak it in buttermilk and lemon juice, cut it thin, fry it like fish. Excellent. That's the only way I like it. That and alligator sausage. My buddy just gave me a big deer. Dressed out to 70lbs. Got lots of sausage.
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