An overview on how exercise with green tea consumption can prevent the production of reactive oxygen species and improve sports performance

Hadi Nobari*, Saber Saedmocheshi, Linda H. Chung, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Marcos Maynar-Mariño, Jorge Pérez-Gómez

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Abstract

Free radicals are reactive products that have multiple effects on the human body. En-dogenous and exogenous antioxidants manage the overproduction of free radicals. However, an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidant factors causes oxidative stress. Exercise and physical activity are factors that increase oxidative stress and disrupts the body’s homeostasis. Intensity and duration of training, training characteristics, and fitness level can have positive or negative effects on oxidative stress. Green tea consumption is recommended for the prevention of a variety of diseases, health maintenance, and weight loss. The effectiveness of green tea is primarily due to the presence of catechins and polyphenols, specifically (–)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties based on clinical and animal studies. This review investigates the effect of green tea exercise and their interactive effects on free radicals and sports improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number218
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Antioxidant status
  • Nutrition
  • Performance
  • Physical activity
  • Reactive oxygen species (ROS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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