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Green Tea Stories
     My daughter is very light skinned and susceptible to sunburn.  Recently she  got a bad burn waiting outside for a concert.  We applied green tea extract in some aloe vera gel and the next morning the sunburn had vanished.  Amazing!
-I use the greentea liquid as described adding some to aloe vera gel and applying to my face and neck with great results.  
-I have been taking the Green Tea and Ginger Root for 2 years now to maintain a 45lb weight loss, and they have increased my metabolism dramatically.  I literally have to eat to keep from LOSING weight when combining exercise with the increased metabolism.
-After reading your information I started adding Green Tea extract to my sunscreen for more protection for me and my children.  We also use it with aloe vera after being in the sun.  The sunburn goes away almost immediately.  My children and I have very light skin so this is just what we need.  Thank you!  
All About Phytoestrogens: 

There is still much confusion over the use of phytoestrogenic herbs.  Many people misunderstand them, thinking that they are harming themselves when using herbs that are rich in these nutrients. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. 

While the research gets rather technical and hard to read, good news on these nutrients continues to accumulate indicating that they improve the entire reproductive system and help to prevent breast and ovarian cancer. 

Phytoestrogens. What they are: Plant hormones similar to but weaker than human estrogens that are believed to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer; also to minimize the mood swings and hot flashes associated with menopause. Some medical researchers believe that phytoestrogens may one day supplant current estrogen-replacement therapy; unlike estrogen, their downside is nil.  From THE NUTRITION BIBLE, Jean Anderson and Barbara Deskins.

Avoid Complicated Formulas.  “These are the "kitchen sink" supplements, products that have as many as 20 herbs in a tablet or capsule. It''''''''s hard enough to get an active does of one herb into a single tablet or capsule, much less 20 active doses of 20 different herbs. Bottom line: They just don''''''''t work.

Prevention Magazine

Greenbush Quality

Greenbush Bio-Chelated Extracts: Full medicinal strength in an alcohol-free extract. Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelation Bio-Chelation describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract.

Holistically Balanced Herbal Extracts:
It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic BalanceTM of the plant''''''''s constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).

Yerba Mate Diet Tea Facts:

Millions of South Americans drink Mate on a daily basis where weight problems are uncommon. Researchers think that Yerba Mate may be an important factor. With green tea anti-oxidants a couple of cups a day may just set you on the course to your health and weight goals.

-Yerba Mate is rich in pantothenic acid, which prevents overstimulation of the nervous system!

-Drinking 8 oz before a meal can be as effective as diet drugs in taking the edge off your appetite!

-Yerba Mate contains xanthines, chemicals that boost your metabolic rate by 10%!

-Yerba Mate has a host of anti-oxidents that boost immunity and protect against colds and flus!

-Studies show it''''''''s as powerful a cell protector as vitamin C reducing the effects of aging as well as protecting against cancer and other disease.

-Researchers say that Yerba Mate is a rich source of magnesium that has been proven to ease anxiety: unlike the herbal formulas such as Metabolife that reduce appetite by overstimulating the central nervous system.

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Scam Alert!  Don't Be Fooled.

     Many product review sites on the internet are nothing more than clever advertising.  They claim to have researched many products to find the best, but, in reality, they have only set up the site to rate their products in the number one position.   Worse yet, many of the companies that set up these deceptive web sites are poorly rated by the Better Business Bureau.   They operate their businesses by offering a "Free Trial- 100% Guaranteed", then start sending a monthly supply at highly inflated prices and charging your credit card.  And, just try to get them to stop!
You can protect yourself by checking out the companies with the BBB, and by looking to see if the site states that it is simply a paid advertisement, though some of the shadier companies don't even bother with this minor legality.  
This practice is most common with the latest fad products such as Acai berry and Pueraria mirifica.  The prices are high and the companies can make a small fortune before they are hounded out of business by the FTC.  What they are really selling are ordinary herbs that have some benefits, but that are easily replaceable with common herbs that are less expensive and have more solid research. 
Green Tea for your Skin!  Get Your Free Bottle.
     One of our most popular promotions is back!  A 60ml bottle of our pure, alcohol-free Green Tea extract, free with any order.   Green tea, according to new research, can be better than sunscreen for fighting sun damage, wrinkles, and skin cancer.  It also rebuilds the keratin layer of the skin making it more elastic, supple and youthful-looking.  
       Add a little of our green tea extract to any sunscreen or skin lotion that you are already using, or add it to a little aloe vera gel to make your own, all-natural, sun and skin treatment.   One squeeze of our green tea extract will give you ten times the green tea power of those expensive new green tea products.  And it's good for acne too!
 Coupon Code:    To receive your free 60ml bottle of our Green tea extract simply use this coupon code while placing your order: freegt  Just shop for your items as you normally would. When you hit the "check out" button there will be a box for the coupon code. Enter freegt and your free extract will be included with your order. (This appears as a 1 cent discount on the order.  If you have any problems just leave a note in the comment box and it will be included for you).

Ends July 25th 2010. Use it now and send this newsletter to a friend! Anyone can benefit from adding a little for skin protection.  

Read on for information on all the benefits of Green Tea...
Green Tea Extract: Better Than Sunscreen? 
The health benefits of drinking green tea have become well known through positive research over the past twenty years.  Its anti-oxidant elements, cancer prevention, metabolism boost and weight-loss effects have been touted everywhere from medical journals to the Oprah Winfrey show.  But, rubbing it on your skin?

Yes.  Recent research (A) has shown that topical application of green tea extract can protect you from the damaging effects of the sun and prevent, or even reverse the skin damage that can lead to aging, wrinkles, spots and skin cancer.  And it won''t turn you green in the process. 

The Science: SPF and Broad Spectrum Ultra-violet Sunlight.   

The sun protective factor (SPF) used by the FDA in rating sunscreen measures only ultraviolet B protection.  Ultraviolet A, a more deeply penetrating and potentially damaging light, is not a factor in the rating.  The FDA has admitted to this flaw in the rating but, to date, has done nothing to correct it.  Adding green tea extract to your sunscreen can protect you in this "broad spectrum" of UV light. 

There are several factors that contribute to the damaging effects of the sun''s ultraviolet radiation on the skin.   As the broad spectrum light penetrates deeply into the skin it causes DNA damage and suppresses the skins natural immune system function.  This results in inflammation and oxidation and produces a perfect environment for cancer cells to develop.  Studies have shown that epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, contained in green tea, can protect against DNA damage and may significantly reduce the occurrence of skin cancer. (B)

Green tea extract can be added to sunscreen to expand protection before sun exposure.  It has also been shown to be beneficial when applied after sun exposure.   So even if you have already suffered, sunburn green tea extract can help to reverse the damage. (C) 


Additional Benefit: Making your Skin Young Again  

Green tea extract can repair and reverse sun damage, but for aging baby boomers there is an even more appealing benefit.  It can rebuild the support tissue of the skin, reducing wrinkles and making the skin more supple and smooth. 

In the supporting structure of the skin there are cells called keratinocytes.  These cells make up 90% of the epidermis.  Green tea extract protects these cell and makes them more robust leading to an increase in skin thickness.  This thickening leads to fewer wrinkles and more youthful-looking skin.  Simply from adding a few drops of green tea extract to some lotion you could take years off your skin appearance. (D) 


Usage Recommendations.

Before sun exposure:  add ½ ml of 1:1 strength alcohol-free green tea extract to your sunblock and apply as usual. 

After sun exposure:  add ½ ml of 1:1 strength alcohol-free green tea extract to aloe vera based lotion and apply to areas exposed to the sun.  

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  1. Morley N, Clifford T, Salter L, et al. The green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate and green tea can protect human cellular DNA from ultraviolet and visible radiation-induced damage. British Association of Dermatologists. 2005 Feb;21(1):15-22.
  2. Katiyar SK, Elmets CA. Green tea polyphenolic antioxidants and skin photoprotection. University of Alabama, Birmingham.  (Review). Int J Oncol. 2001 Jun;18(6):1307-13.
  3. Lu YP, Lou YR, Xie JG, et al. Topical applications of caffeine or (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) inhibit carcinogenesis and selectively increase apoptosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2002 Sep 17;99(19):12455-60.
  4. Chung JH, Han JH, Hwang EJ, et al. Dual mechanisms of green tea extract (EGCG)-induced cell survival in human epidermal keratinocytes. FASEB J. 2003 Oct;17(13):1913-5.

More On Green Tea Extract: Research and Uses
Green Tea Benefits: Fighting Cancer, Preventing Cancer, Lowering Cholesterol, Preventing Heart Disease, Aiding in Weight Loss, Metabolism, Fat Oxidation, Boosting Oral Hygiene.

Green Tea Research:

Metabolism and Fat Burning: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study in which it was found that green tea extract significantly increased energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), and fat oxidation. The researchers felt that this study had wonderful implications for weight control. The study indicated a nearly 40% increase in daytime thermogenesis. In other words, dieters would burn 40% more fat during the day with Green Tea Extract. Is it possible that this is one of the reasons for lower obesity levels in areas of the world where more green tea is consumed?

Cancer Prevention:
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conference in Phoenix recently produced some startling news on the cancer prevention and treatment front. And it wasn''t about new cancer drugs. It was about common green tea. Four scientific studies presented at the conference showed that green tea has the ability to prevent gene damage associated with the onset of cancer, and to retard the growth of cancer cells once the cancer has started. Researchers agreed that 2 to 4 cups of green tea per day showed significant effects against lung, prostate, liver and esophageal cancer, among others, and could prevent cell damage caused by cigarette smoke. In addition, green tea has been shown to lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, aid in weight loss and help with oral hygiene.

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More Greenbush Alcohol-free Liquid Extracts:

Avena Sativa- Wild Oats...
Sexual stimulation (men and women), impotence, premature ejaculation, nervous system tonic.

Vision health, circulation, macular degeneration, night vision, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, varicose veins.

Black Cohosh...
Menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, anti-inflammatory, fever, bronchitis, kidney health.

Restore energy and libido, stimulate the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area. Sexual tonic for men and women.

The ultimate women''''s herb in Chinese herbal medicine, used for PMS, menopause, menstrual cramps, sexual desire, liver health, sciatica, shingles.

Desire for Women Formula...
Proprietary blend of Damiana, Dong-quai, Fenugreek, Fennel, Avena Sativa, Ginkgo biloba and Muira puama.

Enhancement Blend Extract...
Pure liquid blend of fenugreek, wild yam and saw palmetto.

Female Hormone Balance...
For PMS and menopausal discomforts, menstrual cycle difficulties, reproductive health and vitality.

Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure.

Breast enhancement and health, breast milk, sexual desire, PMS, blood sugar, anti-oxidants, menopause, diabetes.

Ginger root...
General health and energy, anti-viral, motion sickness, vertigo, nausea, indigestion, headaches, cancer prevention.

Ginkgo Biloba...
Sexual function in men and women, circulation. Mental function, eyesight, impotence, vertigo, male enhancement.

Green Tea Power Extract...
Fighting Cancer, Preventing Cancer, Lowering Cholesterol, Preventing Heart Disease, Aiding in Weight Loss, Metabolism, Fat Oxidation, Boosting Oral Hygiene.

Male Enlargement Power Formula...
Proprietary blend of Ginkgo Biloba, Yohimbe, Muira Puama, Wild Oats, Saw Palmetto. Free "Male Enlargement Exercise Instructions" included.

Male Vitality Formula...
Proprietary blend of Wild Oats, Damiana, Ginkgo Biloba, Saw Palmetto and Muira Puama Extracts.

Muira Puama...
Sexual stimulation (men and women), sexual hormone production, erectile function, "The Viagra of the Amazon".

Saw Palmetto...
Breast health and enhancement, prostate health, sexual health and stimulation, vitality, muscle tone.

Wild Yam...
Breast health and enhancement, reproductive health PMS, menopause, gall bladder, muscle spasms, inflammation.

Yerba Mate...
Energy boost, mental alertness, metabolism boost, appetite supressant, weight loss, general health, disease prevention.

Sexual enhancement and stimulation, impotence, sexual desire in women, sexual stamina, athletic ability.

We hope that you will take advantage of the information in our newsletter. And pass this along to a friend. Thank you for your time and best wishes for healthy living!

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