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COMT Val/met SNP - do tea catechins bother you??

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by BadBadBear, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

    Rocky Mountains
    I stopped drinking coffee when I did the sulfur exclusion testing, and I stopped drinking tea for COMT. I can live w/o coffee because it irritated my gut, but I sure miss drinking black tea with a spot of milk.

    If you have are COMT +- or ++, do you notice a difference in how you feel if you don't consume tea catechins?

    I really want to fall of the wagon, so to speak. :) It seems like black tea should not really be THAT bad, esp. if it's decaf??

    - Michelle
  2. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

    I'm +/- and I can't tolerate either coffee or tea. They cause me overstimulation and anxiety.
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  3. Critterina

    Critterina Senior Member

    Arizona, USA
    @BadBadBear ,

    I gave up tea because of the histamines, but it seems like one of those things that don't cause a major reaction for me.

    What happens when YOU drink tea? It seems your body isn't saying "Thank you for getting rid of that nasty stuff; I'm so much better now." Sounds more like you want it.

    So, funny thing, I've been fairly intolerant of caffeine in coffee most of my life. And I have the slow-metabolizer gene when it comes to caffeine. Since the supplements, incuding methylation supps, for about 1.5 years, I can tolerate about 4x as much coffee as before (which was only 1/2 cup).
  4. Methyl Health

    Methyl Health

    Yes, I certainly do. I am COMT ++

    I git the shakes and palpitations pretty bad, and I have to pee like 40 times a day and it is difficult to start as well.

    For the longest time I thought I was being "healthy" drinking green tea. It was not until I got my genetic profile that I figured out how much it was messing me up. I no longer drink tea and coffee, 30 days sober. ;)

    I rely on Rosemary Tea, Parsley Tea, and Milk Thistle Tea to scratch that "I nee something warm" itch.

    I noticed large improvement after getting through the withdrawal symptoms.

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