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EGCG (Green Tea Extract) to "Calm Down" an overactive Immune System/Autoimmune

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by TheMoonIsBlue, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. TheMoonIsBlue

    TheMoonIsBlue Senior Member

    Ok, so reading about the "Chronic Immune Activation" theory, and the similarities between this illness and auto immune conditions, are there any supplements that can "Calm down" the immune system?

    The one that I can find online with a decent amount of information is ECGC (Green Tea Extract). I read about someone in particular with Sjogrens who found that Green tea especially helpful.

    Has anyone found EGCG Helpful?

    I am not sure how much ECGC would be warranted or how drinking Green Tea (which I don't care for) would differ from taking ECGC supplements.
  2. aprilk1869

    aprilk1869 Senior Member

    Scotland, UK
    You may wish to look at things that reduce mmp-9 levels, you can find a list of them here.

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