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Green Tea has picked up dramatically over the last couple of years. As more and more people are becoming health conscious, they're making active choices to better and improve their health. Green Tea is commonly known for fat burning, memory improvements, prevention for Type 2 Diabetes and more.

But with everything, there are two sides to a story. Did you know that Green Tea can also have adverse effects on those who are not careful? Here are the top 3 side effects of Green Tea: 

Side Effect #1

Caffeine Sensitivity

It's not a common thing to think about but caffeine sensitivity is actually a thing. Those who are sensitive to caffeine can experience insomnia (Sleeping Disorder), a boost in anxiety, irritability, nausea or even an upset stomach. It's important to be careful when consuming Green Tea, everyone experiences these symptoms differently.

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Side Effect #2

Thinner Blood

Those who are on blood thinners should consume Green Tea with attention due to the level of Vitamin K that is contained in Green Tea. If you are taking blood thinners, then it's important to avoid drinking the tea altogether as well as avoiding the consumption of aspirins. Why? Both of these substances can reduce the clotting effectiveness of the platelets in your body.

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Side Effect #3

Other stimulants

You are already taking stimulant drugs or are thinking about doing so, green tea could increase your blood pressure and even your heart rate. This can lead to very serious circumstances for your body. Be mindful when consuming the Green Tea.

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Green tea supplements contain a high-level of active substances that can trigger side effects. The supplement is unregulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and may also contain other unsafe substances. 

Those with the following problems:

1) Breast Feeding

2) Pregnant

3) Heart Problems

4) High Blood Pressure

5) Kidney Problems

6) Liver Problems

7) Stomach Ulcers

8) Anxiety Disorders

Should not be taking Green Tea supplements or extracts at all. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist with any additional questions you may have.