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Elemental Herbology claim that green tea can prevent wrinkles
I read in a Daily Mirror article a statement from Elemental Herbology founder Kristy Cimesa, that drinking green tea provides “a powerful dose of protective antioxidants that keep wrinkles at bay”. Intrigued by this, I emailed the company, asking for evidence. They referred to “Kristy’s [the founder’s] long term studies in Applied Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine”, which they say show the benefits of “consumption of anti-oxidant rich foods… across a range of both physiological and corporal degradations”, but gave no information on how to find these studies. Instead they provided four links to various webpages, three of which contained no mention of wrinkles. The fourth referred to a study which found that a particular antioxidant decreased wrinkle formation, but when applied to the skin, not when consumed in food or drink. None of their “evidence” supports the claim that drinking green tea prevents wrinkles. So if you want to avoid wrinkles, don’t count on gulping green tea to do the trick.