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There is no standard green tea "dosage" because the tea comes in numerous forms, including beverages and dietary supplements. Since different green tea supplements may contain different amounts of the active components of green tea, you should follow the dosing instructions provided on the label of your particular product. Some sources recommend doses of green tea ranging from 1 to 10 cups per day.
- Since the manufacturing of supplements (such as green tea tablets or capsules) is not closely regulated, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer for green tea supplements. It is a good idea to look for the "USP" symbol, since this means that the supplement has been tested and contains the right ingredients in the right amounts.
- If you are sensitive to the effects of caffeine (or if you already consume a lot of caffeine), it is probably best to start with a very low dose of green tea.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, it is probably a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking green tea.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or green tea dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.