Can Green Tea Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis? (2022)

Green tea may help prevent and treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA). That’s believed to be due to the antioxidants it contains.

These antioxidants are called catechins. Polyphenols are a type of catechin.

These substances stabilize molecules—free radicals—that have become unstable for a variety of reasons. Free radicals lead to oxidative stress. They’re implicated in many diseases, including RA.

This article looks at why green tea helps with RA, how to use it, other teas that may (or may not) have similar effects, dosages, and side effects. It’ll also help you select and brew green tea and decide whether supplements are a better option.

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Green Tea Catechins and RA

Inflammation is part of your body’s healthy response to trauma. In diseases like RA, though, it becomes chronic, or long-lasting. It then causes significant pain and damage.

Two catechins in green tea have been found to interfere with inflammatory processes. They’re called:

  • EGCG (epigallocatechin 3-gallate)
  • ECG (epicatechin 3-gallate)

The bulk of green-tea research has focused on EGCG. Studies show it’s the more effective one.

EGCG also appears to have better bioavailability, which is how well your body can absorb and use it. EGCG has much more antioxidant power than vitamins C and E and makes up about 59% of the total catechins in green tea.

How Green Tea Fights RA

RA involves inflammation that damages the lining of your joints—the synovium. In the synovium is a type of cell called a fibroblast.

In RA, synovial fibroblasts are produced at high levels and destroy the cartilage around joints. This causes pain and disability.

Scientists theorize the surge in fibroblasts is caused by immune system substances involved in the overactive inflammation of RA. These include:

  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα)
  • Interleukin-1beta (IL-1ß)

These excess fibroblasts then influence the activity of immune cells called leukocytes and signaling chemicals called cytokines and chemokines. That allows the fibroblasts to invade the cartilage and begin destroying it.

A 2018 review of natural products for treating autoimmune arthritis suggests that green tea catechins slow these inflammatory processes. It cites a rat study in which green tea significantly reduced levels of TNFα and IL-1ß. It also decreased the activity of certain chemokine receptors in the joints.

A 2017 study of RA fibroblast activity used human synovial tissues from the knees and hips. Researchers found both EGCG and ECG inhibited IL-1ß activity, but EGCG was more effective.

Other Benefits for RA

Other laboratory research has noted that:

  • EGCG appears to impact several types of T-cells. These immune cells are also part of RA’s immune over-response.
  • Green tea may normalize metabolic functions that tend to be abnormal in arthritis.
  • In addition to catechins, green tea contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which has numerous health benefits for stress, mood, and sleep (in general, not just for RA).

Research on Dietary Use

A large-scale, real-world study in 2020 looked at green and black tea consumption and RA. Researchers analyzed data from more than 700 participants.

They concluded people who drank a lot of tea had less active RA than those who drank less or no tea. This trend was strongest in women, non-smokers, and people older than 60.

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A 2020 review of literature on RA and diet found evidence that:

  • Black tea also had an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • It decreased levels of several markers of RA, including CRP levels and the aggregation/activation of leukocytes and platelets.
  • More than three daily cups of tea reduced the risk of developing RA.
  • Green tea had protective effects against inflammatory diseases like RA, plus heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, and some types of cancer.

A 2018 study with a thousand participants found that green tea and coffee both appeared to help prevent RA.

Green Tea vs. Other Teas

Green, white, and black teas come from the Camellia sinensis plant. The only difference between them is when they’re harvested:

  • White tea is harvested earliest
  • Green is harvested a little later
  • Black is harvested later still

The earlier the harvest, the more antioxidants and less caffeine the tea has. Animal studies have shown the anti-inflammatory effect of green tea extract to be superior to that of black tea extract.

Green, black, and white teas come in different varieties. Because they’re all from the Camellia sinensis plant, they contain the same polyphenols, although the amounts may differ.

TEA VARIETIESCOLOR/HARVEST TIME
JasmineGreen
MatchaGreen
OolongBetween green and black
AssamBlack
CeylonBlack
ChaiBlack (blended with spices)
Pu-erhLater than black, naturally fermented

Herbal teas (also called tisanes or herbal infusions), rooibos (red tea), and honeybush teas don’t come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Some of them may offer health benefits, but they don’t contain the same polyphenols or effects as the varieties above.

Dosage and Intake

Safe and effective dosages of green tea and EGCG haven’t been established.

The European Food Safety Authority notes that the mean daily intake of EGCG for green tea drinkers in the European Union is 90–300 milligrams (mg) a day, a few cups’ worth.

Research suggests that doses of up to 800 mg a day may be safe. But side effects are more likely at this level.

Green tea extract may be more effective when taken on an empty stomach.

Selecting and Brewing Green Tea

For quality green tea, avoid grocery-store tea bags. They tend to be lower quality and not as fresh as other teas. Look for better quality teas in:

  • Local tea shops
  • High-end grocery stores, specialty markets
  • Asian grocery stores
  • Online tea shops and vendors

You may be able to find high-quality tea bags. But loose-leaf teas generally yield better results.

It’s hard to gauge the medicinal value of pre-bottled tea. You likely won’t be able to get information on tea quality, steep time, or catechin levels. You may also get a lot of sugar.

For medicinal use, it’s generally best to brew your own tea or take supplements.

To Prepare Green Tea

Brewing green tea properly can maximize its benefits.

  • Water should be simmering, not boiling. Between 150 and 180 degrees is ideal.
  • Follow the steep time for the variety you get (if noted). Generally, green teas have a short steep time between 20 seconds and four minutes.

Green tea may become bitter if it steeps for too long. If you’re not pleased with the flavor, try a shorter steep time.

Consistent Dosage

It’s difficult to determine the specific amount of catechins you’re getting from tea. To get a consistent therapeutic dosage, green tea extract supplements may be the best option.

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Buying Green Tea Supplements

Supplements aren’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Always read the labels on supplements. They’ll tell you the strength of the product plus any additional ingredients it contains.

To make sure a supplement contains the amounts of catechins and caffeine claimed on the label, look for a seal of approval from a third-party testing organization. ConsumerLab and USP are common ones.

That lets you know the label is accurate and the product isn’t contaminated in potentially harmful ways.

Benefits of Green Tea Supplements

Side Effects and Warnings

Even natural products can cause side effects. Any time you add something to your regimen, you should know and watch for the potential side effects.

Talk to your healthcare provider before taking any supplement, as it may not be safe for you based on your medical history or other treatments.

Possible side effects of green tea tend to be more common at higher dosages. Most of them have to do with caffeine. They include:

  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping

Green tea is less likely to cause these symptoms than other caffeinated beverages. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you may want to look for decaffeinated options.

Liver toxicity has been noted in animal studies. But that’s only at doses that far exceed recommended human intake. Still, if you have liver disease, talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks.

Little is known about green tea’s safety during pregnancy and lactation. One animal study suggests it may cause abnormal fatty tissue deposits in the mother and baby.

The caffeine in green tea may also be a concern. If you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, talk to your healthcare provider about green tea before using it.

Tannic acid in green tea may stain your teeth.

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Drug Interactions

Green tea may cause other medications to work differently than intended. It might lessen the effects of:

Because of the stimulating effect of green tea, you shouldn’t combine it with other stimulants.

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Summary

Catechins in green tea appear to help prevent and relieve symptoms of RA. Researchers believe this is due to catechins that block the inflammatory process and cells responsible for immune over-activity.

Dietary green tea can be effective medicinally. Green tea is generally more effective than black tea because of its higher antioxidant levels. You can get medicinal levels from a few cups a day.

Select high-quality tea and be sure to brew it properly (with simmering water and a short steep time). Or, for a more consistent dosage, choose a high-quality green tea extract supplement.

Check with your healthcare provider before using green tea medicinally. Watch for side effects and be aware of any possible drug interactions.

A Word From Verywell

RA is a serious and potentially debilitating disease. While green tea may help prevent and treat it, you shouldn’t use green tea in place of conventional medicine. It’s best considered a useful addition to your treatment regimen.

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FAQs

Can Green Tea Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis? ›

A new study appearing in the medical journal, Arthritis and Rheumatology, shows that a compound found in green tea may hold promise in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease management.

Does drinking green tea help arthritis? ›

Tea is one of the best beverages for arthritis patients due to its many health benefits. Green, black and white teas are all rich in anti-inflammatory compounds like polyphenols. Green tea is generally viewed as the most beneficial because of its active ingredient “epigallocatechin-3-gallate” or EGCG.

Can you drink tea if you have rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Best Drinks for RA

The Arthritis Foundation recommends several drinks with anti-inflammatory properties that could be beneficial for RA patients—among them, incidentally, is tea. Beneficial teas include black, white, and green because they contain polyphenols, plant compounds with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Does green tea affect your joints? ›

Green tea and its extracts exert many different types of beneficial actions in the problem of joint and osteoarthritis pain by changing the chemicals in a damaged joint to point towards healing and shutting down toxic factors. It is the same line of research that cancer researchers are seeing as well.

How can rheumatoid arthritis be prevented permanently? ›

Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis
  1. Stop Smoking.
  2. Limit Alcohol.
  3. Minimize Bone Loss.
  4. Improve Oral Health.
  5. Increase Fish Intake.
  6. Maintain a Healthy Weight.
  7. Stay Active.
  8. Reduce Exposure to Environmental Pollutants.
Sep 22, 2021

Which tea is best for rheumatoid arthritis? ›

GREEN TEA.

Studies show a potent antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) blocks the production of molecules that cause joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To reap the health benefits, drink two or three cups of green tea a day, researchers suggest.

How much green tea should I drink for inflammation? ›

It is best to start slowly with 1 cup per day and see how you feel as you increase the amount. For most green teas we recommend steeping 1 teaspoon in 195 degree water (hot but not boiling) for 1-3 minutes.

How can I reverse rheumatoid arthritis naturally? ›

Receiving massage regularly will help you send your arthritis into remission.
  1. Exercises and physical therapy. One of the main proven treatments to reverse rheumatoid arthritis is exercises and physical therapy. ...
  2. Probiotics to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis. ...
  3. Other Supplements and Magnesium Oil.
Mar 23, 2020

Is green tea anti-inflammatory? ›

Summary Green and matcha teas are sources of the anti-inflammatory polyphenol EGCG, which may reduce inflammation and symptoms associated with IBDs and other inflammation-driven chronic conditions.

Is 1 cup of green tea a day enough? ›

Drinking three to five cups of green tea per day seems to be optimal to reap the most health benefits. Very high doses may be problematic for some, but generally, green tea's benefits far outweigh its risks.

Can tea make arthritis worse? ›

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) a severely debilitating inflammatory disease of the joints is on the rise worldwide. It leads to severe pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of movement of joints like knees, wrist and even fingers.

Does coffee cause rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Most studies haven't found a significant risk between drinking coffee and developing or worsening RA. That's good news if you can't start your day without it. The anti-inflammatory compounds found in caffeine may even help with your RA symptoms.

Can rheumatoid arthritis go away? ›

No, rheumatoid arthritis doesn't go away. It's a condition you'll have for the rest of your life. But you may have periods where you don't notice symptoms. These times of feeling better (remission) may come and go.

Can you stop rheumatoid arthritis from progressing? ›

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition for which there is no cure. But even though the disease is progressive, newer disease-modifying drugs may actually be able to slow or even halt it getting worse.

What triggers rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition, which means it's caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue. However, it's not yet known what triggers this. Your immune system normally makes antibodies that attack bacteria and viruses, helping to fight infection.

How Can arthritis be prevented? ›

How to reduce your risk of arthritis
  1. Stay at a healthy weight. Extra pounds put pressure on weight-bearing joints like hips and knees. ...
  2. Control your blood sugar. ...
  3. Exercise. ...
  4. Stretch. ...
  5. Avoid injury. ...
  6. Quit smoking. ...
  7. Eat fish twice a week. ...
  8. Get routine preventive care.

Is green tea harmful? ›

Drinking more than 8 cups of green tea daily is possibly unsafe. Drinking large amounts might cause side effects due to the caffeine content. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache and irregular heartbeat.

Is Lipton green tea good for inflammation? ›

1. Green tea. Green tea is one of the most-researched anti-inflammatory herbal teas available. Made from the leaves of the Camellia synensis plant, green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to reduce inflammation and improve heart health.

What happens when you drink green tea everyday for a month? ›

According to a study, green tea has shown positive results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. In short, drinking this weight loss elixir- green tea on a daily basis doesn't immune you from a lot of illnesses and diseases, but it increases your overall life expectancy.

Who should not drink green tea? ›

Precautions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under the age of 2 and people with kidney disorders, heart conditions, stomach ulcers and psychological problems should also avoid taking green tea. People with glaucoma, anemia, liver disease, osteoporosis and diabetes should also avoid it.

Which green tea is best for inflammation? ›

Like green tea, matcha contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and soothe pain. Because matcha is made from powdered green tea leaves, it contains even more concentrated amounts of the beneficial properties present in green tea.

Can you live a long life with rheumatoid arthritis? ›

People with RA don't live as long as other people on average. Life expectancy, or how long you may expect to live, is influenced by many things, like your genes, age, medical history, and lifestyle. RA can shorten your life expectancy by an average of 10 years compared to people who don't have the disease.

What is the safest treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Methotrexate is widely regarded as one of the safest of all arthritis drugs, though it carries some potential downsides. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting are its most frequent side effects.

How can I lower my rheumatoid factor? ›

Exercise. In addition to performing targeted stretches, some dynamic, low-stress forms of exercise can benefit people living with RA. Activities such as swimming or cycling can strengthen the muscles around the affected joints. This can help reduce the overall impact on the joints and slow the progression of RA.

What is the fastest way to get rid of inflammation in the body? ›

To reduce inflammation fast, limit your intake of sugar and processed foods. Perhaps, more importantly, though, pursue exercise, stress-reducing behaviors, a good night's sleep, and a diet full of colorful, anti-inflammatory foods.

Which tea has the most anti-inflammatory properties? ›

The 6 Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas
  1. Black tea may decrease diabetes risk. ...
  2. Green tea keeps your heart strong. ...
  3. Peppermint tea has anti-cancer properties. ...
  4. Ginger tea protects your gut. ...
  5. Turmeric may treat arthritis. ...
  6. Chamomile may soothe your belly.
Mar 3, 2022

Which time is best for green tea? ›

Studies suggest that the best time to drink green tea is in the morning and before the workout session. Swapping your cup of coffee with green tea is the best way to kick start your day. Like coffee, green tea also contains some amount of caffeine and L-theanine.

Whats the healthiest green tea? ›

"Matcha is often considered one of the healthiest green teas because it has a higher antioxidant level than traditional green tea and is particularly known for its anti-cancer properties," says Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim.

Is ginger tea good for rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Research suggests that ginger may help reduce arthritis symptoms, including pain from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists are still learning about what gives ginger its anti-inflammatory properties.

Which is better for arthritis coffee or tea? ›

Results: Compared with those reporting no use, subjects drinking > or =4 cups/day of decaffeinated coffee were at increased risk of RA (RR 2.58, 95% CI 1.63-4.06). In contrast, women consuming >3 cups/day of tea displayed a decreased risk of RA (RR 0.39, 95% CI 0.16-0.97) compared with women who never drank tea.

Is coconut water good for rheumatoid arthritis? ›

Improve joint pain

This can help reduce inflammation and pain in the body, especially when drinking coconut water every day. In addition, this healthy drink also contains vitamin B6, which helps reduce and prevent inflammation, especially inflammatory joints caused by osteoarthritis.

Is honey good for arthritis? ›

Because honey and cinnamon have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, they may also be able to help people with arthritis.

How do I reduce inflammation in my joints? ›

Preventing Joint Inflammation
  1. Keep a healthy weight.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Don't smoke.
  4. Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Nov 2, 2021

What are the first signs of arthritis in fingers? ›

Symptoms in the fingers
  • Pain. Pain is a common early symptom of arthritis in the hands and fingers. ...
  • Swelling. Joints may swell with overuse. ...
  • Warm to the touch. Swelling can also cause the joints to feel warm to the touch. ...
  • Stiffness. ...
  • Bending of the middle joint. ...
  • Numbness and tingling. ...
  • Bumps in the fingers. ...
  • Weakness.
Aug 17, 2020

Has anyone cured their rheumatoid arthritis? ›

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but remission can feel like it. Today, early and aggressive treatment with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) and biologics makes remission more achievable than ever before.

Can vitamin D reverse rheumatoid arthritis? ›

With a vitamin D dose ≤50,000 IU, only serum vitamin D and TJC improved, and with a vitamin D dose> 50,000 IU, the VAS and DAS28 improved. Conclusions: Compared with placebo control interventions, vitamin D supplementation seemed to be an effective intervention for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

What age does RA usually start? ›

You can get rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at any age, but it's most likely to show up between ages 30 and 50. When it starts between ages 60 and 65, it's called elderly-onset RA or late-onset RA. Elderly-onset RA is different from RA that starts in earlier years. It also comes with a separate set of treatment challenges.

How can I prevent my rheumatoid arthritis from getting worse? ›

Habits That Help
  1. Get treated early. Much of the damage that eventually becomes serious starts soon after you learn you have RA. ...
  2. See your doctor often. ...
  3. Exercise. ...
  4. Rest when you need to. ...
  5. Use a cane in the hand opposite a painful hip or knee. ...
  6. If you smoke, quit.
Dec 4, 2020

Where does rheumatoid arthritis usually start? ›

Early rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect your smaller joints first — particularly the joints that attach your fingers to your hands and your toes to your feet. As the disease progresses, symptoms often spread to the wrists, knees, ankles, elbows, hips and shoulders.

What are the signs that RA is progressing? ›

Signs Your RA Is Progressing

Flares that are intense or last a long time. Diagnosis at a young age, which means the disease has more time to become active in your body. Rheumatoid nodules -- bumps under your skin, often around your elbows. Active inflammation that shows up in tests of joint fluid or blood.

What are 3 symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? ›

What are the signs and symptoms of RA?
  • Pain or aching in more than one joint.
  • Stiffness in more than one joint.
  • Tenderness and swelling in more than one joint.
  • The same symptoms on both sides of the body (such as in both hands or both knees)
  • Weight loss.
  • Fever.
  • Fatigue or tiredness.
  • Weakness.

Can green tea reduce inflammation in the body? ›

Through cellular, animal, and human experiments, green tea and its major component, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) have been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory effects.

What drinks are good for arthritis? ›

Best Drinks for Arthritis
  • Tea. Tea is one of the most-studied drinks when it comes to its benefits for arthritis patients. ...
  • Coffee. Research shows coffee also has antioxidant polyphenols. ...
  • Milk. ...
  • Juices. ...
  • Smoothies. ...
  • Alcohol. ...
  • Water.

Does drinking tea make arthritis worse? ›

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) a severely debilitating inflammatory disease of the joints is on the rise worldwide. It leads to severe pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of movement of joints like knees, wrist and even fingers.

Is 1 cup of green tea a day enough? ›

Drinking three to five cups of green tea per day seems to be optimal to reap the most health benefits. Very high doses may be problematic for some, but generally, green tea's benefits far outweigh its risks.

What happens when you drink green tea everyday for a month? ›

According to a study, green tea has shown positive results in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. In short, drinking this weight loss elixir- green tea on a daily basis doesn't immune you from a lot of illnesses and diseases, but it increases your overall life expectancy.

Who should not drink green tea? ›

Precautions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under the age of 2 and people with kidney disorders, heart conditions, stomach ulcers and psychological problems should also avoid taking green tea. People with glaucoma, anemia, liver disease, osteoporosis and diabetes should also avoid it.

Which green tea is best for inflammation? ›

Like green tea, matcha contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and soothe pain. Because matcha is made from powdered green tea leaves, it contains even more concentrated amounts of the beneficial properties present in green tea.

How can I reverse rheumatoid arthritis naturally? ›

Receiving massage regularly will help you send your arthritis into remission.
  1. Exercises and physical therapy. One of the main proven treatments to reverse rheumatoid arthritis is exercises and physical therapy. ...
  2. Probiotics to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis. ...
  3. Other Supplements and Magnesium Oil.
Mar 23, 2020

What is the fastest way to cure arthritis? ›

Use hot and cold therapy

Heat and cold treatments can help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. Heat treatments can include taking a long, warm shower or bath in the morning to help ease stiffness and using an electric blanket or moist heating pad to reduce discomfort overnight.

What foods make arthritis go away? ›

To ease your arthritis pain, try these types of food:
  • Fatty Fish. Salmon, mackerel and tuna have high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. ...
  • Dark Leafy Greens. Spinach, kale, broccoli and collard greens are great sources for vitamins E and C. ...
  • Nuts. ...
  • Olive Oil. ...
  • Berries. ...
  • Garlic and Onions. ...
  • Green Tea.
May 30, 2018

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