Green Tea Extract: A Natural Remedy Against Spike Protein
In the aftermath of widespread COVID-19 illness and vaccination, more and more people are reporting persistent spike-related health issues. While we’ve detailed the therapeutic benefits of several compounds included in TWC’s Spike Support Formula on this platform before, today's article will summarize the potential of another natural remedy which we haven't yet covered: green tea extract.
Green tea, of course, has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its numerous health benefits. It contains antioxidants and other compounds that have been shown to have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting properties. A recent study has validated green tea extract’s promise as a natural remedy against the spike protein, confirming its ability to block the protein’s interaction with human receptors.
The study, published in the journal "Viruses," zeroed in on the spike protein of the coronavirus, which is responsible for binding to human cells and allowing the virus to enter and infect them .
Researchers generated what are called pseudotyped coronaviruses (CoV-PVs) for SARS-CoV-1, MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV-2 and tested the antiviral properties of Spirulina and green tea extracts against the coronaviruses. Of all molecules tested, they found that green tea extract was the most effective at inhibiting spike, by binding to the “S1” domain of the protein and blocking its interaction with its receptor.
This study doesn’t appear to be a fluke; other research has shown similar results, with green tea extract demonstrating a strong ability to effectively neutralize multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus [2, 3].
The persistence of spike-related long-haul illness highlights the need for effective, low-risk treatment strategies. Natural products such as green tea extract provide a promising avenue to supplement other treatments.
The Wellness Company’s Spike Support Formula contains the following ingredients:
- Nattokinase (degrades spike protein)
- Selenium (supports immune and blood vessel function)
- Dandelion root (acts as a detoxifying agent supporting better liver function)
- Black sativa extract (may facilitate cellular repair)
- Green tea extract (provides added defenses at the cellular level through scavenging for free radicals)
- Irish sea moss (could help rebuild damaged tissue and muscle)
 Joseph, J., Karthika, T., Das, V. R. A., & Raj, V. S. (2022). The use of Pseudotyped Coronaviruses for the Screening of Entry Inhibitors: Green Tea Extract Inhibits the Entry of SARS-CoV-1, MERSCoV, and SARS-CoV-2 by Blocking Receptor-spike Interaction. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 23(8), 1118-1129.
 Zhang, Z., Hao, M., Zhang, X., He, Y., Chen, X., Taylor, E. W., & Zhang, J. (2022). Potential of green tea EGCG in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant with greater tropism toward the upper respiratory tract. Trends in Food Science & Technology.
 Ohishi, T., Hishiki, T., Baig, M. S., Rajpoot, S., Saqib, U., Takasaki, T., & Hara, Y. (2022). Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) attenuates severe acute respiratory coronavirus disease 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection by blocking the interaction of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein receptor-binding domain to human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. PLoS One, 17(7), e0271112.