Red light for green tea supplements

They can cause liver damage, says food safety watchdog

Drinking a hot cup of green tea is fine but taking it in supplement form should be avoided, according to advice this week from the EU food safety watchdog.

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An assessment of the safety of green tea supplements by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that taking more than 800mg of green tea catechins on a regular basis risks liver damage. 

The authors of the report were unable to confirm a safe dose. 

The warning comes after the TGA issued a safety advisory in March for one product, Nutra Organics Green