Adding to the list of its already known health benefits, modern science is coming to find chemicals found in Green Tea may also show promise for slowing the degradation of immune cells caused by HIV. The immune cells that HIV attacks are the T-cells produced by the thyroid gland. These cells are often referred to as “Generals” because they lead other immune cells to the areas of the body that require resistance or repair from pathogens.
When left untreated, HIV can virtually wipe out the bodies supply and ability to produce T-cells thereby leaving it susceptible to other disease causing viruses and bacteria. Eventually this leads to Advanced Immune Deficiency Syndrome, otherwise known as AIDS. A person with advanced AIDS can die of the virus that causes the common cold because without immune protection there is a quick proliferation of the virus cells throughout the lungs which can cause pneumonia. Virtually any disease is a potential killer for a person with advanced HIV or AIDS without the proper medications.