The antioxidant effects of EGCG play a major role here. It limits the production of certain molecules in your body that otherwise lead to inflammation and arthritis pain. Green tea has also shown promise in improving the health of the bones and cartilage.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, EGCG in green tea is over 100 times more effective than vitamins C and E when it comes to offering antioxidant benefits during arthritis (14).
EGCG in green tea was also found to reduce inflammatory conditions in rheumatoid arthritis without interfering with other cellular functions. This is great news as that is not the case with most arthritis medications.