Green Tea plus Extract containing 50mg. Polyphenols
Green Tea is associated with a wide variety of health benefits and much research has gone into it to discover just what makes this tea so great, and how it all works out for wellness.
Research indicates that this Tea Extract may: *
- Assist in weight loss
- May help in healthy blood pressure levels
- Benefit healthy cholesterol levels
- Support healthy immune function
- Be beneficial for liver health
What is in the Tea Extract?
In China, Green Tea has been used for literally thousands of years. The active ingredients in green tea extract are polyphenols in the form of flavinoids like catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Polyphenols, flavinoids, catechins and EGCG are powerful. The antioxidant activity of EGCG in this tea extract is purportedly up to 100 times more powerful than that of vitamin C or E.
What does it do?
The Weight Loss Wonder
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that green tea extract can increase metabolism and fat oxidation of the body.* In theory, scientists believe that the weight loss benefits of this tea extracts are due to their caffeine content but the results of the study show otherwise as they discovered that the extracts have weight loss benefits beyond that of caffeine.*
In their study, the researchers administered alone the same amount of caffeine as that in green tea extracts but found that it did not make any significant changes in the body’s overall energy expenditure. This led them to conclude that green tea extracts have ingredients in them that actively interact with each other, promoting increased metabolism and fat oxidation that lead to weight loss.*
Further findings indicated that a certain compound found in the tea extract might be the ingredient that causes weight loss. These extract compounds called Flavonoids may alter the way the body uses norepinephrine, a hormone that monitors how calories are burned. When flavonoids interact with other green tea extract ingredients, more calories are burned thus contributing to weight loss.*
Another ingredient that actively contributes to the weight loss benefits of the tea extracts is the compound catechin polyphenols. These compounds also interact with other green tea extract ingredients in order to promote weight loss by fat burning and thermogenesis (a process of losing energy by daytime heat).