WHAT IS GREEN TEA?
Green tea has been around for thousands of years, and it’s been well known among East Asian cultures for its impressive health benefits. And now science is finally catching up – over the last few years, extensive research has been conducted on green tea for health.
Much of the research on green tea has concluded that most of the benefits come from catechins, a natural phenol and antioxidant. These are naturally occurring compounds found in berries, apples and cocoa – but are found in very high quantities in green tea leaves.
Green tea extract takes all the benefits of green tea, and provides them in a highly concentrated, convenient dose.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA?
It turns out that catechin is responsible for a lot of green tea’s health benefits. This includes fat burning. Studies have shown that participants supplementing with large amounts of green tea showed higher amounts of exercise induced fat oxidisation – or in layman’s terms, they burned more fat as a result of their workout.
One study in Japan found that healthy Japanese men consuming large amounts of catechin rich tea had significantly lower fat levels at the end of a 12 week study than those who didn’t.
Another study found that subjects taking green tea extract prior to exercise showed a 17% higher rate of fat oxidisation.
Not only are these studies impressive on their own, but one of the things that makes green tea extract exciting is its ability to help reduce abdominal fat. And since abdominal fat is one of the leading causes of everything from cardiovascular disease to diabetes, anything that helps get the flab off your midsection is a good thing.
WHEN TO TAKE GREEN TEA?
In order to get the best results possible, it’s important to take this supplement everyday. Each tablet of our green tea extract is packed with 850 mg, meaning that 1 serving per day is sufficient.
Since this product contains caffeine, make sure to consult with your doctor prior to using if you are sensitive to stimulants. Green tea is best taken during the day, since caffeine in the evening has been shown to interfere with normal sleep patterns.
Bottom line – if you’re looking to lean up, this is a powerful, easy-to-take, must-have supplement to add to your regimen.