Green Tea Extract Weight Loss
The Weight Loss Benefits Of Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is taken from the unfermented leaves of the Camelia Sinensis plant.. a popular drink, especially with those of who are health conscious, it is claimed to offer many positive health benefits due to its high levels of anti-oxidants and other compounds called Catechins.
Comprising about 30% of the total mass of the leaves, these catechins are broken down into four main classifications:
- Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)
- Epi-gallocatechin (EGC)
- Epicatechin Gallate (ECG)
- Epicatechin (EC)
These four catechins are primarily found in Green tea leaves and the extract taken from them.
Green Tea Can also be found on supplement labels as:
Camellia sinensis, Camellia thea, Camellia theifera, Constituant Polyphénolique de Thé Vert, CPTV, EGCG, Epigallo Catechin Gallate, Épigallo-Catéchine Gallate, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Extrait de Camellia Sinensis, Extrait de Thé, Extrait de Thé Vert, Extrait de Thea Sinensis, Green Sencha Tea, Green Tea Extract, Green Tea Polyphenolic Fraction, GTP, GTPF, Japanese Tea, Kunecatechins, Poly E, Polyphenon E, PTV, Té Verde, Tea, Tea Extract, Tea Green, Thé, Thé de Camillia, Thé Japonais, Thé Vert, Thé Vert de Yame, Thé Vert Sensha, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis, Thea viridis, Yame Green Tea, Yame Tea.
Uses For Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is an excellent anti-oxidant that has many ‘cleansing properties’ it helps to reduce the amount of natural toxins ( aka Free Radicals) helping the users to enjoy clearer skin, and better overall health…
It is also used for improving mental alertness, and concentration, and has reported uses in the treatments against
- Stomach Disorders
- Bone Density
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Low Blood Pressure
- Kidney Stones
- Certain Cancers
Suggested doses do vary according to your goals…. for example it is suggested that 250mg per day can help boost mental alertness, and taking up to 375mg per day can help reduce cholesterol.
Green Tea As A Weight Loss Supplement
Containing between 2 and 4% caffeine, Green tea extract is also an excellent supplement for use while trying to lose excess body fat… the caffeine helps to increase the bodies natural metabolism, boosting energy and triggering an increase in the natural fat burning processes.
It is recommended that you take a supplement containing at least 500mg per day to get maximum fat burning benefits from Green tea extract.
How Does Green Tea Help With Weight Loss
In order for fat to be burnt, it needs to be broken done and passed into the blood stream. The active catechin in green tea ( EGCG) helps to inhibit an enzyme that helps to break down the hormone norepinephrine… with higher levels of this hormone being available, the nervous system reacts by sending a signal to fat cells, instructing them to break down stored fat…. the greater levels of norepinephrine, the stronger the signal that is being sent to the fat cells.. resulting in more and more fat being broken down.
When taken in conjunction with caffeine ( both found in green tea) the effects are even greater with ever increasing fat being released into the blood stream where it becomes available for energy.
There have been many studies into the fat burning effects of green tea,
As an example – one such study looked at 12 men who took regular exercise… it was discovered that the men who took green tea extract burnt up to 17% more fat than those who didn’t… the study highlighted the benefits of green tea extract, especially when taken alongside regular exercise. –
There is overwhelming evidence that taking supplements containing both Caffeine and Green Tea Extract can help assist fat burning, especially when used in conjunction with a regular exercise regime.