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Basically, there are only two ways to lose
weight: you must either reduce the amount of energy (i.e. food) consumed,
or increase your body’s energy expenditure. For the latter, most people
think only in terms of exercise, but there are other ways of increasing
your body’s metabolic rate. One of these is by drinking green tea.
Several research studies published in
reputable journals, such as the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
(December, 1999 and January, 2005), have demonstrated that green tea
consumption can give significant increases in both energy expenditure and
fat oxidation. Another research
study, done on mice over a four month period, found that green tea was
able to produce a significant suppression of food intake, body weight gain
and fat tissue accumulation. Levels of triglycerides and cholesterol were
decreased as well.
Green tea is one of the most popular herbal
supplements in the world. It has been used for thousands of years,
especially by Asian cultures for its many health benefits. These benefits
include lowering cholesterol, weight loss, increased immune function, and
a healthy cardiovascular system.
Green tea leaf is rich in catechin polyphenols
including EGCG - a powerful antioxidant. Research indicates that EGCG may
be beneficial for heart and circulatory health and support of the body's
natural resistance to cancer of the bladder, breast, colon, esophagus,
lung, pancreas, prostate, skin and stomach. The effects of Green Tea and
EGCG have been studied extensively at the Mayo clinic. Also, a study
done at the University of Kansas in 1997 asserted that EGCG was the
strongest of any known antioxidant. In fact, it proved to be 100 times
more potent than vitamin C.
Another study, done by researchers from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2002, found that tea may increase
insulin activity. Using black, green and oolong teas, the scientists found
that tea increased insulin activity by about 15-fold in tests using fat
cells obtain from rats. The effect was primarily due to EGCC (epigallocatechin
gallate), said the study leader Richard A. Anderson, Ph.D., of the USDA's
Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Md.
There are many green tea extracts, but they
are not all equal. The best green tea products will contain the optimal
level of 50% natural occurring catechins. The Vitabase Green Tea Extract
produced by a European phytopharmaceutical company and is manufactured
under strict European quality control standards without the use of harsh
solvents. Like all European herbal extracts, the extraction of our green
tea extract is regulated to the same high standards as over-the-counter
drugs. It is meticulously extracted to provide the optimal level of 50%
natural occurring catechins.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT *
Standardized to 50% Catechins
As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule, two (2) times daily
with meals or, as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool,
dry place and away from direct light.