Green Tea Extract
Loaded with antioxidants, green tea extract improves metabolism which can help you burn more fat, particularly around your belly, and lose more weight.
It includes caffeine, which can boost your brain function and make you more alert, but it doesn’t give you the ‘jittery’ effect some people get with coffee.
Studies have shown that it reduces your risk of getting cancer, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and can help prevent diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
What is Green Tea Extract?
Green tea extract includes green tea catechins, flavonoids, and caffeine.
The flavonoids and catechins are antioxidants, which reduce free radical formation in the body, protecting molecules and cells from damage. The caffeine stimulates brain activity and metabolism.
Green tea extract has been shown to help with weight loss by improving metabolism. It lowers cholesterol by increasing ‘good’ cholesterol which reduces the plaque in your arteries, and it lowers blood pressure.
It reduces inflammation, improving joint pain in those who suffer from arthritis. It controls blood sugar levels which can combat diabetes, and it is antiviral, so it fights infections.
Green tea extract has been shown to inhibit cancer cells by blocking the cell cycle and inducing death of cancer cells. It slows down the aging process, making your body look and feel younger.
Green tea extract is made from dried tea leaves and comes in pill form. Green tea leaves can also be steeped and drunk as tea.
The amount of tea that should be consumed to enjoy its benefits makes the extract a more practical choice for most people.
Other Names for Green Tea Extract
The biological name for green tea is Camellia sinensis. It is sometimes called Veregen.
I began to use green tea extract about a year ago to lose weight. I had almost given up on losing those last 10 pounds that had settled in my belly, assuming that my age and genetics were working against me.
Green tea extract proved me wrong. I was able to lose the weight within a couple of months, and I felt great.
I also noticed that my immune system seemed to benefit from the use of green tea extract. I rarely got a cold, and when I did, it was very mild and went away quickly.
When I went to the doctor for my annual physical, she said that my blood pressure and cholesterol were down from the year before. I told her that I had started taking green tea extract and she