What is Green Tea Extract?
BULK POWDERS™ Green Tea Extract Powder is both a popular antioxidant and fat loss supplement. Green Tea’s ability to reduce oxidative stress has been known for some time, but more recent research has identified the role Green Tea has to play in fat loss – in particular that of the EGCG polyphenol.
Where to find Green Tea:
Green Tea only derives from the Camellia Sinensis plant, so it does not naturally occur in any foods.
Green Tea is also known as:
Camellia Sinensis, Epigallocatechin Gallate (ECGC).
Why use Green Tea?
Green Tea is commonly found in many off the shelf ‘fatburners’, this is because its main benefit for athletes is its ability to:
Increase Fat Loss
Green Tea is naturally high in Caffeine and Catechin Polyphenols, both of which have been proven to speed up our resting metabolic rate. This basically means that supplementing with Green Tea can speed up the rate at which our bodies burn calories, of course we know that burning calories leads to weight loss. A study carried out in Europe on healthy males confirmed this. The participants who supplemented with Green Tea burned 4% more energy than the placebo, and over a longer period of time.
Increase Energy & Endurance
The Caffeine in Green Tea enables our bodies to use bodyfat as energy. This again suggests that Green Tea is an excellent fat loss supplement but also that it can provide us with extra energy. For anybody who exercises this can be useful in preventing the onset of fatigue, thus maximising physical performance.
Green Tea has been used for over 4000 years as a general health and weight loss aid. Its main health benefits include:
Improving Immune Function
The Polyphenols in Green Tea activate our bodies ‘virus-killer’ cells. These cells both help flush unwanted toxins from the body and fight harmful bacteria.
Reducing Free Radicals
Green Tea is a potent antioxidant, serving to protect our bodies from free radicals that cause damage to our cells.
Mix 2/3 of a scoop (approximately 200mg) in 50ml water, ideally on an empty stomach. Take 1-3 servings daily.
Green Tea Extract Powder combines particularly well with other fat loss nutrients such as Glucomannan, ALCAR and Green Coffee.