The ability for Green Tea to reduce oxidative stress has been known for some time, but more recent research has identified the role it has to play in fat loss - in particular that of the EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) poly phenol. It has been demonstrated in human studies to increase RMR (resting metabolic rate) by up to 4%, resulting in increased lipolysis (fat burning). Green Tea is also a source of caffeine which has also been shown to speed up metabolism and decrease appetite.
Unlike coffee, pure caffeine tablets, or other strong stimulant based fat burners, Green tea is rich in the amino acid L-Theanine which mitigates some of the negative effects (nervous irritability, loss of concentration, insomnia) of a high caffeine intake. There is also little to no risk of damaging the adrenal glands and causing a weight gain rebound common to many of the potentially unsafe fat burners available in the supplement industry. The plethora of health benefits from Green Tea can be had both from drinking the tea itself (around 6 cups per day needed to maximise the effect) or consuming the extract in powder or tablet form. The tablets can be a more cost effective and convenient method of ensuring a high intake of EGCG and a good solution for those who do not enjoy drinking green tea but do want to take advantage of the antioxidant and fat burning side effects.
Suggested Dosage: 2 tablets, 1-3 x daily with food (for antioxidant properties) or on an empty stomach prior to exercise (to maximise fat burning effect).
Nutritional Information (Per 1 tablet serve): Green Tea Extract 350mg. Standardised to provide 175mg of Catechin poly phenols (EGCG)
Ingredients: Green Tea Extract, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Di Calcium Phosphate, Modified Maize Starch, Magnesium Stearate. Free from artificial colours & preservatives, yeast, gluten, starch & lactose. No added salt (sodium chloride) or sugar. GMO Free