Mega Green Tea Extract (lightly caffeinated), 100 vegetarian capsules, Item# 00953Discount TwinPak
Human trials indicate that High EGCG Green Tea produces the same lipolytic and metabolic effects as Raspberry Ketones.
Green Tea has become one of the better documented nutrients for the prevention, and possibly the treatment of a wide range of lethal diseases. Some doctors are now using high doses of green tea as an adjuvant therapy in the treatment of cancer.Green Tea Utilizes Fat to Increase Endurance
A report published online on November 24 2004 in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology (http://ajpregu.physiology.org/) revealed that a green tea extract (GTE) improved endurance exercise performance by stimulating fatty acid utilization when given to laboratory animals. Scientists from Tochigi, Japan gave 8 week old mice diets containing a 0.2 percent green tea extract, a 0.5 percent extract, or an unenhanced control diet for 10 weeks. The amount of caffeine that naturally occurs in green tea extract was reduced to control for the possibility of caffeine-induced effects. Half of the control animals and all of the mice who received green tea extract were exercised in a pool twice per week during the course of the study. A second experiment used diets supplemented with low and high doses of EGCG, a polyphenol contained in green tea that has been associated with many of its benefits.
The research team found that endurance, as measured periodically by how long the mice could swim before exhaustion, was improved by 8 percent by the end of the study in the mice who received the 0.2 percent GTE diets and up to 24 percent in the mice who received the 0.5 percent diets compared to the exercised mice who did not receive the extract. The improvement in endurance was accompanied by a higher rate of fat oxidation, which increased with the higher dose of green tea extract.
While the mice who received EGCG in the second experiment also showed improved endurance compared to the control mice, the effect was not as great as that elicited by green tea extract, showing that other components of green tea may combine to produce the effect.
The polyphenols found in green tea known as catechins have been recently shown to help counteract weight gain resulting from diets high in fat by virtue of their ability to activate the break down of fats in the liver. The authors write, "Overall, observations so far suggest that thermogenesis and fat oxidation are stimulated by the intake of catechins."
These capsules are lightly caffeinated to reflect research findings of a synergistic protective effect when green tea polyphenols are combined with small amounts of caffeine.
For those who cannot tolerate caffeine, Life Extension now offers a 300 mg capsule of 95% decaffeinated green tea extract. Both of these extracts are standardized to provide 35% of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
Published research shows that EGCG is the most potent cancer cell suppressing polyphenol found in green tea. Depending on how green tea is brewed, each of these capsules equals four to ten cups of green tea in polyphenol content.NOTE:
Lightly caffeinated Green Tea has been proven to be more effective than decaff. The caffeinated Green Tea does not contain large amounts of caffeine and is tolerated by those sensitive to caffeine.
Green tea may protect against cardiovascular diseases by:
- Inhibiting abnormal clotting inside vessels
- Reducing total cholesterol and elevation of HDL cholesterol
- Reducing high blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin-converting enzyme
- Inhibiting oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the lining of the arterial wall
Green tea has also demonstrated an ability to reduce blood glucose levels, inhibit bacteria and viruses, and act as a powerful antioxidant.Supplement FactsServing Size:
1 vegetarian capsuleServings Per Container:
100Amount Per Serving
|Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) Extract (leaf) [std. to 98% polyphenols by UV (710.5 mg), 45% EGCG by HPLC (326.25 mg)]
vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, rice flour.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or corn. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.Dosage and Use:
Take one capsule per day with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Each serving contains approximately 25 mg of caffeine (the amount found in 2/3 cup brewed green tea).