Green Tea Ultra with EGCG at a glance*
- EGCG is a powerful, health-promoting compound found in Green Tea
- More Weight Lost While Dieting
- Speed Metabolism and Lower Body Fat
- Increase in Fat Burned With Exercise by 17%
- Risk of Death Was Less in Green Tea Drinkers!
- May Reduce Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss Risks of Aging
- May Lower Cancer Risks
Green Tea Ultra
Green Tea Supplement with EGCG
- Decaffeinated Green Tea
- Standardized Extract
- 200mg EGCg • 80% Catechins
About Green Tea with EGCG
For over 4,000 years, Chinese medicine has used green tea for depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, and as an energizer. Green tea, processed less than common black teas, maintains the natural chemicals (catechins) that provide potential metabolic, antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Green tea (as a beverage and in capsules of extract) can be a component of a health-promoting nutrition plan.
Enhanced Weight Loss and Insulin Sensitivity
In France, 90 mg of the most important catechin (EGCG) three times daily helped reduce body weight by 4.6% in 3 months. A Japanese study showed that 700 mg of catechins per day increased fat loss by 3.7% in 12 weeks.
The Journal of the American College of Nutrition reported in 2010 those consuming green tea or green tea extract had ~ 4.4 lbs more weight loss in 8 weeks than other dieters.
A study in 2008 showed that 122 mg of EGCG extract 3 times a day improved insulin response and increased fat burning during exercise by 17%.
Enhanced Metabolism and “Fat Burning” Rates
Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (12/2009) showed that 90 mg of EGCG before meals increased the metabolism rate by 4.5% (79 calories per day) and fat burning by an impressive 31%, actually shifting the body to fat burning instead of carbohydrate burning for energy, with no observed negative heart or blood pressure effects.
Lower Death Rates From All Causes In Tea Drinkers!
The Ohsaki Study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2006 showed that drinking 5+ cups of green tea daily was associated with a 14% reduction in overall death rates after just 7 years. Lower heart disease deaths (14%) and lower stroke deaths (37%) were noted.
Lower Risk of Mental Decline!
Impressively, 2+ cups of green tea daily was associated with 54% less mental decline in Japanese over 70 years of age, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia (age related memory loss).
Lower Cancer Risk!
Many studies have shown that green tea may reduce cancer risk (skin, stomach, pancreas, breast, and colon) in animals. Limited studies in humans have associated green tea consumption with lower risk of cancers (gastrointestinal, breast and lung). Lab studies on cancer cells have shown green tea can stop the reproduction of breast and skin cancer cells. More research information is needed. Researchers found that men with pre-cancer cells in their prostate glands who took green tea catechins (600 mg/day) showed a 3.3% chance of developing prostate cancer in a year, but those on placebo had a 30% chance of developing prostate cancer.
Women with abnormal Pap smears and at risk of cervical cancer from HPV infections were treated with Green Tea. 69% were effectively treated with Green Tea ointment or 200 mg EGCG per day, but only 10% of those not treated had a positive response. Although drinking green tea may reduce the risk of breast, cervical or prostate cancer, the FDA currently does not agree that green tea may reduce that risk because they believe there is still insufficient scientific evidence for the claim. More research is in progress.
Lowered Heart Disease Risk Factors!
Animal studies have shown green tea may reduce the risk of high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and heart disease. Catechins in green tea promote normal cholesterol levels and inhibit blood clots, which can cause heart attacks. Catechins help protect against oxidative damage to cholesterol.
Research suggests Green Tea may support health in the following ways:*
- Enhanced Weight Loss
- Natural Way to Increase Your Metabolism
- May Lower Insulin Levels in Blood
- May Increase Fat Burned With Exercise by 17%
- May Protect Brain Function With Aging
- May Lower Risk of Certain Cancers
- May Lower Risk of Death from Stroke and Heart Disease
- May Lower Blood Pressure and Inflammation
- Supports Improve Mood
EGCG from green tea is one of the most researched natural supplements to enhance the metabolism rate, especially when combined with caffeine. We know that overweight individuals tend toward slower, sluggish metabolisms. To support weight loss, “burning fat” and general health, consider adding a green tea supplement. Note: Starbucks 8 oz coffee has 180 mg caffeine.
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule twice daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Precautions & Safety
Green Tea Ultra has 200 mg of the active ingredient EGCG and is decaffeinated (~4 mg) for those who wish to avoid caffeine. If nausea occurs, try taking green tea with food.
Do not consume green tea or tea extracts if you are on Coumadin (warfarin), the blood thinner. For those with abnormal liver function, consult your health care provider prior to taking green tea.
Keep out of reach of children.
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