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Green Tea Supplements

Does anyone take any types of green tea supplements? Have you noticed a difference? Which kinds are the best? Etc..

Mon. Jun 18, 7:18pm

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Just drink the green tea.

Monday, June 18, 2007, 11:16 PM

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Interesting to me that I should find this thread after doing al ittle research myself.
I am a fan of green tea, but like much of America, I didn't jump on the bandwagon until the media started the scream about all the benefits of Green Tea.

Check out this excerpt from a medical study report:

"Weight Control/ Thermogenic Activity – Recent literature has suggested that green tea may be beneficial in weight control. Recent studies on green tea's thermogenic properties have demonstrated a synergistic interaction between caffeine and catechin polyphenols that appears to prolong sympathetic stimulation of thermogenesis. A randomized, placebo-controlled study of 10 individuals was conducted to investigate whether a green tea extract could increase the 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans.(82) Compared to the placebo, the green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in 24-h energy expenditure (4%; P < 0.01) and a significant decrease in 24-h respiratory quotient without a change in urinary nitrogen. Twenty-four-hour urinary excretion of norepinephrine was higher during treatment with the green tea extract than with the placebo. Treatment with caffeine alone in amounts equivalent to those found in the green tea extract had no effect on energy expenditure and respiratory quotient nor on urinary nitrogen or catecholamine excretion. The authors concluded that green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content, with the green tea extract having a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both. Another study reported similar results, that green tea extract may stimulate brown adipose tissue thermogenesis to an extent which is much greater than can be attributed to its caffeine content, with thermogenic properties residing primarily in an interaction between its high content in catechin-polyphenols and caffeine with sympathetically released noradrenaline (NA).(83) "


Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 2:47 AM

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