Health benefits of Green Tea Extract
Helps reduce high Cholesterol
Green tea seems to have lower the levels of cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein also called LDL or bad cholesterol, and triglycerides. Green tea also helps increase levels of high-density lipoprotein also called HDL or good cholesterol. Consuming green tea extract daily for a longer duration has shown a significant reduction in total cholesterol in people with high cholesterol.
Helps with Weight Loss
An extract of Green tea is rich in catechins and contains caffeine. This combination is beneficial in aiding weight loss Together they have the ability to regulate our body’s mechanism that burns calories to digest food and produce heat. The extract of Green tea is known to boost this process, which may translate into weight loss. EGCG in green tea also increases metabolism and fat oxidation. Research has found that green tea extract can be used as a long-term fat burn solution, one that helps break down complex materials. A 30% reduction in carbohydrate absorption has been attributed to the weight loss effects in green tea extract.
Green tea has high antioxidant content. Anti-oxidants may help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is associated with natural ageing and variety of diseases.
Helping with concentration and brain power
Green tea have shown initial results for Alzheimer & Parkinson disease. Anti-oxidants in green tea extract help reduce oxidative stress This may help reduce brain damage that could be a reason for mental decline and dementia. Extract of Green tea may also improve cognitive performance in people with poor cognition.
How to Take
Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details
Most studies conducted on Green Tea extract supplements suggest optimum dosage of 500 to 1000 mg per dose. An extract of Green Tea can be taken as high as 2500 mg spread over multiple doses. Higher doses than that of Green tea have not been conclusively studies for side-effects or benefits.