The power of green tea extract
Do you struggle with maintaining good health and want to improve your overall well-being? Are you looking for a natural way to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases? What if there was a way to get sustained energy, plus combat oxidative stress and prevent diseases? Green tea extract may be a solution for you. In this article, we will explore the benefits and uses of green tea extract, a natural supplement that can help you achieve optimal health and well-being.
First of all, what is green tea and why should I take it?
Green tea is made from the tips of the leaves and the buds of the Camellia sinensis plant which have not undergone the fermentation and oxidation process which turns them into black tea.1 Green tea has been enjoyed in China since 2737 B.C — that’s over 4000 years — and its health benefits have been widely accepted across the medical world. Some accepted benefits of green tea include increased vitality, detoxification of the liver, increased mental focus, as well as weight management.2
The benefits of green tea are derived from its rich supply of catechins, which are regarded as the most powerful of polyphenols providing the brain and the body with strong antioxidant protection. However, you would have to drink upwards of five cups of green tea per day for this to be recognisably effective, heavily increasing y our caffeine intake at the same time.
What is green tea extract?
Green tea extract is a concentrated form of green tea that contains a high level of catechins and other beneficial compounds. Catechins are potent antioxidants that can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Taking green tea extract can provide numerous health benefits, such as improving brain function, aiding in weight loss, and promoting heart health.
While green tea is a healthy beverage and contains beneficial compounds, such as catechins, consuming a high amount of green tea can have negative effects on some people. For example, green tea contains caffeine, which can cause jitteriness and nervousness, in some individuals. Additionally, drinking too much green tea can lead to an upset stomach or diarrhoea due to its high content of tannins.3
Green tea extract, on the other hand, is a more concentrated form of green tea that allows one to obtain a higher amount of catechins without consuming excessive amounts of green tea. Green tea extract supplements are available in the form of capsules, tablets, and powders, and they contain a higher amount of EGCG than regular green tea. They are a convenient and easy way to obtain the benefits of green tea without having to consume large amounts of green tea.4
What is green tea extract good for?
Some of the benefits of green tea and green tea extract are:
1. Antioxidant Properties:
Green tea extract contains high levels of antioxidants, such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to the development of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.5
2. Weight Loss:
Green tea extract has been shown to aid in weight loss by increasing metabolism and fat oxidation. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that green tea extract increased calorie burning by 4% and fat oxidation by 17%.6
3. Brain Health:
Green tea extract may also have a positive effect on brain health. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that green tea extract improved cognitive function in older adults.7
4. Heart Health:
Green tea extract may also help improve heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing LDL cholesterol levels. A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found that green tea extract reduced blood pressure in people with hypertension.8
5. How can I consume enough green tea to have all of these benefits?
To obtain the benefits of green tea, it is recommended to consume at least 3 cups per day. However, the amount of EGCG, the most abundant antioxidant in green tea extract, may vary depending on the type of green tea used and the brewing time. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the exact amount of green tea that one should consume to obtain the full benefits.9
For those who may not be want to consume green tea regularly or prefer a more concentrated form of green tea extract, supplementation may be an option. Green tea extract supplements contain a higher amount of EGCG than regular green tea allowing one to consume less for more.10
However, it is important to note the bioavailability of EGCG from some supplements can be lower than from green tea due to differences in absorption and metabolism.11 Therefore, it is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before taking green tea extract supplements.
How is Coyne Origine 8® different from standard green tea extract?
While drinking green tea or taking the extract is great for increasing the volume of antioxidants you consume — thus reducing your free radicals, and increasing your energy levels — Coyne Origine 8® is 12 times more bioavailable than standard green tea extract and contains all eight of the catechins present in green tea with all of their health benefits.
Origine 8® contains potent antioxidants which have been shown to help slow down the aging process by reducing oxidative stress. In addition, it has been shown to increase energy, vitality and well-being and improve overall health.
Origine-8 Liposomal Green Tea Extract is improved using liposomal encapsulation technology to prevent degradation in the digestive system; improve bioavailability and increase absorption; facilitate retention of nutritional value through a timed-release activity; and prevent natural immune responses from rejecting nutrients.
This technology significantly improves the bio-availability of the extracted phytonutrients which are then more thoroughly absorbed by the body than those found in most health products. The end-product is an extremely dense botanical concentrate.
How much green tea extract do I need for all these benefits?
You might think you would need a fistful of pills to get all of these benefits, but we know that needing to take many pills can become a burden and may reduce the likelihood of actually taking them. Coyne Origine-8 Liposomal Green Tea Extract has been formulated to give you all the benefits of high-quality green tea extract with all of its catechins and benefits in just one capsule per day due to the utilisation of Liposomal Technology®.
Green tea extract is a powerful supplement that can offer many health benefits. Origine-8 Liposomal Green Tea Extract contains all 8 catechins which are rich and potent in antioxidants, which can protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Green tea extract can also aid in weight loss, improve brain health, and promote heart health. Consider incorporating green tea extract into your daily routine for improved health and well-being.
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