Green Tea in A Pill: A Stunning Obesity Counter?

While science has yet to work its way around making a magic pill that could lose weight, some individuals think we might have a better chance in attaining such a cure for weight in mother nature itself: green tea extracts! Imagine all of the green tea you drink, concentrated, bottled up into a pill that we can swallow and voila! Without the worrying of the side effects.

This ultra-concentrated form of green tea emanates in the form of pills, liquids and powders that you can consume before or after a mealtime to aid improving your metabolism. And the science behind it checks out. A research discovered that when 12 fit men consumed green tea extract in the form of a pill and work out for half an hour, their fat oxidation rates stood 17 percent greater than when they ingested a placebo pill.

These conclusions resonate with preceding studies on green tea extracts to lose weight, that found that people who drank a beverage with the chemicals present in green tea had greater rates of burning fat and a more efficient metabolism, both while physical training and relaxing. In a 2016 study published in the journal Clinical Nutrition show findings that overweight women lost around 1 kg on average, saw declines in their BMI, and decreased their waistline when they consumed a higher concentration of green tea extract for 3 months.

The magic is in the green tea extract’s high concentration of antioxidants known as catechins, that has been associated with a decrease in body fat. Green tea extract’s great caffeine quota also likely shows a part in its weight loss advantages. A research shows that individuals who intake high amounts of caffeine and green tea lost more weight and fat mass than those who ate not as much of it. Another study, available in Food Science and Biotechnology, note that caffeine can in fact indicate the body to break the fat down. So it’s probable that the caffeine and antioxidants effort in cycle as a catalytic agent for losing weight.

But obviously, it’s vital to be rational of how much weight one can lose with the green tea on its own.

One more thing you might notice while taking green tea extract is decreased inflammation. Research has shown that the polyphenols present in green tea are powerful in antioxidants that could make it a feasible treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases, such as pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, and hepatitis.

It probably plays an important part in heart health. Scientists have uncovered associations between green tea extract and the avoidance and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the primary reason of fatality in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Green tea extracts have shown to decrease blood pressure in obesity-afflicted individuals who ingest 376 milligrams of it daily for 12 weeks. And help protect against diabetes (also huge reason of dying in the United States) is one more health advantage of green tea extract. It all leads to catechins that have been shown to help with insulin activity and blood sugar tolerance as well.

Micheal Kim

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