Green Tea Booster
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Green tea originates from China and has become associated with many cultures in Asia from Japan to the Middle East. Recently it has become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed.
Over the last few decades green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting regular green tea drinkers may have lower chances of heart disease and developing certain other health problems.
Researchers have found an apparent connection between green tea consumption and a reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes. The key player in this new study is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in the tea. The tea has also been useful for weight loss management.
What does green tea boost?
A green tea booster is an ingredient in many products that boosts the effects of green tea. It’s most commonly found in dietary supplements, energy drinks, and weight loss pills.
It’s believed that the boost comes from one or more of these ingredients: caffeine or epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These ingredients help boost metabolism so it burns food faster for energy while also speeding up the rate at which your body turns food into calories rather than fat.
A 2006 study gave participants capsules containing either EGCG, caffeine, both EGCG and caffeine, or a placebo.
The results showed that those who took the EGCG+caffeine capsules had more calories burned after taking the supplement than those who took either of the other supplements.
Green tea boosters in skin care
You can also find green tea boosters in skin care products.
These are sometimes called “skin brighteners” because they are said to reduce dark spots on your skin caused by overexposure to sunlight—which makes sense since green tea is loaded with antioxidant-like compounds that fight off free radicals.
But there’s not enough evidence to say for sure if green tea boosts can work as well as these products promise they do. It’s best to make sure you only buy products that have been tested through clinical trials and are recommended by dermatologists.
How can I use green tea boosts?
When you buy any dietary supplement, weight loss pill, or drink that contains a green tea booster, make sure to read the label carefully to determine how much of the ingredient is in each dosage.
Pay special attention to the serving size—some products have more than one serving so it may take more than one capsule or bottle to get enough of the booster for it to work.
It’s also best that you speak with your doctor before taking any kind of product that has green tea boosters inside since some people should not have certain kinds or amounts of caffeine intake.
For example, pregnant women should only have 200 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per day—that’s about the equivalent of two cups of green tea.
There are no official guidelines for how much caffeine you can safely take if you’re breastfeeding since it hasn’t been thoroughly studied, but many doctors suggest that nursing mothers stick to no more than 200mg of caffeine each day just like pregnant women.
For children, it’s safe to say that most healthy adults should stick with 100mg or less per day.
Why Try Green Tea Booster?
- Fighting against heart disease
- Fighting Dementia
- Reduces high blood lipids
- Combating Arteriosclerosis
- Helping keep bones strong
- Fighting Cerebral thrombus
- Reducing risk of developing type 1 diabetes
- Preventing the reduction of glutathione by a whopping 87-100%
- Helping reduce rosacea when applied topically
- Reduces pain & inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis
- Fighting certain types of cancer including prostate cancer
- Supporting adrenal function
- Helping weight loss
- Inhibiting the matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) enzyme, which contribute to age-related degradation of the skin matrix
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