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ABOUT GREEN TEA AND ITS BENEFITS

September 27 2021

ABOUT GREEN TEA AND ITS BENEFITS

ABOUT GREEN TEA AND ITS BENEFITS

One of the most commonly consumed teas around the globe; green tea is considered one of the best sources of antioxidants. It is extracted from the leaves and buds of camellia Sinensis, a plant. Green tea was originally first discovered in China, but the production and manufacture of the same have spread to many other countries. Green tea extract present in the garcinia complex supplement is considered equivalently beneficial to a cup of green tea. 

Benefits of green tea extract

  • A Good Source of Antioxidants: The intake of antioxidants can help in the reduction of oxidative stress and fight against cell damage, which is mainly caused due to the presence of free radicals. Catechins (polyphenyl antioxidants) are the most active component present in the green tea extract. Among the many types of catechins present in green tea extract, epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is believed to provide most of the health benefits. Green tea extract increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and provides good protection against the development of oxidative stress, many research studies suggest. One similar study examined the effects of green tea extract on 35 people who had obesity, for eight long weeks. At the end of this study, the blood oxidant capacity of these people increased significantly from 1.2 to 2.5 mol/L.
  • Brain Health: The antioxidant content of green tea is believed to prevent damage to the brain cells from oxidative stress. This function helps in the reduction of brain damage (that may lead to mental decline and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc) and may also decrease the action of heavy metals like iron or copper, which can have dangerous effects on brain health. Green tea can also help in enhancing memory, by strengthening the connections that lie between the different parts of the brain. One research study involved 12 people, who were given 27.5 grams of green tea in the form of a soft drink. At the end of this study, these people showed improvements in task performance and overall brain functioning.
  • Liver Health: The catechins, the main type of antioxidants present in the green tea extract, are found to reduce inflammation caused by non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). One study was carried out with 80 people who had NAFLD, and they were given 500 mg of green tea extract daily for 90 days. After the study was completed, it was observed that green tea reduced the levels of enzymes in the liver, which is a marker of improved liver health. Another similar research study, in which patients of NAFLD were given at least 1 gram of catechins regularly for 12 weeks, also showed some positive effects against inflammation, fat content, and oxidative stress in the liver. 
  • Good For The Skin: Green tea extract has shown some great effects on the skin. It can help in the treatment of various skin problems such as acne, warts, rosacea, dermatitis, etc. it can be either used as a supplement or a topical treatment.  A research study concluded the benefits of green tea extract in acne, as, people who were given 1500 mg of green tea extract daily for four weeks experienced reduced redness and inflammation caused by acne. Many research studies have concluded these benefits of consuming or applying green tea extract. 
  • Anti-Diabetic Agent: Green Tea is associated with regulated levels of blood sugar and enhanced insulin sensitivity, which is mainly because of the presence of catechins. A research study involved 14 healthy participants, who were given sugars as well as 1.5 grams of green tea. At the end of this study, these people experienced better sugar tolerance. Another similar study studied the effects of green tea on insulin sensitivity, at the end of which the healthy and young participating men experienced improved insulin sensitivity by up to 13 percent. Green tea extract has shown some positive effects in reducing fasting blood sugar levels and Hba1c (the indicator of blood sugar levels for the last 2-3 months). 
  • Good For The Heart: Oxidative stress enhances the building up process of fats in the blood, promoting inflammation in arteries and hypertension (high blood pressure). Green tea, which contains ample amounts of antioxidants, can decrease inflammation as well as elevated blood pressure levels and may also reduce fat absorption in the cells, reducing the levels of blood fats. A research study that was carried out with 56 people who had obesity (took 250 mg of green tea extract for 8 weeks, daily), showed a significant decrease in elevated levels of blood pressure at the end. Not just blood pressure, green tea may also reduce the levels of triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol). 
  • May Aid Weight Loss: rich in catechins, it is considered as a catalyst that enhances the weight loss journey of a person. It also contains caffeine other than catechins, which makes it a great drink to maintain a healthy weight. This is mainly because both the catechins and antioxidants are responsible for regulating hormones and enhancing thermogenesis (the process by which the human body burns calories to digest food and produce heat). Green tea may enhance this process and make the body more efficient at burning calories and losing weight. A study involved 14 people who were given a capsule containing caffeine, EGCG from green tea extract before two meals, at the end of which it was observed that the participants burned 179 calories more than they did previously. 

About Alvizia’s garcinia complex

Alvizia’s garcinia complex is a healthy add on to your dietary intake. It contains green tea extract, in addition to green coffee bean and garcinia Cambogia. Green tea extract is considered a superfood that enhances liver health, brain health, heart health, aids weight loss, etc. green coffee bean extract has been used for belly-fat burning, boosting up energy levels, maintaining appetite control, and losing weight. Garcinia cambogia is also a popular supplement used for weight loss. This is a dietary supplement and shouldn’t be used for the treatment and mitigation of any kind of disease.


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