Green tea is one of the most popular herbal supplements in the world. It has been used for thousands of years, especially by Asian cultures, for its many health benefits. These benefits include immune support and breast, prostate, and heart health.
Green tea is also commonly used in diet pills because of its ability to raise the metabolism and burn fat. In November 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Researchers there found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo. However, further research is needed before a claim about a specific health benefit regarding weight loss can be made.
Green tea leaf is rich in catechin polyphenols including EGCG, a powerful antioxidant. Research indicates that EGCG may be beneficial for heart and circulatory health. The effects of green tea and EGCG have been studied extensively at the Mayo Clinic.
Many green tea extracts are available, but not all are equal. The best green tea products will contain the optimal level of 50 percent naturally occurring catechins. A European phytopharmaceutical company produces Vitabase’s Green Tea Extract. It is manufactured under strict European quality-control standards without the use of harsh solvents.
Like all European herbal extracts, the extraction of our green tea extract is regulated to the same high standards as over-the-counter drugs. It is meticulously extracted to provide the optimal level of 50 percent naturally occurring catechins.
Vitabase has an outstanding weight-loss formula called Healthy Weight Formula, which contains green tea and other powerful ingredients.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule, two (2) times daily with meals or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.