Advantages of Green Tea Extract
An advantage of green tea capsules, or green tea extract, is that you don’t have to actually drink green tea to reap its benefits. In capsule or caplet form, green tea (Camellia sinensis) also has weight-loss attributes. For instance, green tea extract can actually help people who have metabolism problems.
If you have hypothyroidism or just want to lose weight, green tea extract is a useful capsule to take. According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “It was found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), plus also had a significant effect on fat oxidation.” Taking green tea extract is a simple way to improve your metabolism, along with exercise.
According to a study from WebMD Health News, taking green tea capsules or supplements allows one’s body to absorb more of the healthy antioxidants from green tea. In general, green tea has more antioxidant properties than black tea. Antioxidants can combat cancer as they decrease cellular by-products, or free radicals.
Fighting off Disease
Consuming green tea extract is also quite helpful in preventing cancer. Some peer reviewed studies have determined that this type of extract can kill cancer cells. On a similar note, the Mayo Clinic discovered that taking green tea capsules caused leukemia to lessen in three out of four patients.
Drinking Green Tea
If you do not want to go through the trouble of buying capsules, trying increasing your green tea intake by drinking a few more cups a day. Sometimes it is helpful to re-use your tea bags, if you are low on funds. Whether you like to drink your tea with sugar, honey, agave, or just plain, green tea has enormous health and anti-stress benefits.
– Alexandra Hoover