Green Tea Extract for Weight Loss

Green tea extract - helps with weight loss by burning calories, guarding against flu virus, lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure, prevents arthritis, cavities and tooth decay, antiaging, reducing risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Green Tea can substantially cut the risk of dying from a range of illnesses, a Japanese study has found.

The research, which looked at over 40,000 people, found the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease was cut by more than a quarter.

Green Tea Extract is the only clinically proven, ephedra-free diet concentrate that can significantly increase thermogenesis (weight loss) and shifts the body's substrate utilization in favor of fat oxidation (as opposed to carbohydrate or protein). Green Tea Concentrate by Femhealth contains a unique extract which has been concentrated to contain 20 mg of naturally-occurring caffeine.

According to a recent study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition", the formula found in Green Tea capsules, with its unique ratios of particular constituents, can increase the thermogenesis by up to over 40%.

What makes green tea so revolutionary is this simple fact: Green Teas ability to stimulate thermogenesis and weight loss is not accompanied by an associated increase in heart rate.

Green Tea is the first and only, all natural fat burning weight loss product which can selectively increase fat oxidation without jitters and mood swings, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, and other similar side effects associated with Ma-Haung, (ephedrine). This makes Green Tea perfect for individuals wishing to remove stimulants from their diets. Green Tea can be used by more people who are looking to lose weight naturally. Most importantly it can help keep that weight off.

Researchers theorize that one of the Green Tea's mechanism of action relies on the synergy between EGCG and caffeine. Green Tea's catechins (a subclass of flavonoids) and caffeine work by:

1. Inhibiting the enzyme, catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT), which is responsible for breaking down noreinephrine, thus increasing this neurotransmitter's life in the synaptic cleft.

2. Inhibiting phosphodiesterases, thus increasing the life of cyclic AMP (cAMP) in the cell.

Together, these effects heighten the impact of norepinephrine is the neurotransmitter which plays a large role in the control of thermogenesis and fat oxidation for weight loss.

While you take Green Tea to help control your weight, you are also getting another tremendous benefit; ie, immune boost. And the health benefits that come with increased immune system. As a 100% natural product, you can be sure of potency and purity.

Green tea's ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists suspected, research suggests. Scientists already know that green tea contains anti-oxidants which may have a protective effect against cancer.

But now they have discovered that chemicals in the tea also shut down a key molecule which can play a significant role in the development of cancer.

A (December 2006) study published in the journal BMC Medicine shows that tea acts at the cellular level, by inhibiting inflammatory pathways, to reduce inflammation. The study shows that tea extracts reduce the duration of radiation-induced skin damage by up to 10 days in patients who received radiation treatment.

Tea extracts work as an effective treatment for patients who suffer from damaged skin following radiation treatment for cancer. Green tea extracts are more effective than black tea extracts in some patients.

The tea's high content of polyphenols is likely to be responsible for its high anti-inflammatory activity, but that other pathways are probably involved in its clinical effectiveness.

In Japan, high levels of stress and hypertension are not risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Salt isn�t either, and neither is smoking even though Japanese smoke more cigarettes than Americans. The reason is diet. Studies show that when Japanese adopt a Western diet, their risk of heart attack almost doubles, and Western risk factors then apply to them.

One of the protective factors in the Japanese diet is green tea. According to one study, drinking one or more cups of tea can almost halve the risk of heart attack. Green tea contains a much higher concentration of theanine than other teas. Theanine has been proven to lower blood pressure. It works through its GABA-enhancing effects. GABA lowers blood pressure.

Researchers at the University of Arizona tested 140 smokers to see if drinking tea reduces the risks of cancer. They examined whether tea repaired damage to cells caused by smoking. In particular, they looked at the affects on a chemical called 8-OhDG, which is found in urine and is believe to cause cell damage.

For four months, volunteers drank either green tea, black tea or water. "They were asked to eat whatever they were eating and just add tea to their diet," said Dr Iman Hakim, who headed the study. Researchers tested the participants' urine for levels of 8-OHdG. "What we found was a 25% decrease in the green tea group," she said. However, no changes were seen in the people who drank black tea or water. "We think green tea, in our group of smokers, is associated with a reduction of oxidative stress in their urine," Dr Hakim said.

The polyphenols found in Green Tea appear to block the formation of non-melanoma skin cancer, which strikes nearly 60,000 people each year.

Researchers studied mice with skin cancer from UV light exposure. The animals treated with a lotion rich in polyphenols had decreased levels of an enzyme associated with skin cancer.

**Green Tea Benefits:**

*Increased Thermogenesis * Reduces Arthritis Pain * Anti-inflammatory * Perfect for all Body Types * Burns Fat * Ephedra-free * Spares Lean Mass * No Side Effects * Reduce high blood pressure * Reduce the risk of heart attack * Lowers Cholesterol * Safe and ALL NATURAL

GREEN TEA - Antioxidant - Green Tea possesses six times more Antioxidant activity than Black Tea. In order to derive the health benefits of the Tannins (Tea Polyphenols) found in Green Tea, it is essential that Tea be consumed without added Milk as the addition of Milk to Green Tea causes the Tannins to bind to Proteins that are present in Milk (rendering them unusable).

Studies show that antioxidants in green tea can lower cholesterol in rabbits by increasing the amount of a liver protein that works to clear cholesterol from the blood.

Although research already linked green tea consumption with lower cholesterol levels, the results are the first to identify the mechanism responsible. Green tea's high concentration of strong antioxidants called catechins increase the liver's LDL receptors, a major mechanism for cholesterol control. In turn these receptors work to decrease LDL, the so-called "bad cholesterol" in the blood. The LDL receptor binds LDL and clears it from the bloodstream.

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Additional Health Benefits of Tea

Fight Cancer & Heart Disease
Tea contains antioxidant compounds of polyphenols that help the body fight harmful free radicals. These harmful free radicals are the cause for cancer. Tea also contains flavonoids that restricts the build up of cholesterols and strengthens the blood vessels.

Four research papers presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Phoenix suggest green tea is useful in fighting certain types of cancer, in addition to lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, boosting oral hygiene and weight loss.

Drinking just two cups, but probably more like four cups, a day of green tea may retard the growth of certain tumor cells, researchers agreed.

Iman Hakim, a researcher at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, showed that cigarette smokers who drank four cups a day of decaffeinated green tea for four months cut the cellular damage caused by cigarettes.

"What we found was significant," she said, referring to tests done on the urine of the 118 smokers in the study. The research stopped short of finding that genes damaged from smoking can be repaired by green tea. That is the subject of new research her colleagues are now doing.

Other research presented Tuesday by Jia-Sheng Wang, from Texas Tech University, showed green tea can prevent liver cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in the world. And Nurulain Zaveri, a researcher at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., found that green tea may not only prevent cancer but may become a treatment for those with the disease.

Green tea has been shown to be effective against lung, prostate, liver and esophageal cancer, among others.

Protects Teeth & Strengthens Bones
Tea contains fluoride that helps protect against tooth decay and gum disease. This identified mineral also strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis.

Improves Digestion
Tea helps the kidney digest fatty food by increasing the flow of digestive juices.

Prevent Food Poisoning
The catechins in tea are a powerful sterilizing agent, which kills germs and bacteria. Tea prevents food poisoning by fighting against stomach diseases caused by harmful bacterias.

Look and Feel Younger
Studies suggested that the high concentration of antioxidants in tea have an anti-aging effect.

Strengthen the Immune System
High concentration of vitamin C in green tea helps prevent flu and cold. Moreover, the polyphenols in tea have shown to increase the number of white blood cells in our immune system.

Prevents Arthritis
Drinking green tea could help keep arthritis at bay, say scientists. It has been linked to preventing coronary heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. But now researchers in Sheffield have found that two compounds found in green tea, EGCG (epigallocatchin gallate) and ECG (epicatechin gallate) can help prevent osteoarthritis by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

Decaffeinated Tea
There are three methods of decaffeinating teas. One is a chemical based process - ethyl acetate, the other is a CO2 process and the third is the all Natural Water process. Drinking decaffeinated tea is like drinking colored water. Once a tea is decaffinated using any of the above processes, it tends to loose most of its properties. Since tea has 1/3 the caffeine than in coffee, it is very tempting to not have decaffeinated tea. Decaffinated tea doesn't show the same health benefit, nor do herbal teas.

A 12oz can of Coca-Cola has 45.6mg of caffeine - Pepsi 37.2mg.
A cup of brewed coffee has 80-135mg of caffeine - instant 65-100mg.
A cup of tea has 40mg of caffeine.
2 Femhealth Green Tea Concentrate capsules have 30mg caffeine.

Green tea references

Protective effect of green tea against prostate cancer: a case-control study in southeast China. Jan 2004
Tea and Cancer Prevention: Studies in Animals and Humans Oct 2003
Antioxidant Effects of Tea: Evidence from Human Clinical Trials Oct 2003
Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention by Tea Constituents Oct 2003
Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate is a Potent Natural Inhibitor of Fatty Acid Synthase in Intact Cells and Selectively Induces Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer Cells Oct 2003
Molecular pathway for (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of human prostate carcinoma cells. Feb 2003
Mechanisms of chronic disease causation by nutritional factors and tobacco products and their prevention by tea polyphenols. Aug 2002
Green tea and prostate cancer. Feb 2002
Inhibition of prostate carcinogenesis in TRAMP mice by oral infusion of green tea polyphenols. Aug 2001
Progress in cancer chemoprevention: development of diet-derived chemopreventive agents. Feb 2000
Prostate cancer chemoprevention by green tea. May 1999
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