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Top 3 Best Uses: What Do People Use Green Tea Extract For?

For at least the last twenty years, people in the Western world have used Green Tea Extract for its health promoting effects. These are now being verified by modern science. Although you can use Green Tea Extract for some great effects, you might not benefit from them fully if you are not already aiming for a healthier lifestyle and diet.

Green Tea Extract benefits are most effective when they are supported by a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. In this article, we’ll learn about the best three benefits that people are using Green Tea Extract for.

woman holding cup of green tea Green Tea Extract has a number of top health benefits

1.    Green Tea Extract For Antioxidant Benefits

Many people use Green Tea Extract for its wonderful antioxidant effects. An antioxidant is a substance that destroys dangerous reactive compounds in your body called free radicals. Free radicals are known to react with your cells and cause damage to your DNA. They are thought to be part of many diseases.

Too many free radicals in your body cause something called oxidative stress, which has since been shown to be responsible for many disorders and diseases.[1] Various studies have recently shown the importance of antioxidants in keeping your body healthy. You have a number of powerful antioxidants built into your biochemistry, but these alone are not enough. Vitamin A and Vitamin E are potent antioxidants, but many scientists recommend using plant extract supplements for extra antioxidant support.[2]

2.    Green Tea Extract As Anti-Inflammatory

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Inflammation is your body’s characteristic response to stress. In cases of infection and wounds, inflammation is extremely important and is part of the healing process. It often includes swelling, redness, and heat in localized areas. However, an increasing health problem around the world is chronic low-grade inflammation, which is usually in response to continuously high levels of stress.

Recent studies have indicated the potential to use Green Tea Extract for its anti-inflammatory effects. According to a number of leading scientists, green tea and the compounds it contains have marked anti-inflammatory effects which may help to promote good health.[3] For more information about antioxidants and anti-inflammatory supplements, read through our article here.

 

3.    Green Tea Extract For Weight

One of the benefits that many people use Green Tea Extract for is it’s potential ability to help maintain a healthy weight. A number of studies have indicated that Green Tea Extract may have the potential to effectively help support a healthy weight.[4] However, many of these studies used a Green Tea Extract that contained caffeine, so the results may indicate a synergistic relationship between the health-promoting compounds in green tea and the metabolism stimulating effects of caffeine.[5]

4.    Other Potential Benefits

man healthy at the beach happy Green Tea Extract is best taken in addition to a healthy lifestyle

There are a number of other potential benefits to Green Tea Extracts that scientists are studying. These include the following three potential benefits:

 

  • Scientists have released papers indicating the potential to use Green Tea Extract for antibiotic and antimicrobial purposes. However, more studies are required.[6]
  • In other papers, including a world-renowned journal called Antiviral Research, scientists have written about the potential to use Green Tea Extract for antiviral benefits.[7]
  • There is growing evidence that there may be potential benefits to using Green Tea Extract for the support of a healthy cardiovascular system.[8]
  • There are also some more serious potential benefits to using green tea and Green Tea Extracts. You can find out more by reading through the journal article Health-promoting effects of green tea, published in the Proceedings of the Japanese Academy.[9]

 

Conclusion

green tea leaves for health Green Tea, a powerful health-promoting and calming substance

In conclusion, the three top benefits that people use Green Tea Extract for including its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and metabolism supporting effects. Scientists are still conducting research on a number of other potential health-promoting benefits that your could use Green Tea Extract for.

References:

 

[1] The role of free radicals in disease, TM Florence, Aust N Z J Ophthalmol. 1995 Feb;23(1):3-7.

[2] Antioxidants in human health and disease, B Halliwell, Annu Rev Nutr. 1996;16:33-50.

[3] Evaluation of anti-inflammatory effects of green tea and black tea: A comparative in vitro study, P Chatterjee et al., J Adv Pharm Technol Res. 2012 Apr-Jun; 3(2): 136–138.

[4] The effects of green tea on weight loss and weight maintenance: a meta-analysis, R Hursel et al., Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Sep;33(9):956-61. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2009.135. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

[5] [Effect of green tea or green tea extract consumption on body weight and body composition; systematic review and meta-analysis], E Baladia et al., Nutr Hosp. 2014 Mar 1;29(3):479-90. doi: 10.3305/nh.2014.29.3.7118.

[6] The antimicrobial possibilities of green tea, WC Reygaert, Front Microbiol. 2014; 5: 434, Published online 2014 Aug 20

[7] Antiviral effect of catechins in green tea on influenza virus, JM Song et al., Antiviral Res. 2005 Nov;68(2):66-74. Epub 2005 Aug 9.

[8] Green tea catechins and cardiovascular health: an update, PV Babu and D Liu, Curr Med Chem. 2008;15(18):1840-50

[9] Health-promoting effects of green tea, Y Suzuki et al., Proc Jpn Acad Ser B Phys Biol Sci. 2012 Mar 9; 88(3): 88–101.