By Dr. Rick Tague
How Much Green Tea Do You Need?
Feel like drinking 8-10 cups of Green Tea a day? That’s about how much you would have to drink to get some of the health benefits associated with Green Tea. For over 4,000 years, Chinese medicine has used green tea for depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, and as an energizer. Green Tea is processed less than common teas. Less processing maintains natural chemicals providing metabolic, antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Since most Americans don’t drink that much Green Tea, we recommend that you take CFN Ultra Green Tea 2-3 times per day. It is decaffeinated and it’s concentrated with the active ingredient EGCG. Each capsule has the EGCG equivalent of about 5 cups of green tea.
CFN Ultra Green Tea provides 200 mg of EGCG and 320 mg of total catechins (antioxidant nutrients) in each capsule. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (June 2000) showed that just 90 mg of EGCG before meals increased the body’s 24-hour metabolism rate by 4% and the metabolism of fat by an impressive 40%. In France, 270 mg of EGCG daily was shown to reduce body weight by 4.6% in 3 months. This altering of the metabolism to burn more fat as the primary source of energy is due to an increase in “thermogenesis”, which is simply turning stored body fat into heat, “burning” fat. Another study in 2008 showed that only 122 mg of ECGC from green tea 3 times a day improved insulin response by 15% and increased fat burning during exercise by 17%.
Ultra Green Tea, with the right concentration of EGCG, has many documented potential health benefits including: enhanced weight loss, increase in metabolism, lower insulin levels, increased fat burning during exercise, release of retained water, improved brain function, lower cancer risk and improved heart attack risk factors.
At The Center For Nutrition, we recommend 1 capsule with a meal, 2 times daily.