Green Tea Benefits for Antiaging

Green tea benefits for antiaging are well documented. Green tea fat burner is very effective in raising metabolism and aiding fat loss. Green tea supplements are available for those who aren't tea drinkers and provide all the benefits of drinking the tea.

Antioxidant From The East

Green tea originated in China, although it is grown in Japan as well, where it is just known as tea. You would be hard put to find a more potent natural antioxidant than green tea. It is a nutritional superstar.


Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The leaves undergo very little oxidation during processing.

The tea is rich in polyphenols like Epigallocatechin gallate, vitamin-c, and cartenoids, natural chemical compounds which have powerful antioxidant effects.

The active ingredient Epigallocatechin Gallate is thought to be up to 200 times more potent an antioxidant as vitamin-e.

This antioxidant activity is most likely the reason for its benefits, in addition it also contains minerals such as chromium, manganese, selenium,and zinc which probably contribute to it's alleged ability to stabilize blood sugar.

Green Tea Benefits

There are many benefits from both green tea and green tea supplements which are based on valid scientific studies.

  • Improves insulin sensitivity and stabilizes blood sugar
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Antimicrobial activity fights prevents dental cavities
  • Promotes fat oxidation and thermogenesis
  • Anti-inflammatory activity
  • Anti-arthritic effect
  • Improved cholesterol profile
  • Anticoagulent effects
  • Possible reduced risk of neuro-degenerative diseases

Despite the green tea benefits noted, no claims for cure or treatment of disease are being made for green tea, and neither green tea or green tea supplements should be substituted for proper medical treatment.

Green Tea Fat Burner

Green tea is often promoted for weight loss due to its alleged ability to promote box fat oxidation and thermogenesis. Since it contains caffeine it has a mild stimulant effect which probably decreases the appetite.

Although I think that green tea consumption is healthy overall, I would caution against over-consuming anything with caffeine, because too much stimulation of the central nervous system is not good.

Using a green tea fat burner should be done as part of a proper diet and exercise program (if at all) because the tea alone will not reduce your weight by any substantial degree.

You can't make up for an unhealthy or calorie dense diet just by drinking the tea or using green tea supplements. It just doesn't work that way!

Tea or Capsules – Which Form is Best?

Good question! Usually anything in liquid form is better nutritionally because your body does not have to break it down.


However green tea is less potent than green tea supplements, because the supplements are an extract which is a concentrated form.

Personal preference is a factor as well. If you enjoy tea and drink it on a regular basis (like every day)then it makes sense to get your green tea benefits by drinking your tea.

It's certainly more pleasant that just swallowing capsules!

Regular or Decaffeinated?

The decision to use regular or decaffeinated green tea depends on you. If you are (like me) extremely sensitive to caffeine, you would be better of with the decaffeinated form, which may still have minute amounts of caffeine.

If caffeine doesn't bother you, then opt for the regular green tea. Remember though that anything can be overdone, and you need to be reasonable and use good judgment. Green tea contains anywhere from a fifth to a half the caffeine of coffee per cup.

Decaffeinated green tea may be less potent in its benefits, and you need to keep this in mind when making the choice.

There are two methods of decaffeination:

  • Using Ethyl Acetate retains only about 30% of the active ingredient EGCG
  • The CO2 method retains about 95% of the EGCG
  • Be sure to choose a product that uses the CO2 method of decaffeination, as it provides more potency.

    This holds for both the tea and also for green tea supplements.

    For green tea supplements, the product I would recommend is Green Tea Excellence 2.0 by Poliquin Performance. Green Tea Excellence delivers the equivalent of drinking 10 cups of green tea in a single capsule, while containing less than 1% caffeine per capsule!


My recommendation is based on my experience with Charles Polquin and his products.

He is very demanding as far as quality and his products are formulated to pass the highest standards for nutritional supplements.

Make green tea benefits part of your antiaging program. The tea can be one of the most powerful weapons you have in the fight against age related chronic illness. Whether enjoyed as a tea, of takes in the form of green tea supplements, it is an effective way to put the power of antioxidants to work in protecting your health.

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