Green Tea is a well known herbal remedy. Many people love a good cup of green tea on a morning. However the extensive benefits of this herb are more potent in a capsule, so you get a higher dosage of the active ingredients.
So why take green tea?
Weight loss: Green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate. Studies have shown that fat oxidation was increased by up to 17% by taking green tea daily, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that green tea-extract increases a persons metabolic rate by 4% over a 24 hour period. While this may not sound like much, taken every day for a year would equal a loss of seven pounds, just by taking a green tea. If added alongside exercise and a healthy diet, you increase your weight loss potential.
Improve physical performance: One of the active ingredients in green tea is caffeine. It isn’t so much to make you jittery like coffee can, but rather just enough to improve physical performance by mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues and making them available for use as energy. In two review studies on the effects of caffeine from green tea, caffeine can actively increase physical performance by 11-12%.
Cancer: The benefits for cancer prevention are due to the high anti-oxidant content in green tea. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. Oxidative damage is one of the contributors in the development of cancer. This is why antioxidants can have a protective effect and therefore reduce your risk of cancer.