Green Tea Extract contains numerous compounds, including Polyphenols and Catechins, that provide potent antioxidant benefits. Taking Green Tea Extract can protect against harmful free radicals that attack the immune system and cause diseases, such as cancer. Also, it can be used in cosmetic formulation.
Recommended dosage —— 600mg of Green Tea Extract a day
2. Weight loss
Green tea extract rich in polyphenols (EGCG and others) and caffeine may support a weight-loss program by stimulating carbohydrate metabolism or by inhibiting the digestion of fat in the intestine. Fat burning effects are highly synergistic, almost dependent on not consuming caffeine habitually.
Recommended dosage —— 300mg EGCG to 150mg caffeine equivalent per day
3. High cholesterol
According to several trials, supplementing green tea extract has been shown to lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad”) cholesterol levels in people with moderately high cholesterol levels. Green tea catechins are potent inhibitors of the enzyme, Squalene epoxidase, which is needed for the forming of cholesterol.
Recommended dosage —— 200 mg of green tea catechins daily
Several trials have reported positive findings regarding the anti-diabetes properties of green tea extract among people with type 2 diabetes or borderline diabetes. Green tea extract consumption can significantly improve blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity.
Recommended dosage —— 400 to 700 mg of Green Tea Extract a day
5. Anogenital warts
A specific green tea extract ointment (Veregen) is FDA-approved for treating Anogenital warts. It is considered to act via antiviral, immunomodulatory, antioxidant, and antiangiogenesis mechanisms.
Recommended dosage —— Topical application of the ointment 3 times a day for a maximum of 6 weeks
Creams containing green tea extract, when used topically, can protect skin against ultraviolet rays. According to some trails, erythema and inflammation consequent to solar-simulated UV exposure was reduced and was suggested to be related to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of tea polyphenols.
Recommended dosage —— topical application of green tea extract containing 2.5 to 10% polyphenols
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