Green Tea Supplements East Providence RI

Local resource for green tea supplements in East Providence. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to vitamin, supplements, green tea, best weight loss diets, quick weight loss diets, and information on how to lose weight and the benefits of green tea, as well as advice and content on antioxidants.

RI Holistic Nurse Practitioner
(401) 585-7877
35 South Angell Street
Providence, RI
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Other, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Internal Medicine, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Ayurveda, Arthritis, Allergy
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Eastside Marketplace
(401) 831-7771
165 Pitman St
Providence, RI
Whole Foods Market
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Tree of Life Wellness Center Inc
(508) 336-4242
1460 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA
Biogenics Nutrition & Tanning Center
(508) 336-0812
350 Fall River Ave
Seekonk, MA
Smoothie King
(401) 273-5464
178 Angell St
Providence, RI
Bread & Circus
(401) 272-1690
261 Waterman St
Providence, RI
Nutrition Health Center at Rhode Island
(401) 444-4745
593 Eddy St
Providence, RI
Holistic Nutrition Center
(401) 228-6688
644 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI
Performance Nutrition
(508) 336-1844
150 Highland Ave
Seekonk, MA
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Green Tea: Supplements vs. Leaves

April 20, 2011
Jo Wehage : Head Operations Ego
Green Tea: Supplements vs. Leaves

Green tea consumption is on the rise thanks to various reports attributing the little green gem to positive outcomes on everything from Alzheimer’s, weight loss, cardiovascular support, a cancer fighter and all around mood stabilizer. Many Americans have jumped on the green tea bandwagon in form of little green pills to cure what ails them, but is that a good idea? No, says one report.

New analysis conducted by the USDA shows the chemical composition of many supplements does not offer the same benefit as drinking green tea, especially in powder form. In addition, some supplements contained significant levels of other ingredients not listed on the label, such as sucrose. Moreover, the quality of the ingredients varied greatly among supplements, with one green tea supplement containing no green tea whatsoever.

According to Dr. Chen, a research chemist with the USDA “The claim that a green tea dietary supplement is a good alternative for tea leaves is questionable from a chemical composition point of view.”

The findings, as reported in the Journal of AOAXC International, found that many of the green tea supplements analyzed contained high levels of compounds that cause a breakdown of the most important health factors found in green tea leaves, including the highly prized antioxidant catechin compound epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).

Another nod in favor of the tea leaves in their natural state is the synergy of the hundreds of healthful compounds working collectively. EGCG, for example, is known to perform better when it works synergistically with the other catechin compounds in the tea leaf. A collaboration that can’t happen when labs isolate one nutrient and mega dose it in capsule form.

HAE readers already know we are big fans of consuming green tea in an organic sencha powder form, where you can achieve the nutritional equivalent of 15-20 cups of brewed tea in j...

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