Green Tea Supplements Fort Benning GA

Local resource for green tea supplements in Fort Benning. 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.

Columbus Home Medical Equipment
(706) 689-1489
3360 Buena Vista Rd
Columbus, GA
 
General Nutrition Center
(706) 689-1832
9230 Marne Rd
Fort Benning, GA
 
Shaklee Center
(706) 653-7741
936 2nd Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Metaslim Weight Loss Center
(706) 653-7888
101 Enterprise Ct
Columbus, GA
 
General Nutrition Centers
(706) 323-3102
3507 Manchester Expy Ste 42
Columbus, GA
 
Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant & Na
(706) 323-9194
1217 Eberhart Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Nutrition Management Services Inc
(706) 563-5783
3025 University Ave
Columbus, GA
 
Peachtree Natural Foods
(706) 322-3282
2483 Airport Thruway
Columbus, GA
 
Gnc
(706) 321-0214
1591 Bradley Park Dr Ste E6
Columbus, GA
 
Shaklee Independent Distributors
(706) 322-6720
2932 McNeese Dr
Columbus, GA
 

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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