Green Tea Supplements Fort Pierce FL

Local resource for green tea supplements in Fort Pierce. 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.

Aloe Herbs For Life, Inc
(772) 489-0011
101 N US HWY 1
Fort Pierce, FL

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New Vision Int'l Independent Dis
(772) 334-1899
Vero Beach, FL
 
Healthway of Vero
(772) 569-5663
646 21st St
Vero Beach, FL
 
General Nutrition Centers Treasur
(772) 562-2450
2044 Treasure Coast Plz
Vero Beach, FL
 
Nature's Splendor Inc
(352) 628-6616
6530 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd.
Homosassa, FL

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The Organic Affair
(772) 286-8523
1550 S.E. Wilshire Place, Unit 103
Stuart, FL

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Village Vitamin Shop Inc
(772) 778-7646
937 17th St
Vero Beach, FL
 
Mary's Health Hut
(772) 770-2101
951 Old Dixie Hwy
Vero Beach, FL
 
Before & After Weight Loss Center
(772) 562-3601
911 14th Ln
Vero Beach, FL
 
Lunasol Medical Institute
(813) 792-5730
8431 West Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
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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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