• Solgar Green Tea Leaf Extract 60 Vegicaps
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Solgar Green Tea Leaf Extract contains green tea which originates from China, Japan and other parts of Asia.

The Green Tea Leaf is used in creating the extract which is potent and bioflavonoid-rich.

Solgar Green Tea Leaf Extract is used primarily for its free-radical scavenging capabilities. The key ingredient EGCG, which stands for Epigallocatechin Gallate, protects against digestive and respiratory infections. Historical uses of the tea are reducing high blood pressure, inhibiting pathogenic bacteria that cause food poisoning and blocking the actions of carcinogens, ultraviolet light and metastasis.

Solgar Green Tea Leaf Extract is suitable for Kosher and Vegetarian diets.

Ingredients
Each Green Tea Leaf Extract vegetable capsule provides:

Standardised Green Tea Leaf Powdered Extract (200mg [50%] polyphenols) 400mg,
Raw Green Tea Leaf Powder 100mg,
PhytO2X is a special blend of natural antioxidants, the purpose of which is to maintain the freshness of the ingredients.

Solgar Full Potency Green Tea Leaf Vegetable Capsules: Encapsulated with natural ingredients: magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose.

Available in bottles of 60 vegicaps.

Solgar SFP Green Tea Extract Supplement Facts

Directions
For adults one (1) to two (2) vegetable capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.

Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose. Suitable for vegans.

General Information on Green Tea
(as sourced from Wikipedia)

There are two ways to lose weight - either reduce energy intake or increase energy expenditure. Because hypothyroidism - even after treatment - may reduce energy expenditure in some people, patients naturally are looking for options that can help safely help raise the metabolism.

In a study reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), as well as a significant effect on fat oxidation. While some of the effects were originally attributed to the caffeine content of green tea, researchers discovered that there was more to it than caffeine alone. The same amount of caffeine as was in the green tea, administered alone, failed to change energy expenditure in other studies. This led researchers to believe that there is some interaction going on with the active ingredients of green tea that promotes increased metabolism and fat oxidation. 

The researchers indicated that their findings have substantial implications for weight control. A 4% overall increase in 24-hour energy expenditure was attributed to the green tea extract, however, the research found that the extra expenditure took place during the daytime. This led them to conclude that, since thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) contributes 8-10% of daily energy expenditure in a typical subject, that this 4% overall increase in energy expenditure due to the green tea actually translated to a 35-43% increase in daytime thermogenesis. 

Of critical importance to thyroid patients is the fact that none of the research subjects reported any side effects, and no significant differences in heart rates were noticed. In this respect, green tea extract is different from some of the prescription drugs for obesity, and herbal products like ephedra, which can raise heart rates and blood pressure, and are not recommended for many individuals, in particular, those with thyroid disease who may be particularly sensitive to stimulants. 

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