Green Tea offers you antioxidants and great health benefits. Green Tea Extract provides a more concentrated amount of those benefits. As mentioned in our ‘Antioxidants Go Skin Deep Article’ from a couple of weeks ago, adding antioxidants in your diet will help to keep your skin looking healthy, vibrant and hydrated. What we didn’t discuss, however, is that certain antioxidants can be beneficial for those wanting to lose weight as well. Recent findings suggest that green tea extract helped reduce body fat mass, visceral fat and subcutaneous fat in a 12-week, double-blind study of 195 healthy normal to overweight men and women, aged 24 to 64 years old.
Green tea extract is rich in catechins and eigallocatechingallate, known as very powerful antioxidants. These compounds increase thermogenesis, or the body’s rate of burning fat calories, according to a recent study by professor Abdul Dulloo of the Institute of Physiology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. The antioxidant power of green tea extract is 200 times more powerful than that of vitamin E, and 25 to 100 times more powerful than the antioxidant effect of vitamin C.
When green tea extract and grape seed extract (another antioxidant) are combined not only do you have more antioxidant activity you can actually reconstitute more vitamin E and C for your body to use in rebuilding cartilage, connective tissue and help fight off the signs of aging.
Getting Your Daily Dose
Sequence XO offers to great solutions to get your daily dose of Green Tea Extract. Fusion and Radiance are formulated with green tea, white tea and grape seed extract and other nutrients to maximize antioxidant intake. Each formula has its own unique benefit within the body and if you use the two formulas together, you can see extraordinary results. Fusion specifically, increases energy levels naturally and provide a formula that will complement your weight management goals. Radiance will help your skin increase in hydration and elasticity. Radiance at only 30 calories per serving is a great alternative to fruit juice in the morning. Use Fusion at lunchtime for an added energy boost in the afternoon.