Antioxidants | Cardiovascular Health and Cholesterol | Weight Control |
Green tea extract is obtained from leaves of evergreen plant Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze, infusion of which is one of the most ancient beverages in the world.
It has always been used as a traditional remedy in Chinese medicine (for longevity and for a strong immune system, for energy enhancement, headaches, depression, digestion and detoxification); science today supports its health benefits such as antioxidant, antiproliferative, antimicrobial and antiviral properties, beside promoting lipolysis (thermogenic effect) and regulating fat accumulation. Beneficial role of green tea is mainly due to its high content in ﬂavonoids, particularly catechines (mainly epigallocatechin-gallate).
Catechins are thought to stimulate fat mobilization and oxidation both at rest and during exercise by potentially acting at Sympathetic Nervous System level, thus positively impacting on cardiovascular health and weight loss.