Wouldn’t it be nice to indulge during theBiotoxGold Reviewholidays and either lose or not gain weight? How about green tea? It’s green for the holiday season, warm, has no calories and has a lot of positive benefits. I reviewed the research on green tea for weight loss and the results are mixed. One study showed a possible benefit using a standardized extract containing 25% epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin.
Before buying a green tea supplement, there are a few things you should be aware of. Labels are confusing. ECGC is found in many compounds with various names such as catechins, and flavonols, which are part of a class of compounds called polyphenols. These compounds have antioxidants in them and have shown some antibacterial and anticancer properties but may not have the concentration of ECGC necessary for weight loss. Look for products that state the amount of “EGCG” and use a standardized extract of 25%. More importantly, liver toxicity has been associated with some green tea supplements.
A specific extract (Exolise from Arkopharma) has been removed from the market. It may have been due to the extraction process that may have produced toxic compounds.