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Is green tea extract a fat burner?

Jan 05, 2021

Green tea extract, a well recognized natural plant with health benefits, has also continued to grow in the global tea market. Tea is rich in catechins, which can account for up to 30% of the dry leaf weight. Four of these are the most abundant catechins: epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG, approximately around 68%); epigallocatechin (EGC, approximately 15-18%); epicatechin gallate (ECG, approximately 5-6%); epicatechin (EC, approximately 2-5%) along with trace amounts of gallic acid (GA).

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In recent years, many studies have shown that green tea extracts can stimulate fat oxidation, thermogenesis, and energy expenditure, activate brown fat, and induce the browning of white fat.


1. Elevate the expression of adiponectin (insulin sensitizing hormone), increase the expression of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), the activity of related enzymes such as hormone sensitive lipase, increase energy expenditure and thermogenesis;

2. Increased expression of PPAR - γ, prdm-16, BMP-7, FGF-21, and PGC-1 α genes, which promote thermogenesis and fatty acid oxidation;

3. Upregulated expression of genes such as UCP-1, CPT-1, and CIDEA promotes white fat browning;

4. Inhibits the activity of catechol methoxytransferase, elevates the action time of epinephrine, and stimulates sympathetic nerve activity.

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A patented, decaffeinated green tea extract that completely retains catechin compounds from natural green tea has been developed and is awarded the European prize for the best green tea extract invention.Phytosome phospholipid complex technology was adopted to improve the oral bioavailability by 2-fold.Possess dual efficacy component indicators: catechin content: 19-25%; EGCG content: ≥ 13%.

It was demonstrated in clinical trials that, in conjunction with a hypocaloric diet, 90 days reduced body weight14kg (5 kg lower in controls).

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