Green tea has been used medicinally for centuries, dating all the way back to the Han Dynasty in the early 200s.
Over the years, people have continued to lean on it for its potential health benefits. Recently, scientists have set out to discover whether green tea (or, more specifically, green tea extract) truly is as good as it’s been viewed throughout history.
Read on to find out why green tea extract is good for you, what its health benefits are, and why we harness its power at Optihealth!
Why Green Tea Extract?
Health enthusiasts have long been proponents of green tea extract—a supplement made from green tea.
Green tea has been linked to increased energy, metabolism, and health in many aspects of the body. Green tea extract contains the same vitamins, polyphenols, and bioflavonoids that green tea does, meaning it could potentially offer powerful antioxidant benefits, including a secret weapon for health—Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a plant compound in green tea.
Recent science has confirmed that green tea extract does indeed offer plenty of potential health benefits! Here are five health benefits that have been linked to green tea extract.
1. Green Tea Extract and Heart Health
Studies show that green tea extract could offer many benefits for heart health.
A 2016 study showed that when subjects took green tea extract supplements everyday, their LDL cholesterol levels dropped by 4%. Women with initially high triglyceride levels also experienced a decrease in triglycerides. Both LDL cholesterol and triglycerides impact the risk of heart disease.
A Japanese study showed that people who consume high levels of green tea everyday are up to 26% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.
Green tea extract has also been linked to lower blood pressure.
2. Green Tea Extract and Cancer
Green tea extract could offer another hidden benefit—cancer prevention.
Tea has long been studied as a cancer preventative due to its high natural antioxidant levels. Green tea in particular has the highest levels of antioxidants that could battle cancer-causing oxidative stress.
It has been shown to fight oxidative stress, a risk factor for cancer. In fact, green tea extract has been linked to the prevention of lung cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, and more.
3. Green Tea Extract and Brain Health
Green tea extract’s benefits also extend to the brain. It has been linked to lower anxiety and depression. Many consider green tea to be nature’s antidepressant!
The extract has also been shown to increase performance task and lead to higher cognitive function, focus, and memory,
Some studies have even shown that green tea extract could reduce age-related memory loss and possibly even prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
4. Green Tea Extract and Skin Health
The polyphenols in green tea could even help reverse skin damage caused by UV rays and prevent and treat acne.
In mice, green tea extract has reversed damage, helped prevent visible signs of aging, and lowered the risk of skin cancer.
5. Green Tea Extract and Weight Loss
People have connected green tea to weight loss for many years, but does the science back it up? It turns out the answer is yes.
Studies show that green tea can increase fat oxidation, meaning it can help burn fat even while your body is at rest.
Other studies indicate that green tea is able to help the body metabolize fat during exercise, potentially leading to even more effective weight loss when paired with a fitness regimen.
Why We Use Green Tea Extract
It’s clear based on the science that green tea extract offers the body plenty of potential benefits, from cancer prevention to weight loss.
That’s why we knew we needed to incorporate it into our OPCXtra. OPCXtra is a combination of OPCs, powerful super antioxidants that work together to fight oxidative stress and heal the body from free radical damage.
OPCXtra uses green tea extract, along with red wine extract, grape seed extract, bilberry extract, and pine bark extract, each one strengthening the effects of the others.
And because we know how powerful and how important OPCs can be for the body, we offer a 365-day money-back guarantee—our family’s promise to you!
What the Optihealth Family is Saying About OPCXtra
“Great product for good price! I'm on my third bottle! I feel good, less pains and aches for sure. My skin looks better and my sleep pattern improved significantly!” -Patrycja
“Love it. I have been taking OPCXtra for over 4 years. I feel it helps my knees, my blood pressure and my cholesterol! -Donna
“Love it! This is a great way to lose weight! I have two shakes a day and a regular evening meal. Have lost one belt notch already in two weeks on this product and it tastes good too.” -PH
Try OPCXtra for yourself today and get the benefits of green tea extract in your daily routine!
Sources and Further Reading:
- Beneficial effects of green tea: A literature review
- Effects of green tea catechin extract on serum lipids in postmenopausal women: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial1,2
- Green tea may lower heart disease risk
- Cancer Prevention with Green Tea and Its Principal Constituent, EGCG: from Early Investigations to Current Focus on Human Cancer Stem Cells
- Anticancer effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate nanoemulsion on lung cancer cells through the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase signaling pathway
- Green tea effects on cognition, mood and human brain function: A systematic review
- Green Tea Intake and Risks for Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review
- Protective Mechanisms of Green Tea Polyphenols in Skin
- The Effect of Green Tea Extract on Fat Oxidation at Rest and during Exercise: Evidence of Efficacy and Proposed Mechanisms
- Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health