Oh man, green tea is good! We can tell you how much we love our green tea, but our products speak for themselves, as green tea is actually the core ingredient in every GURU product. Why you ask? Well, other than the fact that it’s an excellent source of naturally-occurring caffeine, it is absolutely packed with nutrients and powerful antioxidants. This includes fat loss, improved brain function, a lower risk of cancer and many other amazing benefits. Here are 4 fantastic health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies.
Green tea contains caffeine, a known stimulant. However, it doesn’t contain as much as coffee, but just enough to produce an energizing response without causing the negative side effects sometimes associated with too much coffee.
We already know that caffeine causes improvements in various aspects of brain function, including reaction time and memory, improved mood and vigilance. But green tea goes one step further – it contains L-theanine, an amino acid which has anti-anxiety effects, increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain. This combination of caffeine and L-theanine is especially potent at improving brain function.
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols like catechins and flavonoids, which function as powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants have been shown to lower the risk of various types of Cancer. One of the core compounds in green tea is the antioxidant EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), which has been shown to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such significant medicinal properties.
Digestion and Weight Loss
If you check out the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, it is likely that green tea will be on there. This is because green tea has been shown to boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning in human controlled trials. Green tea is known to increase energy expenditure, increase the burning of fat and improving physical performance by stimulating fatty acids and making them available for use as energy. Green tea is a well-known digestive stimulant. It may offer support for digestive disorders such as IBD and is known to reduce intestinal gas.
Protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Not only can green tea improve brain function immediately, studies show that it may also protect your brain as your age. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are the first and second most common neurodegenerative disease in humans, respectively. Multiple studies have shown that the catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons, potentially lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
With all that said, it’s no wonder we decided to use organic green tea extract as one of the primary ingredients in GURU!