Green tea has long been used by
the Chinese as medicine to treat headaches, body ache,
poor digestion, and improve well-being and life expectancy.
Green tea extract is bioflavonoid rich, and one of
its main uses is fighting free radicals in your body.
Green tea extract contains high level of polyphenols
(a bioflavonoid), and it's also a rich source of EGCG
(an antioxidant), that's over 200 times more potent
than vitamin E in fighting free radicals and pro-oxidants.
The EGCG in green tea extract protects
against digestive and respiratory infections, blocks
the actions of carcinogens which promotes cancer,
is anti-bacterial, and also helps lower cholesterol
However, these days, you seem to
hear more about the weight loss benefits of green
tea more than anything else! Pick up any diet pill,
fat burner on a store shelve and you'll probably see
some form of green tea as an ingredient thrown in
to the mix, along with caffeine and other thermogenic
ingredients. One of the key benefits of green tea
is that it helps thermogenesis without causing jitters
and other unwanted side effects - plus the many healthful
benefits of green tea.
Green Tea Diet Patch for Weight Loss
Many may view green tea as a weight
loss product, but green tea is more than a weight
loss product - it comes with many health benefits.
I won't go in to details about all this, since we
have several articles on green tea that talks about its various health benefits. You can read more about Green
Tea Extract Information here.
Aside from being used as a key ingredient in many fat burners and diet pills, there are also various green tea patches that claim to help with weight loss. You apply the green tea diet patch to your body and leave it on for a period of time letting your body absorb the active ingredients. Many years ago, I had the opportunity to try one such product called "Green Tea 300" sold by 1800Patches. It comes in a patch along with a green tea powder beverage. Here are the nutrition facts:
Serving size: 1 packet (2.2g)
Total Fat 0
Total Carbohydrates <1g
The complete package comes with 15 green tea 300
weight loss patches. How to use them is pretty straight
forward - just remove from the wrapper and peel off
the backing and place it on a hairless area of your
body. The good thing about
these patches is that they are very thin, you won't
really know you have them on, and they're water proof
as well, so you can shower with it on.
Unfortunately, 1800patches has since gone out of business, and I so Green Tea 300 is no longer available. However, there are other green tea patches such as the Smith Sorensen Hoodia and Green Tea Patch. As the name suggests, this weight loss patch consists of both green tea and hoodia gordoni as active ingredients, here are the supplement facts:
You've learned some basic information about green tea above already, so I won't bore you with more green tea extract information. Hoodia gordonii, on the other hand, is another very popular weight loss ingredient that has been found to have appetite suppressing effects. This is a weight loss supplement that has gained mass popularity and following. There are also some scientific studies that supports its claims, and the key active compound is called P57. We have a detailed article about Hoodia Gordonii here.
When it comes to using these green tea patches for weight loss, we've received a real mixed bag of reviews over the years from many different users. Some users report no results experienced, while other users rave about how well the green tea diet patch worked, and there is also a number of users sprinkled in between the two extremes. Results vary from user to user.