[Review] Turbocharge Fat Loss, Burn Belly Fat, And Fortify Your Health With Green Tea Extract (GTE)
Green tea is liquid, chartreuse gold. And you NEED to be chugging it, or taking it in the form of green tea extract (GTE). Every drop — or pill-powered shot of powdered extract — that trickles through the body stimulates fat incineration and induces a barrage of potent health benefits. Perks include:
- improves insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
- research indicates that it prevents tumor growth and various types of cancer.
- drops cholesterol, slashes the risk of developing heart disease, AND reduces the probability of dying from it.
- fights inflammation and inflammatory diseases.
The majority of the superpowers in green tea (and subsequently green tea extract) come gratis courtesy of compounds called catechins, specifically EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). EGCG is the most prevalent form of polyphenol in green tea, and makes up about 50-75% of its overall catechin content.
But green tea and EGCG’s powerhouse benefits go further, into the realm of aesthetics — they significantly accelerate fat loss, specifically from the belly. Here’s how it all goes down.
How Green Tea Extract (GTE) Enhances Fat Burn & Weight Loss
Green tea extract is the only “fat burner” or weight-loss pill you should EVER spend your money on. In supplement form, GTE is an extremely convenient, SAFE way to accelerate fat loss and ultimately craft a chiseled-out physique. When it enters your system it increases fat oxidation — a juicy, opportunistic window to absolutely incinerate body fat.
This is HUGE. Fat oxidation is the body’s way of breaking down large molecules of stored fat (triglycerides) into smaller molecules (free fatty acids) that it can then use for energy. Green tea extract triggers the body to proactively release more stored fat into the bloodstream, which YOU can then burn off at a higher clip during an intense workout.
Imagine a gumball machine as a collection of stored fat molecules. Elevated fat oxidation means more gumballs leave the machine at a higher rate (more gumballs per quarter) — once they’re out, they’re ready and waiting to be burned off.
Here’s the kicker: GTE packs the biggest punch only when YOU bust your ass and capitalize. It works effectively when YOU push to your absolute max — and the rewards are lucrative.
Normally, the body has to cut through stored carbs (glycogen) before it can really prioritize fat-burning — GTE shifts some of that energy expenditure away from stored carbs and displaces it with stored fat. Higher % fat burned immediately; lower % body fat in the long run.
Through that process, green tea extract effectively mobilizes the troops for fatty bloodbath; take it prior to a workout and you’ll slaughter more free-floating fat.
That’s workout optimization and efficiency.
And it gets better — research shows that green tea extract specifically increases abdominal fat loss. Not only are you accelerating weight and fat loss, but it’s coming predominantly from the blubber plastering your core. Cash. It. In.
Green Tea Extract — The Takeaway
Buy it. Not only does GTE pack a TON of incredible health benefits, but it also helps fight hunger and cultivates a well-oiled ecosystem that burns fat at a heightened rate.
I drink green tea AND take green tea extract religiously, especially pre-workout. Seriously, guzzle it all day long and drop a few GTE bombs before a killer sweat-romp.
Go with what’s pure, inexpensive and has a high percentage of EGCG; nothing fancy — I like and recommend Nutrigold or NOW Foods Green Tea Extract.
Take 500-1000mg before any workout, or first thing in the morning.
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