Green Tea Tablets - 8 Things to Consider When Choosing One

It's like clockwork, when you decide there is a product you want to consider buying, you discover there are hundreds of variations of the same product for sale. How do you sort out all the sales pitches, sizes, qualities, quantities, different prices, honest descriptions, and misrepresentations of product? Green tea tablets are no exception to this dilemma.

Listed below are 8 topics to be considered when choosing a green tea tablet:

1. Why are you buying them? Perhaps you know the health benefits to be attained from green tea but you don't like the taste of the beverage, have no time to brew it, or you want other vitamins and minerals in the same tablet.

2. What are the benefits of caffeine in the tablets? Caffeine has been shown to work with the antioxidant catechins in green tea to help promote weight loss and enhance scavenging of free radicals. Caffeine content in green leaf products is less than half of the amount in the same size cup of coffee.

3. Should decaffeination be considered? Decaffeinated tea in the U.S. has to have less than two percent caffeine content. If you are looking for the benefits of the stimulant, be aware that most green tea tablets are made from the extracts of decaffeinated tea. You should know if the stimulant is present or not if you are sensitive to it.

4. Do they contain additives? Yes, some green tea tablets are marketed as weight loss products and have added caffeine. Some have ephedrine and synephrine weight loss compounds in the products.

5. What warning is listed with them? One pharmacist recommends taking green tea tablets only every other day. Consult your doctor before taking them if you are pregnant, have liver conditions, or take any blood thinners like aspirin or warfarin.

6. Do they contain fillers? Green tea tablets can contain fillers such as colloidal silicon dioxide, modified cellulose gum, dibasic calcium phosphate, and stearic acid.

7. What strengths do they come in? The commonly suggested recommendation is to take 125-500 mg of extract per day, which equals four to ten cups of green tea. Common packaging consists of 100 mg per pill with 35 mg of available EGCG, and 500 mg per pill with 175 mg of available EGCG. Some muscle-building products contain 10,000 mg of extract per pill.

8. Should you consider a total nutritional supplement instead of a green tea tablet? Yes, I would. Why throw darts at a list of vitamins and nutrients and take mega-doses of a few of them. You know the cost and inconvenience of taking several pills daily can end badly. If you have a bad reaction or feel poorly while taking them, how do you decide which one or ones to stop taking? I recommend taking one balanced nutritional supplement that provides a safe maintenance level of natural vitamins and nutrients, day in and day out.

Now it's time to start putting this information to work. I believe you need a healthful diet, regular exercise and should consider taking a quality nutritional supplement. There are natural supplements that contain a balanced amount of many vitamins and nutrients known to promote a healthy body.

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J. Peter Crane is an advocate of living a better life through better nutrition. Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, he'd rather spend money on good food and nutritional supplements than medical bills.

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