Connect
To Top


Green Tea Remedy


Green tea and supplementation

Epigallocatechin gallate, better known as EGCG, is the potent antioxidant found in green tea that is often extracted and used in commercial fat-burner formulas. “EGCG is the compound believed to break down fat cells and prevent new ones from forming.” While EGCG has proven to be powerful in vitro, poor bioavailability in the human body hampers its health and physique-boosting potential.

Researchers in Australia found one way to markedly improve uptake of the valuable nutrient: take it on an empty stomach. In the experiment, subjects who took EGCG capsules with water first thing in the morning experienced blood levels of EGCG that were four times greater than those who took the capsules with a light breakfast or infused into a whey-containing smoothie.

Other sources suggest that taking EGCG with a cup of brewed green tea and a dose of fish oil will further enhance its efficacy.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Featured Post

  • Staying on Track While Injured

    The last time I threw my back out was over two years ago while pushing my deadlift limits. I knew I...

    irongraphicsJune 10, 2019
  • When is the Best Time of the Day to Train?

    . With the popularity of 24/7 fitness centers and home gyms, one can seemingly get in an exercise session whenever convenient...

    ironashleyMay 15, 2019
  • Banana Vanilla Protein Pancakes

    Say goodbye to frozen waffles. We’ve got your new favorite high-protein breakfast option.   In a Blender combine: 1/2 cup old...

    ironashleyApril 26, 2019
  • Build a Balanced Bikini Body with IFBB Pro Breena Martinez

    . . Truth: You won’t get a balanced bikini body by under eating and spending countless hours on the treadmill. Contrary...

    ironashleyJanuary 14, 2019
  • Get A Good Workout with Mike Rashid

    Muscle sensation Mike Rashid, whose motto is “Train Your Mind as Hard as You Train Your Body,” explains his shoulder massifier step...

    Cindy MamJuly 16, 2018
  • Interview Q&A with Amber Dawn Fokken

    It’s hard not to be captivated when looking at Amber Dawn Fokken. Her striking blue eyes and perfect physique are a...

    Cindy MamJuly 9, 2018
  • Making The Right Decisions

    What you put into your body goes a long way to maintaining your health. By Jay Campbell and Jim Brown  ...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 24, 2017
  • Are Macros The Key To Your Goals?

    The difference between looking good and feeling good is more than just a number. By Raphael Konforti MS, CPT   “You...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 23, 2017
  • Abs, Now!

    The exercises and focus you need to craft the eye-popping abs you want. By Adam Clark, CPT   Summer is gone....

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 20, 2017