Green Tea Weight Loss Products
If you read a lot about weight loss and the products designed to help people achieve their weight loss goals, you know that there are fads and hot new products presented on a regular basis. A product that has become popular for not only weight loss but also for its anti-aging properties, is green tea. Green tea weight loss products are often sold with an emphasis not only on their ability to aid in weight loss, but also to help in a myriad of other ways. Some proponents seem to see green tea as the latest fountain of youth.
As an antioxidant one of green tea’s benefits is said to be aiding in the regeneration of cells within the body. Another benefit of using green tea is that it has a natural laxative properties that help clear toxic substances from your system. The laxative properties should be easy to check. As for clearing toxins, that is where the scientists are supposed to come in to play.
Finding definitive studies on green tea weight loss in humans can be difficult if you’re looking for long-term information. Most of what is out their is generally limited to shorter term investigations. In the short term, some studies seem to indicate that green tea causes increased energy consumption by the body without using stimulants like caffeine. If nothing else, it may help some people as a gentle way to get themselves off of the caffeine habit.
As with many herbal type products, you’re not going to find very many ironclad claims for weight loss. There was even a law suit filed over misleading claims from major beverage producers that resulted in them adding disclaimers to their green tea beverages regarding whether they facilitated weight loss. You should beware of unsubstantiated claims regarding green tea products or any weight loss product you encounter. This is not to say that something can’t work for you without government approval. It is more to caution you that the buyer should always beware when dealing with a product where sellers have a potential to turn a fast buck. Ethics are not high on the priority lists of some people dealing in weight loss products.
In the end, there does not seem to be enough evidence to say for sure that green tea plays a role in weight loss. If you enjoy drinking it though and you follow up with diet and exercise, you might see some weight loss results. Imagine that. Does the weight loss have anything to do with the green tea? I don’t know. It seems that nothing I could find will say for sure that it does. As always, your mileage may vary. I happen to enjoy drinking green tea as a substitute for my former highly caffeinated ways. That’s enough for me right now.