Why Does Nu-Brain Plus Formula Contain Green Tea Extract?
Disclaimer – I make no health claims about Nu-brain plus formula. I merely wish to discuss one of the key ingredients to see if there is much evidence both scientific and anecdotal in support of it’s possible health effects.
We have known about the effects of Green Tea for centuries, well the Japanese and Chinese have at least. The rest of the world is only now catching on. The plant used is the Camellia sinensis plant, which is the same plant used to make white tea and black tea. It might be the same plant, but there is a big difference in effect. Green tea has not undergone the decay and oxidation that other teas like black tea have suffered. Thats why I am happy that HealthyNUliving have included it in Nu-Brain Plus formula.
Green tea is full of polyphenols (also known as catechins). There have been many studies that seem to support the health benefits of polyphenols. Specifically, it appears that this particular compound has an antioxidant effect by neutralizing free radicals in the body. Free radicals are believed to amplify the ageing process. Read more about polyphenols here.
Green Tea Extract in Nu-Brain Plus Formula – What Does The Evidence Say?
Green Tea Extract benefits and uses may include:
- This Study showed that people taking green tea extract experienced more weightloss.
- Harvard University believes it may support cardiovascular health
- This study found that it may have a protective effect to cellular function.
- In a review of research it was found that it may improve cognition (e.g. benefits in memory and attention) and brain function.
- This study found that it may protect athletes and help with muscular recovery.
Here are is some anecdotal evidence which may explain why HealthyNUliving decided to include this compound in NuBrain Plus formula.
- Does Green Tea Extract Boost Brain Cognition: One study I just read found that green tea extract was found to have clear beneficial effects on sustained attention, memory, and suppression of distraction.
- Can Green Tea burn fat?: One exhaustive study that did a review of many different studies found that there appears to be evidence that Consumption of green tea extract has been shown to increase fat oxidation and energy expenditure.
- Does Green Tea Extract help athletes?: In one study they gave green tea extract to sprinters. They found that those particular sprinters were able to run further and recover faster. In another study they gave the supplement to another group of runners for 4 weeks. Once again they found that it seemed to protect them from oxidative stress and improve recovery.
- Can Green Tea Extract Protect the Heart : I found a study from 2012 that gave Green Tea Extract to extremely unhealthy participants. These people were obese and had high blood pressure. That study concluded that Green tea extract reduces blood pressure, inflammatory biomarkers, and oxidative stress and improves parameters associated with insulin resistance in obese, hypertensive patients.
Its All About The Catechins
Catechins are a branch of phenolic substances abounding in tea. You will also find them in chocolate and certain berries. These compounds are known to have a strong protective (antioxidant) effect, particularly Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is not the only catechin present in the Green Tea Extract inside Nu-Brain Plus Formula. There are in fact three others which are listed below. When Green Tea Extract is put into Nu-Brain Plus formula it contains a high EGCG content. This is important because it has all the good stuff, without all the caffeine. Lower quality supplements tend to just be crushed up leaves, which are much less effective.
- Epicatechin Gallate