Body-building and Serious Fitness
For the serious bodybuilder and fitness junky it has tended to be a question of what supplements to take and green tea supplements have been around for a while. But there is a new wave of thinking that whenever possible and beneficial take to the real thing. In the case of tea – it is a very natural way to take in much needed fluids, and in the case of Tea Cargo’s naturally grown tea there are some real unexpected benefits as well.
Natural is the key word here. These Tea Cargo teas come from the real source of the original tea – ancient Camelia sinensis trees grown on the hillsides of Yunnan Province. Packed locally to retain their goodness. Green tea is ‘green’ because it is not fermented so the active constituents are unaltered and the tea is therefore packed full of polyphenols.
So what is so good about the polyphenols, or flavenols, as the academics call them, found in this tea? For the technically minded they are concentrated Epicatechins or EGCG. There are lots of studies that illustrate green teas performance such as the one written up in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition which discusses teas ability to activate the body’s thermogenic fat burning activity. In the case of this study 690 mg of catechins ingested over 12 weeks significantly reduced total fat area, waist line, skinfold thickness and subcutaneous fat area.
We have a simple thought for those serious about turning up the fat burning machine. Drink natural green tea as your way of keeping up fluid levels and benefit from the following at the same time.
- Increases energy expenditure
- Assists the body’s key fat-burning hormone norepinephrine
- Prolongs thermogenesis
- Provides powerful antioxidants
- Supports a healthy immune system.