Supplements have become a big health and fitness trend in recent years, with claims they can help a variety of ailments. From joints to heart health, evidence is emerging continuously suggesting ways certain supplements might help. When it comes to reducing visceral fat, scientists have found green tea supplements may be the answer.
“We report here that a green tea extract stimulates brown adipose tissue thermogenesis to an extent which is much greater than can be attributed to its caffeine content,” noted the study.
It concluded that green tea extract is rich in catechins which significantly reduced visceral fat area in individuals with high visceral fat area.
Similar to green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants.
Both catechins and caffeine have been shown to assist in weight loss by regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis.
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Green tea has been shown to boost this process by making your body more effective at burning calories, which can lead to weight loss.
EGCG is a catechin, with numerous studies suggesting it being key when it comes to losing belly fat.
The effect may be strengthened when green tea extract supplements are combined with exercise.
Other possible supplements for fat loss include:
- Chromium Picolinate
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
- Green Coffee Extract
- Guar Gum
It’s important to consult with your GP before embarking on any new supplements for fat loss.