There are millions of people across the world who would give anything to lose weight, but It is very difficult to burn the fat. Luckily, thanks to nature and discovery there are natural products which can help known as dietary supplements.
Green Tea can very comfortably take its place in the least of healthiest drinks. A brief comparison between the two most popular weight loss supplements has been attempted.
Both Garcinia Cambogia and Green Tea, are natural products and are popular antioxidants i.e. they get rid of the harmful radicals in the body.
However, the fact is that these two supplements are designed to work in their specific ways giving the same results lose weight and improve health.
Being originated long ago in Asia and Central Africa regions, Garcinia Cambogia has continued to be an important content of numerous Southeast Asian, Indonesian and Indian recipes.
On the other hand, Green Tea, which originates from China is still mostly consumed in the origin country.
Green Tea Extract uses Camellia sinesis (a species type of plant), which can primarily be found in Vietnam, Japan and China. The leaves of these plants are dried to preserve the nutrients but reduce the oxidation, to be converted to extract.
Constituents and Benefits
The main ingredients of Green Tea are Catechins and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG); while Catechins have amazing anti-oxidizing powers, EGCGs help increase metabolism thus resulting in weight loss.
Studies showed that it has usefulness as treatment for digestion problems like vomiting and diarrhea; and also certain cancers, osteoporosis and headaches.
Numerous studies proved that Green Tea Extracts can help in weight loss. According to scientists, by inhibiting the growth of fat cell, increasing metabolism and excreting fat, this extract assists in weight loss.
Results from research showed that active compound in Green Tea boosts oxidation of fat within two hours of consumption; many say it’s the Catechins and polyphenols doing all the fat burning.
Studies also showed that EGCG can be helpful in preventing cerebral thrombus, arteriosclerosis, high blood lipid and dementia; however using green tea extract raises thermogenesis and makes more of the body efficiently converted to fuel.
Moreover, the caffeine in Green Tea blocks the adenosine in the brain which increases dopamine concentration, controlling the tendency towards addiction.
Garcinia Cambogia mainly is well known for its Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) but it also contains Potassium, Chromium, and Calcium. From long ago, before it was used for weight loss, it had its function in healing digestion issues, reducing menstrual issues, curing ulcers and minimizing joint aches.
Studies have shown that when Garcinia Cambogia enters the body, it does not only stimulate burning the fat but it also suppresses appetite. That stops you from over eating and craving for fatty food.
People tend to eat despite not being hungry when they are anxious or depressed; and Garcinia Cambogia fights that by uplifting the mood using its Serotonin. Serotonin has another function which is to relax the body resulting in good sleep.
In addition, Garcinia Cambogia has been seen to regulate insulin for diabetes patients and keeping their cholesterol low. Clinical tests of Garcinia Cambogia on humans have shown very good positive results. HCA directly boosts metabolism and also controls how fat is processed in the liver by inhibiting conversion of carbohydrate in food into fat. With proper rest, good mood and exercise dieters enhance the chances of getting fit body faster and permanent.
Antioxidants are present in both Garcinia Cambogia and Green Tea which prevent free radical formation in the body. In addition to that, HCA has properties of enhancing immune system which would help you during a cold or flu. Furthermore, HCA is one form of Vit-C which takes care of dental health and provides energy to body.
Both the supplements also are good at improving brain function. Garcinia Cambogia has many other extra benefits over Green Tea
- While Green Tea takes long time to start working, Garcinia Cambogia starts sooner.
- Green Tea doesn’t prevent new fat cell formation which Garcinia Cambogia does.
- The caffeine in a Green Tea extract is about four cups of strong tea. This amount of caffeine does help increase metabolism but some people reported that it makes them restless and sleepless. It takes time to get used to that amount of caffeine.
- Green Tea also do not have the rich fiber that Garcinia Cambogia has. Fibers are essential for the body, helps in peristalsis i.e. moving food along the food pipe.
- Anyone who do not want caffeine can happily use Garcinia Cambogia and get all the benefits.
Dosage and Side Effects
Studies were done to make sure there were no adverse side effects to either of these.
Green Tea: It can be claimed that it does not have many side effects except that very vulnerable people might experience slight constipation or upset stomach. Liver problems were extremely rare. Doctors DO NOT recommend to pregnant women owing to the presence of caffeine.
Our recommendation is if you have a history of health problems, it is better to consult a doctor before deciding on the supplement.
Garcinia Cambogia: Thanks to its all-natural ingredients, Garcinia Cambogia is completely free of side effects except that pregnant women are always asked to be cautious and consult a physician before taking.
Recommendation is to take it thrice a day just before taking breakfast, lunch and dinner with one full-glass water. Taking the right dosage will show amazing results in as short as seven weeks.
is a registered dietitian with over 10 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She has a Master’s degree in Nutritional Science from Dhaka University and has worked with various clients to help them achieve their health goals through personalized diet plans. Mounota is passionate about educating people on the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle and has written extensively on the subject for various publications.