Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 51
  1. #1
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline

    Question What's better - Green Tea Extract Pills or drinking regular Green Tea?

    As the topic says.

    What is better, Green Tea Extract Pills or drinking regular Green Tea?

    I have been drinking Green Tea because it was so cheap at walmart, 40 tea bags for like $4.

    Just wondering if there is added benefit by taking the caspules... Or is drinking green tea better than taking the capsules.

    Thanks.
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Non-Famous Non-Scientist koard31's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Missouri, United States
    Stats: 6'1", 178 lbs
    Posts: 3,199
    BodyPoints: 10
    Rep Power: 6439
    koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit koard31's BodySpace
    koard31 is offline
    Stick with drinking the tea.
    A fan of not overthinking.
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    I know this may sound dumb... But... Is "green tea extract" the same stuff inside the tea bag ?

    Are they basically putting the components of the tea bag into a capsule?

    If so, couldn't you just open up the tea bag and eat some of the contents for same effect?
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Ubermensch GeordieArtois's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    Age: 30
    Stats: 6'1"
    Posts: 1,137
    BodyPoints: 1519
    Rep Power: 4442
    GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GeordieArtois has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit GeordieArtois's BodySpace
    GeordieArtois is offline
    I'm reasonably sure that green tea extract contains much more active ingredient than tea itself, up to 7 times as much per serving? please someone correct me if I'm wrong I don't want to misinform.

    Primaforce make a quality and relatively inexpensive product.
    Currently cutting

    Supplements:

    Caffeine
    Syntrax whey shake
    Creapure monohydrate
    Driven Sports Lean Xtreme
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Has anyone ever opened up their tea-bag and just eaten the tea without brewing it?
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    nevigsawkufelgnisaton in10city's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2005
    Location: New York, United States
    Posts: 24,703
    BodyPoints: 7900
    Rep Power: 33879
    in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) in10city has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit in10city's BodySpace
    in10city is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    As the topic says.

    What is better, Green Tea Extract Pills or drinking regular Green Tea?

    I have been drinking Green Tea because it was so cheap at walmart, 40 tea bags for like $4.

    Just wondering if there is added benefit by taking the caspules... Or is drinking green tea better than taking the capsules.

    Thanks.
    The bioavailability of a number of the polyphenols is typically better with an extract than brewed green tea. Depending on the product, the extract could also be a more concentrated source of those polyphenols. It just really comes down to needing to drink a couple of cups of tea vs. taking one or two (quality) extract pills.
    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    10 30 10 shadar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 165 lbs
    Posts: 13,795
    Rep Power: 15258
    shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit shadar's BodySpace
    shadar is offline
    Originally Posted by GeordieArtois View Post
    I'm reasonably sure that green tea extract contains much more active ingredient than tea itself, up to 7 times as much per serving? please someone correct me if I'm wrong I don't want to misinform.

    This is correct. An extract is just that, an extract. They are extracting for the active ingredients. Each will be different, which is why you need to see what they are extracting for. EGCG being the important part.

    Green tea doesn't exactly yield too much in the way of benefits though as far as I am aware. I've seen Rhizome say that it yields as close to zero benefit as is possible while still being shown to potentially have some benefit. Perhaps in10city will give his opinion as to the efficacy of the polyphenols.
    Latest Reviews:

    My huge list of informative links: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132306613

    Xtreme Formulations UP2 Multi-Flavor Review!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129562583
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    EDC brah rhadam's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Stats: 6'1", 208 lbs
    Posts: 21,503
    Rep Power: 67460
    rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit rhadam's BodySpace
    rhadam is offline
    I was under the impression that pill form works better than drinking the tea. I need to look back in to this, last time i researched was in my last college nutrition class a couple years ago.

    Edit: Heh didn't read any posts, guess we've already been talking about how extract is superior
    Last edited by rhadam; 01-26-2011 at 11:33 AM.
    bodyrecomposition
    alanaragonblog
    ncbi
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by rhadam View Post
    I was under the impression that pill form works better than drinking the tea. I need to look back in to this, last time i researched was in my last college nutrition class a couple years ago.
    Awesome let us know what you find.

    The pills are starting to sound like the better way to go.

    However, the price of 40 green tea bags is only like $4... well i guess the green tea capsules are pretty cheap on bodybuilding.com

    What is the best brand of green tea pills?

    Thanks guys!
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Non-Famous Non-Scientist koard31's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Missouri, United States
    Stats: 6'1", 178 lbs
    Posts: 3,199
    BodyPoints: 10
    Rep Power: 6439
    koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit koard31's BodySpace
    koard31 is offline
    As shadar stated, green tea doesn't really yield that much. The reason I stated to keep drinking the tea is that if you enjoy the tea itself, that benefit is most likely larger than that you receive from the ingredients.
    A fan of not overthinking.
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User JP83's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Location: Naperville, Illinois, United States
    Age: 31
    Stats: 5'11", 239 lbs
    Posts: 2,151
    Rep Power: 607
    JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) JP83 has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit JP83's BodySpace
    JP83 is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    Awesome let us know what you find.

    The pills are starting to sound like the better way to go.

    However, the price of 40 green tea bags is only like $4... well i guess the green tea capsules are pretty cheap on bodybuilding.com

    What is the best brand of green tea pills?

    Thanks guys!
    Primafroce Lean Grean. Take 2 pills daily. One in the morning and one at night.
    "Eat food, drink food, train hard...Repeat Often!!!"
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    10 30 10 shadar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 165 lbs
    Posts: 13,795
    Rep Power: 15258
    shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit shadar's BodySpace
    shadar is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    Awesome let us know what you find.

    The pills are starting to sound like the better way to go.

    However, the price of 40 green tea bags is only like $4... well i guess the green tea capsules are pretty cheap on bodybuilding.com

    What is the best brand of green tea pills?

    Thanks guys!
    Are you taking it for fat loss? If so... time to find better solutions
    Latest Reviews:

    My huge list of informative links: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132306613

    Xtreme Formulations UP2 Multi-Flavor Review!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129562583
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by koard31 View Post
    As shadar stated, green tea doesn't really yield that much. The reason I stated to keep drinking the tea is that if you enjoy the tea itself, that benefit is most likely larger than that you receive from the ingredients.
    Well green tea isn't that great of a taste. Sure when it's warm it feels good on the throat, especially if I have a sore throat.

    Also drinking green tea sometimes makes my mouth feel a little dehydrated, not sure why.

    I wouldn't mind switching to capsules.
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    Are you taking it for fat loss? If so... time to find better solutions
    Not really. I am relying on my diet and caloric-deficit for my fat loss.

    I started drinking Green Tea as a replacement for Diet Coke.

    I use to drink like 8 Diet Cokes a day, now I am down to 3... I was/am severly addicted to Diet Coke.

    So drinking the Green Tea has helped me quite a bit to cut back on Diet Cokes.

    I was also sick for a few days and the Green Tea really felt good on my throat, and I felt like it probably helped me get over my cold. Not sure if that is just coincidence or not.
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    EDC brah rhadam's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Stats: 6'1", 208 lbs
    Posts: 21,503
    Rep Power: 67460
    rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit rhadam's BodySpace
    rhadam is offline
    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    This is correct. An extract is just that, an extract. They are extracting for the active ingredients. Each will be different, which is why you need to see what they are extracting for. EGCG being the important part.

    Green tea doesn't exactly yield too much in the way of benefits though as far as I am aware. I've seen Rhizome say that it yields as close to zero benefit as is possible while still being shown to potentially have some benefit. Perhaps in10city will give his opinion as to the efficacy of the polyphenols.
    Well from random pubmed musings, i've seen a ton of studies on the benefits. It increases metabolic rate, it's catechin component helps lower bodyfat and cholesterol, and i think i even saw something about inhibiting fatty acids or something, and it's also been found to regulate glucose. And that's not even mentioning it's antioxidant and cognitive benefits.
    bodyrecomposition
    alanaragonblog
    ncbi
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Registered User Xeric's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: So Cal.
    Age: 27
    Posts: 441
    Rep Power: 53
    Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) Xeric has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    Xeric is offline
    There was also a study done showing EGCG's positive effects on cardio...no idea where I read it, maybe someone else knows.
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    10 30 10 shadar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 165 lbs
    Posts: 13,795
    Rep Power: 15258
    shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit shadar's BodySpace
    shadar is offline
    Originally Posted by rhadam View Post
    Well from random pubmed musings, i've seen a ton of studies on the benefits. It increases metabolic rate, it's catechin component helps lower bodyfat and cholesterol, and i think i even saw something about inhibiting fatty acids or something, and it's also been found to regulate glucose. And that's not even mentioning it's antioxidant and cognitive benefits.
    There are a lot of studies showing little to no benefit as well. I haven't looked at them in ages but recall seeing a huge range of results.


    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    Not really. I am relying on my diet and caloric-deficit for my fat loss.

    I started drinking Green Tea as a replacement for Diet Coke.

    I use to drink like 8 Diet Cokes a day, now I am down to 3... I was/am severly addicted to Diet Coke.

    So drinking the Green Tea has helped me quite a bit to cut back on Diet Cokes.

    I was also sick for a few days and the Green Tea really felt good on my throat, and I felt like it probably helped me get over my cold. Not sure if that is just coincidence or not.
    Then what would the purpose of green tea caps be for you? It sounds like you have liked the actual act of drinking the tea.
    Latest Reviews:

    My huge list of informative links: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132306613

    Xtreme Formulations UP2 Multi-Flavor Review!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129562583
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    EDC brah rhadam's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Stats: 6'1", 208 lbs
    Posts: 21,503
    Rep Power: 67460
    rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) rhadam has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit rhadam's BodySpace
    rhadam is offline
    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    There are a lot of studies showing little to no benefit as well. I haven't looked at them in ages but recall seeing a huge range of results.




    Then what would the purpose of green tea caps be for you? It sounds like you have liked the actual act of drinking the tea.
    Ya i think you're correct, one of those things that has plenty of clinicals for either side.
    bodyrecomposition
    alanaragonblog
    ncbi
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Registered User jphansen's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Stats: 5'10", 160 lbs
    Posts: 1,713
    Rep Power: 622
    jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jphansen has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit jphansen's BodySpace
    jphansen is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    As the topic says.

    What is better, Green Tea Extract Pills or drinking regular Green Tea?

    I have been drinking Green Tea because it was so cheap at walmart, 40 tea bags for like $4.

    Just wondering if there is added benefit by taking the caspules... Or is drinking green tea better than taking the capsules.

    Thanks.
    Research still isn't very good behind EGCG (extract) and its fat-burning/metabolism properties, according to NIH. But the actual tea has some metabolism support, if only for the caffeine content. Go with the real stuff.
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Banned jimbb4life's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Age: 44
    Posts: 181
    Rep Power: 0
    jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) jimbb4life has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    jimbb4life is offline
    eh - decent for antioxidants - as far as for fatloss - sketchy at best -id say thumbs down.
    All in all a tasty beverage, when used with an artifical sweetener low in cals, and a good source of antioxidants. Good beverage alternative when tired of water. Also provides a mild caffeine boost.
    I really see no significant benfit to an extracted pill form.
    Drink the tea IMO....
    Reply With Quote

  21. #21
    Banned drewcons's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Age: 31
    Posts: 28
    Rep Power: 0
    drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000) drewcons has a brilliant future. Third best rank! (+40000)
    drewcons is offline
    Tea-GCG

    good stuff
    Reply With Quote

  22. #22
    Mr. Waffles GymRat128's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Age: 32
    Posts: 4,875
    Rep Power: 11500
    GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GymRat128 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit GymRat128's BodySpace
    GymRat128 is offline
    I love green tea, always got 6-7 boxes of Yogi Green tea's in my kitchen, Rather have the actual tea bags compared to a pill, takes 2 min to prepare..add a teaspoon of honey and your good too go and it taste great, Plus if you got dark circles under your eyes, you freeze the tea bags for 2-3 hours and you put it under your eyes they go away after a couple weeks ( put some wax paper on a plate then put the tea bag on top of it so it wont stick)
    Reply With Quote

  23. #23
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    Then what would the purpose of green tea caps be for you? It sounds like you have liked the actual act of drinking the tea.
    Well I have assumed that my Diet Coke addiction is due to the caffiene in the product (especially because i can taste difference in caffiene-free version).

    So when I found green tea, it has a similar amount of caffiene as Diet Coke.

    So if the caps deliver the caffiene in pill form, perhaps that will help me stop drinking diet cokes.

    If my body is getting the caffiene from a pill i am assuming I won't crave a diet coke?
    Reply With Quote

  24. #24
    Registered User Mr.Cooper69's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Stats: 5'10", 185 lbs
    Posts: 20,519
    Rep Power: 88466
    Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mr.Cooper69 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Mr.Cooper69's BodySpace
    Mr.Cooper69 is offline
    Actually extract
    PES

    The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES

    www.pescience.com/insider
    www.bodybuilding.com/store/physique-enhancing-science.html
    Reply With Quote

  25. #25
    Non-Famous Non-Scientist koard31's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Missouri, United States
    Stats: 6'1", 178 lbs
    Posts: 3,199
    BodyPoints: 10
    Rep Power: 6439
    koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit koard31's BodySpace
    koard31 is offline
    It sounds like you want to take the capsules and just looking for someone to say take them. So, take them!

    Just be sure to replace the hydration you were getting with the green tea with additional water.
    A fan of not overthinking.
    Reply With Quote

  26. #26
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by koard31 View Post
    It sounds like you want to take the capsules and just looking for someone to say take them. So, take them!

    Just be sure to replace the hydration you were getting with the green tea with additional water.
    Hah. I'm thinking I should do both. Maybe down some green tea pills if I don't have time for a nice warm mug of the brew.

    Best of both worlds eh?

    But really I made this thread because i'm sure other people have this same question in their head and it might make for a good debate.
    Reply With Quote

  27. #27
    10 30 10 shadar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 165 lbs
    Posts: 13,795
    Rep Power: 15258
    shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit shadar's BodySpace
    shadar is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    Well I have assumed that my Diet Coke addiction is due to the caffiene in the product (especially because i can taste difference in caffiene-free version).

    So when I found green tea, it has a similar amount of caffiene as Diet Coke.

    So if the caps deliver the caffiene in pill form, perhaps that will help me stop drinking diet cokes.

    If my body is getting the caffiene from a pill i am assuming I won't crave a diet coke?

    Why not just buy caffeine tablets then? They are a lot cheaper and you could break them into 1/4's to get 50mg (similar to a coke). But I really don't think it's the caffeine that you're craving. You've just developed a habit and you're trying to break it. Just keep reducing quantities and substituting something else.

    Green tea caps are not the solution for you at all.
    Latest Reviews:

    My huge list of informative links: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132306613

    Xtreme Formulations UP2 Multi-Flavor Review!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129562583
    Reply With Quote

  28. #28
    NPC Bodybuilder Sulutuk's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Stats: 9'0", 999 lbs
    Posts: 1,078
    Rep Power: 688
    Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) Sulutuk has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    Visit Sulutuk's BodySpace
    Sulutuk is offline
    Originally Posted by shadar View Post
    Why not just buy caffeine tablets then? They are a lot cheaper and you could break them into 1/4's to get 50mg (similar to a coke). But I really don't think it's the caffeine that you're craving. You've just developed a habit and you're trying to break it. Just keep reducing quantities and substituting something else.

    Green tea caps are not the solution for you at all.
    Very insightful. I have actually never thought of taking straight caffiene pills.

    A few weeks ago before I was looking into Jolt caffiene gum... but found out its loaded with sugar.

    Would it be better to take straight caffiene pills or green tea pills?
    Reply With Quote

  29. #29
    Non-Famous Non-Scientist koard31's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Missouri, United States
    Stats: 6'1", 178 lbs
    Posts: 3,199
    BodyPoints: 10
    Rep Power: 6439
    koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) koard31 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit koard31's BodySpace
    koard31 is offline
    The only thing you have identified as using in green tea is the caffeine so why not just caffeine tablets?
    A fan of not overthinking.
    Reply With Quote

  30. #30
    10 30 10 shadar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'10", 165 lbs
    Posts: 13,795
    Rep Power: 15258
    shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) shadar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit shadar's BodySpace
    shadar is offline
    Originally Posted by Sulutuk View Post
    Very insightful. I have actually never thought of taking straight caffiene pills.

    A few weeks ago before I was looking into Jolt caffiene gum... but found out its loaded with sugar.

    Would it be better to take straight caffiene pills or green tea pills?

    I don't think either is going to help with your love of diet coke. You need to replace a liquid with a different liquid.

    But caffeine pills would be far more effective and cheaper if the caffeine is truly what you need. Make sure you can split them though, 200mg of caffeine would be far too much for your purpose.

    Most green tea pills are caffeine free (10mg or less generally) as well.

    An even better potential solution would be BLAST by nimbus nutrition. It's a liquid with some caffeine, b-vits and electrolytes. Prob the ideal solution for you actually.
    Latest Reviews:

    My huge list of informative links: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=132306613

    Xtreme Formulations UP2 Multi-Flavor Review!
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=129562583
    Reply With Quote

Reply
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What's Better: Green Mag or SizeOn?
    By BerkeleyBoy in forum Supplements
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 09:46 PM
  2. drinking green tea or popping pills?
    By nareshisking in forum Losing Fat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-01-2005, 11:34 PM
  3. Which is better? Green Tea or Extract?
    By MrMel in forum Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-04-2005, 07:17 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-19-2005, 03:04 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-06-2004, 09:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout