Archaeological evidence from China and India suggests that people have been drinking tea for about 5,000 years. Its popularity is now worldwide. Among its many health benefits, it has become one of the best herbs for healthy weight management. Indeed, green tea and weight loss have almost become synonymous. Moreover, its benefits can be boosted in combination with other herbs, such as ginseng, dandelion, ginger, and licorice.
Green Tea – The Star of the Show
The main active ingredient of green tea, EGCG, is one of the most powerful antioxidants in the plant kingdom. It carries twice the antioxidant punch of resveratrol, found in red wine. Furthermore, University of Kansas researcher, Dr. Lester A. Mitscher, states that EGCG is at least 100 times better than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E in protecting cells from DNA damage.
That is only the beginning of what EGCG and its related tea polyphenols can do. Their benefits on liver health help drive the proper metabolism of fat, thereby keeping unwanted belly fat in check. Green tea polyphenolics also promote cardiovascular health, reduce the incidence of many forms of cancer, aid digestive functions, and help regulate blood sugar.
Of course, folks using skin care products from Jadience Herbal Formulas already appreciate the benefits of green tea for good skin health.
Synergizing Herbs for Weight Loss
Although green tea is wonderful by itself, it is even more powerful in formulas where it is combined with other herbs that synergize with it. Many herbs can fill this role. A short list of key examples include the following:
Ginseng: This herb is known to help stabilize blood sugar and to reduce cravings for sweets. Both of these effects are important for lowering the fattening effects of sugar. As a bonus, ginseng also reduces fatigue and enhances overall physical and mental wellness. It is one of the best tonic herbs in the world.
Dandelion: Detoxification is crucial for getting liver and kidneys unstuck metabolically. This is where dandelion is particularly important. Furthermore, research published in 2014 from the IMDEA Food Institute in Madrid, Spain, shows how dandelion extracts inhibit the formation and growth of fat cells.
Ginger: The calming effect that ginger root has on digestion is widely known. Underlying this property is ginger’s ability to stimulate stomach secretions, including enzymes that aid the breakdown of fat. Ginger has also been found to boost the bioavailability of other ingredients in herbal mixtures.
Licorice: This herb contains antioxidants that are particularly helpful in calming inflammation of the upper GI tract. It also protects liver health, which is so important for healthy fat metabolism.
These are just a few examples of the herbs that are important in a weight management formula. They are helpful for keeping your liver in good health, for maintaining your target weight and, if need be, for losing weight. A top formula should contain all of these and as many as a dozen or so more.
Jadience Herbal Formulas provides excellent examples of what to look for in a weight management formula. The Slimming Formula includes all of the key ingredients as described above, plus numerous other beneficial herbs. All of the ingredients come only from all-natural, wild-crafted herbs.