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    Just wondering what people think of Green tea? Do you use it in your diet? Does it help a lot when it comes to losing weight?...just a general what do you think of it and do you think it should be in your diet? Thanks everyone.

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    I take it for it's health benefits. It's hard for me to gauge if it helps burn fat on it's own, since it's always stacked with something else. I believe it should be a staple in everyone's diet.
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    I agree with NP. I have recently started using it in a cut, and it gives me energy through the day, it also has great health benefits.

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    And it's cheap as hell if you cap it yourself.

    I cap mine (1fast) in 500mg caps. I take one cap three times a day (1.5g total) and if I'm cutting I'll take 2 caps three times a day (3g total). The '00' caps hold 500mg nicely.
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    i take the powder from 1fast 2 grams a day 50% egcg's i tend to sweat on it..i use it for everything i have read about..do a google search pretty amzing stuff or jsut type in anarchy stack on this forum's search
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTOman
    And it's cheap as hell if you cap it yourself.

    I cap mine (1fast) in 500mg caps. I take one cap three times a day (1.5g total) and if I'm cutting I'll take 2 caps three times a day (3g total). The '00' caps hold 500mg nicely.
    i started green tea for the first time today. so far, i'm just measuring it out with a 1/8 tsp. not very accurate, where did you get the '00' caps that you were referring to?
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    I get the Extract from BAC..Stuff is awsome and cheap too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    i started green tea for the first time today. so far, i'm just measuring it out with a 1/8 tsp. not very accurate, where did you get the '00' caps that you were referring to?
    nevermind, i'm stupid. same website. doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    nevermind, i'm stupid. same website. doh!
    I use one of the scales that they sell to measure the powder with (200-Z I think). 25 grams of green tea fits just nicely into 50 '00' caps (which is how many the cap'em quick holds). That works out to 500 mg per capsule.

    It costs a few bucks to set yourself up but you'll save in the long run. Once your set up you can cap what ever you want, guggle, vitamins, wellness powders, CEE, etc...

    Enjoy!
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    Don't forget about the actual beverage. Much better source for my morning caffeine than coffee, plus a slight calming effect from the theanine.

    Decaf at night to relax. Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTOman
    I use one of the scales that they sell to measure the powder with (200-Z I think). 25 grams of green tea fits just nicely into 50 '00' caps (which is how many the cap'em quick holds). That works out to 500 mg per capsule.

    It costs a few bucks to set yourself up but you'll save in the long run. Once your set up you can cap what ever you want, guggle, vitamins, wellness powders, CEE, etc...

    Enjoy!
    u might be the only human who can fit that much into a th 00..even witha tamper i could only manage 440 and that was rough

    i agree its the best way to go..1fast has everything u need to cap..
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    i hope this stuff lets me live past 85
    400mg on an empty stomach gives me that epherda feeling (not so good)
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    I take the extract, but how good are the tea bags?
    apx. how many MGs?
    are they less potent?
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    I use NOW brand, and take one capsule in the morning with my cup of coffee. So far no complaints.
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=11804530

    Here's a rough idea of the concentration in regular tea.

    The estimated U.K. dietary intakes of total tea catechins, calculated on the basis of an average tea consumption of three cups of tea (200 mL cup, 1% tea leaves w/v), were 61.5, 92.7, and 405.5 mg/day from fruit teas, black teas, and green teas, respectively
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    I wrote a peer review paper on green tea while in grad school. There was overwhelming evidence on it's effects against diseases(CVD,cancers, etc), disease prevention and in extending life. However, it's effects was only seen drinking +6cups green tea everyday for decades if not a lifetime. i didn't look at it's fat loss properties. either way, it's good **** so take it every day. If you can't drink that much everyday, standardized powders is the way to go IMHO.
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    What brand tea bag's to u guys use the one's that drink it???
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    I just bought some of the Lipton Green Tea at the store...a pack of 20 tea bags..I drink one or two a day...It does make me feel good, real relaxed at the end of the day and it makes my body feel healthier...thats about it for my effects. It usually runs like 3 bucks for the pack of 20 bags I believe...Hey does anyone add sugar or honey or possibly both? I drink it plain, i dont want all that other stuff in their...just curious what people might put in the tea.
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    i just drink it straight, its an acquired taste.
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    I used to buy the Lipton flavored green tea, tastes better. Then one day some lunch buddies and I went to a Vietnamese restaurant for lunch which has a Chinise herb shop next door and I bought some plain green tea imported from China - 20 packs for like $1.25... but it has a very strong taste. Splenda made it all better hehe.
    I don't drink either anymore, use caps instead.
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    I got some dirt cheap green tea caps, but I am unsure how much EGCG is in them.

    They are 315mg each, and have 15% polyphenols, no EGCG mention.

    Do polyphenols=EGCG?

    cos if they do, I get ~50mg EGCG in each pill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meathead1987
    I got some dirt cheap green tea caps, but I am unsure how much EGCG is in them.

    They are 315mg each, and have 15% polyphenols, no EGCG mention.

    Do polyphenols=EGCG?

    cos if they do, I get ~50mg EGCG in each pill.
    EGCG is a % of the catechins, and catechins are a % of the polyphenols. 15% polyphenols will mean very little EGCG. The stuff 1fast sells is over 90% polyphenols.
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    O bugger.

    Ah well, they were cheap, got 200 for ~£2

    Going on the fact 1fasts is 90% polyphenols, 50% EGCG.

    I assume mine are 50/6=8.3% EGCG. So 26mg EGCG per tab.

    I do drink 7-8 cups of the actual tea also, another 1000mg cachetins

    =~167mg EGCG.

    And you guys say you use ~1-2g 50% powder a day, so 500-1000mg EGCG.

    Hmmm, maybe I'll try 16 tabs a day also, tht makes ~583mg EGCG a day.

    How much Theanine do you think would be in 1 tab. The bottle says "equivalent to 3 cups of green tea", so I reckon ~90mg.

    And FYI, the best tasting tea I have ever tasted was raspberry flavour white tea, made by clipper
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    just a heads up found this yesterday..for those too lazy to cap or like me sick of capping...after i use up the 200 grams i have i will prob go with this

    https://www.anabolicfitness.net/shop...ae87b37babfac2
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    Should be green tea be cycled on and off or I can take it year round?
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    take it year round if u wanna reap the ful health benefits
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    Here is some good reading on some of the benefits of EGCG...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sawastea
    Here is some good reading on some of the benefits of EGCG...

    Good read!
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    For those of you who like to drink green tea (I drink at least two cups a day as well as take 1G of 1fast400's everyday), I find the Salada brand to be the best for drinking. The "Purple Antioxidents" one is GREAT! Salada is available at most grocery stores, and I find it to be much better than the Lipton ones. The "Purple Antioxidents" one also has grape skin extract, and other goodies in it. And it tastes great. Here's Salada's online store for those who can't find it locally: http://www.salada.com/onlinestore.html

    Also, some good reading here: http://www.salada.com/health_latestnes.html
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    LOL, cycling green tea what do you do for recovery?

    When I was taking 3-4g daily I always smelled like tea extract - it was unpleasant. Even if I scrubbed the top layer of skin off, it'd last maybe like 6 hours tops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wojo
    just a heads up found this yesterday..for those too lazy to cap or like me sick of capping...after i use up the 200 grams i have i will prob go with this

    https://www.anabolicfitness.net/shop...ae87b37babfac2
    nice price. 120 grams capped for 26 bucks? not too shabby. thanks for sharing.
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    When I was fat from diner eating and drinking etc, I drank 2 quart of of Celestial Seasons green tea with antioxidants every day. The caffiene boost is nice, the antioxidants included are a bonus. Plus it helped me quit nexium and get off coffee. I cant say whether it had any other benefits other than the speediness, but when combined with the bags of tuna and lowered carbs, I lost 35 pounds of fat (210 down to 175)in about 2 months. Just my experience. I would assume that the weight loss came from the diet change though, certainly not the tea. My wife is a registered dietitian and she thought I was nuts living on tuna, but it worked.
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    I got 100 g of 40% ECGC from Custom and it tastes like absolute ass!

    Anyone else think their green tea extract tastes like vomit? What did you do about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmh80
    I got 100 g of 40% ECGC from Custom and it tastes like absolute ass!

    Anyone else think their green tea extract tastes like vomit? What did you do about it?
    Yeah, Customs stuff has a tendency to taste like ass, but who cares it's great quality and cheap. I put mine in hot water sometimes with a green tea bag or sometimes solo and the taste is so so (I'm using the 1fast kind, though)
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    Yeah, the extract (from anywhere) tastes terrible - I HAVE to cap mine (which can be a pain with green tea for some reason) or buy it already capped. It tastes like total crap otherwise and I tend to not use it unless I cap it.

    edited for clarity
    Last edited by Scrap; 12-04-2004 at 10:05 PM.
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    i've been throwing the extract in my mouth for a month or so. it's not horrible, unless you throw it back to far, hits your throat, exhale and it shoots into your nose. then, you've got issues.
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    1-Spoon
    2-Scale
    3-Weigh out tea onto piece of paper(1-2g)
    4-Drop into back of mouth
    5-Immediately wah down with 300ml water

    Works great for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    i've been throwing the extract in my mouth for a month or so. it's not horrible, unless you throw it back to far, hits your throat, exhale and it shoots into your nose. then, you've got issues.
    I've done this before, but I thought it was pretty nasty. Definitely DON'T put it in your protein shake, cause it doesn't mix at all in cold fluid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    i've been throwing the extract in my mouth for a month or so. it's not horrible, unless you throw it back to far, hits your throat, exhale and it shoots into your nose. then, you've got issues.

    That is freaking funny I can just imagine the shorting dragon effect of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJA
    That is freaking funny I can just imagine the shorting dragon effect of that
    my dog couldn't figure out what my problem was. he looked pretty confused, which got me laughing, and made the problem worse.
  

  
 

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