It's in green tea extract, and it should be in your supplement cabinet, too.

A faster metabolism. Burning more body fat when sitting around doing nothing. Improved muscle recovery. Better brain function.

Do these benefits sound appealing to you? Of course they do! And one supplement ingredient can help you achieve these things — EGCG, found in both Shred JYM and SS8 Advanced Fat Burner.

Here are all the reasons EGCG should be a mainstay in your nutrition arsenal…

What is EGCG?

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may not sound familiar to you, but it comes from a very familiar source — it’s the active ingredient in green tea extract. EGCG is a type of phytochemical known as a catechin. It’s one of the most effective natural fat burners you can find, while also offering numerous health benefits.

EGCG is Best in Supplement Form

If you enjoy drinking green tea, keep doing it. In beverage form, EGCG from green tea is highly beneficial — but it’s far more effective as a supplement. Research has shown that the catechins in green tea, including EGCG, are absorbed better when taken as a supplement (typically called green tea extract) rather than from the tea itself.

So, should you drink green tea or supplement it? I say both.

EGCG’s Fat Loss Benefits

EGCG has a thermogenic effect on the body, meaning it increases your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more fat even when you’re at rest. EGCG has also been shown to reduce carbohydrate uptake by the body, meaning fewer of the carbs you consume will be stored as body fat.

A study conducted at Poznan University demonstrated this effect. Participants who consumed green tea extract with a starchy meal absorbed 30% fewer carbohydrates compared to those who consumed the meal with a placebo. This reduction in carbohydrate absorption is due to EGCG's ability to inhibit the enzymes alpha-glucosidase and alpha-amylase, which break down starches into absorbable sugars.

Beyond Fat Loss: Health Benefits of EGCG

The advantages of EGCG extend far beyond fat loss. Here are some additional benefits:

  • Reduced Risk of Chronic Diseases: EGCG has been linked to a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
  • Improved Recovery: EGCG may enhance muscle and joint recovery.
  • Enhanced Brain Function: EGCG can improve brain function and reduce cognitive decline associated with aging.
  • Antibacterial and Antiviral Properties: EGCG may protect against bacterial and viral infections.

How to Take EGCG

Incorporating EGCG into your routine is simple. Both of my fat-burning products, Shred JYM and SS8 Advanced Fat Burner, contain effective doses of EGCG (approximately 500 mg per serving). These products not only help with fat loss but also contribute to overall health and mental sharpness, so even if you’re not currently in a fat loss phase, Shred JYM and SS8 are excellent choices.

Add EGCG To Your Daily Routine

Anyone serious about their health and physique should consider green tea extract/EGCG a staple supplement. It’s a true powerhouse and a member of what I consider my “Supplement Hall of Fame,” along with whey protein and creatine.

Whether you’re looking to shed some extra pounds or simply want to maintain overall health, incorporating EGCG through Shred JYM and SS8 can make a significant difference. Boost your metabolic rate, improve your health, and enjoy the myriad benefits of this incredible compound.

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