Green Tea Extract vs Loose Leaf Green Tea

Green tea extract and green tea leaves differ primarily in their concentration, preparation method, and intended use:

  1. Green Tea Leaves:

    • Preparation: Green tea leaves are typically used in their natural form, either as loose leaves or in tea bags. They are steeped in hot water to extract flavors and nutrients.
    • Flavor: When brewed, green tea from leaves has a mild to moderately strong flavor depending on the type of tea and brewing method. It can vary from grassy and vegetal to slightly bitter.
    • Nutrients: Brewing green tea leaves releases antioxidants such as catechins (particularly EGCG), which are believed to have various health benefits including antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties.

  2. Green Tea Extract:

    • Preparation: Green tea extract is a concentrated form made by steeping green tea leaves to extract its bioactive compounds, then evaporating the liquid to leave a dry powder.
    • Concentration: Green tea extract is highly concentrated compared to brewed green tea. It can contain higher levels of catechins and other antioxidants per serving, thus enabling greater health benefits.
    • Usage: Green tea extract is often used as a dietary supplement in capsules, tablets, or powders. It's also an ingredient in various health and beauty products.

If you're looking for a concentrated source of antioxidants or simply prefer the convenience of an on-the-go health supplement, green tea extracts like Daily Fix may be the one for you. It is said that in order to reap the health benefits of Green Tea, you must drink a lot, which is why our extracts are considered to be more beneficial with 350mg of antioxidants per serve.

Always consider consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.

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