Mega t weight loss green tea
Does green tea help you lose weight? More specifically, does Mega T Green Tea help weight loss? That's the question I asked myself when I first saw Mega T Green Tea in stores and in TV commercials. For this review I went to the Mega Green Tea website and also investigated the company which makes this green tea supplement. I also searched for the weight loss evidence for Mega T Green Tea and the evidence for each of Mega T Green Tea's ingredients. Hopefully this review will help you make a better decision about green tea supplements.
Mega Green Tea Products
I will focus on the company's product most familiar product—Mega T Green Tea —but I quickly discovered on the product's website (mega-diet.com) that there are several versions of this green tea weight loss supplement. They are:
- Mega Green Tea with Acai
- Mega T Green Tea water pill
- Mega Green Tea packets
- Caffeine-free Mega Green Tea
Mega Green Tea Ingredients
According to the product's website (mega-diet.com) Mega T Green Tea has these ingredients:
|Calcium carbonate||100 mg|
|Proprietary blend 750 mg|
|Green tea leaf extract|
|Eleuthero root extract|
|Fo ti root|
|Guarana seed extract|
The first thing to understand is that there is no published peer reviewed evidence for either Mega T Green Tea or its proprietary blend of ingredients. I know this is true because when I searched the National Library of Medicine for “Mega T Green Tea” and “Mega Green Tea” no studies showed up. Another issue I noticed was that I could not tell how much actual green tea is in Mega T Green Tea.
So, since the product itself seems to have no direct proof, let's look at the weight loss research on the ingredients in Mega T Green Tea and see what we can find.
Does calcium help you lose weight? Well, one 10-year-long study noted that people who consumed more calcium tended to weigh less. The trend was so in men calcium might not work. One problem with the idea of calcium and weight loss is that other research finds that .
While the issue of calcium works or not is a totally different problem, one thing to consider is that Mega T Green Tea does not provide a lot of calcium —only 100 mg per pill (or 300 mg if you take the suggested 3 pills per day). Either way, I'm generally not too impressed with the weight loss evidence I see for calcium supplements.
Tip. For comparison, one 8 oz cup of milk also has about 300 mg of calcium.
Many weight loss supplements contain chromium. Just a few that I've already investigated include QuickTrim, Avesil, and This is ironic because there is a bunch of research showing chromium supplements do not help weight loss.
Chromium may help, so that I can understand. Maybe they add it because we get hungry when our blood sugar falls and anything that helps keep our blood sugar from dropping might stop us from overeating? Ok—maybe—but as for chromium causing weight loss— I just don't buy it.
The proprietary blend in Mega Green Tea has several ingredients. We are not told how much each contributes to the blend, only that the total adds up to 750 mg. For this review, I will assume that the proprietary blend contains more of the ingredients listed at the top and less of those listed last.