Green Tea vs Green Tea Capsules

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  1. Fierce0virus

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    True Protein | High Quality Nutrition and Protein Supplements

    Green Tea Extract 500mg capsules

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    I just want to know the difference between taking the capsules and actually drinking the tea. Which one is better, which one you would prefer, etc. Also haha, my relatives say the tea makes you need to go to the bathroom if your body isn't use to it. Just wondering if the capsules are the same.
     
  2. Loomy

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    well tea has been tested for thousands of years on billions of people, and whatever those capsules are have not. so we don't actually know the practical difference. you can experiment on yourself if you want though.

    and the reason tea makes you pee is because it is made of water. you and your "relatives" need to have a talk.
     
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    spannered Real men don't wear belts

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    Tea is a diuretic. It speeds up the process of passing fluids, more so than regular water.
     
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    I try and drink green tea but on days that I don't I take a capsule
     
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    for the most part, getting something in it's "natural" form is better than getting the extract
     
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    Thx everyone for the awesome answers. Think I'm gonna go with both then...2 cups of tea and 1 capsule a day? :O

    Also Loomy, my cousin says it gives him some crazy bowel movements :redface: lol
     
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    not really as far as I know. caffeine has been said to be a diuretic, but upon looking that up it seems it isnt really a diuretic either. just a tiny bit. 2008 update on caffeine as a diuretic: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/health/nutrition/04real.html?_r=1


    maybe. but I suspect he is misdiagnosing the cause of those bowel movements...
     
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    Actually...tea is known to be a mild laxative. You shouldn't really drink more than 2 cups per day.
     
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    Reminds me of coffee
     
  11. Clint07

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    One a side note, the picture at the top is not green tea, it is herbal tea from evergreen leaves
     
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    Several years ago I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It seems to run in the male half of my family, and is certainly a pain. Drinking Green Tea definitely has a laxative effect on me, but nowhere near as much as, say coffee. It is likely that if your cousin is noticeably being effected, that he has another, prior condition, which he may not notice, day to day, but which becomes apparent when introducing something like tea.
     

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