A Deep Dive into Green Tea’s Muscle-Building Compounds

If you are spending all your free time in the gym but are not seeing the results, then perhaps you should add a cup of green tea to your routine. 

You heard us correctly! Green tea is full of catechins that help you to grow your muscles and lose fat in order to keep you looking beach body ready all year round. 

Let's check out the science behind green tea and muscle growth!

How Does Green Tea Build Muscles?

So many teas have so many amazing benefits that they can seem to good to be true. But with green tea, that is definitely not the case! 

Green tea is packed with catechins like EGCG, which help the body build muscle more easily. Of course, you still have to put in your time at the gym, but regular consumption of green tea can definitely improve your results.

What Are Catechins?

Catechins are a kind of phenolic compound that is a type of antioxidant. Many different kinds of teas are packed full of all sorts of antioxidants, which can help with anything from muscle growth to anti-inflammatory needs.

How Do Catechins Support Muscle Growth?

Catechins are responsible for the rejuvenation of muscle cells, which has an impact on overall muscle growth. When consumed regularly in beverages like green tea, you will see a dramatic change in the appearance of your muscles. 

So, if you’re looking for your next muscle tea, then our organic blend of green tea could be the perfect match for you!

What Else Can Catechins Do?

Many studies have taken place that have displayed promising signs of catechins having the ability to shrink cancerous tumours and destroy cancer cells. 

Of course, many of these studies have been undertaken solely on animal subjects so would require further research to confirm as to whether they are effective on human tissue.

Can I Use Green Tea As A Pre Workout?

Organic tea might not give you the exact same effects as a commercial pre-workout supplement, but it can give you a healthier, more natural boost before you hit the gym. 

Green tea will give you a subtle boost of caffeine while improving your muscle growth and fat loss. If you want a sensible alternative to expensive and often chemical-filled pre-workouts, then green tea could definitely be a good alternative!

When Should I Drink Green Tea For The Best Results?

Experts claim that thirty minutes before your workout can give you the best results from your cup of green tea. However, herbal tea can be enjoyed any time of the day, and we like to enjoy one to rehydrate after our workout as well. 

In the sunny months in Australia, you can prepare yourself a tumbler of iced green tea with a little honey for a refreshing, sweet treat after your workout!

What If I Don’t Workout?

Studies have shown that consuming green tea regularly can decrease muscle loss during inactivity. If you are recovering from surgery or have to take a little time off from the gym, then consuming green tea on a regular basis can help your muscles stay in shape, even when you're not using it as much. 

Green tea has also been shown to improve overall muscle function, which is definitely something to consider if you have found yourself feeling achy after your last few gym sessions.

Can Green Tea Help Me Lose Weight?

Bioactive substances, like caffeine and EGCG, contained in green tea, have been shown to boost metabolic function in humans. This handy boost in metabolic function from this herbal tea can kick-start weight loss, which is one of the reasons why so many diets start the day with a cup of green tea. 

While green tea is not a healthy meal replacement, it can definitely be a smart way to accompany a healthy diet, which leads to weight loss. Green tea is also a great addition to a balanced diet thanks to its other benefits, such as being an anti-inflammatory and its ability to boost your immune system.

Want to Learn More About Green Tea?

If you're eager to learn more about green tea or any of our other organic herbal teas, then head over to our tea journal. Here, we regularly post interesting articles explaining the benefits of some of the delicious teas we sell, as well as fun recipes and DIY activities.

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If you are expanding your tea collection, then now is the perfect time to join our Tea Life Tea Club! Get $5 store credit for registering for our newsletter. 

So, why not boost your workout today with a little help from our excellent blend of green tea?



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