Everyone knows that green tea is healthy for you. But what if you could get more out of it than you currently do? Thus is the case with Green Tea Hawaii, which promises its users the health benefits of green tea, albeit in a much more potent form that it is originally. This is because it comes in a powdered form and added with other ingredients that are meant to enhance it.
So is this product really a more healthy version of green tea? Or is this all just a waste of money, as you can get what you need from the original ingredient by itself? We decided to check this product out and find out what the real deal is.
Green Tea Hawaii is manufactured by a company of the same name, which is located in Hawaii. Green Tea Hawaii also manufactured other products based on other ingredients, such as raspberry ketones and green coffee beans. Green Tea Hawaii can be purchased on the official website, or from third party retailers such as Amazon.com. There are also select stores that sell this product as well.
The official website claims that to get the full weight loss effects that come with regular green tea you would have to drink 70 cups of green tea. So instead of having to drink such a vast amount of liquid, the makers behind Green Tea Hawaii put all the contents of that into two powder packets instead. The company chose to put use a powder because they claim that it helps absorption be more efficient.
While there have been some positive reviews, not everyone was satisfied with their results. There were even some people who took the product and saw no change in their weight at all!
Even though green tea is highlighted in this product, there is more that goes into it than meets the eye. Green Tea Hawaii also includes other ingredients such as noni juice, which is used go enhance the antioxidant properties of green tea. Other ingredients such as maltodextrin which are added to it as well.
Ingredient 1: Green tea extract
A popular ingredient in dietary supplements, this is used because it contains antioxidants, as well as gives a boost to both metabolism and mental cognition.
Ingredient 2: Noni juice
Used to help make the antioxidant properties of green tea more potent.
Ingredient 3: L-theanine
An amino acid that is found in green tea that may help prevent ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and high blood pressure.
Ingredient 4: Hawaiian sugar
A sweetener that also doesn’t increase calorie intake in this product.
Ingredient 5: sucrakise
A common ingredient in food stuff, also known as sucralose, this is artificial and is soluable in water.
Ingredient 6: Xylitol
A naturally occurring alcohol that is commonly used as a substitute for sugar.
Ingredient 7: Xanthan gum
Commonly used in products to help make sure ingredients don’t separate.
Ingredient 8: Guar gum
Found in many food products, this fiber is also a cause of concern because it may be choking hazard.
Ingredient 9: Maltodextrin
Processed from starches such as corn, rice and wheat, this may have a negative effect on the bacteria present in the stomach.
Ingredient 10: Citric acid
An acid commonly used in foods as an emulsifying agent.
Ingredient 11: Silicon dioxide
Used as an anti-caking agent to help absorb moisture.
There have been no reported adverse effects from use of this product.
This product is known to contain green tea (obviously), which is known to be effective in helping people lose weight. Noni juice also helps make the antioxidizing effects of green tea all the more potent.
While there is green tea in this product, there is also a lack of evidence to support the claims made by the company. The company suggests that to get the same weight loss effects, you would need to drink 70 cups of regular green tea. They also state that putting the concoction in a powder form is better for absorption. There are no scientific studies that have been provided to support either of these claims.
While there are some ingredients that may make this the green tea more potent, such as noni juice, there are other ingredients that aren’t highlighted as much that may not be as good for consumption. One of those ingredients is maltodextrin, which may be bad for the bacteria living inside our stomachs. There’s also guar gum, which was banned by the FDA because it may be a choking hazard.
Lastly though, this all comes to the price. When buying on the website, a pack of 60 costs a whopping $69.95! When you consider it could cost about $4 for a 20 pack of regular green tea, you really need to ask yourself, is this product really that much better?
While there are definite benefits from consuming green tea, the high price tag is a major turn off for us. Also, there’s a lack of scientific data to show that this product is any better than the original green tea.
As is the case with this product, sometimes companies like to hide behind a well known healthy ingredient to showcase that their product is effective in it’s claims. While green tea may be healthy, this may not be the most effective product on the market, as the company provides no scientific data to back up any of it’s claims. And that’s not even talking about the high price! Dietary supplements don’t always need to cost a lot to be known to be effective.
You shouldn’t have to pay high prices for a product that could be bought for much less. So don’t.
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