Camelia Sinensis is a plant that is known for having a large number of uses and preparations. It is used in both food and medicine and is the plant behind most kinds of teas, including green tea, oolong tea and black tea, among others. Both the leaves and leaf buds of this plant are used for making tea and for various kinds of medicinal preparations.
For this reason, when it is listed as an ingredient in weight loss pills, Camellia sinensis may also be called any of several other things. These include: green tea, black tea, tea, camellia thea, benifukki, constituent polyphénolique de thé vert, EGCG, CPTV, epigallo-catechine gallate, extrait de camellia sinensis, tea extract, Camellia sinensis extract, epigallocatechin gallate, and several others.
For the purpose of this ingredient review the focus will be placed on the types of preparation most commonly found in diet pills. This is because this ingredient can also be consumed in the form of teas in order to attempt to help with weight loss.
When used as a diet pill ingredient, Camellia sinensis is taken orally. It is believed to be helpful for dieters in a number of different direct and indirect ways. Among them include improved alertness and thinking, easing depression, reducing vomiting, diarrhea and other types of stomach and digestive disorder, improving non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), easing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and even assisting with kidney stones.
There are several different reasons that these effects are believed to occur as a result of use of this ingredient. Among them include the polyphenol content in this substance. These are a certain type of molecule often associated with swelling- and inflammation prevention, which can have a range of positive outcomes in the body.
This substance also contains between 2 percent and 4 percent caffeine, depending on how it is prepared. This boosts thinking and alertness and helps to improve the efficiency of urination, which may assist in the reduction of bloating. Moreover, caffeine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system, the muscles and the heart. Stimulants can help to boost the metabolic rate while shrinking the appetite.
There has been a considerable amount of research conducted on Camellia sinensis over the last couple of decades, particularly in terms of its medicinal benefits, it is not yet considered proven to be effective for weight loss. That said, the body of evidence supporting its use for weight loss purposes is steadily growing and it is considered to be one of the most promising substances commonly used in diet pill ingredients.