Product Watch

April 2003 Issue

Diet Pills Not Best Use of Tea Compound

The Buzz: One A Day WeightSmart is "specially formulated with EGCG (green tea extract)." GNC’s Total Lean contains black tea extract and claims it "boosts energy and metabolism." Xenedrine EFX boasts it "floats fat right out of your body" and contains a host of ingredients, including—you guessed it—EGCG. What’s going on here? The Basics: Black, green and oolong tea are all derived from the leaves of the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Owing to

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