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katch22
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2011/03/30 22:26:08 (permalink)
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Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine?

I am planning on taking Mega Green Tea Extract from MyProtein but was wondering if it contains any caffeine? I dont have any caffeine in my diet as I am really sensitive to it!!
 
Thanks for any advice!!

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    beholder69
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/30 22:40:43 (permalink)
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    Yes, it does
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/30 22:41:00 (permalink)
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    I would guess so, does it not say on the site?
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/30 22:44:41 (permalink)
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    Green tea extract (epigallocatechin gallate) does not contain caffeine; however, green tea itself does contain caffeine
    katch22
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/30 22:46:09 (permalink)
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    Well I thought it might but looking at the Nutritional Information it just says
     
    Amount Per Serving:
    Green Tea Extract [std. to 98% polyphenols by UV, 50% EGCG by HPLC]: 450mg
     
    but not the amount of caffeine!!
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/31 08:53:07 (permalink)
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    It could do, it might not do, depends on extraction method.
     
    Best to contact MP.

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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/31 09:18:02 (permalink)
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    Well reading there Nutritional Information for there standard green tea extract is does say that it contains caffeine:-
    Amount per 1 tablet serving:
    Green Tea 5:1Extract (equivalent to 1000mg of Green Tea), standardised to
    contain 40% Catechins: 200mg
    Please note each tablet also contains approx 80mg Caffeine (naturally from Green Tea).
     
    So from this I guess the Mega Green Tea much contain some Caffeine!
     
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/31 16:08:22 (permalink)
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    Yes, it does

     

     
    Although James is technically right, I'll be ***very*** surprised if you're able to find a "Green Tea Extract" that only contains polyphenols.
     
    In fact, I'm really surprised there's a product with 98% in it. This will contain very little caffeine.
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/31 17:25:39 (permalink)
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    beholder69



    Although James is technically right, I'll be ***very*** surprised if you're able to find a "Green Tea Extract" that only contains polyphenols.

    In fact, I'm really surprised there's a product with 98% in it. This will contain very little caffeine.

     
    I don't trust percentage number on supplements too much tbh
    post edited by narraboth - 2011/03/31 17:28:53
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    Re:Does Green Tea Extract contain caffeine? 2011/03/31 21:35:46 (permalink)
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    Mega green tea extract will have approx 10-20mg of caffeine per tablet from what i remember.
     
    The normal green tea ones have 80mg per tablet
     
    If you are sensitive to caffeine then dont buy either but the mega green tea have very little in them.

       
       
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