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jazer80
02-03-2005, 01:25 PM
i know it varies on brands / seeping time, but is it almost as caffeinated as coffee, more so? i haven't been drinking coffee for a while, but rather green tea. i can't really tell if it's stronger or weaker, because when i drank coffee i also took diet pills w/ lots of caffeine

Vapour Trails
02-03-2005, 02:03 PM
I thought there wasn't any.

jazer80
02-03-2005, 02:29 PM
nah there is

jazer80
02-03-2005, 02:30 PM
right? i'm pretty damn sure there is

Praetorian
02-03-2005, 02:31 PM
if you do a search you'll find numerous threads about green tea!

Vido
02-03-2005, 04:36 PM
I'm pretty sure it's weaker. Unless you're drinking loads of the stuff, or very sensitive to supplements, I can't even imagine you'd really notice any increase in energy from it.

jazer80
02-03-2005, 04:59 PM
cul thanks

TheGimp
02-03-2005, 08:45 PM
It does contain caffeine, less than black tea or coffee though. It also contains the amino acid theanine which helps to relax you by stimulating certain brain waves.

Teh BDK
02-04-2005, 01:06 AM
On the side of a lot of green tea packages is has a comparison between black drip coffee and green tea in terms of caffiene content.

Its very low. I think it has less than 60mg caffiene per cup.

crazedwombat
02-04-2005, 08:19 AM
meh 1g of green tea supplements is better than green tea anyways unless you have like 20 cups...or so says the dozen other green tea posts :)

jazer80
02-04-2005, 08:42 AM
i'm trying to get away from pills / supplements so i'm gonna stick to the tea...

woodson2
02-04-2005, 11:59 AM
http://wilstar.com/caffeine.htm

jazer80
02-04-2005, 01:13 PM
wow... what a resource. thanks a lot bro, that's a keeper

Dirt
02-04-2005, 01:27 PM
i'm trying to get away from pills / supplements so i'm gonna stick to the tea...

I've read/posted in your general health thread, but I have to point out one thing here. Although moving away from supps in general isn't a bad idea, green tea really isn't the thing to do it with. You'd need to drink many cups (more than most people would be willing to) to start seeing the benefits of green tea that people are looking for in a bodybuilding sense. This also would cost you a lot more money than just taking green tea extract.

jazer80
02-04-2005, 01:38 PM
what benefits are there in a bodybuilding sense? i guess i'm just drinking it for antioxidants / general health, not for energy, which is what i'd imagine the bodybuilding use is.

Vido
02-04-2005, 03:19 PM
what benefits are there in a bodybuilding sense? i guess i'm just drinking it for antioxidants / general health, not for energy, which is what i'd imagine the bodybuilding use is.

It has fat-burning properties, but only at VERY high doses.

jazer80
02-04-2005, 03:20 PM
fortunately i have no problems at the time being w/ bf, so that's not a big advantage for me

jazer80
02-04-2005, 03:20 PM
i still get the general health benefits from the tea tho right?

Vido
02-04-2005, 03:34 PM
Yup

jazer80
02-05-2005, 03:00 PM
woodson, i'm having second thoughts about your chart. it said 15mg for green tea, but i just got a new box of 100% green tea leaves (lipton brand), and it says on the box 45 mg / 8oz serving. that's a huge discrepency

woodson2
02-05-2005, 03:40 PM
woodson, i'm having second thoughts about your chart. it said 15mg for green tea, but i just got a new box of 100% green tea leaves (lipton brand), and it says on the box 45 mg / 8oz serving. that's a huge discrepency

http://www.healthcentral.com/peoplespharmacy/pharmfulltext.cfm?ID=20643&storytype=HerbalMon