The Benefits of White Tea Extract and Green Tea Extract

The Benefits of White Tea Extract and Green Tea Extract

Tea is known to have numerous benefits! However, not all teas are the same. For example, white and green tea are from the same plant (Camellia sinensis) but differ in processing. White tea is from leaves that are harvested in the initial stage of bud formation of the leaves then it undergoes rapid processing while green tea requires more time to be processed and fermented.

Both teas are known to have high antioxidant content while having anti-inflammatory properties which helps in keeping the body healthy and keeping our immune system strong.


Here are more reasons why you should consider adding green and white tea to your daily routine:


  1. Weight loss

Green tea and, white tea inhibits fatty acid synthesis and decreases the levels of inflammatory cytokines. White tea extract increases usage of fat to turn into energy while green tea inhibits nitric oxide synthesis, a well-known factor for inflammation.

  1. Neuroprotection

One of the most common reasons why brain-related diseases progress is due to our body being exposed to oxidative damage. Both tea extracts contain a wide range of antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress related to brain diseases.

  1. Heart protection

Green tea and white tea were found to help decrease serum total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol concentrations and habitual moderate consumption has been shown to help improve blood pressure.


There are other studies related to specific health concerns that cover only one type of tea. This is probably because more researchers are keen to know more about green tea extract than white tea extract or vice versa. Also, there are specific compounds that can only be found on green tea extract and only on white tea since they differ in processing.

This information is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases and the research stated used varying amounts of white and green tea in in-vitro (test-tube, petri-dish, etc.)  and in-vivo (in living animal/ organism) environments, however it is so fascinating to look into the benefits of white and green tea, which are ingredients found in FITTEAM FIT!


Maryann Walsh, MFN, RD, CDE
Registered Dietitian/ Nutrition Communications Specialist



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