Green Tea and EGCG

1- DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., New Business Development, Human Nutrition and Health.

The potential role of green tea catechins in the prevention of the metabolic syndrome - a review.

Phytochemistry. 2009 Jan; 70(1):11-24. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2008.11.011. Epub 2009 Jan 13.


2- Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans.

Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Dec;70(6):1040-5.


3- Human Performance Laboratory, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar;87(3):778-84.


4- Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and Medicine, The University of

Kansas Cancer Center, The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Green tea catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG): mechanisms, perspectives and clinical applications.

Biochem Pharmacol. 2011 December 15; 82(12): 1807–1821.


5- Provident Clinical Research, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA.

Green tea catechin consumption enhances exercise-induced abdominal fat loss in overweight and obese adults.

J Nutr. 2009 Feb;139(2):264-70.


6- Health Care Food Research Laboratories, Kao Corporation, 2-1-3, Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 131-8501, Japan.

A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans.

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun;15(6):1473-83.  


Irvingia gabonensis

1- Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon.

IGOB131, a novel seed extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis, significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation.

Lipids Health Dis. 2009 Mar 2;8:7.


2- Department of Medicine, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Regulation of energy balance by leptin.

Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 1996;104(4):293-300.


3- Department of Biochemistry, University of Benin.

A supplement of Dikanut (Irvingia gabonesis) improves treatment of type II diabetics.

West Afr J Med. 1990 Apr-Jun;9(2):108-15.


4- Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Inhibition of Irvingia gabonensis seed extract (OB131) on adipogenesis as mediated via down regulation of the PPARgamma and leptin genes and up-regulation of the adiponectin gene.

Lipids Health Dis. 2008 Nov 13; 7:44.  


Raspberry Ketone

1- Department of Medical Biochemistry, Ehime University School of Medicine, Shigenobu-cho, Onsen-gun, Ehime 791-0295, Japan.

Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone.

Life Sci. 2005 May 27;77(2):194-204. Epub 2005 Feb 25.


2- Nutrition & Functional Food Research Team, Korea Food & Drug Administration, Seoul, Korea.

Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Planta Med. 2010 Oct;76(15):1654-8.