Tea. In bodybuilding, muscle growth is caused by nutrition and exercise—this leads to protein synthesis. In 2021, some supplements, like green tea, also contribute.
Science background. Scientists know that the catechins in green tea help prevent some diseases. But green tea and black tea also help become more fit—lose fat, and gain muscle.
Anabolic steroids. Tea has been found to cause chemical changes similar to those of anabolic steroids. This is important for bodybuilders.
Fat Tea reduces body fat. Scientific research says that green tea is more effective than black tea.
Muscle Tea increases muscle gain. Tea does not only reduce fat mass. It also increases muscle bulk.
1. Causes changes similar to AAS.
2. Contributes to muscle growth, fat loss.
Steroids, continued. Green and white tea have something in common with anabolic steroids. They interfere in a process called testosterone glucuronidation.
And This leads to an increase in available testosterone. It increases athletic performance and muscle growth.
Quote The anabolic steroid testosterone can be used by athletes to enhance athletic performance and muscle growth.... Inhibitors of testosterone glucuronidation could have an impact on circulating testosterone levels, thus aiding performance, as well as masking testosterone abuse.
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Testosterone. Scientists have researched this. Green and white tea can prevent testosterone abuse from being detected in athletes.
And This means tea is a performance-enhancing substance similar to anabolic steroids. It increases circulating testosterone.
Quote The results from this study showed that testosterone glucuronidation was inhibited by the green and white tea extracts... they inhibit testosterone glucuronidation... (Dietary green and white teas).
Anabolic. Instead of taking anabolic steroids, an athlete could drink a lot of green or white tea each day. This would increase his T level and act as a mild steroid.
Muscle mass. Many medical studies are done on rats. This is not to improve rat health, but to gain insight into all bodies. This is how science works.
Info The study tried to determine if tea, both green and black, helps increase muscle mass in test subjects (rats).
Rats These rats were fed a high-fat diet—15% of calories from fat. I am not a rat. But this study can help us understand.
Quote Rats were fed a 15% fat diet for 6 months from 4 weeks of age and were supplied GT, BT, EGCG or water. GT and BT reduced body fat.... GT and EGCG increased lean mass.