Applied Nutrition Green Tea
Fat Burner Review
Who Are They?

Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner and diet plan is probably the most popular tea product online right now. But is it worth trying out?

Applied Nutrition's website is well designed and helpful, but drill down further, you would find that they give little about themselves away. Who are they? It doesn't say.

The same lack of transparency applies to the products. Confusingly, Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner has two blends. The more widely available formula contains 500 micrograms of Chromium. The other herbal blend does not.

Apparently, it is possible different stores request Chromium to be left out in the product. Costco is one such store.

Chemical Composition

The recommended dosage is two liquid gel capsules a day.

From the Applied Nutrition website:

  • Chromium (Chromium Picolinate) 500 micro grams (417% Daily Value)
  • Green tea extract (50% EGCG) 400 milligrams
  • Natural caffeine 160 milligrams
  • Xenedrol Blend 160 milligrams

The Xenedrol Blend contains:

  • Advantra Z bitter orange extract (6% synephrine) (fruit)
  • Betaine Hydrochloride
  • Bladderwrack powder
  • Cayenne Powder (fruit)
  • Eleuthero powder (root)
  • Ginger powder (root)
  • Gotu Kola powder (aerial)
  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) powder (root, rhizome)
  • Mate (Yerba Mate) powder (leaf)

From the Walgreens website:

  • Green Tea Extract (50% EgCG; 2 % caffeine) 400 milligrams
  • Natural Caffeine 160 milligrams
  • Essential Vitality Blend 160 milligrams

The Essential Vitality Blend contains:

  • Mate powder (Yerba mate) (leaf)
  • Bladderwrack powder
  • Trimethylglycine (TMG)
  • Cayenne Powder 40,000 HU (fruit)
  • Eleuthero Extract 0.8% Eleutherosides (root)
  • Ginger extract 5% Gingerols (root)
  • Gotu Kola Powder (aerial)
  • Licorice Powder (glycyrrhiza glasbra) ( root)


Quite possibly the hottest green tea fat burner on sale now, Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner has attracted a lot of attention. There is no lack of customers reviews and feedback to understand its impact.

(Or, to put it another way, with a product like this, customer feedback is less likely to be manipulated by the manufacturer.)

Many people found that they had more energy with the product, which is what would be expected as one liquid gel contains 160 milligrams of caffeine, and other stimulants such as Yerba mate and Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng).

General guideline is to consume less than 300 milligrams of caffeine a day. So I agree with the two capsules recommended daily dosage.

More significantly, most people report loss of appetite and food cravings, which can be attributed to the Chromium.

This product also comes with a recommended diet and exercise plan that can be accessed through their website.


Given that this is a liquid gel capsule, which Applied Nutrition claims is faster acting, I would expect this product to be superior. But a glance at the product label shows something is missing.

Each liquid gel contains only 200 milligrams of EGCG, which is low potency compared to a quality loose tea. Typically, you would expect 3 grams of quality green tea (such as Japanese Sencha or Longjing tea) to contain 150 milligrams of EGCG.

Given that each capsule contains 400 milligrams of green tea extract, what does the other 200 milligrams contain? If it contains the other 3 catechins (EC, EGC, ECG), which would be a good thing, why not Applied Nutrition put them in the label?

There are widespread reporting of side effects, such as jitteriness and headache. The combination of caffeine, eleuthero powder and myriads of other herbs in the proprietary blends may be a cause of concern for vulnerable individuals.

Chromium Picolinate content is high at 400% Daily Recommended Value.

Although there is no evidence that this high dosage is adverse to human health, a 2004 study at the Institute of Medicine concluded that it is safe when people consumed 200 micrograms per day for 3 to 6 months i.e. we are at untested territory.


Despite its widespread popularity, I would hesitate to recommend using Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner. At the back of my head I am always asking myself: Who are they? Examining the product label gives little assurance.

Keep it safe. Definitely not a product you can consume over any extended period of time.

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