Wu-Long Tea Capsules – does it really burn up to 523% more fat than green tea

Wu Long Tea CapsulesWu-Long Green Tea Capsules are manufactured in the USA by Okuma Nutritionals. The company was founded in 1998 and is probably best known for their Wu-Long dieting tea. The tea is basically just a company-branded oolong tea.

Oolong tea has a strong reputation for encouraging enhanced fat burning and some tests suggest it can burn fat faster than green tea (famed for its fat burning prowess). Oolong tea’s claimed weight loss producing prowess is attributed to the high amounts of catechins and polyphenols locked inside the leaves.

The Wu-Long blend of oolong tea is grown in the Wuyi Mountains, in China, and Okuma claim it is more potent than normal oolong tea. Some scientific test support the claims made for oolong tea, but there is no evidence that tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains is any better than tea that is grown elsewhere.

At A Glance

Claims: To be the all natural way to melt away fat

Positives: Natural teas such as Wu Long and Oolong are very good for all round health ..

Negatives: … not the most effective at burning fat.

Rejected diet pill

Wu-Long tea capsules are designed to allow dieters to reap the benefits of their famous tea without having to actually drink it.

[info]This may make them a particularly attractive option for dieters who do not enjoy drinking tea, or who wish to benefit from the tea’s catechins and polyphenols quickly and easily without having to take the time to brew and drink a cup of tea.[/info]

How to Take Wu-Long Tea Capsules

The manufacturers state the capsules can be used in two ways.

  • To maintain weight:  One capsule should be taken with water 15 minutes before the first meal of the day.
  • To lose weight:  A second capsule should be taken with water 15 minutes before lunch.

For best results the manufacturers recommend a healthy diet and exercise.

Proposed Benefits

Okura Nutritionals claim their capsules can boost the metabolism and “melt away any unwanted fat”. They also state they are the world’s number one fat burning diet tea capsule, but since they appear to be the only ones saying this, the statement can be taken with a grain of salt, and the marketplace could hardly be said to be flooded with diet tea capsules anyway.

What do the Scientists Say?

Slimming products researchWu-Long Tea Capsules have not been independently tested and there is no proof they will do anything the manufacturers claim.

Oolong tea has been tested though, and scientists discovered its high levels of catechins, polyphenols, and antioxidants really do boost the metabolism and encourage improve fat burning.

One study, conducted at the University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Japan, and later published in the Journal of Medical Investigation, showed that people who regularly drank oolong tea burn twice as many calories as people who favored the use of green tea.

It must be remembered that the tests were on Oolong tea, not Wu-Long Tea, and Oolong tea can be found on the shelves of many supermarkets, and is much cheaper than Wu-Long Tea.

[plain]It is also worth noting the test results suggest oolong tea can assist weight loss (when brewed and drunk as a beverage). This does not mean that tea that had been blended into a capsule will produce the same results.[/plain]

What do the Customers Say?

The manufacturer’s website contains plenty of testimonials about their tea, but at the time of this review no comments had been made about their capsules. Independent feedback is also in short supply and the few reviews available were from unhappy customers, who were complaining about damaged deliveries and poor levels of customer service.

What does the Media Say?

The US TV dieting guru Dr. Oz recommends oolong tea for weight loss. Okura Nutritionals are keen to take advantage of this fact. Their sales page is very misleading and could be seen to suggest Oz recommends the use of their tea when in actual fact he only endorses oolong tea, not a particular brand of oolong tea, and certainly not a tea capsule.

Any Side Effects?

Oolong tea is a source of caffeine. Caffeine side effects include the jitters, restlessness, headaches, nausea, and heart palpitations, but it seems unlikely that Wu-Long Tea Capsules will contain enough caffeine to be an issue.

Pregnant and nursing mothers should consult a medical practitioner before taking any form of supplement or embarking on a weight loss regimen. The same advice is offered to anyone who has any health issues or concerns.

The Bottom Line

Oolong tea appears to have a fat-burning potential that could be beneficial to people who wish to lose weight, but there is nothing to suggest that dieters will gain any extra benefits by paying extra for a specific brand of oolong tea. Neither is there any evidence that blending tea into a capsule can offer any benefits other than being quick and easy to swallow.

[warning]Wu-Long Tea is rejected as a diet product as there are many better alternatives are available. However natural teas are highly recommended as part of a health regime.[/warning]

Where To Buy, Stockists

Wu-Long Tea Capsules can be purchased from the manufacturer’s website and from some other online outlets including the Amazon website. Prices seem to be consistent across all sources and, at $57 for a single box (1 month supply), the price is consistently expensive.

Customers who choose to buy from the manufacturer’s website can benefit from bulk buy discounts and get a three month supply of capsules for $127 or a five month supply for $197. This is still expensive, especially for such a simple product, but Okura Nutritionals do at least provide customers with a 90 day money back guarantee.

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Antony Ireland

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