Every season there seems to be a new secret of loss becoming a great big promotional campaign machine. Last year was Anatrim and Hoodia and now is green tea. I know there are many reasons to believe that green tea is very good for you, but it's not a miracle medicine to lose even if you mix it with caffeine and other chemicals like Enviga. There is no such thing as really negative calories and there is a better way to look at loss by increasing your metabolism on a natural basis and reducing your calorie content by eating the right foods. ABC News has unveiled this product and I'm glad to have it.
Enviga makers charge sparkling green tea with caffeine as an energy drink designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. According to the tests carried out by the Swiss University of Lausanne and Nestlé, who drink together with Coca-Cola, they drink three 12 oz. Enviga pots per day burning 50 to 100 calories.
Although it is available only in New York and Philadelphia now, at the beginning of this year, drink will hit store shelves nationwide.
Enviga takes its power that consumes calories from the combination of caffeine and EGCG, an antioxidant naturally found in green tea. Although its manufacturers stand the ability of coffee to burn calories, Nestle and Coca-Cola claim they do not sell Enviga as a product of loss.
"This product looks ideal for children who exercise regularly, have a balanced diet and take care of themselves, this is another step, it would be great if the product was inspired but not a product of loss," said the spokesman for Coca- Cola Ray Crockett.
Although Enviga is not marketed as a loss product, some doctors and consumer supporters say that looking at the ads, it's hard to think of anything else.
But according to doctors, eating green tea is unlikely to make it shrink in size. For this reason, earlier this month, the Science Center for Public Interest announced that it would sue Coca-Cola and Nestle if it continued with Enviga's current promotional campaign.
"This is all marketing marketing based on small measured increases in green tea metabolism. When tested in patients, green tea does not produce measurable losses, probably because if you boost your metabolism you eat more to compensate," said Dr. Darwin Deen of the Albert Einstein family of family medicine and community.
Dr. David Katz, ABC News's scientific associate and associate professor at the Yale University School of Public Health, said calorie-based Enviga calorie claims were based on inadequate research.
"It puts the hype in front of science," said Katz. "Science here is not ready for breakfast. There is an insight into animal research and in very early studies that EGCG can boost metabolism a little, but we do not know if it helps control."
Some members of the medical community are concerned that the high amount of caffeine in Enviga – 100 milligrams per serving or 300 if drinkers consume the three cans per day – may increase metabolism to dangerous levels.
"Caffeine intake [of] 300 milligrams a day is a level that can cause a flicker … increased heart rate and anxiety, "said Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Bonci said that despite its glittering silver packaging, Enviga is not a magic sphere.
"Everyone wants the magic sphere to lose, so this will be one of the many products people will try to make a quick recovery," he said. "Issues are not only a loss but a safe weight loss. Caffeine is not safe for everyone, especially in larger quantities."