Green Surge is a unique weight-loss supplement that combines more common supplement ingredients with nutrient-rich
algae. The research-backed elements of this blend have been shown to boost metabolism, energy, and mood while
suppressing appetite and helping your body burn more fat. Two types of algae add nutrients and antioxidants that can
boost your immune system and improve overall health.
- Green Tea Extract (leaf): Just like coffee, green tea leaves contain a host of chemical compounds and
research is ongoing on their possible benefits. One of its key ingredients is caffeine, a stimulant shown to
increase metabolic rate as well as help with energy and mood. See the studies listed under 'caffeine anhydrous'
Green tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound that has attracted a lot of attention for
various health benefits, including weight loss. Though the mechanism isn't fully understood, evidence suggests
green tea is able to promote weight loss.
A meta study supporting this effect
- Chlorella Powder: Chlorella is a nutrient-dense green algae. Since it contains so many nutrients,
it has a number of potential benefits, including supplying antioxidants, supporting the immune system, and
removing toxins from the body.
A study showing antioxidant activity A study finding benefits to the immune system A study finding benefits in mercury removal in mice
- Spirulina Powder: Spirulina is a blue-green algae which, like chlorella, is full of
nutrients. Among its various health benefits, it has also been found to have a positive impact on weight
and to help suppress appetite.
A study supporting these claims
- Caffeine Anhydrous: Found most commonly in coffee and tea, caffeine is a stimulant shown
to increase metabolic rate as well as help with energy and mood. (“Anhydrous' just means “without
water,' indicating a dry, concentrated form of the ingredient.)
A meta-study supporting these effects
A study showing an increase in energy consumption
- Ephedra (Ephedra viridis): Also known as Mormon tea, this
species of ephedra is native to the Western United States. The form of ephedra used in this
supplement does not contain ephedra alkaloids, which cannot legally be included in supplements
in the US. Though studies are presently limited, it is thought other compounds present in
Ephedra viridis may have several beneficial effects, including on metabolism. For more
information, see our
page on ephedra.
- White Willow Bark Extract: The bark of the willow tree has
been widely used in traditional medicine. It contains a substance similar to aspirin and is
thought to enhance the effects of some of the thermogenic ingredients in this supplement.
- Cinnamon Extract: This common spice can also have health benefits when used as a supplement. It has been
found to help individuals reduce weight and burn fat.
A meta study supporting these claims
- Synephrine HCL: The chemical p-synephrine, found naturally in certain plants, has been found to
increase metabolism while lacking some of the unwanted side effects of other stimulants.
A study discussing the thermogenic effects of p-synephrine
- Theobromine: An alkaloid found in chocolate, it is a stimulant
whose effects on the body appear to be similar to those of caffeine but perhaps with fewer unwanted side
effects. A study on the beneficial effects of theobromine
- Alpha Yohimbine: Sometimes also called rauwolscine, this is a form
of yohimbine, a chemical derived from the bark of certain species of trees. Though it has not been
extensively studied, it is thought to be somewhat more potent than ordinary Yohimbe, which has been
shown to help reduce body fat.
An animal study showing greater potency of
rauwolscine than yohimbe A study
supporting yohimbe's effectiveness in fact reduction
How to Use Green Surge
When beginning with any new supplement, it's a good idea to test your tolerance by starting with
1 capsule with breakfast the first day and seeing how your body reacts. If you experience no
unwanted effects, the manufacturer recommends taking one capsule 2-3 times daily. Do not take
more than 3 capsules in any 24-hour period.
As with any diet aid supplement, Green Surge cannot make up for poor eating habits and a lack of
exercise. This supplement is designed to help support your holistic approach to weight loss that
includes a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Green Surge work?
As you can see in our product information, there is scientific evidence to back up the effects
of most of the ingredients. For others, the data is less robust. In every case, the ingredients
are carefully selected by the manufacturer because there is reason to think they are effective.
It is important to have realistic expectations. Weight-loss supplements can have a real impact,
but they are only meant to be one part of a holistic approach to managing your weight that
includes a healthy diet and plenty of exercize.
Does Green Surge have side effects?
Green Surge is formulated to be safe for healthy adults when taken according to the instructions
printed on the label. Because everyone is different, there is always the possibility that you
will experience unwanted side effects.
We always encourage customers who are trying a supplement for the first time to start with the
minimum dose and see how their body reacts. If you do experience unwanted side effects, you
should discontinue use and talk with your doctor.
What's in Green Surge?
The active ingredients in this supplement are green tea extract, chlorella powder, spirulina
powder, caffeine anhydrous, Ephedra viridis, white willow bark extract, cinnamon extract,
synephrine HCL, theobromine, and alpha yohimbine. See our product description for an explanation
of the purpose of each ingredient as well as links to relevant studies.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or prevent any disease.