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  • Writer's pictureLouis van den Berg

Thermo Complete, can it really melt fat?

Herbalife's Thermo Complete is a very underrated product. The reason is that most people do not understand how the separate ingredients work. In this article, I will endeavour to rectify that.

Thermo Complete is a very simple product it contains only 2 ingredients, but the benefits of those 2 ingredients are SUPER powerful for fat reduction. All the information in this article is backed by science and actual studies.

The 2 ingredients are Green Tea and Yerba Matte tea, and that is it.

Yerba Matte Tea

You have probably never heard of Yerba Matte tea unless you are resident in South America. Traditionally it is made like most other teas, roasted tea leaves in boiling water.

Weight Loss and Belly Fat

Before I explain how Yerba Matte tea helps to reduce both, let me first explain how fat works. In the simplest form, think of it as a storage yard that store goods in shipping containers. They start with a few containers and when they are full, they order another one and then start to fill that up also. You will agree that ordering a new container takes substantially longer than just filling an empty one up that is already there.

Fat cells work much the same, it takes longer to refill existing fat cells than to make new ones. That is why people that appear to be skinny can eat whatever they like as much as they like and not get fat, or so it may seem. If they keep it up long enough, they will get visibly fat.

Once you have visible fat, you may go on a diet and visibly lose it. And then in a blink of an eye, it is all back. The reason is you have just emptied the fat cells, but they are still present and filling them back up is very quick.

That is where Yerba Matte tea comes in, it has the ability to reduce the amount of fat that fat cells store it will also reduce the number of fat cells that are available. Basically is a fat cell is depleted this tea will destroy the actual cell so that it can't be filled up so easily again. If your body needs that fat cell again it will need to produce another one.

Furthermore, in a 12-week study in overweight people, those given 3 grams of yerba mate powder per day lost an average of 0.7 kg without changing their diets. They also reduced their waist-to-hip ratio by 2%, which indicates lost belly fat.

In comparison, the participants given a placebo gained an average of 2.8 kg and increased their waist-to-hip ratio by 1% over the same 12-week period.

It also helps to suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism which also helps with weight loss.

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels

Yerba mate may help lower blood sugar and reduce the complications of diabetes.

In fact, a recent animal study reports that it may improve insulin signalling.

It may also reduce the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), which are involved in the development and worsening of many diseases.

However, research in people is currently lacking.

Improve Physical Performance

Caffeine is also known to improve muscle contractions, reduce fatigue, and improve sports performance by up to 5%.

Since yerba mate contains a moderate amount of caffeine, those drinking it can expect

similar physical performance benefits.

In fact, in one study, those given one 1-gram capsule of ground yerba mate leaves right before exercise burned 24% more fat during moderate-intensity exercise.

A higher reliance on fat for fuel during exercise spares your carb reserves for critical high-intensity moments, such as cycling up a hill or sprinting towards the finish line. This could translate into better sports performance.

The optimal amount of yerba mate to drink before exercise is currently unknown.

Green Tea

Green Tea has some major advantages and contains a myriad of compounds like:

  • Polyphenols - Which reduces inflammation.

  • EGCG - This is the compound that gives Green Tea it's medicinal quality. It prevents free radicals from forming which damages body tissue. This compound has been researched and tested for years and is being used in treating a number of lifestyle diseases.

  • Caffeine - Unlike with most coffees the caffeine in green tea does not make you jittery, but research has found that it increases brain function like improving mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory.

  • L-theanine - It increases dopamine which reduces anxiety and increases the production of alpha waves.


  • Improves Brain Function - Research has found that there is a synergetic effect when combining L-theanine and Caffeine.

  • More energy for longer - The caffeine in green tea has a much milder effect than in coffee which gives you energy and improved brain function for longer and milder.

  • Fat Burning - Green tea not only helps with fat burning but research has found that it has a particular effect on belly fat. The research has found that it improves fat burning in men by up to 17%.

  • May help prevents Type 2 diabetes - A study done in Japan has found that Green Tea drinkers had a 42% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

  • May prevent heart disease - A study has found that the antioxidants in green tea protect the LDL particles from oxidation. It also found that those who drink green tea regularly have a 31% lower risk of dying from heart disease.

Although these two tea extracts have very powerful effects on weight loss and fat reduction I am not for one minute suggesting that it is a magic pill you drink and lose fat without changing anything.

You still have to reduce your fat cells to a level where the Yerba Matte tea can do its thing. You basically still have to adjust your nutrition and activities during the day and incorporate some exercise every day.

If you are unsure how to do this and would like some help, complete a FREE wellness evaluation. Once you have completed it we will help you make the changes that work best for you.

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