Nova Scotia Organics Green Tea Extract, 90 Tablets
Green Tea Extract is rich in both caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). It is also an excellent source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.
Green tea has been consumed in Asia for thousands of years. The leaves have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other traditional medical systems to treat asthma, vascular and coronary disease. More recently, green tea has increased in popularity in the Western hemisphere due to research on weight management and antibacterial & antioxidant activity.
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All plants contain compounds called phytochemicals, which help protect them from diseases. When you eat plant foods, you may also benefit from the disease-protective properties of these compounds, which are divided into subcategories such as polyphenols and carotenoids. The most significant phytochemical in green tea is a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG for short. In laboratory animal and human studies, the benefits of EGCG have begun to emerge.
Researchers believe that the health properties of green tea are mostly due to polyphenols, which are chemicals with potent antioxidant potential. In fact, the antioxidant effects of polyphenols seem to be greater than vitamin C. Polyphenols contained in teas are classified as catechins. Green tea contains six primary catechin compounds and EGCG is one of them. EGCG is the most studied polyphenol component in green tea and the most active.
Green Tea has been studied frequently and for many different types of conditions, disorders and the treatment of cancers. Research studies have shown that green tea can help lower the risk of heart disease by raising the HDL (good) and lowering the LDL (bad) cholesterol in humans. Scientific studies suggest that EGCG and green tea polyphenols have both anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that may help prevent the development and growth of skin tumors.
We all wish that there was a magic pill out there that could make us all lose those last 10 pounds around our midsection or thighs. But it reality there isn’t one. Our Organic Green Tea Extract Tablet contains the necessary ratio of ECGC to caffeine (1.8:1) that along with a healthy active life style, helps with weight management.
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