Green Tea comes from the natural dried leaves of the tea plant. Researchers studying green tea have found it to be an excellent source of polyphenols, a special class of bioflavanoids that are potent antioxidants. The most important group of phenolic compounds are the cathecins, and in particular Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).
EGCG is 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. EGCE is also known to confer protection against respiratory and digestive infections and food poisoning, while encouraging acidophilus growth and regularizing bowel habits. In laboratory studies, 500 mg of green tea cathecins per day have been shown to significantly lower blood pressure and possess anti-mutagenic activity. Green tea also blocks the attachment of bacteria to teeth, protecting against cavities.
Medicinal Ingredients: Standardized Green Tea extract (Camellia Sinesis).....500 mg
Equivalent of approximately 7-8 cups of green tea (80-100 mg of caffeine).
Directions: Take 1-2 capsules daily.
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Evelyn: more than a year ago
Main benefit so far is that I don't have to drink green tea as I don't like the taste! Given that each capsule is the equivalent of many cups of the tea it truly is a benefit. A bit too soon to evaluate any other benefits, however I will keep on taking it and may be able to review at a later date.